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The Venza name returns for 2021, applied to a whole new, two-row SUV. The Venza comes across as a bit more Lexus than Toyota, with numerous clever touches that promise to make it a pleasant crossover.
It comes only as a hybrid and includes a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with three electric motors for a combined system output of 219 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard. The hybrid battery pack is lithium-ion, a technology that saves size and weight. Toyota estimates that the base LE trim will deliver 40 mpg combined, making it quite efficient for a midsized SUV. It is available with a panoramic roof that uses electrochromatic glass to allow the opacity to be adjusted. All Venzas come standard with Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.0, an extensive suite of advanced safety and driver assist features.
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2009-2015
2009 Redesign Year
Difficult to classify, the Venza straddles the station wagon and SUV worlds. Some say it's an SUV for people who've grown out of SUVs.
Assets include easy cabin access, a quiet interior, and a roomy rear seat. The rear hatch and large load floor aid cargo flexibility. The refined 3.5-liter V6 engine provides plenty of power and a respectable 20 mpg overall. A four-cylinder is also available, but we'd stick with the V6. Handling is secure, but the steering is short on feedback, hurting agility. The stiff, jittery ride is un-Toyota-like, and quasi-sporty styling impairs the outward view. A rear camera helps when reversing, but its dashboard screen is very small. Large front wheelwells compromise driver foot room. Updates for 2013 included more modern infotainment, changed exterior styling, and slightly improved interior finish. The Venza was discontinued after 2015.
$12,625 - $17,575
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$11,050 - $16,050
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$10,025 - $14,375
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$9,375 - $13,200
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$8,875 - $10,775
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$8,200 - $9,975
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$7,875 - $9,425
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