Toyota Venza Review

Toyota Venza Review: The yin to the Honda Crosstour's yang, Toyota's Venza goes into 2013 with gently revised outside styling, numerous new typical comfort functions, and a smattering of updated choice packages.

Toyota Venza Review


Up front, the Venza's grille is a bolder, cleaner interpretation of its initial chrome arrangement. The lower inlet trades egg-crate mesh for a much more standard crosshatch pattern and is currently ringed in chrome. The fog lights remain established right into the reduced fascia, but now feature restyled chrome surrounds.

3 new shades-- Attitude Black, Cypress Pearl, and Planetary Gray Mica-- join the Venza's options for 2013, with a set of newly made 19-inch wheels rounding out the exterior updates. The V-6 outfitted version features 20-inch, five-spoke alloys as criterion.


The large information in Venza modern technology for 2013 is the arrival of the Entune multimedia system. Targeted at integrating mobile phones as well as the vehicle's navigating, home entertainment, as well as information services, Entune supports a host of mobile applications, consisting of Bing,, Pandora, as well as iHeartRadio.


Toyota declares the getting process has actually been simplified and also worth boosted for 2013 with the enhancement of various conventional features to all three trim degrees: LE, XLE, and also Limited. The Venza LE consists of a blind-spot mirror and also external mirror turn-signals with puddle lamps. A dual-zone automated environment control system with second-row-seat vents, a 3.5-inch LCD multi-information display, a 6.1-inch touch-screen infotainment interface, an accessory sound jack, a USB port, a six-speaker stereo, as well as Bluetooth connection round out the LE's functions.

The XLE includes nav and also Entune, leather-trimmed and also heated pole positions, push button beginning, a power liftgate, a backup electronic camera, as well as an anti-theft system. The Restricted enlarges the 6.1-inch infotainment screen to a complete 7 inches and also adds an upgraded nav system, a breathtaking glass roofing system, as well as CONCEALED headlamps.

LE and XLE designs are offered with either of both engine options: a 181-hp, 2.7 liter four-cylinder or a 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with either front- or all-wheel drive. The Limited is powered only by the V-6 engine in either front- or all-wheel-drive configurations.

Calling the 2013 Venza "brand-new" would be a stretch, as well as Toyota concurs: It describes the changes as "significant updates," a declaration with which we can consent in good conscience.

Toyota Venza Generations Explained

Major redesigns take place every 5 years or so; not much adjustments between. Splitting them into generations supplies even more purposeful distinctions in the purchasing process.

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