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Toyota Venza

Toyota Venza side view

Pros and cons of the Toyota Venza

  • Spacious cabin
  • Choice of two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
  • Two engines: base 2.7L 4 cyl. or optional 3.5L V6
  • High fuel consumption
  • Base engine lacks power
  • Ceased production in 2015
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Toyota Venza

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags7

Specifications of the Toyota Venza

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption10 - 12.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.8 - 9.3 L/100km
  • Width1905 mm
  • Length4800 mm
  • Trunk space870 L
  • Cargo space1988 - 1990 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Toyota Venza

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Toyota Venza 2009 - 2016 is available in 4 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available with the Basic trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Dusk sensor (optional)
  • Front-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Touchscreen
3 engines are available with the Basic trim:
2.7 L - Gas - 181 hp
City consumption:10 - 11.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.9 - 9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:637 - 779 km
2.7 L - Gas - 182 hp
City consumption:10 - 10.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.8 - 7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:760 - 788 km
3.5 L - Gas - 268 hp
City consumption:11 - 12.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.6 - 9.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:597 - 707 km

Redwood Edition trim features and specs

Available with the Redwood Edition trim:
  • Heated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Redwood Edition trim:
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Redwood Edition trim:
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Redwood Edition trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Touchscreen
2 engines are available with the Redwood Edition trim:
2.7 L - Gas - 181 hp
City consumption:11.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:637 km
3.5 L - Gas - 268 hp
City consumption:12.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:597 km

XLE trim features and specs

Available with the XLE trim:
  • Heated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the XLE trim:
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the XLE trim:
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the XLE trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Touchscreen
2 engines are available with the XLE trim:
2.7 L - Gas - 181 hp
City consumption:10 - 11.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.9 - 9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:637 - 779 km
3.5 L - Gas - 268 hp
City consumption:11.1 - 12.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.7 - 9.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:597 - 701 km

Limited trim features and specs

Available with the Limited trim:
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Touchscreen
2 engines are available with the Limited trim:
2.7 L - Gas - 181 hp
City consumption:10.2 - 11.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 - 9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:637 - 760 km
3.5 L - Gas - 268 hp
City consumption:11.4 - 12.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.9 - 9.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:597 - 682 km

Overview of the Toyota Venza

Learn about the Toyota Venza

Summary

The Toyota Venza has a history of five-star ratings from the NHTSA for passenger safety. This mid-size crossover SUV is not only safe and reliable, but also very fuel efficient. The Venza’s fuel consumption is roughly 8.5 km/L for city driving and 11 km/L on highways, making it well suited to commuting and short trips. As a bonus, you also get the added utility of towing capacity. Although these vehicles are no longer in production, their discontinuation in 2017 in Canada means the last models are still recent enough that they can compete with modern-day equivalents.

Safety

From its first 2009 model, the Toyota Venza was big on safety. In addition to driver, passenger, front-head, rear-head and front-side airbags, several safety hallmarks come standard across all models:

  • Electronic stability control to reduce the likelihood of skidding
  • Brake assist to help drivers make emergency stops more effective
  • Child safety locks to ensure your little passengers don’t accidentally open a car door
  • Anti-lock brakes and driveline traction control to help wheels grip slippery surfaces
  • Tire pressure monitoring so you can ensure tires always have optimal grip
  • Hill start control for stress-free starts on an incline

Interior

Some drivers feel that the plastic materials in the Venza’s standard cabin can feel a bit low budget, but those after a little more luxury can seek out the LXE and other higher-end trims. Whatever version you choose, you’ll find conveniently placed controls and a central dashboard that has been engineered for optimal visibility. 

Technology

A 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system comes standard on all models (even the 2009 base trim) and responds to voice commands. Because of the Venza’s discontinuation, you won’t find vehicles compatible with newer smartphone systems like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Useful entertainment features that you can expect across all models, however, include:

  • Optional Bluetooth connectivity so you can play your music and accept phone calls hands-free
  • Satellite radio for scan-and-seek-free listening
  • HD Radio, played through a premium audio system if you opt for the XLE trim
  • DVD player and LCD screen in the backseat

Space

The Toyota Venza has plenty of interior storage. You get 36.2 cubic feet of cargo space when the seats are up, and 70.2 cubic feet with all seats folded down. The Venza’s towing capacity is 1,000 lbs with the four-cylinder engine and 3,500 lbs with the six-cylinder engine. This gives you more than enough power and room for tasks like moving away or going on an extended trip. Head and legroom for driver and passengers, even in the back, is also very generous.

Comfort

Some drivers have noted that the Venza’s speed-sensitive steering is too light, though users also report a smooth drive on troublesome terrain, thanks to strut suspension in the front and rear. You can look forward to a high level of responsiveness, even when towing. Air conditioning and automatic climate control are also welcome standard features that add comfort to the drive.

Frequently asked questions about the Toyota Venza

Suitable for small families, the Toyota Venza seats up to five people across all model years and trim levels.

A 2015 Toyota Venza is priced between $18,000 and $22,999. The 2014 ranges from $16,986 to about $22,000, and the 2013 from around $17,900 to $20,000.

The Toyota Venza is an affordable mid-size SUV, known for its comfortable seating, safety and reliability on the road.

Yes, the Toyota Venza gives drivers the option of an all-wheel drive (AWD). This is available in each trim level.

Yes, the Venza is bigger than the RAV4 in terms of length and width. However, it's shorter than the RAV4.