2015 toyota Venza Review

2015 toyota venza review: If you're attempting to position the 2015 Toyota Venza into a nice, cool group, you may wish to give up and merely welcome its usefulness. It isn't really a station wagon, and also it's no SUV; yet it has higher seat elevation compared to an automobile and readily available all-wheel drive. Much more so than various other crossover utes, it chooses not to be specified so conveniently.

2015 toyota venza review

That's how we 'd define it in the most logical of worlds-- yet why add to that calling confusion? It's just one of the extra functional, carlike mid-size cars we can consider, an extremely useful item that takes the very best features of those vehicle types and blends them into something brand-new and neat-looking. (Okay, possibly it's not so new, if you remember the AMC Eagle, but still.).

The five-seat Venza looks like the developed, grown-out hatchback it truly is, one with the extra room and also trip elevation it requires for periodic experiences as well as expeditions. Revitalized lightly in 2013 but mainly identical to its 2009 origins, the Venza has a large, toothy grille that's the sole overstatement in its entire portfolio of lines as well as contours. With its somewhat reduced profile as well as roofline, compared with other crossover utes, the Venza appears weaved together particularly well from Toyota's components container.

The cabin's flawlessly practical, yet trim as well as materials are a lot more serviceable than hot. There's a little bit way too much hard plastic in contact with driver and guest knees than you may expect in a vehicle that can set you back well over $30,000.

There are four-cylinder and V-6 Venzas, and both are supplied with four-wheel drive (V-6s, in fact, come just with AWD). The 2.4-liter four-cylinder is rated at 182 horsepower, the V-6 at a solid 268 hp. Both are paired to a six-speed automated. Four-cylinder models are flawlessly appropriate yet unexciting, while V-6 versions have a more powerful, smoother character that makes it really feel a lot more like the Lexus RX 350. Road noise is a concern on coarser surface areas, with the four-cylinder greater than the six. Gas mileage isn't a lot various in between both powertrains, with four-cylinder Venzas at approximately 20/26 mpg, and also V-6s checking in at 19/26 mpg.

In drives of Venza designs from previous model years, we've discovered these wagons to drive a little bit a lot more like a well-sorted minivan than a sportier wagon or an SUV. You sit higher up, yet in regards to ride and handling, the Venza is more carlike compared to most various other options. With reasonably soft suspension tuning and rather numb steering, it's never interesting to drive, but it's competent as well as never ever battles to defeat the vehicle driver's intent.

Both engines obtain the exact same all-wheel drive system, set up for on-road tractability, and on V-6 models there's a basic Towing Prep Plan great for bring up to 3,500 extra pounds.

Unlike Toyota's three-row 4Runner, and even the large Highlander, the Venza makes absolutely no claim to the off-road route. And also while you could get third-row seating in both of those, the Venza only has two rows of (albeit extremely comfy seating). It's even more a Camry wagon, at an useful level. What that suggests goes over area for five grownups as well as a great amount of freight area-- along with a near-ideal seating height that makes entering as well as out especially easy.

Safety and security scores have actually excelled, and also the Venza currently includes basic Bluetooth and also a rearview electronic camera.

The Venza is supplied in base LE, mid-range XLE, and also top-lux Restricted trims. Four-cylinders come just in LE as well as XLE trim, and V-6s only in Minimal trim, with all-wheel drive. Venza XLE models obtain a memory power motorist's seat, reverse-tilt outdoors mirrors, and also navigation, as well as Entune multimedia attributes. At the top of the line, all Minimal designs have actually LED daytime running lights, costs 13-speaker JBL audio, and also an updated navigating system.


Well-equipped also in lower-priced trims, the Toyota Venza offers strong value, however can additionally be optioned upward into near-luxury territory with attachments like premium audio, navigation, a rear-seat video system, and leather seats.

3 trim degrees are offered-- LE, XLE, and also Limited-- yet V-6 models do not come in the basic LE spec. The Limited is, well, restricted to V-6 models, and this year, to models with four-wheel drive.

When it comes to the four-cylinder Venza LE, it comes typical with power windows, locks, and also mirrors; a/c; cruise control; blind-spot mirrors; puddle lights; as well as an LCD display for its AM/FM/CD player. A rearview cam is likewise currently common on all Venza crossovers.

The Venza XLE obtains conventional memory power chauffeur's seat, power folding side mirrors; a 6.1-inch touchscreen screen; and navigation with Entune multimedia and apps function. Entune is Toyota's name for its infomercial system, which brings not only smartphone connection and navigation, yet likewise mobile applications functions including Bing, Pandora, OpenTable, and also movietickets.com among others.

The top-line Venza Limited includes LED daytime running lights and a 13-speaker JBL premium stereo as well as an upgraded navigation system and front and back auto parking sensors.

A Costs Bundle is offered on XLE versions, adding a panoramic glass moonroof, hands-free Bluetooth phone as well as songs connectivity, and also much more, basically capturing much of the upgrades located in the Limited design, but without the required upgrade to the V-6 engine.

All Venza crossovers powered by the V-6 engine now come standard with a towing package.