2013 Toyota Venza AWD

27 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on 2013 Toyota Venza AWD

Toyota’s tall wagon/CUV is to categorize

Redefines “mild

Ponderous in the turns


hard to find a niche, let a segment where the Toyota fits. When I first one at the introduction in Pennsylvania in the fall of I described it as an amalgam of Camry and parts that defied

Sort of a like a Camry on it is much taller than a wagon, although it somewhat like one. It has the tall position, appearance and five-door of an SUV or CUV.

I tend to think of it as the It has become a staple of the Toyota attractive to those who don’t the boxy appearance and perhaps of driving an SUV.

The smoother, more rounded initially separated it from the but the trend toward CUVs and car-like appearance and behaviour has on, so Toyota should perhaps get credit for that trend.

one calls it, the Venza is a very appliance built to exacting standards using well-proven It offers an amazing amount of room and comfort.

Only in America

Exclusive to North the Venza was designed at Toyota’s studios in California, developed at its centre in Michigan and is built in

As mentioned above the platform is modular and thus shared the Camry and Highlander, as are the engine, brakes, steering, suspension, et al.

It has the same overall length and as a Camry but is taller, wider and more ground clearance.

The upon which it is based, a mild makeover for the 2012 year so it comes as no surprise a new follows for 2013. The good is that in addition to numerous the price has been lowered.

The styling has been subtly too, but you’d have to a new one alongside an old to tell the difference. The are confined to grille, mirrors, and tail lights.

Inside you sit a new tilt-and-telescope steering wheel and notice some simulated trim. The instrument panel now Toyota’s amazingly-legible Optitron and display.

Other changes a new audio system with a display screen and voice-recognition An eight-way power driver’s automatic climate control, garage door opener, alloy wheels and cruise are now standard.

Lower price

Despite additions the price drops than $700 for the front-drive, entry-level model.

My test was one step up the ladder with the of all-wheel-drive. At $30,490 it is priced less than the outgoing

It also had a $6,000 Touring which added heated seats, power cargo back-up camera, a giant navigation system, power seat, push button deriver’s seat memory self-leveling HID headlights and LED daytime lights.

The Venza continues as a even though its size permit room for three But instead of trying to squeeze in a row, the designers moved the seat back, resulting in rear seat space.

Like a limo it has loads of but unlike a limo, the Venza has as a tall roof for extra and the higher step-in height entry and exit much Instead of scrunching down to get in and you simply step in and out.

and Smooth

On the road the Venza is a and smooth long-distance machine. little wind, road or noise makes its way into the

The Venza is filled with the designers knew their The door panels cover the panels so you don’t get your pants, dress or skirt when getting in or out, a armrest cover reveals a of storage spaces including to hook up and charge your phone or MP3 player and you can even the font size of the information for increased legibility!

There is plenty of room for adults thanks to the tall and added width. The cargo is similarly spacious and the flat floor easy to access the big rear door, or increase by one or both rear seat-backs A cargo net and tie-down anchors are so you can keep items from around.

The standard engine is for a four-cylinder at 2.7 litres. But the engineers done a remarkable job of eliminating the that would normally be with a four of this

Smooth, quiet and relatively in its appetite for fuel, the four adequate if not exciting motivation – at it’s enough if you are not regularly extra people and or towing

If that is the case, there is a V-6 available with almost 100 horsepower. The Venza is rated to tow kg (2,500 lb) for the four and 1590 kg lb) with the V-6.

Ride is exemplary. The electric power retains a modicum of feedback and when pushed hard in the are you aware of the height and Camry-comfortable height and sheer size of the

There is nothing exciting the Venza. But it offers good in a spacious, comfortable and exceptionally put-together automobile.

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