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Toyota Venza

Taking a Look at the Toyota Venza

Toyota has tried and eventually passed on quite a few designs on the way to the most recent wave of vehicles the company has released. If you are trying to understand how gems like the new Prius Prime came to be, taking a look at these automobiles can help. It can also help you to research options if you are on the used market, because like most of Toyota’s vehicles, used and discontinued models like the Venza continue to deliver a great driving value today.

Vehicle Overview Content for Toyota Venza

The Venza was a mid-size passenger crossover manufactured by Toyota from 2008 to 2015 in the U.S. Its last production year was 2017 outside the U.S. While Toyota cited declining sales as a reason for pruning the Venza from its lineup, the vehicle had strong safety ratings and a variety of features that customers loved. Some of its more notable specs and features include:

•          Two editions, a front-wheel drive model with a 4 cylinder engine and an all-wheel drive model with a V6
•          19 or 20 inch alloy wheels, depending on the edition
•          Auto-dimming rearview mirror
•          Dual-zone climate control
•          Available automatic HID high beams
•          Available 13 speaker JBL sound system with Bluetooth
•          Available rear DVD system with 9-inch display


There was a redesign that was not quite complete enough to count as a new design generation. Most of the key features were preserved, but the vehicle gained the ability to use Toyota’s Entune system to interface with a variety of smart devices.

The Venza’s first generation looks to be its only one for now, but with the way automakers bring back popular models after a brief retirement, it is entirely possible that there may be a new one in the works in future generations from the automaker. Until then, it is sure to remain a popular car on the secondary market.


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