Not quite a wagon and not quite a crossover, the Venza is a midsize five-seater introduced by Toyota in 2009. It shares a platform with the Camry and Highlander, and offers two engine choices: a 182-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder and a 268-horsepower 3.5-liter six-cylinder. All-wheel drive is an option.
Still in its first generation—there was a mild refresh for 2013—the Venza earns high marks for good fuel economy and spaciousness. Motoring enthusiasts might wish, though, that it drove a bit less like a Camry.