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Tamara Warren
Automotive Editor - February 27, 2014

Expert Rating

4.4 (Excellent)
MPG
19 City / 26 Highway

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2014 Toyota Venza OVERVIEW

Although the Venza is shaped like something between a wagon and a crossover, it's built on the same platform as the bestselling Camry—for many potential buyers, this will be all they need to hear.

What's New for 2014

Power-folding outside mirrors have been added to XLE and Limited models. Limited models also gain front and rear parking sensors.

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Choosing Your Toyota Venza

All-wheel drive is available as an option on all Venzas. Buyers of LE and XLE models can also choose between two engines:

  • The more efficient choice is the 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 181 horsepower and is EPA-rated at 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway for both front-wheel and all-wheel drive models.
  • The more potent 3.5-liter V6 produces 268 horsepower and has fuel economy ratings of 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway with front-wheel drive. These numbers drop to 18 and 25 with all-wheel drive.

The 3.5-liter V6 is standard on all top-of-the-line Limited models.

Toyota equips the Venza at three trim levels:

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LE

Starting at $27,950, the LE is geared to practical amenities. Three 12-volt power outlets, automatic climate control, second-row-seat vents, eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar, a 3.5-inch LCD screen and 19-inch alloy wheels are standard features. The audio system includes a 6.1-inch touch screen, six speakers, and a USB port. The Convenience Package adds a power liftgate and a rearview camera. The Preferred Package adds a panoramic glass roof, navigation and Toyota’s Entune App Suite.

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LE V6

Adds the V6 and 20-inch alloy wheels.

XLE

It's a significant step up to the $31,810 XLE, but plenty of standard features come with the added cost. They include: leather seats, steering wheel and shift knob; a four-way power passenger seat; heated front seats; driver seat memory; power-folding mirrors; navigation and Toyota’s telematics system Entune; a smart key system with push button start and illuminated entry; a power rear lift gate; a rearview camera; and a multi-information display.
A Premium Package adds on a panoramic glass roof and a comprehensive infotainment system.

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XLE V6

Adds the V6 and 20-inch alloy wheels.

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Limited V6

The $38,120 MSRP for a Limited is in near-luxury territory, and Toyota delivers with a standard V6, premium navigation, seven-inch high definition touch screen, front and rear parking sensors, high-intensity discharge headlights, LED daytime running lights and a multi-color center instrument panel display.

Choose your Toyota Venza >>

CarsDirect Tip

Our pick is a front-wheel drive XLE V6—lots of equipment, strong performance and a reasonable price.

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