Following the 2015 model year, Toyota discontinued the Venza, its part-minivan, part-SUV crossover. Now, six years later, the 2021 Toyota Venza arrives boasting a new look, an all-new powertrain, and the latest tech.
Visually, the 2021 Toyota Venza will boast the same low-riding roofline as its predecessor, but with a far sleeker take. This roofline will feature a slight downward slope as it reaches the rear hatch, then it’ll take a slightly steeper rake as it flows down to the forward-leaning D-pillar, giving it a sleek minivan-meets-crossover-meets-hatchback look. The remainder of the body is smooth and free from too many dramatic creases and shapes. It will feature a striking nighttime glare with its sharp headlight accents and wraparound taillights connected by a full-width light bar.
Inside, the 2021 Venza will boast upscale looks with some callbacks to its RAV4 and Highlander siblings, including the dash-top infotainment screen and stubby gear shifter. Setting off this cabin will be the two-tone color scheme that will include a contrasting center dash bezel, center console, and door inserts. Space will be another luxury inside the Venza with up to 36.3 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seats.
This cabin will also feature plenty of advanced tech, including a standard 8-inch touchscreen or an optional 12.3-inch unit, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, optional navigation, an available 1,200-watt JBL audio system with 12 speakers, a standard 4.2-inch multi-information display, an optional 10-inch head-up display, and much more.
Powering the 2021 Venza will be a 2.5-liter hybrid four-cylinder powertrain that’ll pump out 219 combined horsepower. Fuel economy will check in at up to 40 miles per gallon combined in the LE trim. The power will head through a continuously variable transmission with a sequential shifting feature and standard on-demand all-wheel drive.
As with nearly every Toyota, safety will be front and center on the 2021 Venza. It’ll come standard with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and bicycle detection, full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, automatic high-beam headlights, and road-sign assist.