We expect the 2023 Toyota Venza to be a carryover model. The upcoming model will be available in a new Nightshade Edition trim for 2023. The midsize SUV is entering its third model year on sale since the full redesign, Toyota introduced the current generation of the Venza in 2021.
As a carryover model, the 2023 Venza will have the same exterior design as the current SUV on sale. The Venza has an upscale design with a slim upper grille that leads into a cascading grille. The sharp headlights, sloping roofline, slim taillights that run the full width of the SUV, and dual exhaust outlets are sportier touches on the Venza.
The 2023 Toyota Venza will have the same interior design as the current SUV on sale. On the inside, the current Venza has a high-end design with a V-shape center console, a few touch-capacitive buttons, and a central touchscreen that sits on top of the dashboard. While the Venza is classified as a midsize SUV, the interior has less space than other two-row SUVs in the segment. The current Venza is available with an electrochromic panoramic sunroof that Toyota calls Star Gaze. It can go from transparent to opaque with the flip of a switch.
Toyota isn’t expected to make any changes to Venza’s list of tech features for 2023. The midsize SUV will continue to come with an 8-inch touchscreen, Amazon Alexa, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a wireless charging pad, six audio speakers, four USB ports, and Bluetooth as standard. Available features should include a 12.3-inch touchscreen, nine audio speakers, and navigation.
The Venza is one of the few midsize SUVs in the segment to come with a hybrid powertrain that includes a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors and a continuously variable automatic transmission. The combined output is rated at 219 horsepower. The Venza comes standard with all-wheel drive. This powertrain should remain the same for 2023.
While the current Venza comes with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite as standard equipment, the 2023 model year is moving to the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 suite. Standard features on the Venza will include forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, and traffic sign recognition. Available safety features should include a surround-view parking camera.