Updated with re-designed front and rear fascias, the 2013 Toyota Venza is a mid-size crossover wagon sporting standard FWD with an optional AWD upgrade. The standard 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine produces 182 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque while the optional 3.5-liter V6 produces 268 hp and 246 lb-ft of torque. All engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that enable the Venza to achieve an EPA estimated 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. Features include panoramic glass roof, 6-disc CD changer, 13-speaker sound system, USB port, hands-free phone capability, voice-activated touch-screen DVD navigation system, and rear-seat DVD entertainment system. Safety is comprised of vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), advanced airbags, and smart stop technology (SST). The Venza is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
Toyota has significantly updated the Venza for 2013. Styling has been improved through a new front grill and new tail lights. More standard features have been added to the base model and Toyota's Entune multimedia system is now available on the Venza. Attractive new 19-inch wheels are also new for 2013.
Spacious; comfortable; versatile; available all-wheel-drive.
The Venza starts at under $28,000, offering a lot of space and utility for the money. However, the vehicle can be optioned up fairly substantially for those wanting a bigger dose of luxury and increased utility. Prices eventually top out at around $38,000 for a fully loaded V6 version with all-wheel drive. The Venza's main trick, is offering up the space and utility of an SUV without the compromised handling and fuel economy that would accompany such a vehicle.