Owners may contact Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859. Up front there are plenty of cubbies for smaller items, along with robust cup holders and a deep well in the console, but the cargo area in back doesn't come with any standard organizers or flexible packaging other than a tonneau cover. In back, a reclining seatback and very roomy back seat is fit for adults, while the seats fold nearly flat to provide enough space for smaller pieces of furniture, for instance. Performance really isn't the Venza's reason for being, though it performs well enough for most family needs in either of its forms. The Toyota Venza has sold briskly since its introduction, and it's easy to see why. On a rational level, the is a solid choice for a five-seat crossover. Connectivity was improved last year with the introduction of standard iPod connectivity across the model line, along with Bluetooth hands-free functions.
But the difference in fuel economy between the two engines is likely quite small, especially if you live in hilly terrain that might tax the four-cylinder engine, or if you do a lot of highway driving. Absolutely zero problems with this car. I have not had to return to the dealership with any problems since I purchased the car over 3 months ago. Haven't had any problems since then. The recall is expected to began in January 2015.
The ride is smooth and quiet. Editors have noticed that four-cylinder models ride a bit better without handling any worse, although in either model wind and road noise aren't up to a luxury-car level either. The pickup with the V6 is excellent even at over 70mph. Toyota needs to get it act together executing the interiors in its cars if it wants to hold off the competition. While the Venza doesn't have a third row, the story is just as good in the second row.
Overall, the Venza goes down the road with a certain isolation that pleases riders, not drivers. Our Take on the 2011 Toyota Venza Editor's note: This review was written in February 2010 about the 2010 Toyota Venza. I have the basic 6 speaker system, the cell phone sends the sound out the front speakers which are only located in the front doors 2 speakers , you cannot hear the person that you are speaking to. A reputation for reliability will maintain a portion of their market, but others are closing the perceived gap and just about everyone has passed them by when it comes to the initial quality of fit and finish. Would definitely recommend this vehicle. This could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment.
And it allows the other major advantage of the Venza's design: those high, but not too-high, seats are superbly easy to slide in and out of—perfect for the elderly, in fact. New for 2011 There are no significant changes. The fit of the interior panels is offensively slipshod, with uneven gaps around the air-conditioning vents large enough to swallow a nickel. The suspension is quite soft, and the Venza steers and brakes safely, though the electric power steering comes across as artificial and lifeless, with no feel of the road. To see what's new for 2011, click , or check out a of the two model years. Everything about this car oozes quality and attention to detail, especially compared to all the other Toyotas in my past.
Little of substance has changed with this year's model. It's available with four-cylinder or V-6 power and can have either front- or all-wheel drive. The throttle and transmission are programmed to be incredibly soft and lethargic, which makes the Venza feel slow and hesitant. The suspension is quite soft, and the Venza steers and brakes safely, though the electric power steering comes across as artificial and lifeless, with no feel of the road. Gas mileage isn't terrible, but not great either. Overall, the ride quality is great, especially coming from a 2009 Honda Accord, which was the noisiest vehicle I have ever drove. Took it to the dealer, and even though I had exceeded the mileage of the limited warranty, toyota still honored it and fixed it for free.
Again, on paper, and at a glance this is a sharp looking interior — particularly for Toyota. With the mahogany-grain trim, the Venza is arguably quite well dressed. And, unlike many other vehicles, most options are available a la carte, without the requirement to buy a pricey package or step to a more expensive trim level—although Toyota has grouped some options for 2011. The huge, twenty-inch wheels that make it look sporty and aggressive do compromise ride quality, however. I got this one a month ago at my favorite dealer as they were trying to get rid of the last of their 2011's. Exterior Despite its practical hatchback body style, the Venza manages to look rather stylish in person.
V-6 Venzas have standard 20-inch wheels, a first among Toyota passenger cars. . But sprightly it is not. Cargo area is very spacious, took it on a guys weekend with two of my friends, and we had more than enough room for our stuff. Off-roading simply isn't part of the 2011 Venza vocabulary. My salesman boasted about fit and finish in Toyotas, I pointed out that the Venza dash was atrocious. Exclusive highway driving with the V6 has only been 21mpg.