2013 Toyota Venza
There are 2 user reviews for the XLE V6 AWD trim shown below
- Good looking, solid feel, great utility, reliable, fast and nimble
- very firm ride, excessive wind, road noise, dated dash with subpar fit and finish,
Purchased As New
After 10 months and 16,000 miles I have been generally pleased with the Venza. While there are a number of aspects of the car that are in need of updating/refinement, the Venza has proven itself to be a solid, highly functional vehicle that remains IMO one of the better looking rides on the road. Reviews have pointed to the dash, wind noise and firm ride as key negatives. I would concur that the car is not up to competive standards on those points. Otherwise the Venza is a great looking, solid feeling and highly practical ride that frankly is actually fun to drive. And with the V-6 and six speed transmission, one of the smoothest and most reliable drivetrains on the market, the Venza is very quick and dare I say fairly nimble especially when compared to more traditional crossovers and/or SUV's. Seats are relatively flat but wide and comfortable. They are in need of more adjustability for taller people, however. The volume button on the steering wheel is well placed as is the stalk and function of the cruise control. Turn signal stalk with its lack of the lane change indicator (hit it once and it blinks three times) is annoying as is the windshield wiper stalk. I also dislike the way Toyota bundles upgrades. Many have praised the optional Bose radio but its part of a package that includes the moonroof; can't get one without the other. Moon roofs reduce headroom and being tall I never get them. Consequently I don't have the radio upgrade which I'd love to have. The base radio is just ok.I love the power lift gate and fold down back seats. And speaking of back seats which do recline, there's a ton of both head and leg room back there, may be best in class. Toyota has not sold alot of Venzas since first introduced in 2009 although it seems that the redesigned grill and tail lights which give the Venza a more aggressive look have helped to increase sales. I hope Toyota keeps the Venza in the lineup and provides it with the appropriate updates and refinements, making a very good ride even better....read morehide
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- Lots of room for 3 small dogs and equestrian equipment!
- Road Noise on the HWY is a bit too much! Unless you crank up the tunes!
Purchased As New
Nice car but if I had driven it on the HWY on a rainy day I probably wouldn't have purchased it! My Mistake! There is plenty of room for all my stuff and the back seating area is surprisingly large. I love the heated leather seats and the sound system. It seems to drive nice but as I mentioned the road noise is irritating! I love the keyless start button and the liftgate is easy to use. Need to get the mudflaps! Don't know how it's going to drive in the snow. I have yet to find the time to figure out the navi system. Fuel economy is aveage....read morehide
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