2021 Toyota Venza Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2021 Toyota Venza Model Overview - Germain Toyota of Columbus

Toyota Venza

Key Features

  • Starting at $33,645 MSRP*
  • 2.5L 4-Cylinder ECVT Hybrid powertrain with 219 combined system horsepower, Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD), and up to 40 / 37 / 39 (city/highway/combined) MPG**
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) and Star Safety System™
  • Height-adjustable, hands-free power liftgate with jam protection
  • Available Star Gaze™ fixed panoramic roof with on/off control and power sunshade
  • Optional perforated SofTex®-trimmed seats with heated and ventilated power front seats
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Available Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation, nine JBL® w/Clari-Fi® speakers, 12.3-inch touchscreen display, and Android Auto™ / Apple CarPlay® / Amazon Alexa compatibility

About the Toyota Venza

Back after a 6-year hiatus, the Toyota Venza makes its triumphant return to the United States with an efficient hybrid powertrain, sophisticated design, and cutting-edge technology. Thanks to the Toyota Hybrid System II powertrain and advanced Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive, the Venza offers a superlative blend of smooth power delivery and proven capability in all weather conditions. Giving you the best of both worlds, you’ll experience the versatility of a CUV combined with the driving comfort of a sedan. Standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 ensures that you and your loved ones will always stay protected from the unexpected behind the wheel of the Venza. Luxurious interior amenities such as heated and ventilated perforated SofTex®-trimmed seats help melt away the tension and stress of your daily commute. A total of three distinct trim levels makes it simple to find the Toyota Venza that’s perfectly suited for your lifestyle and personal tastes.


What the Critics Say

“Yes, the Venza is a hybrid, but no, you don’t need to be a “hybrid person” to buy one. With a 2.5-liter I-4 engine and a lithium-ion battery pack, the Venza’s combined system output is 219 hp. That sounds insufficient for a 3,900-pound SUV, but driving the Venza reveals its unique hybrid advantages. Namely, instant-on electric motor torque.” — Motor Trend
Plus, it’s smooth, quiet and gets you a Toyota-estimated 39 mpg in combined city/highway driving. Overall, we think highly of the Venza and recommend it if you’re looking for an SUV that’s stylish, upscale and fuel-efficient.” — Edmunds

Toyota Venza Features

Toyota Venza Styling

Sophisticated Styling & Performance

Every Toyota Venza comes standard with the Toyota Hybrid System II powertrain and advanced Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive. Not only does this tandem work together to provide you with smooth acceleration, predictable handling, and refinement at all speeds — it’s also remarkably efficient with up to a 39 MPG combined fuel economy rating**. All Venza models are assembled at the Takaoka Plant in Japan and are underpinned by the award-winning Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) K platform. Selectable NORMAL, ECO, EV, and SPORT drive modes allow the driver to customize the performance personality of the Venza. Standard LED headlamps and taillights provide the perfect combination of eye-catching style and superior visibility in low-light conditions. Predictive Efficient Drive (PED) relies on navigation system operation to analyze driving habits and memorize road/traffic conditions in an effort to optimize hybrid battery charging.

Toyota Venza Interior

Luxurious Interior

All Toyota Venza trim levels come standard with a variety of impressive luxury features that help separate it from the competition. On Venza Limited grades, perforated SofTex®-trimmed seats with heated and ventilated power front seats feature S-FLOW cooling technology that first appeared on Lexus vehicles. Strategically placed insulation and an acoustic glass windshield help to eliminate wind noise and deliver a truly serene ride. An available Star Gaze fixed panoramic glass roof allows drivers to switch from transparent to frosted modes within one second using the ON/OFF button. Balancing form with function, there are door cupholders that can accommodate 24-oz bottles and a center console tray that’s large enough to place the largest iPhone models. Clever positioning of the lithium-ion battery beneath the rear seats of the Venza provides up to 28.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the second row.

Toyota Venza Advanced Technology Package

Cutting-Edge Technology

You’ll find innovative technologies to help transform your daily drive inside the Toyota Venza. An optional 10-inch color Head-Up Display projects essential information at eye level, including speedometer, hybrid system performance data, and TSS 2.0 functions. All trims come standard with a backup camera including projected path and dynamic gridlines. XLE and Limited grades come standard with a Smart Key System that works on all five doors, great for accessing the interior when your hands are full. Available Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL includes a massive 12.3-inch touchscreen display with controls that can be switched between driver or front passenger operation. Helping you stay one step ahead of danger on the road is standard Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0), a comprehensive suite of active safety systems. Some examples of technologies included are Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), and Automatic High Beams (AHB).


Trims & Specs

Toyota Venza LE

LE

  • Starting at $33,645 MSRP*
  • 2.5L 4-Cylinder ECVT Hybrid powertrain with 219 combined system horsepower and Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • Height-adjustable, hands-free power liftgate with jam protection
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) and Star Safety System™
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • 8-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support

Toyota Venza XLE

XLE

  • Starting at $37,175 MSRP*
  • Fabric-trimmed seats with SofTex®-trimmed bolsters and heated front seats
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automated Braking (PA w/AB)
  • 19-inch multi-spoke super chrome alloy wheels
  • 5-door Smart Key System
  • 7-inch color LCD Multi-Information Display (MID)

Toyota Venza Limited

Limited

  • Starting at $40,975 MSRP*
  • Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation, nine JBL® w/Clari-Fi® speakers, 12.3-inch touchscreen display, and Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, & Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • Perforated SofTex®-trimmed seats with heated and ventilated power front seats
  • Bird’s Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan
  • Digital rearview mirror with HomeLink® universal transceiver
  • Available Star Gaze™ fixed panoramic roof with on/off control and power sunshade

*MSRP includes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra), $1,175 for SUV/Van/Small Trucks (4Runner, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, RAV4 Prime, Sienna, Tacoma, Venza), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally related equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2021 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.