Toyota revived the Venza name in 2021 after a four-year hiatus, introducing a second generation of the mid-size crossover. At its arrival, the second-gen Venza was the brand’s first SUV offered exclusively with a hybrid powertrain.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
For 2022, Venza XLE trim’s interior gets more surfaces upholstered with softex, while Limited adds LED fog lights.
Toyota sells the Venza in LE, XLE, and Limited trims. All use a 2.5L four-cylinder engine, a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), and a dual-motor drivetrain that provides all-wheel traction.
LE models come with wireless phone charging, a power tailgate, LED headlights, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, six-speaker audio, dual-zone A/C, heated front seats, a power driver’s seat, ambient lighting, 18-inch wheels, and a front wiper de-icer.
The Venza’s standard safety package comprises blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision mitigation with pedestrian/cyclist detection, lane tracing assist, radar cruise control, lane departure alert, and automatic high beams.
XLE’s additions including rear cross-traffic braking, passive keyless entry, a hands-free tailgate, nine-speaker audio, navigation, a heated steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, ventilated front seats, and 19-inch wheels.
Limited adds bird’s-eye camera views, a rear camera washer, a 12.3-inch infotainment display, digital rearview mirror, power front passenger seat, head-up display, LED fog lights, and a fixed panoramic sunroof with frost control.
Toyota’s fuel consumption estimates for the Venza are 5.9/6.4 L/100 km (city/highway).
The Venza’s most direct competitors include the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid, and the Kia Sorento Hybrid. Otherwise, cross-shop the Venza against the Ford Edge, Chevrolet Blazer, Nissan Murano, the Land Rover Discovery Sport, and the Jaguar E-Pace.