"Purchased vehicle (FWD 6) under the cash for clunkers program and wanted something with good mileage, room for both people comforts and a trip to the hardware store, and a vehicle different from the crowd. The Venza was perfect. Great style, acceptable mileage, and quality creature comforts. Goes plenty fast for hiway overtaking and on ramps. My only complaint is the steering is a little slow."
Pros: "great cargo space, drives well and looks nice"
Cons: "MPG is a little less than 20/gallon in stop and go"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Ive owned this car for 6 years and would buy it again. Toyotas incredible warranty sold me in the beginning, and I have been very happy with my Venza. I shopped around a lot to compare prices/features for this size SUV and this was the best. The interior and stereo are great and the steering wheel radio and cruise control are perfect. I also love my sunroof and climate control keeps me comfortable. And the keyless ensures I dont lock my keys in the car - it yells (beeps) at me if I do - hey Idiot your keys are in here and you just locked the door!"
"I puchased this car in November 2011. Bad winter for Snow in Ohio. Made it through even the worst patches. Ideal for hauling. Snooth on open road though there is a small amound of wind noise. Even my greyhound enjoys riding in the back! Mileage is ok for a car this size."
"The Toyota Venza has been my favorite car ever. It is the perfect size with plenty of room for large items with the back seats down, and it has plenty of leg room for back seat passengers. All of the features including bluetooth, sun roof, heated seats, satellite and navigation make it a very convenient car to drive on a daily commute or a road trip. The AWD handled beautifully in the snow. The nature of these crossovers provides great visibility without having to sit too low or climb too high into the seat."