Fantastic optional V6; appealing styling; pleasant driving dynamics; available towing package
Hit-or-miss interior quality; so-so base 4-cylinder engine; no third-row seat
The Venza is largely unchanged for 2015 -- though last year's towing package is now standard on V6 models.
Since the Venza comes very well-equipped, we'd go with the base LE V6. That way, you get the superior 6-cylinder engine and solid technology for a very reasonable price. Find a Toyota Venza for sale
The 2015 Toyota Venza is offered in LE, XLE and Limited trim levels. There are minor variations within trims depending on whether you select the inline 4-cyliner engine or the V6. Note that the Limited comes only with all-wheel drive, whereas the others can be had with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
The base LE ($29,800) comes standard with 19-inch (inline-4) or 20-in (V6) alloy wheels, power exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals and puddle lamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 3.5-in driver information display, an 8-way power driver's seat, Optitron gauge illumination, and a 6.1-in central touchscreen interface that controls a 6-speaker audio system with iPod/USB and Bluetooth connectivity.
The XLE ($32,800) adds a power lift gate (optional on LE), a higher-resolution 3.5-in display with a rearview camera, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a 4-way power passenger seat, keyless entry with push-button start, simulated wood interior trim, and an upgraded technology suite with a navigation system and Entune mobile app integration (optional on the LE; see the Technology section below for details). The XLE Premium Package tacks on a panoramic sunroof and a 13-speaker JBL audio system.
The Limited ($40,500) comes standard with the JBL audio system and panoramic sunroof, and it also has an exclusive 7-in touchscreen interface with an upgraded hard-drive-based navigation system that permits digital music storage. Also included are special alloy wheels and xenon headlamps with LED accents.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||2 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/25,000 Miles|