The Toyota Venza has been gone for a while but now here to regain its stand and also competes with other crossovers. It boasts its hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive system.
The Venza has an angular rear window, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and slender LED taillights. Other notable highlights include a dual exhaust system and a hands-free power liftgate.
Moving to the interior. In the cabin, drivers will find a three-spoke steering wheel and an instrument cluster with either a 4.2- or 7-inch multi-information display. To the right, is a stylish center stack which is topped by an 8- or 12.3-inch infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility.
An assortment of options will be available including a digital rearview mirror, heated and ventilated front seats, and a 10-inch color head-up display. A six-speaker audio system comes standard, but it can be replaced by a JBL premium audio system which boasts nine speakers and a subwoofer.
Another interesting option is the Star Gaze panoramic glass roof. It features electrochromic glass technology which turns the panel from transparent to frosted in just one second.
On the safety side, the Venza coymes with an equipped Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver assistance systems. This means even the base model features a pre-collision system that can detect vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Other standard safety features include adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights and a blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert.
Rounding out the highlights are lane tracing assist, road sign assist and lane departure alert with steering assist. The XLE and Limited trims go even further as they have front and rear parking assist with automated braking.
There is a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder works in concert with three electric motors for a total system output of 219 horsepower. That crossover is able to complete the sprint to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds and achieves 40 mpg combined. A V-6 engine will not be offered.
Pricing is yet to be put out but regardless of how much it costs, the Venza will come with a standard 36-month / 36,000 mile warranty as well as two years or 25,000 miles worth of complimentary scheduled maintenance.