By Matt Schmitz on March 16, 2014
The Toyota Venza is a bit of an odd duck, with few direct competitors in the rather marginal "fat-wagon" family. Cars.com reviewer Kristin Varela tested the 2014 version of the Venza and found that it gets a lot right, particularly for a parent running around town getting groceries and ferrying children to school and such — even on slick winter roads. Problems became evident, however, when Varela hit the highway; that's when the cabin — already hampered by some cheap-looking materials — became a sonic assault of road noise. Read the review below.