2009 Toyota Venza Consumer Reviews

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2009 Toyota Venza
4.5
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Great all around

by from Ceres, Ca on June 29, 2010

The Venza has turned out to be a great vehicle. The V6 has plenty of power. The handling could be better, but its not like its a sports car anyway. The ride is a bit ruff but quiet. The fold down rear...
The Venza has turned out to be a great vehicle. The V6 has plenty of power. The handling could be better, but its not like its a sports car anyway. The ride is a bit ruff but quiet. The fold down rear seats come in very handy for occations that you have large cargo. Their is plenty of interior room and passangers in the back love the leg room and reclining seats.
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A very nice comfortable car

by from Lake Norman, NC on March 11, 2010

Bought the i4 AWD a few weeks ago. Came out of a Saab which I loved. I Like the styling. And the car fits a boatload of stuff. Interior is very comfortable but lacks a little on fit. Exterior is Very ...
Bought the i4 AWD a few weeks ago. Came out of a Saab which I loved. I Like the styling. And the car fits a boatload of stuff. Interior is very comfortable but lacks a little on fit. Exterior is Very nice. Like the fit finish and the ergonomics. The I 4 has plenty of power to move you and that boatload of stuff down the road. Granted it will never set any land speed records but it tools along nicely. Took some getting used to after the Saab but the car has really grown on me. It is larger than it looks. All in all a nine out of ten.
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Update Of My Previous Review

by from Statesboro, Ga. on October 29, 2009

My previous review of the 4 cylinder Venza indicates my complete satisfaction with my purchase. This update is in regard to the 2.7 liter 4 clinder engine in my Venza. We just completed our first road...
My previous review of the 4 cylinder Venza indicates my complete satisfaction with my purchase. This update is in regard to the 2.7 liter 4 clinder engine in my Venza. We just completed our first road trip that totaled 946 miles of interstate, two lane roads, city driving, and N. Georgia / N. Carolina mountain roads. The engines performance was well above my expectations. In the mountains the engine was not sluggish or showed symptoms of being under powered for a vehicle of this weight. The engine performed very well. Our gas used on this trip totalled 31.1 gallons. This equates to 30.4 miles per gallon average when you do the math for all driving and roads during this trip. I should note that I did not esceed the posted speed limits at any time on the trip. Once again Toyota hit a home run with the introduction of the new Venza. I still highly recommend the Venza and am satisfied beyond my expectations with my purchase of the 2.7 liter 4 cylinder Venza
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Excellent Value, would buy another one tomorrow

by from on October 10, 2010

We got a '09 with nothing but the "mom" package.....great car. Excellent on gas, room in back and way-back, the only knock I would have on this vehicle is the front seat head room. I'm 6-2 and its jus...
We got a '09 with nothing but the "mom" package.....great car. Excellent on gas, room in back and way-back, the only knock I would have on this vehicle is the front seat head room. I'm 6-2 and its just a bit tight when I go to drink a water bottle (or something like that) but otherwise its a aexcelletn car and I would buy anoter one tomorroww.
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Very good new model

by from on December 17, 2009

Very good second row leg room & cargo capacity. Rear seat cup holders not deep enough. Would be nice to have more storage space in doors. What is present is too narrow. Water bottles placed in the fro...
Very good second row leg room & cargo capacity. Rear seat cup holders not deep enough. Would be nice to have more storage space in doors. What is present is too narrow. Water bottles placed in the front door holders tend to fall. Steering could be tighter, similar to Mercedes-Benz. Would be nice if driver could tune steering as desired. Would assume this can be done since steering is by electric motor. Brakes need to be tighter (more stiff). Memory buttons should be included for seats/mirrors. Tire monitor pressure should indicate each tire like Honda. Glad no third row seat added. Majority of such seats aren't practical, even in large SUVs. Overall it's a great vehicle especially for the price. The gas mileage has been very good. Unlike comments made by "professional" writers, the larger tires not only make the vehicle look good, they help in both steering and overall ride. Venza should use noise canceling inside (like Honda Odyssey) to help reduce road noise. Anyone looking for a reliable vehicle with practical real-world versatility should look at this car.
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Alaska Tested

by from Anchorage Alaska on March 2, 2009

I have been a died in the wool Limited 4 Runner driver for the last 19 years and love them but maybe it was time for change and a move up, way up. I went to the Toy dealer on Saturday with the intent ...
I have been a died in the wool Limited 4 Runner driver for the last 19 years and love them but maybe it was time for change and a move up, way up. I went to the Toy dealer on Saturday with the intent to buy a new 4 Runner and the Venza was on the show room floor and in order to make a long story shorter I took one for a drive, it just happened to be snowing very hard and I must say that I was impressed. My wife and my 18 son helped talk me into the purchase of the Venza, reluctantly and even as I was leaving the dealership I was wondering if I had made the right decission. I bought the V6 loaded and as Sunday morning came there were 6-8" of fresh powder on the Anchorage roads. I put almost 70 miles on the Venza and found myself liking it more and more with each mile. Very comfortable and the sound system is very nice. I found out this was the first or second one sold in Anchorage and as other people have mentioned it does turn heads. Surprisingly the 20" street tires gripped the road great. Overall I am very happy I made the decission for the Venza, how bad can it be my wife still has her 4 Runner but I wonder for how long.
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Venza AWD V6, 9200 miles, pleased!

by from Maryland on October 28, 2009

After debating for several months of what to buy, I finally made my choice for the Venza V6 AWD and have been very pleased. My first reason was that it is a Toyota and historically Toyota has been ver...
After debating for several months of what to buy, I finally made my choice for the Venza V6 AWD and have been very pleased. My first reason was that it is a Toyota and historically Toyota has been very reliable brand. This is the third Toyota we have purchased as a family in two years after driving traditional American cars for 34 years. That reason is reliability. The V6 is strong and makes the Venza feel lighter than it is. The 6 speed shifts smoothly and is very quiet. I cross the eastern edge of the Appalachian Mountains each morning on my way to work and it maintains its speed effortlessly. Mileage as averaged city/highway around 23 mpg, a little lower than I expected, but that may be my driving habits. There is wind noise only noticed after I had the optional Toyota roof rack installed. The interior is laid out very well and is very comfortable. The optional JBL stereo is outstanding, while the leather is comfortable. The only negative that I have seen is some first year build issues with matching dash parts. I understood this as a new model first year build and this could be expected and understand Toyota is resolving the issues. Only option that I miss is memory seats and doors that lock that lock themselves as you walk away, especially with the keyless entry. The exterior is very seductive from all directions but from the front. The front, well it is part Toyota Camry.
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BEST CROSSOVER!!!!!

by from LEXINGTON, KY on August 10, 2010

What can I say except I love everything about the Venza. The look and style is the sharpest out of all crossovers on the market. From interior style with the trim around seats are the most unique ever...
What can I say except I love everything about the Venza. The look and style is the sharpest out of all crossovers on the market. From interior style with the trim around seats are the most unique ever seen. To the room and comfort is more than anyone could ask for in a crossover. Not to mention the performance and handling is superior! To sum it all up, I Love This Vehicle.
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Everything I expected - few flaws

by from Agoura, CA. on October 22, 2009

Put in my first 5k miles on a 6cyl Venza. So far, I love the car. The interior is sharp and very spacious. Controls and functionality of the feature loaded cabin are top-notch. Very few complaints but...
Put in my first 5k miles on a 6cyl Venza. So far, I love the car. The interior is sharp and very spacious. Controls and functionality of the feature loaded cabin are top-notch. Very few complaints but here they are: wind noise, windows defrost doesn't seem to hit side windows well, and the "open" latch for the rearend is hard to find by touch. I have the 20'' wheels and they do make it ride a little stiffer, but it's barely noticeable. Seats are very comfortable and the entire car feels very well put together. There's nothing that seems cheap on this car. I get an average of 22mpg, which is not bad.
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BEST CROSSOVER ON THE MARKET

by from JOLIET ILLINOIS on May 7, 2012

MY WIFE AND I JUST PURCHASED OUR 2009 VENZA. WE LOVE THIS CAR. WE TRADED OUR 2004 LEXUS ES330 ON IT. THE VENZA RIDE IS NOT AS SMOOTH AS THE LEXUS BUT IT IS JUST AS QUIET. THE V-6 POWER IS MORE THAN WE...
MY WIFE AND I JUST PURCHASED OUR 2009 VENZA. WE LOVE THIS CAR. WE TRADED OUR 2004 LEXUS ES330 ON IT. THE VENZA RIDE IS NOT AS SMOOTH AS THE LEXUS BUT IT IS JUST AS QUIET. THE V-6 POWER IS MORE THAN WE EXPECTED,AND THE MILAGE IS 28.7 MPG ON THE HIGHWAY. WE CANNOT COMENT ON THE AWD JUST YET. THE LEATHER INTERIOR IS ATTRACTIVE AND COMFORTABLE.THE NAVIGATION IS VERY EASY TO USE. WE WOULD RECOMEND A VENZA TO ANYONE WANTING A CROSSOVER
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