2010 Toyota Venza Consumer Reviews

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2010 Toyota Venza
4.8
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3.5 AWD 2010 So far so good

by from Mclean, VA on August 23, 2012

I've had this car for only 3 months having purchased it used. As a used value it seemed ok. 31k miles with most options including leather and the power lift gate but no roof or nav. 22.800 plus tax an...
I've had this car for only 3 months having purchased it used. As a used value it seemed ok. 31k miles with most options including leather and the power lift gate but no roof or nav. 22.800 plus tax and tags. I traded in my g35 coupe as my needs changed. Styling is ok, I was attracted to the wagon like exterior. I think it looks better than the Subaru wagons probably due to its more "futuristic" look. In reality its a 4 door van, but cooler I guess. My favorite feature is the a/c which really is ice cold. I can attest that bmw (worst a/c ever) and Infinity's ac systems pale in comparison especially when it gets humid and above 100 degrees....the unit just shines. If you are looking for a plush ride keep looking, because the Venza rides kind of rough although it would not appear to be that way. Perhaps this is attributable to its 20 inch wheel setup? I'm not sure. It's not back breaking, but on less than perfect surfaces it seems to telepath every nook and cranny to the cabin. That being said its a majestic highway cruiser and its 0 to sixty acceleration is quite pleasantly surprising making merging/passing an afterthought. A disappointment that sticks out would be the interior fit and finish, specifically the plastic panels up front. There are gaps and misaligments that is surprising coming from Toyota. I don't know what to say because I saw those gaps when I bought this vehicle so for me it wasn't a deal killer. All in all a good daily driver with about 22 mpg avg mixed highway/city with a/c full blast on. Good acceleration (3.5 V6 is what I have not sure on the I4) and good road view. As others have said at times the blind spots do exist so extra care should be taken, but this should not sway much in terms of a buying decision. I begin to truely enjoy the Venza the more I drive it as I appreciate its overall versatility and driver friendliness. I shall see how the AWD performs this coming winter and will update accordingly. Hope this helps you out if you are considering the Venza.
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Buy this car!

by from Cape Cod on July 3, 2010

The best Cross Over out there. Has great Safety features and enough room so everyone is comfortable. Super easy to get in and out of. Better than any other SUV. Love that the Hatch is power and openin...
The best Cross Over out there. Has great Safety features and enough room so everyone is comfortable. Super easy to get in and out of. Better than any other SUV. Love that the Hatch is power and opening is waist height. Makes it easy to get things in and out. Decent gas mileage, keeps increasing as I drive, now up to 22.4 on 6cyl AWD and handles like a sports car. Amazing in the snow! During my test drive I tried to get stuck but I couldn't. The Salesman kept laughing. You will not be disappointed. Only downfall I can see is you need to use the back up camera as you have some visibility issues backing up. Wish it had some more luxury options like Laser Cruise Control, Memory seats, Head lamp washers. But then it would be a Lexus and I couldn't afford it. Actually liked it much better than the RX. Handling felt more in control. I think Test Drivers should drive it again with their eyes open.
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I love the 2010 Venza

by from Atlanta on May 4, 2010

Had mine only for a few days, but I have not liked driving in any car more than my avalon for the last 10 years.. I really do not understand the professional car.com editors review.. Seemed like thay ...
Had mine only for a few days, but I have not liked driving in any car more than my avalon for the last 10 years.. I really do not understand the professional car.com editors review.. Seemed like thay hated everything about the venza.. I test drove a Honda CRV, then the Venza.. The venza felt to me like it handled better, and definitly had better acceleration (while being larger, and getting better MPG too at the same time).. Bumps/etc that used to be major bumps with my avalon, are now minor things.. The back opens up very large in case you need to haul something.. This review made me assign stars to things I couldnt possibly know (like reliability.. for a new car).. I also have a diff opinion on the transmission that the editor (buut then again I dont drive many diff cars).. I found it to down shift quickly anytime I press the gas (shifting fery smoothly).. I feel like there is power there if I want it, but I strive for economy (if you want power the 4 cyl with rev high / as expected for a smallish engine).. I did not try to do any kind of emergency avoidance driving, but my feeling is it would handle well (I did watch a video of the venza v/v accord crosstour, and the venza clearly won).. I got white, which is a creamy pearl white (like on the lexus).. Really wanted the heated seats, but none were available is GA.. The center console is outstanding (you can configure it, the usb and power outlet are inside so the wires can be inside the console instead of all over the place)..
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Exceeds Expectations

by from Louisville, KY on August 23, 2010

Purchased 3 months ago. Have driven Maximas and Accords for years. Wanted a little more room. Test drove RDX, CR-V, Rav 4, Venza, Nissan Rouge, Equinox and Escape. Within minutes of buying the RDX. De...
Purchased 3 months ago. Have driven Maximas and Accords for years. Wanted a little more room. Test drove RDX, CR-V, Rav 4, Venza, Nissan Rouge, Equinox and Escape. Within minutes of buying the RDX. Decided to buy the Venza because it is made in Kentucky. Very glad I did. Plenty of room for 4 golf bags and guys. No one that has riden with me has anything but praise for this car. When everyone loves it, that pretty much says it all. I test drove the I4, then the V6. Decided on the V6 to be safe, but the I4 would have been fine. Pretty much loaded with FWD. Very happy with this, so far.
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Lot's of Utility

by from Rochester, New York on April 19, 2010

We just bought our 2010 AWD with the 2.7 liter Inline 4 cylinder engine. So far we love the car. Tons of room, it handles well and the 4 cylinder has a surprising amount of torque down low. In my opin...
We just bought our 2010 AWD with the 2.7 liter Inline 4 cylinder engine. So far we love the car. Tons of room, it handles well and the 4 cylinder has a surprising amount of torque down low. In my opinion, it is more than adequate for everyday driving. We test drove both the 4 cyl and 6cyl before buying and found the 4 cyl surprisingly capable. This car has exceeded our expectations in the short time we have had it. Let's see how it holds up over 10-15 years. I traded in my 96' Honda Accord wagon with 207,000 miles. It still ran excellent. Negatives... On very sunny days, it is hard to see digital read out on the radio. Also, I priced out the tires for the 19" wheels of the 4 cyl and they are near $200/each. The salesman said they only last 25,000 miles because they have softer compound. I hope they last longer than that! I may be able to live with that though... We are very pleased with how this car has performed. When a two ton car with AWD gets 25-28 MPG average, that helps...
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1 Year Down

by from Atlanta, GA on April 4, 2011

I purchased this car in March 2010. Love it !! I'm 6'3" and have more room in it than in any car I have previously owned. I definitely would suggest the V6. It has loads of git-up-and-go. It is very c...
I purchased this car in March 2010. Love it !! I'm 6'3" and have more room in it than in any car I have previously owned. I definitely would suggest the V6. It has loads of git-up-and-go. It is very comfortable on long road trips. It's quiet, roomy, stable and my mom says rides better than her 2009 Avalon. Towing with it is great and I don't notice the trailer with bike when traveling, you can forget it's back there. Fuel mileage is good and being able to run on regular is great. One option I would suggest is a V6 hybrid to give it even better range. It's my families primary travel car which explains the almost 23k miles in the first year. The looks and thumbs up I receive when driving it are great. I still get a lot of "Hey what is that? That is nice and Its a Toyota ?!?! Where can I get one?". I'm one satisfied Dad and looking forward to many miles in my Venza.
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Great car

by from Fresno, California on June 15, 2011

I am happy with this car. I make a 400 mile round trip every week and usually get 28-31 MPG on the freeway with the 4cy. (now have 22K in 9 months) It has plenty of power and I have some heavy pulls o...
I am happy with this car. I make a 400 mile round trip every week and usually get 28-31 MPG on the freeway with the 4cy. (now have 22K in 9 months) It has plenty of power and I have some heavy pulls on this trip. This car seems to ride better with more weight. i.e. 4 adults and luggage. Only issue has been popping sounds under front bumper area. Happened on the first road trip in heavy wind and on and off until I found the problem. "I" finally figured out it was the plastic under carriage air deflector under the front bumper. The dealer said "no one else" had that complaint I suggested they install 2 screws on each side while it was up on the rack for service. It did the trick. I think Toyota should make more of the fact the Venza is built in the USA. (the Chevy Equinox is built in Canada) Go figure. My three drawbacks. The cruise control is not precise, the radio screen is impossible to see on a bright sunny day, and I don't like the dimmer switch for the dash lights. It's in a very awkward position. Over all I would buy this car again. I am especially pleased with the gas mileage.
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Reliable car

by from St. Paul, MN on August 5, 2010

Venza is my dream car. The most important things that I like are the smart key system and Bluetooth phone connection. The smart key gives me many features such as I can use the remote to lock/unlock o...
Venza is my dream car. The most important things that I like are the smart key system and Bluetooth phone connection. The smart key gives me many features such as I can use the remote to lock/unlock or open the rear door or just keep it in pocket and then open the door and press the start button. Bluetooth is great. It gives me the opportunity to talk or dial without carrying the phone on hand. The model I drive is 2010; 4 cylinder; 2.7; FWD. The gas mileage is average 28m/g for both city and highway.
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On the Road Again

by from New England on January 28, 2010

I have owned my Venza now for just over 2 months. So far, I have little to complain about. I compared this to many all others in it'a class and feel i got a Lexus at a bargin price. Great perforance a...
I have owned my Venza now for just over 2 months. So far, I have little to complain about. I compared this to many all others in it'a class and feel i got a Lexus at a bargin price. Great perforance at the cost of around town gas milage(V6 AWD) Now that the engin has broke in, milage has improved by 2 MPG on average Worst is 17 best is 28MPG's The car is loaded with goodies. Dule Moon Roof is a nice wow factor. Best sound sytem I have ever owned, period The seats could be more supportive for cornering,like on exit ramps. The Venza can take corners better than the seats will hold you. The drivers side coin storage area and the overhead consol for the Moon Roof and garage door controls need to have lighting just like all the other compartments and controls. That is the extent of my gripes. Acceleration is a Hoot! Kill the traction control, sift to sport mode and select 1st gear. Apply the break bring the rev's up just a bit and bunch the gas and release the break. Hold on and watch the Marono's, the Edge's and all but the BMW's are now behind you! The guy in them X5 will be wonering what he paid for. I bought the Venza so I had a respectible car for taking accounts out, in and I receive many compliments. I average about 125 miles per day and I do not regret buying the Venza. Very comfortable other than some bot hole jaring(20 inch wheels)and the seats needing better side bolstering, the ride is great(4 out 5 stars)I am able to fit 4 Golf Bags and 3 6 foot plus guy's in and they can't shut up about the comfort and the capacity. Reclining back seats help keep the kids settled down and comfy. The climate control and rear seat venting is excelent as well. If you are looking for a car in this class and can live with the gas milage, go drive your best deal now before sales pick up and the secret gets out.
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Awesome Mom Car!

by from Boise, Idaho on February 28, 2011

We bought a 2010 Venza new after looking for weeks at every SUV and crossover out there! Before the Venza I had a 2009 Honda Pilot and loved it, but needed to downsize. The Venza has as much room in t...
We bought a 2010 Venza new after looking for weeks at every SUV and crossover out there! Before the Venza I had a 2009 Honda Pilot and loved it, but needed to downsize. The Venza has as much room in the back seat as the Pilot for carseats and boosters. I hated that every 5 passenger we looked at was really a 4 seater with a console after we put the carseats in! I was so frustrated that no one made enough room for someone to sit comfortably in the middle of the back seat! I wanted cup holders for my kids and me and lots of storage and console space for toys and my stuff too! I refuse to buy a minivan, but I see why people do! I wanted a cool mom car and the Venza is definitely that! I love the leather, push button start, push button hatch open/close, the lights are so amazing at night! I could go on and on, plus the reliability of a toyota! If you have kids and want space and still have a cool mom car the Venza is for you!!!
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