Best Bet
(4.4) 30 reviews
MSRP: $10,396$19,212
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 21-24
Engine: 182-hp, 2.7-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2011 Toyota Venza

Our Take on the 2011 Toyota Venza

Our Take

The Toyota Venza debuted for 2009 as a large hatchback that's based on the Camry with room for up to five people. It's available with four-cylinder or V-6 power and can have either front- or all-wheel drive. It also has a large helping of standard safety and comfort features. Competito... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Firm ride
  • Sloppy handling
  • Mushy brakes
  • Unresponsive transmission
  • Rear sight lines

Notable Features

  • Wagonlike styling
  • Seats five
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Optional AWD
  • Optional 20-inch wheels
  • Optional panoramic moonroof

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.