Best Bet
(4.5) 38 reviews
MSRP: $12,214$23,686
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 21-23
Engine: 181-hp, 2.7-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2013 Toyota Venza

Our Take on the 2013 Toyota Venza

Our Take

A large five-seat hatchback, the Toyota Venza has been lightly restyled for 2013 and now offers more standard features and updated option packages. Trim levels are LE, XLE and Limited with four- or six-cylinder engines and front- or all-wheel drive. Competitors include the Ford Edge, Honda Cross... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Light restyling for 2013
  • More standard features
  • Large hatchback body style
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • FWD or AWD
  • Optional panoramic moonroof

10 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.