2013 Toyota Venza
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Good Solid Road Car

by from Nashville, TN on February 2, 2014

We recently purchased our 2013 Venza Limited V6 AWD. This our 6th Toyota and our 2nd Venza, the first, a 2011, also a V6 AWD. When purchased, our 2013 had less than 5,000 miles and the main reasons fo...
We recently purchased our 2013 Venza Limited V6 AWD. This our 6th Toyota and our 2nd Venza, the first, a 2011, also a V6 AWD. When purchased, our 2013 had less than 5,000 miles and the main reasons for purchase,in addition to price, was Toyota reliability, a good road car, that is safe, heavy, over 4,000 lbs, and balanced well for snow, rain, dry weather. The 2011 Venza traded had 43,000 miles and never had any issues, no dollars spent other then oil changes. When traded, the Goodyear tires still had lots of wear, miles left on them. We mainly use the Venza for long distance travel, and recently drove thru a snow storm for 400 miles. The roads were not well-plowed, but the Venza could easily handle snow up to 6-8 inches. We counted over 40 vehicles in the ditches, but the Venza transported us safely, in style and comfort, and was a sure footed animal in the snow. The only complaint is gas mileage. We get 16.5 MPG in city driving, 24.5 MPG on the highway, however one has to remember this is a 4,000 pound vehicle, and it takes a little horsepower, (gas) to get the Venza moving. We never considered getting the 4 cyllinder version as the difference in gas mileage 1-2 MPG wasn't enough to tempt us. Our current Venza, with Limited Pkg. has all options, including the tow package, (extra capacity oil cooler and radiator). The overall comfort, ease of getting in and out of the vehicle, 8 inch road clearance, the navigation system, stereo, front and rear sunroof, and the overall appearance, makes the Venza a winner in any weather.
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Fantastic Crossover to commute and travel in.

by from Chicago, IL on June 4, 2016

I have had the 2013 Venza for about 3 months and driven it 4500 miles. Definitely some pros and cons to the car but I LOVE it. Recently took a 1500 mile trip and went up mountains on dirtroads and it ...
I have had the 2013 Venza for about 3 months and driven it 4500 miles. Definitely some pros and cons to the car but I LOVE it. Recently took a 1500 mile trip and went up mountains on dirtroads and it all handled it like a champ. I should mention I have the V6 XLE AWD version. Great value for the money without a doubt. Pros: -Great power with the V6, some dont mind the 4 cylinder but I wanted the max power I could get on the vehicle and it just performs perfectly. -20" wheels are very sporty and help in acceleration. -AWD option handles excellently. -A lot of trunk space. -PLENTY of leg room for everybody. -Apps are pretty cool. -Fuel mileage is great on the highway CONS: -fuel mileage is weak in the city. -20" wheels do hinder on the comfort level at times. -Wish there was a third row option -can be noisy at times during high speeds Would highly recommend the Venza. Power is there, comfort is there, im confident in the Toyota brand as this is my third toyota after having one for 5 and another for 4, and it is just so much fun to drive in!
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2013 V6 Venza

by from Finger Lake region, NY on July 24, 2014

I bought XLE V6 Venza in 2013, have now had it for ~17months. Overall dissappointed. Sluggish starts with quite a delay in acceleration from stops (to the point i think 'did it stall?'), then it takes...
I bought XLE V6 Venza in 2013, have now had it for ~17months. Overall dissappointed. Sluggish starts with quite a delay in acceleration from stops (to the point i think 'did it stall?'), then it takes off. Once it goes, it's great! The sunroof is extremely squeeky, even if open, or when closed. Interior design is poor - shifter is right in the way of reaching for other controls, have to take eyes off the road to change climate control. I agree with the other comments posted about low gas milage. I like the Venza, but don't love it. I'm a dedicated Toyota customer (6 vehicles) and typically have my vehicles for many years, but I am already thinking of trading this in and would not buy one again.
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Toyota Venza XLE

by from San Antonio Texas on September 26, 2013

This auto drives very well in the high way and city. Smooth ride and nice leather cuchon seats. Very good on gas milage. Excelent sound system. Has navagation and satalite. This was a great buy for me...
This auto drives very well in the high way and city. Smooth ride and nice leather cuchon seats. Very good on gas milage. Excelent sound system. Has navagation and satalite. This was a great buy for me.
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Love it more every day

by from Los Angeles on January 25, 2015

I have had my 2013 Venza XLE for almost a year now and I love it more everyday. The versatility of this car is fantastic. I surf 2-3 times a week and I can fit a 10ft longboard inside with plenty of e...
I have had my 2013 Venza XLE for almost a year now and I love it more everyday. The versatility of this car is fantastic. I surf 2-3 times a week and I can fit a 10ft longboard inside with plenty of extra room. This car allowed me to not have to buy a truck or a large SUV . I get mostly 24mph. With 60/40 freeway/city driving. Very comfortable and roomy, and handles well. The V6 has plenty of pickup.
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2013 Toyota Venza

by from Bowling Green, KY on May 29, 2015

We purchased this car around 5 months ago. It had around 6,000 miles on it. We have been very happy so far. It is my 2nd Toyota. I drove a Honda Civic before this so backing up has been a bit of a cha...
We purchased this car around 5 months ago. It had around 6,000 miles on it. We have been very happy so far. It is my 2nd Toyota. I drove a Honda Civic before this so backing up has been a bit of a challenge for me because it feels so long compared the car's that I have driven in the past (I am not a good judge of distance though so it's most likely me). It's a little early to speak about reliability but so far we have been very happy! I love the Bluetooth connection/hands free calling and the charging ports that it offers. It has several places to plug things in so we can use our portable GPS and have our son watching a movie on his portable DVD player at the same time, which is nice for longer trips.
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goater

by from Jay Maine on February 15, 2014

I love the comfort of the Venza . Price is a bit steep . Fairly good in the snow . Horse power could be a little stronger and mileage is in the low 20's .
I love the comfort of the Venza . Price is a bit steep . Fairly good in the snow . Horse power could be a little stronger and mileage is in the low 20's .
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great vehicle

by from Montgomery,Tx on January 4, 2014

V6 performs extremely well-smooth/good acceleration. The Limited model was worth extra money-electronics are nice feature. Ride is smooth, brakes good. Fit and finish are above avg. Would not hesitate...
V6 performs extremely well-smooth/good acceleration. The Limited model was worth extra money-electronics are nice feature. Ride is smooth, brakes good. Fit and finish are above avg. Would not hesitate to recommend this vehicle to family and friends.
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Best car I have ever owned.

by from Whitter ca. on September 30, 2013

I droved this car to vegas nv. and enjoyed how well it felt.Plus got good gas mileaged.Am very prod to own this car.
I droved this car to vegas nv. and enjoyed how well it felt.Plus got good gas mileaged.Am very prod to own this car.
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Venza 2013 Toyota

by from Los Angeles, CA on May 1, 2014

We were looking for a little bigger car for the baby and my grand parents to drive. I had a Prius that I love and in no way wanted to change it but I was feeling we need a bigger car and a little more...
We were looking for a little bigger car for the baby and my grand parents to drive. I had a Prius that I love and in no way wanted to change it but I was feeling we need a bigger car and a little more comfortable one for pregnancy and two my father has arthritis that it is hard for him to get in and out of my Prius. In researching deeply I notice how the Venza looked like my Prius interior and exterior. I kept telling my husband it look like my Prius on steroids. I really loved it. I the next step for Toyota is to make their cylinder Venza Toyota into a hybrids that would be fantastic.
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