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2013 Toyota Venza

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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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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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Uses car for Just getting around

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Awesome Car

by from Lander, WY on February 26, 2015

I have had a lot of cars and trucks. Had several sport cars as well. But I have the Venza with the V6, limited and its awesome. I drive a lot for work and thins makes for a good travel car plus an all...
I have had a lot of cars and trucks. Had several sport cars as well. But I have the Venza with the V6, limited and its awesome. I drive a lot for work and thins makes for a good travel car plus an all around daily driver. The AWD system is absolutely the best. I would have to say its way better than the Subaru of any model that they offer. The Venza is absolutely better. I work in North Dakota on the rigs. And traveling down muddy and rocky and deep snowing oil field roads, I have never had an issue about getting anywhere. While the 4wd drive trucks and other awd cars are spinning out, I just cruise right on by them. I'm 41 and stepping down from a Audi, was the best choice I have made. I would definitely purchase another.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Not a relaxing highway car

by from Texas on September 7, 2015

Had a 2013 6-cyl Venza for about 3 months now. Love the interior and the layout of the controls and storage areas in the driver's area. Great car for around town driving, excellent acceleration for pa...
Had a 2013 6-cyl Venza for about 3 months now. Love the interior and the layout of the controls and storage areas in the driver's area. Great car for around town driving, excellent acceleration for passing and great gas mileage. However recently took it on a long road trip and found the road noise very annoying, So loud I had to sometimes turn up the radio and had difficulty having a conversation. Could be the tires? It has the original tires so may try upgrading but seriously thinking about trading it for a quieter model. Also, noticed that the reflection of the dash on the front window is a big distraction, and the dash controls are difficult to see while driving in the daytime, OK at night when lit though.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car

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Still learning

by from SE Michigan on September 15, 2012

The Venza is just what I wanted. Lots of interior room, easy to get in and out of it, comfortable and quiet. Only two minor issues: 1. There are almost 900 pages of Owner's Manual in three volumes, an...
The Venza is just what I wanted. Lots of interior room, easy to get in and out of it, comfortable and quiet. Only two minor issues: 1. There are almost 900 pages of Owner's Manual in three volumes, and it takes a long time to locate the instructions for simple things like changing the orientation and volume of the navigation system. 2. There is little feel of the road through the steering wheel. I'm susre I will get through these minor irritations as I drive it more. So far, fewer than 1000 miles.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

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