2015 Toyota Venza
- Comfortable seats
- Quiet cabin on city streets
- Cargo room
- V-6 acceleration
- Generous storage bins
- Firm ride
- Sloppy handling
- Mushy brakes
- Unresponsive transmission
- Rear sight lines
Backup camera now standard
Five-seat large hatchback
Four-cylinder or V-6 engine
Front- or all-wheel drive
Panoramic moonroof available
What Is the 2015 Toyota Venza?
The 2015 Toyota Venza is a large five-seat hatchback offered in four trim levels: LE, XLE, XLE V6 and Limited V6. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional on the LE, XLE and XLE V6, while AWD is standard for the range-topping Limited V6. Competing models include the Ford Edge, Honda Crosstour and Subaru Outback.
What's New on the 2015 Toyota Venza?
For 2015, the Toyota Venza gets a standard backup camera and a Tow Package for V-6 models.
How Does the 2015 Toyota Venza Compare to Other Hatchbacks?
Chances are you'll either love or hate the Venza, which makes no effort to look like an SUV. It offers more cargo room than the Honda Crosstour but slightly less overall than the Ford Edge and Subaru Outback. Certain features, like the available navigation system, are difficult to use, and interior finishes look and feel cheaply made.
What Features in the 2015 Toyota Venza Are Most Important?
The Venza is powered by a 181-horsepower, 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. A 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine is also available.
Notable standard features include 19-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, heated side mirrors, dual exhaust tips with the V-6 engine, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 60/40-split folding backseat with a recline feature, cruise control, a tilt/telescoping multifunction steering wheel, and a CD stereo with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, MP3 jack, USB port and Bluetooth streaming audio. Significant optional features include 20-inch wheels, a power liftgate, high-intensity-discharge headlights, LED daytime running lights, a two-piece panoramic moonroof and a navigation system.
As is required in all new vehicles from this year, the 2015 Toyota Venza has front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Front-seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, a knee airbag for the driver, active front head restraints and a backup camera are also standard. Available safety features include automatic high-beam headlights and front and rear parking sensors.
Should I Buy the 2015 Toyota Venza?
The 2015 Toyota Venza is a roomy hatchback with comfortable seats and impressive acceleration from the V-6 engine, but it's held back by a firm ride and mushy brakes. An unresponsive six-speed automatic transmission plays a large role in the Venza's lackluster feel. If you get past its sloppy handling, though, it offers a quiet cabin with plenty of storage bins.
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A large five-seat hatchback, the Toyota Venza combines the interior space of a crossover with the entry ease of a wagon. Of... Read More
Nice overall car
Test drive and end up buying the 2015 Venza, the car handles well, is roomy, rides well in the city and in the highway - overall, nice car . Read full review
Decent car but has some nagging items
First, I think the car has pretty decent exterior style, especially with the 20" wheels. The interior has good comfort, and lots of room in the back seat. It has a weird dash, horrible glare on the ... Read full review
The 2015 Toyota Venza currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
24 months / unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer Certification Required
160- or 174-point inspections