The Toyota Venza represents an excellent wagon which shares the platform with the Camry sedan and has a hatchback rear end. Thanks to its un-matchable ground clearance (in its niche) and pretty wide stance, it can take you anywhere you want without major difficulties. This quality sets it apart from the Camry and other vehicles in its segment. Its cabin is comfortable and spacious. It features excellently designed, wide seats which offer maximum of comfort for all occupants. Moreover, it has tall ride height which provides great view of the road in front of the driver. Those who are looking for a spacious and capable vehicle to travel around, without bulky proportions, should definitely think about the 2017 Toyota Venza. Let’s check what else you can get for the 2017 model year.
Exterior of 2017 Toyota Venza
The Toyota Venza has always been and it will always be something different and unique. Suffice it to say, most people don’t even recognize it as Toyota’s model. It rides on 19 inch alloy wheels which provide it athletic footprint. In the introduction part, we stated some of the qualities of the Venza, and among them, was its high seating position. When you read that, you probably thought that it has pretty high step-in height, but no, the height remains pretty low and even children can easily enter and exit. The thing we like the most about the Venza is its wide stance which sets it apart from other vehicles in its segment including the Camry or Highlander.
2017 Toyota Venza Interior
There is no a compact SUV that can be compared to the Venza in terms of room and versatility. You will enjoy driving in such an upscale environment. The cabin comes with three rows of seats and offers incredible amount of cargo space. The thing we like the most inside of the cabin is the one-touch fold-flat feature for the rear passengers. There are numerous optional features that can make you cabin even more luxurious including panoramic glass moonroof and JBL and Entune audio. A HDD navigation system is also available. People with pets will particularly like the 2017 Venza because it offers a great number of pet-friendly features like pet buckles, a liftgate pet ramp, and others. As for the other standard features, there are: USB port, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, AM/FM/CD player, and many others.
2017 Venza Engine
With either a 2.7-liter inline-4 or a 3.5-liter V6 drivetrain serving under the hood of the 2017 Toyota Venza, you will be able to get the maximum output of 181 horsepower and 268 horsepower output. As for the torque rating, it is rated at 182 lb-ft for the former engine and 246 lb-ft for the latter. The engines are teamed up with a 6-speed automatic shifter. The vehicle is pretty economical and has fuel economy rated at 20/26 mpg city/highway with the 2.7-liter engine and both FWD and AWD. With the 3.5-liter engine serving under the hood, fuel economy is rated at 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway (FWD) and 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway with AWD system.
More on history of the model: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Venza