FOR MORE ABOUT THE VENZA:
As soon as you see the 2009 Toyota Venza V6, you know what it is. So how come there are all these questions about whether it's a crossover, a minivan in disguise, a tall wagon or a soft-riding SUV? Really, get over it. Toyota brought it to us, not aliens from another planet.
Mark Cooledge knows what it is. The 34-year-old insurance network manager from Texas is finding life a little tight in his Toyota Camry with his wife and two small children. He isn't convinced his family needs a minivan, but he wants more space, more practicality. And maybe the Venza is it.
Cooledge is just the buyer Toyota was counting on when it designed the 2009 Toyota Venza, so we let him take the wheel with us so we could get past the labels and figure out what it does best.
Crossover-ish: 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour vs. 2009 Toyota Venza
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour vs. 2009 Toyota Venza:
More Articles: http://www.insideline.com
Car Prices & Info: http://www.edmunds.com
Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/ins...
Hi-Res Videos: http://www.hulu.com/edmunds-in side-line
2009 Toyota Corolla S by Edmunds' Inside Line
Over the last 40 years, Toyota has sold more than 30 million examples of
the Corolla in 142 countries, earning this automobile the title of the
world's best-selling passenger car on the planet. Even with the
introduction of the entry-level Toyota Yaris and the youth-oriented Scion
models, Toyota still managed to sell a record-breaking 390,000 Corollas in
2006 and is on track to match that number this year.
All New 2009 Nissan 370Z Road Test
SEE MORE @
Responsive, powerful V6; tenacious cornering grip; supple highway ride;
good driving position.
Volkswagen Tiguan v Honda CR-V v Toyota RAV4
CHECK OUT THE CUTE-UTE SMACKDOWN:
We get it already — fuel prices suck. And while we pity the poor sod who
bought a new full-size SUV a few years ago and is now stuck with a fuel
bill that has doubled and a vehicle whose residual value makes manure
futures look appealing, everyone wants solutions. Sympathy won't heal a
So what's a utility-lovin' small family to do? Downsize. Full-size SUVs
provide unmatched capability but their thirst may make you reassess your
needs. Think compact utility vehicle. Think crossover.
This doesn't mean you have to downsize your expectations, though. The three
compact SUVs we've assembled here — the brand-new 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
and the 2008 Honda CR-V and 2008 Toyota RAV4 — are based on car
platforms, a strategy that helps create an efficient utilization of
interior space in a relatively lightweight, fuel-efficient package. Simply
put, you can pack more stuff inside these compact SUVs than you might
And being car-based, these compact crossovers offer easier entry and exit
and better driving maneuverability than truck-based ones, something you
really appreciate when you're running errands around town. Of course,
car-based SUVs lack the rough-road capability of their bigger brethren, and
you can forget about serious towing. For everyday use, though, a compact
ute just makes more sense.
We tested a 2008 Honda CR-V AWD EX-L with navigation, a 2008 Toyota RAV4
4x4 Limited and a 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4Motion. Each one represents a
different take on the cute-ute concept and carry distinct strengths and
weaknesses but the three turned out to be surprisingly well-matched.
Indeed, when the dust settled, we had a tie for 2nd place, and just 4.2
points separate them from the winner.
These are no penalty boxes either, as all three tested — the top trim
level available — are equipped with all-wheel drive, stability control,
leather and heated seats. Two of them have navigation systems with back-up
cameras and satellite radio.
Toyota Venza Video Review - Kelley Blue Book
FOR PRICING & SPECS ON THIS CAR VISIT:
2009 Toyota Venza. Larger than a Camry but still smaller than the RAV4, the
Toyota Venza features a handy rear hatch, a convenient step-in ride height
and decent highway fuel economy. Although Toyota doesnt label it as such,
we like to think of the Venza as a fresh take on the station-wagon,
offering everything we loved in wagons of yore but in an updated, sleek,
crossover design. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news
visit http://www.kbb.com today.
2013 Toyota Venza Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Venza is Toyota's interpretation of the
modern station wagon. Once upon a time it used to be that family haulers
came in very limited flavors but today family vehicle buyers can choose
from mini van, SUV's Crossovers and even the Toyota Venza. Think of the
Venza the offspring of a Crossover that fell in love and married a station
wagon. The result is a roomy, sleek, buff and low family hauler with 20
inch wheels. The Venza's base 182-horsepower, 2.7-liter
four-cylinder engine is just adequate to haul around the big-boned wagon.
The bigger and more powerful 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 does a much better job
when mated to the 6 speed automatic turning the Venza into a more exciting,
if not quite fun, car to drive.
The Venza offers solid plat form for a comfortable, well dampened and
relaxed ride. However if you are looking for a thrilling drive to work when
the kids are at school the Venza is not your cup of tea. Solid
performance...yes. Carving the back roads...no.
Roadfly.com - 2009 Toyota Venza Car Review
Toyota Venza car review and road test. The all new 2009 Toyota Venza is
built on the famous Camry platform. It's fast, offers a lot of utility and
has great looks to boot.
For car reviews, videos, and one of the oldest and largest car communities
on the Internet visit Roadfly.com http://www.roadfly.com
Follow us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/roadfly
Toyota Venza Review from Consumer Reports
The Venza blurs the lines between a station wagon and SUV. It's roomy, but
the ride isn't as comfortable as other Toyotas.
Find out more about the Venza and other hatchbacks on our website:
2009 Toyota Venza / First Impressions
From the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder walks you
through the 2009 Toyota Venza.
Shot & Produced: Eric Rossi
Edited by: Sarah Gersh
2009 Toyota Venza Video Review
Cars.com's Dave Thomas takes a look at the 2009 Toyota Venza. It competes
with the Ford Edge and Subaru Tribeca.
Shot and produced by: Matthew Avery
Edited by: Lindsay Bjerregaard
Crash Test 2009 Toyota Venza / Toyota Mark X Zio (Frontal Impact) IIHS
2009 Top Safety Pick 2009 Toyota Venza: good performance in front, side,
and rear tests and standard electronic stability control
FRONTAL OFFSET TEST
OVERALL EVALUATION: Good
Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics
Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right
Good Acceptable Good Good Good Good
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles
of similar weight.
The Toyota Venza was introduced in the 2009 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During
rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs
indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this
severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the
steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be
possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low.
Toyota Venza Road Test & Review
Toyota Venza Road Test & Review.
Drivin' Ivan Katz is the National Sports Car Examiner at Examiner.com.
Read the full Venza review and see all of Ivan's videos, reviews and
2014 Toyota Tundra Review
Pickup trucks are an intrinsic part of American culture. More than just a
tool, trucks have become a cultural icon in the United States, which may be
one of the biggest disadvantages that plagues Toyota's half-ton pickup
truck, the Tundra.
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/AutoguideVideo
Facebook - http://facebook.com/AutoGuide
Twitter - http://twitter.com/AutoGuide
Google+ - http://goo.gl/LBxsP
Web - http://www.AutoGuide.com
AutoGuide reviews the latest new cars with test drives, car comparisons and
shootouts plus coverage of breaking auto industry news, auto shows, rumors
and spy photos. Help shop for your new car with informative car buying tips
and car recall news, and be entertained with feature stories, Top 10s and
car review videos.