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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.
Volkswagen Tiguan v Honda CR-V v Toyota RAV4
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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.
2008 SEMA: Toyota Venza SportLux
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TORRANCE, California — The Toyota Venza SportLux from Street Image is
intended to showcase the performance potential of the Japanese automaker's
new crossover vehicle. It's headed for the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas next
The Venza SportLux was envisioned as a potential factory tuner model, with
an aero body kit, interior modifications and additional performance
Exterior add-ons include a six-piece lip spoiler, a rear hatch spoiler, a
custom grille and an integrated hood scoop. The SportLux rides on 24-inch
Toyo Proxes 4 performance tires mounted on Chrome Cognac No. 20 wheels.
Chassis enhancements include TRD brakes with forged calipers as well as a
height-adjustable coil-over tuned suspension. Street Image has fitted a TRD
Supercharger, high-pressure radiator cap
and oil filler cap, as well as a cold-air intake system, heavy-duty battery
and dual center-exit stainless steel Exhaust system.
Seats are upholstered in black and burgundy leather, with black suede
accents. The Eclipse in-vehicle entertainment system includes 1,000- and
1,500-watt amplifiers and an in-dash navigation unit.
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We were locked in mortal combat, just as adrenaline-addled Leonidas and
hubris-filled Xerxes met at the Battle of Thermopylae, when a relative
handful of highly specialized Spartans held off a seemingly bottomless
torque-pit of Persians for seven excruciating days.
Here we have the 2009 Toyota Prius gasoline-electric hybrid, embodying
up-to-the-minute fuel-sipping methods and machinery intended to take us
immaculately into a spotless future. In the other lane, the newly
introduced 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI turbodiesel, a rolling relic of tried-and-true
yester-tech locomotion (upon whose sooty breath the Industrial Revolution
itself was built) that has been remastered, reengineered and reintroduced
to be meaner, cleaner and more efficient than ever.
But the battle left us weary — done in by the struggle and tired of each
other like Siamese twins on prom night.
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Van Nuys, CA and go for an, um, interesting drive.
2009 Toyota Venza Review - Kelley Blue Book
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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.
2014 Toyota Venza 0-60 MPH Review: Drive vs Sport Mode
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Toyota Venza is a roomy family hauler.
Think of it as a station wagon Camry. But is it fast, is not a question
that most people would ask of the 2014 Toyota Venza. However in another
accurate, fun and informative TFLcar Review Nathan and Roman find out if
the 2014 Toyota Venza is faster
from 0-60 MPH in sport or drive mode.
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2011 Toyota RAV4 vs Subaru Forester muddy mashup review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2011 Toyota RAV4 and the 2011 Subaru Forester
2.5XT turbo both cost about 30K , both
can seat five people and both can go off-road with their very capable all
wheel drive set up. But which one of these two competing new crossover's is
the better buy? That's the question we try to answer in this off-road
DRIVE Toyota Venza
Is it a tall Camry wagon? A crossover? Does it matter? For those who
need to haul a family, the Venza gets the job done.
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.
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2008 Subaru Forester Review - Kelley Blue Book
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Subaru Forester. Rising gas prices are compelling large SUV owners to turn
to small crossovers like the Subaru Forester. An agile vehicle built to
handle most anything man or nature can throw at it, the third-generation
Forester has a contemporary exterior complemented by a spacious interior
and a smooth, quiet ride.
With competent four-cylinder Boxer engines and standard all-wheel drive,
the Forester offers the capability of an SUV with fuel economy that won't
break the bank. This segment has seen a lot of growth in the last few
years, but the Forester can go places the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Saturn
VUE and Nissan Rogue can't. For more new car reviews, interviews and
automotive news visit kbb.com today.
2014 Toyota Venza Limited AWD V6 Start up, Walkaround and In Depth Tour
Welcome to JustinsCarReviews. Today I present to you the 2014 Toyota Venza
Limited V6. Now my particular example I'm showing in my video comes
equipped with the Technology Package. This package includes:
JBL Synthesis Audio System
Display Audio with Navigation
Push Button Start
Power Rear Door with Jam Protection
Smart Key System
Clearance and Backup Sensors
Front Door Handle Touch Sensor Lock/Unlock
Chrome-Accented Door Handles
Panoramic Glass Roof
Auto-leveling HID Headlamps
LED Daytime Running Lights
Automatic High Beam Feature
Mirrors Linked to Seat Memory
Power Folding Mirrors
Reverse Auto Tilting Exterior Mirrors
Driver Seat Memory System
Premium Leather Seat Surfaces
Heated Front Seats
4-way Power Adjustable Passenger Seat with Lumbar Support
Leather Wrapped Shift Knob
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
So basically fully loaded with a sticker price of $40,075.00. This vehicle
is available in 7 different exterior colors and 3 different interior color
schemes. If you have any questions about this vehicle and/or comments
please message via inbox or comment down below! Thanks so much for watching
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В б/у-версии «Большого тест-драйва»
автомобиль 2011 года выпуска. Toyota Venza нечто
среднее между обычным большим седаном и
внедорожником. Почему владелец машины
при выборе остановился именно на этом
аппарате, с какой функцией ни в коем
случае нельзя брать машину и что не
устроило Сергея Стиллавина и Рустама
Вахидова в Toyota Venza.
Toyota Venza - Тест-драйв от ATDrive.ru
Тест-драйв универсала Toyota Venza, недавно
пришедшего на Российский рынок. Есть
машины создаваемые для глобального
рынка, а есть те которые ориентированы на
потребителей конкретной страны и редко
выходят за ее пределы, сегодня речь
пойдет именно о таком редком автомобиле
— универсальном проходимце Toyota Venza,
который делался специально для рынка
США, но спустя годы таки добрался до
Обзор Toyota Venza
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