2017 Toyota Venza – discontinued or not?

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The Toyota Venza is described as an ‘innovative’ SUV, so we expect the design to become a little more … interesting. The new Venza combines lightweight with solid build quality.

2017 Toyota Venza release date

The first rumors promised an update at the end of 2017, when the concept will be shown to the public at an international auto show. We would expect to see the production model hit the showrooms about six months later, so expect late 2017 or early 2018.

Release date: end of 2017

2017 Toyota Venza pricing

Prices are entirely dependent on the specification, but you could expect to see the base model starting at around the $35,000 mark, this would have the 2.7 liter V6 power-plant.

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2017 Toyota Venza redesign

There are a couple of nice touches on the redesigned car; a chrome grille gives a sporty, perhaps even aggressive look, new xenon headlights, redesigned fenders and a panoramic roof.

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2017 Toyota Venza interior

The interior is good; clean and comfortable. It will easily seat up to 5 adults, the materials used for the trimming are high quality and the front seats are heated.

From the promotional pictures, we can see that the new Venza will have a 6.1” color touchscreen fitted, this should control more than just the media system. The Venza will come as standard with satellite navigation and Bluetooth.

Another 3.5-inch TFT touch screen is specially designed for the driver, providing all the information about the car.
In addition, the car has all standard security features:

  • seven airbags;
  • brakes with anti-lock;
  • emergency brake assist;
  • electronic stability control.

In addition to the standard safety equipment, you can also specify a lane departure warning system.

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2017 Toyota Venza specs and engines

The new Toyota Venza will be offered with two choices for powertrain; a 2.7 liter, 4-cylinder, gasoline engine producing 181 BHP or a 2.7 liter, 330 BHP engine. Both will have the 6-speed auto transmission, gas consumption is expected to be around 26.5 MPG.

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2017 Toyota Venza pros and cons

Among the advantages of the vehicle release:

  • basic equipment available in all versions;
  • Excellent seating;
  • Good handling;
  • Smoothness;
  • Panoramic roof
  • The quality of the materials used
  • Good fuel consumption, especially when compared against competitors

 

Among the shortcomings can be identified:

  • not too convenient system of drive mode switching;
  • beautiful but not too practical light compartment;
  • no function of power mirrors.

2017 Toyota Venza pictures


2017 Toyota Venza V6
Drivetrain
Engine type DOHC 24V V6, direct fuel injection
Displacement 3,5L
Power/torque 268 hp; 246 lb-ft
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 109.3 in
Length 189 in
Height 63.4 in.
Passenger volume 144.2 cu.ft
Cargo volume 36.2 – 70.2 cu.ft.
Performance
0-60 N/A
Top speed N/A
PRICE RANGE: N/A
Competitors: Subaru Outback, Volvo XC70

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4.6 overall
  • Safety4.7
  • Performance4.5
  • Design4.6
  • Features4.6
  • Fuel economy4.6
Summary

Toyota Venza is more likely to be fully upgraded to compete with Subaru Outback. Venza is a combination of MPV and SUV.

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