The new 2017 Toyota Venza continues to be a wagon-like alternative to a variety of crossovers. Just as before, it offers easy ingress and egress, a superb optional V6 engine, and a spacious two-row cabin. However, one may find other alternatives appealing in other respects. The Toyota Venza release date should be expected sometime in late 2017 as a 2018 year model.
In recent years, the midsize crossover segment has become a hotbed of competition courtesy of the many newer and fresher models that are improved in leaps and bounds every year. A few years ago, the Toyota Venza was atop our list of favorite in its segment but that can hardly be said of the present vehicle.
Its star has dimmed a bit in several areas whose appealing stature now appears dated by conventional standards. This shouldn’t however be taken to mean that the vehicle is entirely uncompetitive. For the Toyota Venza 2017, newer and modern technologies and materials are available. The V6 engine is also something to write home about. Some of the 2017 Toyota Venza changes include an enhanced infotainment system that now features crisp graphics and responsive controls. Its doors offer exceptional ingress and egress thanks to the low step-in height and tall doors. Furthermore, the rear seatbacks easily fold down whenever addition cargo space is required.
Inasmuch as this 2017 Toyota Venza review appears to suggest the vehicle is fully redesigned, we’d still suggest you check out other vehicles in this segment before committing first. Rivals include the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, and the Subaru Outback. While the 2017 Subaru Outback release date may appear shrouded in mystery for now, the new model is expected to feature several changes and slight redesigns in its exterior facet. Some of the 2017 Subaru Outback changes include revised headlights, taillights, and additional exterior colors and interior technologies.
The 2017 Nissan Murano changes are expected to be subtle and will, by and large, affect its exterior styling and performance facets. Some rumors have however predicted the 2017 Nissan Murano release date will most likely take place sometime in the summer of 2017.
Finally wrapping up Toyota Venza rivalry list is the 2017 Ford Edge. Rumors allege the newest Edge from Ford will feature a slightly different front fascia. The output is likely to remain at 245 horsepower. The 2017 Edge release date should be expected in mid-2017 as a 2018 year model.
2017 Toyota Venza Review of Trims
Three trims are available for the 2017 Toyota Venza: Limited, XLE, and LE. Changes should be expected on its release date.
2017 Toyota Venza Interior & Exterior Redesign
Standard accessories offered for the base model include a rearview camera, automatic dual-zone climate control, nineteen-inch wheels, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, reclining and folding rear seatbacks, cruise control, a rear spoiler, automatic wipers and headlights, full power accessories, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, an eight-way power driver seat, an iPod/USB connectivity, a 6.1” touchscreen interface, satellite radio, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, heated exterior mirrors, and LED foglights.
The 2017 Toyota Venza XLE offers smartphone app connectivity, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, a power liftgate, power-folding exterior mirrors, a navigation system, an upgraded trip computer, heated front seats, a four-way power passenger seat, and keyless ignition and entry.
The Venza Limited is the top-of-the-line model and adds 13-speaker JBL audio system, front and rear parking sensors, automatic high-beam control, xenon headlights, a panoramic sunroof, and LED running lights.
2017 Toyota Venza Specs for the Engine
While the details beneath its hood remain unknown at the moment. We do expect Toyota to offer the 2017 Venza with the four-cylinder 2,7L engine rated at 181 hp and 182 lbs. ft. of torque. The other possibility is the 3.5L V6 mill that was available for the Limited model. It has the capability to pump out a whopping 268 horsepower and 246 pounds-feet of torque.
EPA values aren’t available yet, but we expect the V6 to offer anything better than the previous ratings of 18/25/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the AWD, and 19/26/22 mpg with the FWD.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 1.3 in. (109.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 9 in. (189 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3 in. (75 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume (all seats in place): 36.2 cu.ft (maximum cargo capacity): 70.2 cu.ft
Curb weight: 3760 lbs
Top Speed: N/A
MPG: 19/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Attitude Black Metallic, Barcelona Red Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, Celestial Silver, Cosmic Gray Mica, Magnetic Gray Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs
2017 Toyota Venza Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the vehicle will be offered for sale sometime in the latter half of 2017 as a 2018 year model, and will probably cost around an MSRP of $29,065.
Exterior Toyota Venza colors include Blizzard Pearl, Celestial Silver, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Parisian Night Pearl, Attitude Black Metallic, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Cosmic Gray Metallic.