Toyota Venza (XU80)

Toyota Venza

Model Years Produced: 2021 to Current

Summary

The second-generation “XU80” Toyota Venza can best be thought of as the Toyota Prius of SUVs. Although it occupies the same segment as the Toyota RAV4, it is only available as a hybrid with AWD, and it is built to be more of a “premium” vehicle that competes with Volkswagens, Buicks, and upper-trim Mazdas than with vehicles like the Honda CR-V.

To that end, it has a nice cabin that is closer to that of a Lexus than an average Toyota, and it gets stellar fuel economy thanks to its hybrid powertrain (which is shared with the RAV4 Hybrid and Lexus NX 350h). The electric motor assist also aides in providing a smooth driving experience. Unfortunately, cargo capacity and interior room are less than the RAV4, and journalists have complained about road noise at highway speeds. Still, it’s a strong candidate for something “premium” in the compact crossover segment.

Warranty - New

Information is as of 2022 model year

  • Limited: 3 years/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 years/60,000 miles
  • Safety Restraint System: 5 years/60,000 miles
  • Corrosion (Perforation Only): 5 years/unlimited miles
  • Emissions: 8 years/80,000 miles
  • Hybrid Components: 8 years/100,000 miles – covers battery control module, hybrid control module, and inverter with converter
  • Hybrid Battery: 10 years/150,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 2 years/unlimited miles
  • Accessories: 3 years/36,000 miles – covers genuine Toyota accessories included with vehicle at the time of sale
  • ToyotaCare: 2 years/25,000 miles – covers all maintenance costs (e.g. oil changes)

Warranty - CPO

Information is as of 2022 model year

  • Repair Deductible: $0 per visit
  • Limited: 1 year/12,000 miles from CPO purchase date
  • Powertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date
  • Hybrid Components: 10 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date – covers battery control module, hybrid control module, and inverter with converter
  • Roadside Assistance: 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date
  • Rental Car: Yes
  • Trip Reimbursement: Yes

Verdict

Pros

  • Upscale interior
  • Fuel economy
  • Good standard safety features

Cons

  • Cargo capacity
  • Road noise at highway speeds
  • Capacitive touch controls on infotainment
  • Engine is buzzy when pushed hard

Reviews

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Specifications

All figures are as of 2022 model year.

  • Transmission: Toyota eCVT
  • Drivetrain: AWD standard
    • 2-speed transfer case not available
    • Electronically locking center differential not available
    • Electronically locking rear differential not available
  • Base curb weight: 3847 lbs
  • Max cargo capacity: 55.1 cu ft
  • Seating: 2 rows
  • Rear leg room: 37.8 in
  • Towing capacity: N/A

Engines

Toyota A25A-FXS - 2.5L I-4 FHEV

Power Figures

  • 219 hp
  • N/A lb-ft

Fuel Economy

  • 39mpg combined
  • 40mpg city
  • 37mpg highway