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Body style: Wagon (station wagon, estate, combi, touring)
Segment: Crossover

Released in 2012 as a 2013 model, the facelifted Venza upgraded the already good crossover built by Toyota for specific markets.

Gone were the days when a family had just one or two options for a car category to chose from. In 2012 there were already plenty of them, starting with a compact station-wagon and going up to big SUVs and everything in between. Toyota built this crossover on the same platform with its sales champion Camry. Toyota designed and developed the car in its R&D centers from California and Michigan and built it in Kentucky.

While it was challenging to say if the Venza was a lower SUV or a higher station wagon, the carmaker just confirmed that it was a mix between them. It showed a front fascia that resembled the Camry and a greenhouse that reached the Lexus RX SUV look. It sported short overhangs, a forward, raked A-pillar, and a low roofline. Its raked-forward tailgate was a mix between a fastback and a regular tailgate shape.

Inside, Toyota installed a two-tone dashboard and a center stack extended over the center console. The gear-lever mounted on the driver's side enhanced the feeling that the driver was in its separate cluster, away from other occupants. Its instrument panel featured a big speedometer in the middle flanked on the left by a tachometer and on the right by the fuel and temperature gauges. In the back, the carmaker installed a 60/40 split-folding bench that increased the cargo area from 36.2 cu-ft (1.025 liters) to 70.2 cu-ft (1,988 liters).

For the powertrain, Toyota offered two engine choices, both available with front- or all-wheel-drive. Both engines were paired to a six-speed sequential-shift electronically controlled automatic transmission (ECT-i).

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TOYOTA Venza 2012 - 2017
  4 gasoline engines
  • 3.5L V6 6AT ECT-i AWD (268 HP)
  • 2.7L 6AT ETC-i (181 HP)
  • 2.7L 6AT ETC-i AWD (181 HP)
  • 3.5L V6 6AT ECT-i (268 HP)

TOYOTA Venza 3.5L V6 6AT ECT-i AWD (268 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.5L V6 6AT ECT-i AWD (268 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3456 cm3
Power
197.1 KW @ 6200 RPM
268 HP @ 6200 RPM
264 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Torque
246 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM
334 Nm @ 4700 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.7 gallons (67.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic ECT-i
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/50 R20 102H
DIMENSIONS
Length
189 in (4801 mm)
Width
75 in (1905 mm)
Height
63.4 in (1610 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.2/64.6 in (1,631/1,641 mm)
Wheelbase
109.3 in (2776 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume
30.1 cuFT (852 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4045 lbs (1835 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5269 lbs (2390 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Highway
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)

TOYOTA Venza 2.7L 6AT ETC-i (181 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.7L 6AT ETC-i (181 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2672 cm3
Power
133.1 KW @ 5800 RPM
181 HP @ 5800 RPM
178 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
182 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
247 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.7 gallons (67.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic ECT-i
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/55 R19 103S
DIMENSIONS
Length
189 in (4801 mm)
Width
75 in (1905 mm)
Height
63.4 in (1610 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.2/64.6 in (1,631/1,641 mm)
Wheelbase
109.3 in (2776 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume
34.4 cuFT (974 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3761 lbs (1706 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4960 lbs (2250 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19.9 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)
Highway
26.1 mpg US (9 L/100Km)

TOYOTA Venza 2.7L 6AT ETC-i AWD (181 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.7L 6AT ETC-i AWD (181 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2672 cm3
Power
133.1 KW @ 5800 RPM
181 HP @ 5800 RPM
178 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
182 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
247 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.7 gallons (67.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic ECT-i
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/55 R19 103S
DIMENSIONS
Length
189 in (4801 mm)
Width
75 in (1905 mm)
Height
63.4 in (1610 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.2/64.6 in (1,631/1,641 mm)
Wheelbase
109.3 in (2776 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume
34.4 cuFT (974 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3944 lbs (1789 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5161 lbs (2341 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19.9 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)
Highway
26.1 mpg US (9 L/100Km)

TOYOTA Venza 3.5L V6 6AT ECT-i (268 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.5L V6 6AT ECT-i (268 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3456 cm3
Power
197.1 KW @ 6200 RPM
268 HP @ 6200 RPM
264 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Torque
246 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM
334 Nm @ 4700 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.7 gallons (67.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic ECT-i
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/50 R20 102H
DIMENSIONS
Length
189 in (4801 mm)
Width
75 in (1905 mm)
Height
63.4 in (1610 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.2/64.6 in (1,631/1,641 mm)
Wheelbase
109.3 in (2776 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume
30.1 cuFT (852 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3913 lbs (1775 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5095 lbs (2311 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)
Highway
26.1 mpg US (9 L/100Km)
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