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2021 Toyota Venza Reveal, no longer is it a wagon alternative, only offered as a hybrid model

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2021 Toyota Venza Reveal, no longer is it a wagon alternative, only offered as a hybrid model


The Toyota Venza is back and no longer is it a wagon alternative, this all-new model is targeted right in the heart of the 5-passenger mid-size SUV market. The Venza is built in Japan using the same TNGA that is used for the smaller RAV4 and larger Highlander. Is it just me or does this look a lot like a Lexus RX? I got confirmation that this doesn’t share the same platform as the Lexus. It is made in Japan. This mid-size SUV fits right in between RAV4 and Highlander but with a major difference, this new Venza is only offered as a hybrid model. Using a 2.5L Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine and three electric motors, produces a combined output of 219hp. All Venza models in Canada with come with standard AWD. The all-wheel drive option, uses a separate electric motor at the rear of the Venza for on-demand AWD, meaning it only activates if conditions are met, like slippery roads or under acceleration. By not have a mechanic connection to the front motor, saves weight. Not only does the hybrid reduce fuel but the hybrid system is tuned for different modes from normal to Eco and sport. The Venza even has active cornering assist, using brake force to aid in cornering. The outcome of the hybrid system is an amazing estimated city and HWY fuel economy of just 5.9L/100km or almost 40 MPG. The interior has a new available star gaze fixed panoramic roof that is electrochromic, meaning the driver can make the roof either clear or frosted with the touch of a button, The centre infotainment screen sit high on the dash and is 8-inches on the base model and available with an optional 12.3-inch screen on the top trims. And yes, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard equipment now and there is an optional 1200 watt JBL premium audio system. There is an optional rearview camera embed into the rear view mirror and an available 10-inch HUD. The cabin has room for 5-passengers over two rows with a stylish interior and Toyota grade of materials yet it has the look of a Lexus RX does with Toyota grade trim. This will be appealing to many who like the size of a mid-size utility and the Toyota aproach to build quality and technology. Standard safety includes TSS 2.0, that includes pre-collision system, full-speed dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure with lane trace assist, BLIS and cross traffic alert. and automatic high beams So the venza is back, looking very much more refined, with classic mid-size detentions and with Toyotas impressive hybrid technology.
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Makes sense in this sort of market. Something bigger than RAV4 that isn't as big as a Highlander, or as expensive as the RX. I'm not a CUV guy either, but this is where the money is.

The all-new Sienna is also unveiled, hybrid only, which I think makes sense: https://driving.ca/toyota/venza/auto-ne ... s-a-hybrid
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Nice, they brought the Toyota Harrier to NA
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altezza86 wrote: Nice, they brought the Toyota Harrier to NA
Yeah. I first read about that car on Car and Driver. It sucks that the comment section there has been temporarily disabled.

Hairier doesn't have a good conotation, I guess. :)
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Elegant Design Meets Cutting-Edge Tech and Comfort
Available Star Gaze™ Fixed Panoramic Glass Roof with Frost Control
Available 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen
TNGA-K Platform for Greater Driving Refinement
Hybrid Powertrain Standard
Standard Electronic On-Demand AWD
Standard Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0)

TORONTO, ON - May 18, 2020 – With a striking new debut, Toyota is breaking the sameness barrier in the midsize two-row crossover SUV category. The all-new 2021 Venza delivers an intuitive driving experience with smooth acceleration, predictable handling, and low noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH), all wrapped in a sophisticated design.

The all-new 2021 Venza comes equipped exclusively with the Toyota Hybrid System II powertrain and advanced Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive. Along with comfortable urban and highway performance, Venza is expected to have impressive fuel efficiency, with a preliminary manufacturer-estimated 5.9 L/100 km combined fuel consumption in LE trim.

The 2021 Venza, which arrives in Toyota dealerships this summer, is built around a version of the Toyota New Global Architecture K platform that underpins some of the company’s sedans and crossovers. As such, Venza delivers the best of both worlds: sedan-like driving comfort and SUV versatility.

The 2021 Venza offers ample room for five in a highly maneuverable package. A host of available tech-focused features, including a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with nine JBL speakers, 7-inch multi-information display (MID), digital rear-view mirror, 10-inch colour head-up display, and other available features, including a Star GazeTM fixed panoramic glass roof, a first-ever for Toyota, and heated and ventilated front seats that set the stage for true, graceful grand touring.

In addition to exemplary collision protection provided by the TNGA-K platform, the 2021 Venza comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0), a comprehensive suite of active safety systems that includes:

Pre-Collision System with Daytime/Low-Light Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection, plus Daytime Bicycle Detection (PCS)
Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
Automatic High Beams (AHB)
Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)

Pre-Collision System with Daytime/Low-Light Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection, plus Daytime Bicycle Detection, offers automatic braking capability should the driver not react in time in an emergency situation. Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) is standard on all grades, while XLE and Limited add Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automated Braking (PA w/AB).

Toyota Audio on the Big Screen
The 2021 Venza offers cutting edge entertainment and connectivity through intuitive and versatile Toyota audio systems. Audio Plus with Remote is standard on LE and includes an 8-inch touchscreen. Premium Audio with Remote and JBL is standard on XLE and Limited and features a stunning 12.3-inch touchscreen display with Embedded Navigation and controls that can be switched between driver or front passenger operation.

In addition to AM/FM radio, Toyota audio systems serve up a full roster of connectivity tech, including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, Bluetooth wireless technology, and more. Apple CarPlay™ compatibility includes access to Siri, while Android Auto™ users can access Google Assistant.

All Venza grades come with SiriusXM All Access 3-month trial Satellite Radio. All Venza models are equipped with Remote Connect (1 year trial), Safety Connect (1 year trial) and Service Connect (10 year trial). The XLE and Limited grades add Destination Assist (1 year trial) and Embedded Navigation.

The standard 6-speaker audio with 4-channel amplifier provides clean, powerful sound for all types of music. Fervent music lovers will want the sonically gorgeous JBL Premium Audio System with 9 speakers, including a rear subwoofer, powered by a 12-channel, 1,200-watt amp. It was designed exclusively for Venza with unique speaker architecture and tuned to the specific cabin space.

Visibility Through Technology
Venza’s top innovation is literally found on top of the vehicle. In a first for Toyota, the 2021 Venza offers an available Star GazeTM fixed panoramic glass roof. The Star GazeTM electrochromic glass technology allows drivers to switch from transparent to frosted modes within one second using the ON/OFF button. In the frosted mode, Star GazeTM brightens the interior while reducing direct sunlight, giving the cabin an even more open, airy, and inviting feeling.

Visibility-enhancing technology surrounds the driver. The Venza LE grade features a 4.2-inch colour MID, while XLE and Limited grades receive a 7-inch colour MID. In either display, a Hybrid System Indicator shows the driver system output and regeneration status to encourage eco-driving habits. As used on other Toyota hybrid models, the display suggests the optimal acceleration amount for eco driving and provides a game-like scoring function for the driver.

An available 10-inch colour Head-Up Display projects vital information at eye level, including speedometer, hybrid system indicator, and TSS 2.0 functions.

The available digital rearview mirror with HomeLink universal transceiver on the new Toyota Venza helps the driver see what’s behind the vehicle. If rear passengers or luggage in the cargo area are blocking the view behind, a flip of a switch on the digital rearview mirror instantly provides the driver with a wide, unobstructed view from a rear camera. The mirror also reduces glare from headlights. To further aid outward visibility, the Limited grade comes standard with Panoramic View Monitor, which provides a panoramic overhead view of the vehicle’s surroundings.

The standard backup camera features projected path and an available rear camera cleaning system sprays washer fluid to clear away water droplets, mud, snow, and snow-melting road treatments from the lens. Available on an XLE and Limited package is hands-free power tailgate, which can be set to lock automatically upon closing. For additional convenience, XLE and Limited grades come standard with a Smart Key System that works with all five doors.

Hybrid Leader
Toyota made “hybrid” synonymous with high fuel efficiency more than 20 years ago with the first Prius. The Venza brings the number of Toyota Hybrids available to nine - Mirai, makes it 10 electrified vehicles – for 2021, more than any other brand.

The new-generation Toyota Hybrid System in the Venza combines a high-efficiency 2.5-litre DOHC four-cylinder engine with three electric motors in a highly compact system. The gas engine employs Variable Valve Timing-intelligent system by Electric motor (VVT-iE) on the intake camshaft, and VVT-i on the exhaust camshaft. A variable cooling system (electric water pump, electric thermostat) and a fully variable oil pump further help improve engine efficiency.

The proven tech seamlessly delivers 219 total system horsepower and a projected preliminary manufacturer-estimated 5.9 L/100 km combined fuel consumption in LE trim. As with all Toyota hybrids, the feeling of everyday acceleration and responsiveness is heightened by the way the electric motor boosts low-speed torque. The hybrid system optimizes the level of electric motor assistance and gas engine RPM without the engine running at high revs. Engine speed is synchronized with vehicle speed, yielding effortless and quiet acceleration. Venza’s hybrid system adopts a newly-developed lithium-ion battery to enhance performance and size and weight.

Selectable NORMAL, ECO and SPORT driving modes let the driver tailor the Venza’s performance personality. SPORT mode improves and sharpens throttle response, making fuel efficiency more fun. ECO mode changes the throttle and environmental logic to help the driver focus on maximizing mileage from the fuel and battery, while NORMAL mode is ideal for everyday driving. Additionally, EV mode allows electric-only driving at low speeds for short distances.

Using a sequential shifting feature, the driver can “downshift” to increase the regenerative braking in steps, which fosters greater control when driving in hilly areas, for example. As a bonus, the hybrid system enhances ride comfort by finely controlling the drive torque to suppress pitch under acceleration and deceleration.

Very Smooth, Supremely Confident
The inherent strength of the TNGA-K platform is the extensive use of high-strength steel. This allows front strut and rear multi-link suspension tuning that helps foster handling agility while providing a supple, quiet ride.

Venza’s handling is bolstered by an electronically controlled brake system featuring Active Cornering Assist (ACA), which engages the stability control to reduce understeer in certain cornering situations. The driver feels only the enhanced agility, not the system’s operation.

The hybrid system uses a differential torque pre-load function, which enhances acceleration and deceleration controllability when starting off or cornering on normal or slippery roads. The feature also helps enhance steering performance at higher speeds, straight-line stability and controllability on rough roads.

The 2021 Venza LE rolls on 18-inch multi-spoke two-tone alloy wheels, while XLE and Limited come standard with 19-inch multi-spoke super chrome finished alloy wheels.

All-Wheel Drive at its Smartest
The 2021 Venza comes standard with Toyota’s Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive, a highly efficient system that takes maximum advantage of the hybrid powertrain’s benefits. Instead of using a transfer case and driveshaft to the rear wheels, Electronic On-Demand AWD employs a separate rear-mounted electric motor to power the rear wheels when needed.

It works seamlessly and transparently, preemptively distributing up to 80 percent of driving force to the rear wheels which helps suppress front wheel slip during off-the-line starts. The system also enhances cornering agility by helping to reduce understeer.

Torque distribution varies with conditions, from 100:0 in constant-speed driving to 20:80 on slippery surfaces. Torque distribution can be indicated on the Multi-information Display and audio system screen.

Seats of Comfort and Power
Venza provides exemplary comfort with standard power seats (8-way driver on all grades and 4-way passenger on XLE and Limited). The power driver’s seat features an auto slide-away function. During driver entering and exiting, the seat automatically moves to the rearmost position to optimize ingress and egress. When the Venza is started, the seat moves to the last position set by the driver. Venza’s seats are not only comfortable, but stylish, with unique seat bolster stitching on the XLE and Limited grade.

The Venza’s available heated front seats can be adjusted in three levels. The available ventilated front seats draw cool air from the air conditioning system into the seat and offers an extra high mode.

Venza employs S-FLOW cooling technology that first appeared on Lexus. The system directs air conditioning only to occupied seats, providing comfort and helping to reduce energy consumption. On the Limited and XLE package with available 12.3-in display, the climate control system is operated with Intelligent Touch capacitive controls.

Quiet, Please!
For customers who seek premium experiences in a vehicle, keeping unwanted noise out is paramount. The 2021 Venza provides a surprisingly quiet cabin experience. Rather than simply aiming at a “numbers” goal for sound level (decibels), Toyota engineers created a calm atmosphere conducive to enjoying easy conversation or hearing music in cleaner detail.

The high-strength TNGA-K platform is the first defense against noise intrusion, curbing vibration through the steering, floor and structure. Suspension tuning resists road surface disturbances, tire noise is reduced via strategically placed insulation, and an acoustic glass windshield helps minimize wind noise.

That’s just the beginning. Sound-blocking and absorbing insulation and body sealing material are placed throughout the structure, under the carpeting, and above the headliner. The materials and their placement were optimized to minimize noise in the frequencies that typically interfere with conversation.

As one example, the floor silencer pad is one large piece rather than separate segments. As a result, surface coverage reaches about 92 percent. Holes and gaps between parts are filled in with sound-damping material for an even greater road noise reduction.

Under the hood, sound-absorbing insulation around the engine compartment helps reduce intake noise, helped by the placement of two special resonance chambers that help minimize air intake noise in the 530Hz and 650Hz ranges.

Space for What Matters
The Venza doesn't take up a lot of space outside yet provides generous space inside. Cupholders can accommodate large drink sizes, while the center stack tray can handle the largest iPhone models. Door bottle holders can take 700 ml bottles.

Venza offers 1,027 litres (36.3 cu. ft.) of carrying space behind the second row. The lithium-ion battery pack is small enough to be installed under the rear seats, so it does not take up any cargo or passenger space. The standard tonneau cover can be stored in the storage space beneath the deck board when not in use.
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Blubbs wrote: Elegant Design Meets Cutting-Edge Tech and Comfort
Available Star Gaze™ Fixed Panoramic Glass Roof with Frost Control
Available 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen
TNGA-K Platform for Greater Driving Refinement
Hybrid Powertrain Standard
Standard Electronic On-Demand AWD
Standard Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0)

TORONTO, ON - May 18, 2020 – With a striking new debut, Toyota is breaking the sameness barrier in the midsize two-row crossover SUV category. The all-new 2021 Venza delivers an intuitive driving experience with smooth acceleration, predictable handling, and low noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH), all wrapped in a sophisticated design.

The all-new 2021 Venza comes equipped exclusively with the Toyota Hybrid System II powertrain and advanced Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive. Along with comfortable urban and highway performance, Venza is expected to have impressive fuel efficiency, with a preliminary manufacturer-estimated 5.9 L/100 km combined fuel consumption in LE trim.

The 2021 Venza, which arrives in Toyota dealerships this summer, is built around a version of the Toyota New Global Architecture K platform that underpins some of the company’s sedans and crossovers. As such, Venza delivers the best of both worlds: sedan-like driving comfort and SUV versatility.

The 2021 Venza offers ample room for five in a highly maneuverable package. A host of available tech-focused features, including a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with nine JBL speakers, 7-inch multi-information display (MID), digital rear-view mirror, 10-inch colour head-up display, and other available features, including a Star GazeTM fixed panoramic glass roof, a first-ever for Toyota, and heated and ventilated front seats that set the stage for true, graceful grand touring.

In addition to exemplary collision protection provided by the TNGA-K platform, the 2021 Venza comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0), a comprehensive suite of active safety systems that includes:

Pre-Collision System with Daytime/Low-Light Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection, plus Daytime Bicycle Detection (PCS)
Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
Automatic High Beams (AHB)
Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)

Pre-Collision System with Daytime/Low-Light Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection, plus Daytime Bicycle Detection, offers automatic braking capability should the driver not react in time in an emergency situation. Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) is standard on all grades, while XLE and Limited add Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automated Braking (PA w/AB).

Toyota Audio on the Big Screen
The 2021 Venza offers cutting edge entertainment and connectivity through intuitive and versatile Toyota audio systems. Audio Plus with Remote is standard on LE and includes an 8-inch touchscreen. Premium Audio with Remote and JBL is standard on XLE and Limited and features a stunning 12.3-inch touchscreen display with Embedded Navigation and controls that can be switched between driver or front passenger operation.

In addition to AM/FM radio, Toyota audio systems serve up a full roster of connectivity tech, including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, Bluetooth wireless technology, and more. Apple CarPlay™ compatibility includes access to Siri, while Android Auto™ users can access Google Assistant.

All Venza grades come with SiriusXM All Access 3-month trial Satellite Radio. All Venza models are equipped with Remote Connect (1 year trial), Safety Connect (1 year trial) and Service Connect (10 year trial). The XLE and Limited grades add Destination Assist (1 year trial) and Embedded Navigation.

The standard 6-speaker audio with 4-channel amplifier provides clean, powerful sound for all types of music. Fervent music lovers will want the sonically gorgeous JBL Premium Audio System with 9 speakers, including a rear subwoofer, powered by a 12-channel, 1,200-watt amp. It was designed exclusively for Venza with unique speaker architecture and tuned to the specific cabin space.

Visibility Through Technology
Venza’s top innovation is literally found on top of the vehicle. In a first for Toyota, the 2021 Venza offers an available Star GazeTM fixed panoramic glass roof. The Star GazeTM electrochromic glass technology allows drivers to switch from transparent to frosted modes within one second using the ON/OFF button. In the frosted mode, Star GazeTM brightens the interior while reducing direct sunlight, giving the cabin an even more open, airy, and inviting feeling.

Visibility-enhancing technology surrounds the driver. The Venza LE grade features a 4.2-inch colour MID, while XLE and Limited grades receive a 7-inch colour MID. In either display, a Hybrid System Indicator shows the driver system output and regeneration status to encourage eco-driving habits. As used on other Toyota hybrid models, the display suggests the optimal acceleration amount for eco driving and provides a game-like scoring function for the driver.

An available 10-inch colour Head-Up Display projects vital information at eye level, including speedometer, hybrid system indicator, and TSS 2.0 functions.

The available digital rearview mirror with HomeLink universal transceiver on the new Toyota Venza helps the driver see what’s behind the vehicle. If rear passengers or luggage in the cargo area are blocking the view behind, a flip of a switch on the digital rearview mirror instantly provides the driver with a wide, unobstructed view from a rear camera. The mirror also reduces glare from headlights. To further aid outward visibility, the Limited grade comes standard with Panoramic View Monitor, which provides a panoramic overhead view of the vehicle’s surroundings.

The standard backup camera features projected path and an available rear camera cleaning system sprays washer fluid to clear away water droplets, mud, snow, and snow-melting road treatments from the lens. Available on an XLE and Limited package is hands-free power tailgate, which can be set to lock automatically upon closing. For additional convenience, XLE and Limited grades come standard with a Smart Key System that works with all five doors.

Hybrid Leader
Toyota made “hybrid” synonymous with high fuel efficiency more than 20 years ago with the first Prius. The Venza brings the number of Toyota Hybrids available to nine - Mirai, makes it 10 electrified vehicles – for 2021, more than any other brand.

The new-generation Toyota Hybrid System in the Venza combines a high-efficiency 2.5-litre DOHC four-cylinder engine with three electric motors in a highly compact system. The gas engine employs Variable Valve Timing-intelligent system by Electric motor (VVT-iE) on the intake camshaft, and VVT-i on the exhaust camshaft. A variable cooling system (electric water pump, electric thermostat) and a fully variable oil pump further help improve engine efficiency.

The proven tech seamlessly delivers 219 total system horsepower and a projected preliminary manufacturer-estimated 5.9 L/100 km combined fuel consumption in LE trim. As with all Toyota hybrids, the feeling of everyday acceleration and responsiveness is heightened by the way the electric motor boosts low-speed torque. The hybrid system optimizes the level of electric motor assistance and gas engine RPM without the engine running at high revs. Engine speed is synchronized with vehicle speed, yielding effortless and quiet acceleration. Venza’s hybrid system adopts a newly-developed lithium-ion battery to enhance performance and size and weight.

Selectable NORMAL, ECO and SPORT driving modes let the driver tailor the Venza’s performance personality. SPORT mode improves and sharpens throttle response, making fuel efficiency more fun. ECO mode changes the throttle and environmental logic to help the driver focus on maximizing mileage from the fuel and battery, while NORMAL mode is ideal for everyday driving. Additionally, EV mode allows electric-only driving at low speeds for short distances.

Using a sequential shifting feature, the driver can “downshift” to increase the regenerative braking in steps, which fosters greater control when driving in hilly areas, for example. As a bonus, the hybrid system enhances ride comfort by finely controlling the drive torque to suppress pitch under acceleration and deceleration.

Very Smooth, Supremely Confident
The inherent strength of the TNGA-K platform is the extensive use of high-strength steel. This allows front strut and rear multi-link suspension tuning that helps foster handling agility while providing a supple, quiet ride.

Venza’s handling is bolstered by an electronically controlled brake system featuring Active Cornering Assist (ACA), which engages the stability control to reduce understeer in certain cornering situations. The driver feels only the enhanced agility, not the system’s operation.

The hybrid system uses a differential torque pre-load function, which enhances acceleration and deceleration controllability when starting off or cornering on normal or slippery roads. The feature also helps enhance steering performance at higher speeds, straight-line stability and controllability on rough roads.

The 2021 Venza LE rolls on 18-inch multi-spoke two-tone alloy wheels, while XLE and Limited come standard with 19-inch multi-spoke super chrome finished alloy wheels.

All-Wheel Drive at its Smartest
The 2021 Venza comes standard with Toyota’s Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive, a highly efficient system that takes maximum advantage of the hybrid powertrain’s benefits. Instead of using a transfer case and driveshaft to the rear wheels, Electronic On-Demand AWD employs a separate rear-mounted electric motor to power the rear wheels when needed.

It works seamlessly and transparently, preemptively distributing up to 80 percent of driving force to the rear wheels which helps suppress front wheel slip during off-the-line starts. The system also enhances cornering agility by helping to reduce understeer.

Torque distribution varies with conditions, from 100:0 in constant-speed driving to 20:80 on slippery surfaces. Torque distribution can be indicated on the Multi-information Display and audio system screen.

Seats of Comfort and Power
Venza provides exemplary comfort with standard power seats (8-way driver on all grades and 4-way passenger on XLE and Limited). The power driver’s seat features an auto slide-away function. During driver entering and exiting, the seat automatically moves to the rearmost position to optimize ingress and egress. When the Venza is started, the seat moves to the last position set by the driver. Venza’s seats are not only comfortable, but stylish, with unique seat bolster stitching on the XLE and Limited grade.

The Venza’s available heated front seats can be adjusted in three levels. The available ventilated front seats draw cool air from the air conditioning system into the seat and offers an extra high mode.

Venza employs S-FLOW cooling technology that first appeared on Lexus. The system directs air conditioning only to occupied seats, providing comfort and helping to reduce energy consumption. On the Limited and XLE package with available 12.3-in display, the climate control system is operated with Intelligent Touch capacitive controls.

Quiet, Please!
For customers who seek premium experiences in a vehicle, keeping unwanted noise out is paramount. The 2021 Venza provides a surprisingly quiet cabin experience. Rather than simply aiming at a “numbers” goal for sound level (decibels), Toyota engineers created a calm atmosphere conducive to enjoying easy conversation or hearing music in cleaner detail.

The high-strength TNGA-K platform is the first defense against noise intrusion, curbing vibration through the steering, floor and structure. Suspension tuning resists road surface disturbances, tire noise is reduced via strategically placed insulation, and an acoustic glass windshield helps minimize wind noise.

That’s just the beginning. Sound-blocking and absorbing insulation and body sealing material are placed throughout the structure, under the carpeting, and above the headliner. The materials and their placement were optimized to minimize noise in the frequencies that typically interfere with conversation.

As one example, the floor silencer pad is one large piece rather than separate segments. As a result, surface coverage reaches about 92 percent. Holes and gaps between parts are filled in with sound-damping material for an even greater road noise reduction.

Under the hood, sound-absorbing insulation around the engine compartment helps reduce intake noise, helped by the placement of two special resonance chambers that help minimize air intake noise in the 530Hz and 650Hz ranges.

Space for What Matters
The Venza doesn't take up a lot of space outside yet provides generous space inside. Cupholders can accommodate large drink sizes, while the center stack tray can handle the largest iPhone models. Door bottle holders can take 700 ml bottles.

Venza offers 1,027 litres (36.3 cu. ft.) of carrying space behind the second row. The lithium-ion battery pack is small enough to be installed under the rear seats, so it does not take up any cargo or passenger space. The standard tonneau cover can be stored in the storage space beneath the deck board when not in use.
This or a Q5, which may not have a pano, HUD and adaptive cruise control? :)
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blexann wrote: This will be made in Japan.
Already mentioned in the first post and video.

"The Venza is built in Japan using the same TNGA that is used for the smaller RAV4 and larger Highlander."
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Torque vectoring 0.5b?


Venza’s handling is bolstered by an electronically controlled brake system featuring Active Cornering Assist (ACA), which engages the stability control to reduce understeer in certain cornering situations. The driver feels only the enhanced agility, not the system’s operation.
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On paper, it looks great, great, great.

BUT not touching this with a 10 foot pole. LOL.

The only advantage is the hybrid aspect of it (savings), with a relative high output (total hp of 219 in the marketing material) .

BUT If it drives like the other Toyota Hybrids... well, forget it, I rather pay more for gas. Smiling Face With Open Mouth

A Mazda CX 5 Signature with 250 HP is still a much better option, if you like driving.
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"elegant" design LOL
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EP32k2 wrote: "elegant" design LOL
I believe they were talking about the tablet placement lol.
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motomondo wrote: On paper, it looks great, great, great.

BUT not touching this with a 10 foot pole. LOL.

The only advantage is the hybrid aspect of it (savings), with a relative high output (total hp of 219 in the marketing material) .

BUT If it drives like the other Toyota Hybrids... well, forget it, I rather pay more for gas. Smiling Face With Open Mouth

A Mazda CX 5 Signature with 250 HP is still a much better option, if you like driving.
And what is right about Toyota gas models lol?

Besides partnering with BMW and Subaru?
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alanbrenton wrote: I believe they were talking about the tablet placement lol.
Ok because I'm trying real hard here to see what's elegant about this beast LOL
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EP32k2 wrote: Ok because I'm trying real hard here to see what's elegant about this beast LOL
I was trying to hone in on the performance aspects but they came short besides that ACA. Very different from German car press releases.
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alanbrenton wrote: I was trying to hone in on the performance aspects but they came short besides that ACA. Very different from German car press releases.
Well Germans will always have some "performance" aspect vs. Toyota and their appliance targeted audience. So announcements like these really shouldn't come as a surprise.
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Looks fantastic. Thanks, Blubbs for the great article. We've loved our '09 Venza, especially the dimensions, which work very well for us. On a regular basis, we have to haul a ton of crap. Ours has 30.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats and this one has 36.3, so that's a win. We have a lifetime average of 9.3 L/100 km on our FWD I4 and this one is expecting 5.9, so in our case, about $1,000/year less in fuel. The big questions are price, which I've seen no mention of and in 2 years or so, when we're ready to buy, will the US economy/$ have cratered to the point that we can save $10,000 on the car again and $2,000 on the extended warranty by buying in the US like we did last time?
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It's certainly more interesting than the Rav4 and the Highlander.

The MIJ aspect is also a plus.

They should have made a PHEV an option for this car like the Rav4 prime

That's really all I can say about this thing.

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