Although automotive experts concur that the Toyota Venza is the exception to crossover rules, that’s where the agreement ends. Although it looks like a car, the Venza’s sports utility vehicle versatility makes it a different type of automobile. The Venza provides intriguing styling and tall-wagon flexibility with five-passenger seating. It’s a cross between Toyota’s large seven-seat Highlander and the sporty five-seat RAV4 yet based on the Camry chassis. 

The name “Venza” combines the words “venture” and “Monza,” the historic auto racing circuit north of Milan, Italy. The Japanese vehicle manufacturer started marketing the crossover SUV in 2008.

The Toyota Venza amazed quite a few automotive in a short time by presenting the capability of a wagon/SUV crossover. The Venza, initially a concept car at the 2005 North American International Auto Show, has quickly established itself as a resourceful, fashionable response to buyers wanting a vehicle with the handling of a sedan and the potency of a crossover.

Toyota offers the Venza in either front- or all-wheel drive. The five-door base model is equipped with a 2.7-liter, four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. The 182-horsepower motor strains a bit to supply climbing and passing ability. While the Venza’s optional 268-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 is considerably more powerful and smoother, it lacks the fuel economy of the four-cylinder. The smaller power plant delivers 21 miles per gallon in city traffic and as much as 29 miles per gallon on the open road, while the V-6 gets 19 miles per gallon in town and 26 miles per gallon on the highway.

Toyota produces all kinds of car accessories and replacement car parts to give Venza owners the opportunity to personalize their crossover SUV.

Because the Venza is so new, locating Toyota used parts for the crossover SUV can be a challenge. Purchasing cheap auto parts at a local car parts store is not the route to take when repairing a Venza. The best supplier of car parts online is All-Import Auto Parts.