The New Venza Hybrid is one of Toyota’s SUVs that comes out with all-new for the following year. This 2021 Toyota Venza is a hybrid crossover SUV that seats up to five and is largely based on the new RAV4 in terms of design. Smaller than the three-row Highlander, the 2021 Venza revives an older Toyota nameplate that was previously applied to a wagon/crossover version of the Camry. Others similar car or rivals to the car is the Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Honda Passport.
Exterior & Interior Design
According to Thecarconnection, This 2021 Venza come out with all new in terms of design and its powertrain. Toyota offers the Venza in LE, XLE, and Limited trim levels and equips the Venza much like the Highlander. Though it shares its platform with the RAV4, the Venza looks very different. A coupe-like roofline, sculpted lines, and chrome trim make it look like a Lexus (even better than most of today’s Lexus SUVs), while the RAV4 is more angular, more upright, and more off-road oriented.
On the inside, The luxury feel continues, where Toyota wraps most of the surfaces in either real leather (the steering wheel and shift knob) or synthetic leather (the door panels, dash, center console, and, on all but the base model, the seats).
A hybrid powertrain borrowed from the RAV4 teams a 2.5-liter inline-4 with three motors and a lithium-ion hybrid battery pack (the RAV4 Hybrid has a nickel-metal hydride pack) to generate 219 net horsepower and return 39 mpg combined, according to Toyota. The hybrid system provides plenty of power for everyday driving. The rear motor gives all Venzas all-wheel drive that can send up to to 80 percent of the available torque to the rear wheels.
A two-row crossover, the Venza is geared toward small families or shoppers looking for extra space, but not three rows of seats. It seats up to five just like the RAV4, but its sleeker top means it has less cargo space at 28.8 cubic feet with the rear seats up.
The Venza comes equipped with Toyota’s latest suite of active safety features, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and bicyclist detection, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and automatic high beams.
Engine Options & Performance
For the engine, The 2021 Venza is offered exclusively as a hybrid, powered by a setup comprised of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine and three electric motors which together develop 219 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard: One of the electric motors powers the Venza’s rear wheels while the gasoline engine and the other two motors work to spin the fronts. During our test drive of the Venza, we found ourselves disappointed by its driving dynamics and it didn’t deliver the smooth and even ride that we expected. At our test track, its acceleration was also mediocre at 7.6-seconds to 60 mph, putting it 1.5-seconds off the pace set by the Honda Passport.
How Much it Cost?
The MSRP or starting price for the 2021 Venza Hybrid is $32,470. However, the Venza Premium trims have more value than that. The price for 2021 Venza Hybrid LE is $33,645 while XLE: $37,175, and the Limited trim price is around $40,975.