Pros Sitting space is huge.
Very good visibility.
Easy to drive.
Great amount of space in the center console.
Cons Feels disconnected when driving the car.
The sound system is great but no surround sound.
Pros The 2011 V6 AWD model has a much better build quality than the traditional Toyota line, especially the interior which rivals a Lexus ES we own. The car is roomy and wide with a fairly smooth ride. It is similar to the Lexus RX in size, but the car stand
Cons Only draw back is that its a big car, so turning radius and cornering is not as good as a smaller car. The Audi A6 Wagon, for example, has a much more sure-footed ride. It is also not as quiet as the Lexus model, but the noise level is acceptable, even
Summary Very good value, great build quality, superb interior design and quality, practical car for families.
Pros JBL premium sound rocks - 13 speakers and can hookup iPod/mp3 player! Comfortable seats front and rear, Roomy, excellent brakes. Bluetooth hooks up easily.
Cons Nav & BT almost useless when driving. Recirc button magically turns off w/no buttons pushed. Hesitates w/quick acceleration (unlike my '01 V6 Camry), Who thought black carpet/dash were good ideas? Console design/function, Mileage only 21/18,
Summary We looked at a Lexus 400h but they only had black in stock. We went to see the new Prius but it wasn't out yet. When we saw the Venza, we were sold on the style and functionality. It is a better than average vehicle that fits a 6'3" 250# guy. Toyota, please remove the very annoying nanny nav, ADD: driver's seat memory, turn lights in larger side mirrors, more soundproofing, more hooks and wheel well storage in back. Redesign the center console,
"Classy vehicle"on by Toyotafan
Pros Excellent gas mileage for the speed, and I do mean speed! Venza is easy to like with the touches Toyota has put into this vehicle. Quiet inside, so you can enjoy the sweet sound of the stereo or mp3 player thru the stereo!
Cons Bumps are a litte rougher than I was hoping for.
Summary Downgraded from the Sequoia to the Venza and have not looked back. Gas mileage for the V-6 in the Venza and the power it is putting out is as advertised and slightly better, depending on how hard the engine is pushed. The ammenities are better than expected for the Toyota brand and comparable to higher end manufacturers. We got more than we paid for in this vehicle and for the price better than other models out there. This is sure to be a vehicle of curiosity no matter where you go and ours has already had a number of people looking at it.
Pros Features in base trim (excellent fit and finish, more Lexus like than Toyota), ride, room, comfort, Gas Mileage and price as compared to CR-V
Cons No Hybrid model yet
Summary This is the right vehicle for a family of four, hands down!