2012 Toyota Venza Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$27,425-$37,915
$25,095-$34,502
19 /CITY / 25 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- Three trim levels replace single-trim strategy

Exterior Features
The Toyota Venza, which might be classified as a \"sport wagon,\" seats 5 passengers. According to Toyota, the Venza rides a little higher and provides a little more roominess than its competitors provide. The 2012 Venza is available in LE, XLE and Limited trims, instead of the one-trim, 2-engine offering of previous years. The LE and XLE trims are available with 4- or 6-cylinder engines and with front-wheel or all-wheel drive (FWD or AWD). The Venza Limited comes with the V-6 engine only, and with FWD or AWD.

Interior Features
The Toyota Venza LE features dual-zone automatic climate control, power accessories that include a power-adjustable driver's seat, rear-seat adjustable personal reading lamps, and 6-speaker sound system with integrated Bluetooth connectivity. The XLE adds leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, satin mahogany woodgrain interior trim, push-button start, power liftgate, upgraded information displays, and a rearview camera. The Venza Limited adds a panoramic glass roof with a power-operated sunroof and Navigation package as standard, plus high-intensity discharge headlights.

Optional Features
Numerous option packages are available at each trim level. Many of the XLE's features are available on the base LE trim, and the XLE offers many of the Limited's premium features as options. The Venza also offers many dealer-available enhancements for transporting pets.

Under the Hood
The entry-level power plant for the 2012 Toyota Venza is a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 182 horsepower and mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission that features sequential shift control. This engine is available with FWD or AWD. Optional is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated at 268 horsepower.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Toyota Venza are:
- Venza with 4-cylinder engine and FWD: 21/27/23 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Venza with 4-cylinder engine and AWD: 20/25/22 mpg
- Venza with V-6 engine and FWD: 19/26/22 mpg
- Venza with V-6 engine and AWD: 18/25/21 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Toyota Venza include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, driver knee air bag, and side curtain air bags.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Venza received 3 (out of 5) stars for frontal-offset crash protection; 5 stars for side-impact protection; 4 stars for rollover protection; and 4 stars overall. To date, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not conducted tests on the 2012 Toyota Venza.


What's New for 2012:
- Three trim levels replace single-trim strategy

Exterior Features
The Toyota Venza, which might be classified as a \"sport wagon,\" seats 5 passengers. According to Toyota, the Venza rides a little higher and provides a little more roominess than its competitors provide. The 2012 Venza is available in LE, XLE and Limited trims, instead of the one-trim, 2-engine offering of previous years. The LE and XLE trims are available with 4- or 6-cylinder engines and with front-wheel or all-wheel drive (FWD or AWD). The Venza Limited comes with the V-6 engine only, and with FWD or AWD.

Interior Features
The Toyota Venza LE features dual-zone automatic climate control, power accessories that include a power-adjustable driver's seat, rear-seat adjustable personal reading lamps, and 6-speaker sound system with integrated Bluetooth connectivity. The XLE adds leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, satin mahogany woodgrain interior trim, push-button start, power liftgate, upgraded information displays, and a rearview camera. The Venza Limited adds a panoramic glass roof with a power-operated sunroof and Navigation package as standard, plus high-intensity discharge headlights.

Optional Features
Numerous option packages are available at each trim level. Many of the XLE's features are available on the base LE trim, and the XLE offers many of the Limited's premium features as options. The Venza also offers many dealer-available enhancements for transporting pets.

Under the Hood
The entry-level power plant for the 2012 Toyota Venza is a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 182 horsepower and mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission that features sequential shift control. This engine is available with FWD or AWD. Optional is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated at 268 horsepower.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Toyota Venza are:
- Venza with 4-cylinder engine and FWD: 21/27/23 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Venza with 4-cylinder engine and AWD: 20/25/22 mpg
- Venza with V-6 engine and FWD: 19/26/22 mpg
- Venza with V-6 engine and AWD: 18/25/21 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the Toyota Venza include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, driver knee air bag, and side curtain air bags.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Venza received 3 (out of 5) stars for frontal-offset crash protection; 5 stars for side-impact protection; 4 stars for rollover protection; and 4 stars overall. To date, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not conducted tests on the 2012 Toyota Venza.


Available Trims for the 2012 Toyota Venza
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LE (4dr Wgn I4 FWD (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27425.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name LE (4dr Wgn I4 FWD (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27425.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name LE (4dr Wgn I4 FWD (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27425.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name LE (4dr Wgn I4 AWD (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28875.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 20/25
Name LE (4dr Wgn I4 AWD (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28875.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 20/25
Name LE (4dr Wgn I4 AWD (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28875.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 20/25
Name LE (4dr Wgn V6 FWD (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29250.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name LE (4dr Wgn V6 FWD (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29250.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name LE (4dr Wgn V6 FWD (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29250.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name LE (4dr Wgn V6 AWD (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30700.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name LE (4dr Wgn V6 AWD (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30700.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name LE (4dr Wgn V6 AWD (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30700.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name XLE (4dr Wgn I4 FWD (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29775.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name XLE (4dr Wgn I4 FWD (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29775.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name XLE (4dr Wgn I4 FWD (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29775.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name XLE (4dr Wgn I4 AWD (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31225.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 20/25
Name XLE (4dr Wgn I4 AWD (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31225.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 20/25
Name XLE (4dr Wgn I4 AWD (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31225.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 20/25
Name XLE (4dr Wgn V6 FWD (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31600.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name XLE (4dr Wgn V6 FWD (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31600.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name XLE (4dr Wgn V6 FWD (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31600.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name XLE (4dr Wgn V6 AWD (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33050.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name XLE (4dr Wgn V6 AWD (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33050.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name XLE (4dr Wgn V6 AWD (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33050.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name Limited (4dr Wgn V6 FWD (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36465.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name Limited (4dr Wgn V6 FWD (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36465.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name Limited (4dr Wgn V6 FWD (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36465.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name Limited (4dr Wgn V6 AWD (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37915.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name Limited (4dr Wgn V6 AWD (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37915.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name Limited (4dr Wgn V6 AWD (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37915.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
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INTERIOR
  • Fabric seat trim
  • Front bucket seats -inc: active adjustable headrests, seatback pockets
  • 8-way pwr driver seat & 4-way manual front passenger seat -inc: driver seat lumbar support
  • 60/40 split flat-folding reclining rear seat -inc: armrest, one-touch fold-flat lever
  • Center console -inc: sliding cover dual storage, (2) 12V pwr points, illuminated cup holders, MP3 player holder w/wire management
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: steering wheel audio & Bluetooth controls
  • Optitron instrumentation -inc: tachometer, LCD odometer, twin trip meters
  • 3.5" LCD multi-function display -inc: clock, outside temp, trip computer, climate settings
  • Cruise control
  • Remote fuel door release
  • Engine immobilizer
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Pwr windows -inc: auto up/down, jam protection
  • Auto shifter-activated pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Rear window electric defogger
  • Dual-zone auto climate control -inc: filter, rear seat vents
  • Carbon fiber-style interior trim
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror w/compass
  • Overhead console w/map lights
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Rear reading lights
  • (1) cargo area 12V pwr point
  • Cargo area tonneau cover
  • Cargo area light
  • Leather seat trim
  • Heated driver & front passenger seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar support, 4-way pwr front passenger seat w/pwr lumbar support
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: steering wheel audio & Bluetooth controls
  • 3.5" TFT-LCD multi-function display -inc: clock, outside temp, trip computer, climate settings, customizable settings
  • Anti-theft system w/alarm & engine immobilizer
  • Smart Key system -inc: remote keyless entry, push-button start, remote illuminated entry
  • Satin Mahogany woodgrain interior trim
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob w/satin Mahogany woodgrain inlay
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: steering wheel audio controls, steering wheel Bluetooth controls, steering wheel navigation controls
EXTERIOR
  • 19" 10-spoke alloy wheels
  • P245/55R19 all-season tires
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler
  • Projector-beam headlamps w/auto on/off
  • Fog lamps
  • Privacy glass
  • Color-keyed foldable pwr-adjustable heated mirrors
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers -inc: wiper de-icer
  • Rear intermittent wiper
  • Color-keyed exterior door handles
  • 20" 5-spoke alloy wheels
  • P245/50R20 all-season tires
  • Pwr liftgate w/jam protection
  • Chrome-accented exterior door handles w/touch sensor lock/unlock
  • Panoramic tilt/slide sunroof
  • Projector-beam HID headlamps w/auto on/off & auto high beam
MECHANICAL
  • 2.7L DOHC SFI 16-valve I4 engine w/dual VVT-i
  • 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission -inc: sequential shift mode
  • Front wheel drive
  • 4-wheel independent MacPherson strut suspension -inc: front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Electric-assist rack & pinion pwr steering
  • Pwr vented front/solid rear disc brakes
  • Chrome exhaust tip
  • All wheel drive w/active torque control
  • 3.5L DOHC SFI 24-valve V6 engine w/dual VVT-i
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Anti-lock brake system -inc: electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist
    • Smart stop technology
    • Vehicle stability control
    • Traction control
    • Hill start assist
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Front/rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
    • Daytime running lamps w/on-off feature
    • Driver & front passenger front airbags -inc: occupant sensor
    • Front seat side-impact airbags
    • Front & rear side curtain airbags w/roll sensor
    • Driver knee bolster airbag
    • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions -inc: front adjustable shoulder belt anchors, ALR/ELR retractors for passengers, ELR retractors for driver, force limiters
    • LATCH anchors for outboard seating positions
    • Child-protector rear door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Collapsible steering column
    • Rearview monitor
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3/WMA capability, aux audio input, USB port w/iPod connectivity, SiriusXM satellite radio w/(3) months subscription, auto sound leveling, Bluetooth hands-free phone & music streaming, (6) speakers
    • JBL AM/FM stereo w/4-disc CD changer -inc: voice activation, touch screen DVD navigation, JBL synthesis surround sound system, USB port w/iPod connectivity, MP3/WMA capability, Bluetooth hands-free phone & music streaming, SiriusXM satellite radio w/NavTraffic & (3) month subscription, CD-text display, auto sound leveling, (13) speakers

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