2017 Toyota Venza Review

The 2017 Toyota Venza is being updated with additional exterior styling and making some new conveniences features available on the inside. Toyota aims to brings us the model back as it has been fading in recent times slipping off the radar at one point. The vehicle has been around from 2009 and there were some rumors of it being discontinued, but this 2017 model shows us that they are prepared to have another go at it and provide us with a model that might bring back something that the Venza has lost in recent years.

The vehicle was already showcased a the New York motor show and the latest pictures and reviews about it already sound promising. The coming release date will be an expected one and will show us if this model is meant to shine or crash and burn. The updates made are particularly interesting for the front end of the car where the majority of the remodeling action is going on. There is also a new set of wheels and additional color variants placed here as well.

2017 Toyota Venza rear view

Some great news also come for the powertrain as they are using a V-6 version which is going to be given across the board for all trim levels and it also comes with FWD and AWD options. And speaking of trim choices, you can choose the Venza  LE, XLE or Limited choices which all come with their standalone features and gadgets.

The biggest draw may perhaps be that eh 2017 Toyota Venza is going to offer a lot of standard equipment which we did not get to have with the previous cars. It shows us just at what lengths they are willing to go here in order to give us a new and improved car.


The design of the 2017 Toyota Venza takes a whole new direction. They are trying to be innovative here and have added a bunch of new and very hot looking elements which are going to for the most part update the model’s look and bring back some popularity to it. The new design language that the car incorporates adds a very nice looking distinctive grille and places some newly design headlights and fog lights to the front as well. The rear end has a  angled rear hatch and places a spoiler with some wide wraparound taillights given there.

2017 Toyota Venza front view

One of the big news is also the new set of wheels the car has gotten. This is actually going to be based on the engine choice as well as the four-cylinder models will get to use the 19-inch wheels which come with a new aluminum allow design. On the other hand, Venza models that come with a V-6 engine also include the 20-inhc five-spoke aluminum alloy wheels as your prime choice. Added are also the ventilated front and solid rear disc brakes, which come standard and power assist as well. For 2017 model year customers also have a choice of more exterior colors and they can chose from the newly added Attitude Black, Cypress Pearl, and Cosmic Gray Mica choices.


There are some innovations brought to the interior of the 2017 Toyota Venza. Let’s start with the aesthetics part as there are some updates with the color as you get three new choices with Ivory, Light Gray, and Black. Also, all of the trim level models for the Venza are going to include a  Optitron speedometer and tachometer, but only the XLE and the Limited trims get to have a TFT multi-color center instrument panel display option for them. The inside also increases shoulder room and headroom making the spacing and comfort levels for the car much better and enjoyable now.

2017 Toyota Venza interior

Offered here we also get an adjustable center console which gives us  a sliding cover, three iPod/MP3 player holders, an armrest and very large storage compartments. Making its debut on this 2017 Venza model is the Toyota Entune multimedia system which uses a mobile smartphone so it can provide a better and much richer in-vehicle experience and also allows you to use the navigation and entertainment services much quicker and much easier.

Engine specs

You can get your 2017 Toyota Venza either powered by a four-cylinder or a V6 engine. Both of the engine offers will come combined with FWD or AWD systems. The first choice is a 2.7 liter four-cylinder engine that makes 181 HP at 5,800 rpm and 182 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,200 rpm, while your secondary offer is the 3.5 liter V6 engine which has an output of 268 HP at 6,200 rpm and 246 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,700 rpm. The fuel economy of the primary one is measured at 21 MPG city/27 MPG highway for the FWD and  20/25 for the AWD and the secondary engine has an EPA rating of 19 MPG city/26 MPG highway with the FWD and 18/25 for the AWD. Both engine variants come with a six-speed sequential-shift electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence

2017 Toyota Venza engine

Release date and price

The sales for the 2017 Toyota Venza start from next year when teh car was set for its release date. The start of the year will also enable you to get you own model for a price of $35,600 as the starting price.






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