|Assembly||Georgetown, Kentucky, USA|
|Class||Mid-size crossover SUV|
|Body style(s)||4-door wagon|
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Engine(s)||1AR-FE 2.7L I4|
2GR-FE 3.5L V6
|Wheelbase||109.3 in (2776 mm)|
|Length||189.0 in (4801 mm)|
|Width||75.0 in (1905 mm)|
|Height||63.4 in (1610 mm)|
Toyota Camry Solara
The Toyota Venza is a mid-size crossover SUV developed by Japanese automaker Toyota and unveiled at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. It is currently engineered in the United States and built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) in Georgetown, Kentucky. It has a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimated fuel economy of 19 mpg-US (12 L/100 km; 23 mpg-imp)/26 mpg-US (9.0 L/100 km; 31 mpg-imp) with its four-cylinder engine.
Based on the Toyota FT-SX concept car unveiled at the 2005 North American International Auto Show, the Venza uses the Camry chassis and will offer Toyota's 3.5L 2GR-FE V6 and 2.7L 1AR-FE I4. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive will be available as an option. It is currently Toyota's only crossover SUV not to have a third-row seat available, as both the RAV4 and the Highlander do.
Classification[edit | edit source]
Toyota has claimed that the Venza blends the "styling and comfort of a passenger car with the flexibility of a sport utility vehicle."  However, Toyota informed automotive magazine Motor Trend that it would pass on entering the Venza in the publication's SUV of the Year competition.  Instead, Toyota requested that the Venza compete in the Car of the Year competition. Motor Trend decided that the Venza should not compete in any competition at all since its ride height is too high to be qualified as a car.
Production[edit | edit source]
The Venza will start at $25,975 for a front-wheel-drive (FWD) 4-cylinder model, and range up to $29,250 for the all-wheel-drive (AWD) V6 edition without options. Standard equipment is very good for a vehicle in this class, offering Cruise Control, fog lamps, HomeLink, a 6-disc CD changer, dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming rear view mirror, Hill-Start assist control, power accessories, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, and the Toyota Star Safety System, which includes Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
References[edit | edit source]
- All-New Toyota Venza Crossover Sedan To Make World Debut At 2008 North American International Auto Show - Toyota North American Pressroom
- http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/compx2008f.jsp?year=2009&make=Toyota&model=Venza&hiddenField=Findacar, Retrieved 4-Jan-09
- 2008 Detroit Auto Show: 2009 Toyota Venza - Edmunds
- Toyota's New 2009 Venza Optimizes The Traditional Passenger Car - Toyota Pressroom
- Where's the Venza? - Motor Trend
- Toyota launches production of Venza - Business First of Louisville
- Toyota shows new Venza crossover sedan to undergo production this November in Georgetown - Louisville Courier-Journal.
- "Toyota Venza Begins Production". Automoblog.net. http://www.automoblog.net/2008/11/10/toyota-venza-begins-production/. Retrieved on 2009-01-05.
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