2012 Toyota Venza Review
2012 Toyota Venza
NEW FOR 2012:
- New Premium Package on four-cylinder FWD model
- New Navigation & JBL Package on four-cylinder AWD model
For 2012, the Toyota Venza adds two new optional trim packages. The new Premium Package for the four-cylinder FWD Venza adds two-stage heated leather seats, power liftgate, rearview camera, panoramic glass roof and anti-theft system, while the Navigation & JBL Package for four-cylinder AWD models adds a JBL Synthesis audio system with six-CD changer, 13 speakers, DVD-based navigation system, integrated rearview camera and XM Real-Time Traffic Capability.
The Venza comes with a choice of two engines: a 2.7-litre four-cylinder or 3.5-litre V6, both with a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. Both engines are available in front- or all-wheel drive.
The Venza comes in a single trim line, differentiated by engine size, and by FWD or AWD.
Features on the four-cylinder Venza include 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, CD/MP3/WMA stereo with auxiliary input and USB port, XM satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, eight-way power driver's seat, 60/40 split-folding reclining rear seat, power locks with keyless entry, auto up/down on all windows, Optitron gauges, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, cargo cover, tilt and telescopic steering wheel with audio controls, floor mats, power-assisted trunk closer, multi-information display, cruise control, garage door opener, driver's knee airbag, active front head restraints, heated mirrors, privacy glass, rear spoiler, variable intermittent wipers with windshield de-icer, rear wiper, auto-off headlamps, and fog lamps.
The Venza V6 adds 20-inch alloy wheels and dual exhaust.