Quick, roomy and quiet are characteristics we like to find in any vehicle. The 2014 Toyota Venza is all that and a bag of chips - sleekly attractive, fuel efficient and well equipped with popular luxury convenience features. The new Venza is offered in Dallas in LE, XLE and limited models. LED daytime running lights arranged in a sweeping outline around Venza's front headlamps are standard on the Limited model, adding to Venza's sophisticated attitude.
Dallas drivers who need extra space but eschew the bulk and bluster of an SUV will find their answer in Venza's copious cargo capacity and easy flexibility between seating and storage. One-touch fold-flat rear seats with center armrest and cup holders are standard on all models. With rear seats folded, Venza offers up 70 cubic feet of cargo space with effortless access provided by a power rear liftgate, standard on the XLE and Limited models and available on the LE. Storage doesn't begin and end in the back; you'll find oodles of cubbies and compartments up front in the large center and overhead consoles.
Feel pampered during your Dallas commutes or extended road trips with Venza's standard dual-zone automatic climate control and eight-way powered driver seat. Enjoy Bluetooth connectivity and a six-speaker sound system. Touch-screen interfacing provides easy switching from radio to CD or audio streaming from connected devices.
Venza provides two engine choices. For most Texans, the 3.5-liter V6, rated at 268 horsepower and 246 lb-ft of torque is the obvious choice as this advanced engine delivers efficiency nearly equivalent to the 4-cylinder but with much greater power. EPA estimates on this peppy V6 run 22 mpg combined (19 mpg city/26 mpg highway) for FWD models. With this engine, you also have the versatility of an optional towing package to haul up to 3,500 pounds for weekend adventures or extended road trips. Find out more below as our 2014 Toyota Venza review continues with additional information on features and SUV crossover comparisons.