The 2021 Toyota Venza Feature You Want but May Have Trouble Getting
Toyota Venza has returned. With it comes luxury-inspired styling, as well as a plethora of modern technology and safety systems. Like remote engine start, among many others.
In fact, I recently wrote a Torque News story about Toyota Venza and comfort. Results seem very positive from new owners.
I just bought a 2021 Venza Limited so I will happily volunteer as a test subject. Hopefully, my observations will assist you with your research.
One feature I have absolutely fallen in love with is also the one that is proving the most challenging for potential buyers to find.
2021 Venza StarGaze Panoramic Roof
Who does not enjoy a good moonroof every now and then?
Toyota most commonly includes a moonroof as standard equipment on its higher grades of cars, trucks and SUVs.
Then, it is optional as a standalone feature or as part of an upgrade package on lower trim levels.
RELATED VIDEO: See Toyota Venza StarGaze in action in my video review.
I will start at the beginning for those who are not yet familiar with Toyota Venza grade strategy. It comes in LE, XLE and Limited. These are easy to remember, since you will already see these trims on many popular Toyota models like RAV4, Camry, Highlander, Avalon and Prius.
You will find StarGaze fixed panoramic roof as an optional upgrade on the 2021 Venza Limited.
Let me tell you. It is really cool technology, and it will make you smile the first time you try it. As one new Venza owner said, “it is a great conversation starter” for his first-time passengers.
StarGaze panoramic roof switches between two settings instantly with the simple push of a button. Drivers can choose from a frosted look and a clear look.
Some facts to know. Frosted is the default setting when your Toyota Venza is first started. The glass is fixed in place and cannot be opened like a traditional moonroof.
For me, the frosted look is ideal. I really enjoy the bright cabin in both front and rear seats, but I do not enjoy how the sun’s glare makes it hot on my head when open. Frosted does not let in heat like a moonroof, but allows light in.
I remember Matthew McConaughey in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” asking people to “frost yourself.” Now I think of this phrase every time I use StarGaze roof.
Maybe you will too. You can thank me later.
Does 2021 Toyota Venza Offer a Moonroof?
There is one detail that is important to know as you do your due diligence on 2021 Toyota Venza. You may need to know this one.
Venza LE does not come standard with a moonroof. Nor does Venza XLE. Venza Limited does not either.
Your sole option is to upgrade your Limited with the StarGaze fixed panoramic roof.
Availability of Venza Limited with StarGaze
During my search for a 2021 Venza Limited, I found that the hardest configuration to find is a Limited with StarGaze panoramic roof. It would have required me to wait a couple more months to get this incredible feature.
I chose to purchase one without. So, I am now the proud owner of a 2021 Toyota Venza Limited in Coastal Gray.
Love it. I really love it.
A few people across the country have let me know they have had to pre-order their StarGaze panoramic roof and it took up to a couple of months waiting time. Probably worth the wait.
I encourage you all to test this for yourselves and report back.
Time for your thoughts on 2021 Venza
What are your feelings about the new Venza so far? Do you own one, and if so, please leave a comment with your impressions.
Do you have a Venza with the StarGaze roof and if so, how do you like it?
I am guessing availability of the StarGaze is slim since Venza was only recently launched. I would assume (yeah, I know about doing that) that supplies will eventually catch up to the demand.
I just want to put it out there. “Reach for the stars – with StarGaze.”
Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story when I share comments of Toyota Tundra fans on next-gen engine choices.
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