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Big 2023 Toyota Venza Changes Coming and You Will Like Them

See what is new for 2023 Toyota Venza. Strong updates coming.


Being a Toyota Venza owner myself (2021 Venza Limited), I am always interested in what is new and exciting for each new model year.

I was very pleased when I saw the practical and important updates coming to 2023 Venza. I hope you like them too.

2023 Toyota Venza Review
2023 Toyota Venza Nightshade Edition Ruby Flare Pearl back end profile

There are multiple important updates coming for 2023 Venza, but not to the powertrain.

Toyota Venza powertrain will carry over from 2022 model year. Potential purchasers can expect 219 total hybrid horsepower with the combo of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor power. It will still average a strong 39 miles per gallon.

Look for the same three familiar trim levels for 2023 Toyota Venza – LE, XLE, and Limited. Except, now we have a new member in the Venza lineup.

2023 Venza Nightshade Edition joins the team this year. It will be offered in Wind Chill Pearl, Ruby Flare Pearl, and Black.

Toyota Venza Nightshade comes with sporty and sinister gloss black accents around the front grille, rocker panels, shark fin antenna, and side mirrors.

Plan for standard 19-inch gloss black, multi-spoke aluminum alloy wheels and black exterior badging for 2023 Venza Nightshade.

Toyota Venza Multimedia Changes

Following the lead of several other popular Toyota models, the 2023 Venza will feature the brand-new Toyota Audio Multimedia system.

My favorite features are wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Owners will find standard 8-inch multimedia touch screens with Venza LE, and 12.3-inch screens on XLE and Limited.

Benefits of Toyota Audio Multimedia include fast command processing speeds, the ability to pair two phones at the same time, more capabilities than ever before, and an extensive and easy-to-use voice commands library.

VIDEO YOU MAY ENJOY: I review the changes for 2023 Venza

Connectivity includes one USB-A port and two USB-C ports. Qi wireless charging has evolved into its fourth generation charging system with Venza 2023.

Multi-information displays may look at bit different too for 2023 Toyota Venza. LE and XLE carry standard 7-inch displays, while Limited has a new standard 12.3-inch fully digital display. You can even change its look based on your mood: Casual, Smart, Tough, and Sporty.

Toyota Venza TSS 2.5

Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 will come with all 2023 Venza vehicles sold. Intersection support and evasive driving assist are new Venza Toyota Safety Sense features.

Time for Your Toyota Venza Comments

These are the biggest changes coming to 2023 Venza. I find the new technology and safety systems practical and convenient, and they are features Toyota Venza fans should appreciate having.

What do you think of 2023 Toyota Venza Nightshade Edition? Is this something you would consider?

Pricing and release date have not been announced yet for 2023 Venza. I will update you both at Torque News / Toyota News and on my “ToyotaJeff Reviews” YouTube channel when this information is released.

Thanks for watching everyone. See you next story.

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Ray (not verified)    July 29, 2022 - 10:18AM

Road trip and gaz / Electric millage should be part of the review. This is very important to be able to compare: let say Venza to RAV4 and maybe to Honda CRV 2023 coming soon as they say. Thanks

Warrenjep (not verified)    July 30, 2022 - 10:12AM

Was considering the Venza but it does not come with an open moonroof . In comparison to the rav4 , the Venza has more options is a bit more luxurious but, get almost the same mileage. We have the hybrid XLE premium and get 44.5 mpg and our friends bought the Venza and get 44 mpg. Been watching Jeff do his postings on Toyotas and they help in forming a a decision in both our and our friends Toyota purchases. Have owned both Hondas and Toyotas and when it came time to purchase wanted something different an was pleasenty surprised and happy the the Rav4 Hybrid premium. Our friends love their Venza as well and have owned various European luxury cars in the past. So, keep up the postings and send Toyota a note to include an operational sunroof on the Venza and maybe we’ll consider purchasing one.

Randy Hetman (not verified)    August 1, 2022 - 5:59PM

Seems to be a contradiction from one paragraph to the next on what size the multi screen will be for the XLE.

Tim Mead (not verified)    October 30, 2022 - 10:04PM

HOWEVER, IT LET ME DOWN. I HAD FEW MILES ON IT BECAUSE I DIDN'T DRIVE IT VERY OFTEN. BUT ON DAY I WAS LATE FOR A MEETING. WENT TO THE GARAGE. TRIED TO START IT BUT IT WAS DEAD. I COULDN'T EVEN FIND THE BATTERY TO JUMP START IT. HAD TO CALL AAA. The guy who showed up was very knowledgeable. Turns out the battery was clear in the back. But because the battery was dead I couldn't open the real lift gate. He had to tear all my stuff out of the back seat in order to get to the battery. There is no way to use a key to open the lift gate. It would have been a much simpler jump start had he been able to lift the rear gate and attach his jumper cables. It took nearly an hour but we were finally able to get it started. And of course a message on the dash said take it to the dealership. I did thar and it took several hours to charge it to be road worthy. I had to miss my meeting all together.
So while at the dealership I saw a brand new RAV 4. It was the Limited. I traded the Venza for the RAV 4. EVEN THOUGH THE RAV GETS WORSE GAS ⛽️ MILEAGE IT HAS MORE POWER.

Warren (not verified)    October 31, 2022 - 5:19AM

In reply to by Tim Mead (not verified)

Wow that’s unbelievable that a current model year car especially a Toyota had an electrical issue. I am assuming the vehicle was still under factory warranty and that Toyota was able to find out the problem and repair it? Toyotas hybrid drive system has been the pinnacle of that technology and one would think they could figure the issue out and take care of it. The vehicle has 24 hour road side service so that should have been on Toyota and so should the repair. I’m sure it was a major hassle to get the vehicle going and it messed up your workday but it seems like such a drastic move to get rid of the car because of 1 problem. Hope you have good luck with the new Rav4 .

Kellie R (not verified)    December 29, 2022 - 4:31PM

I am waiting on the Nightshade Venza but I wish it was the limited package that was Nightshade. I want all the extras but love the blacked out features. That would be an awesome change.