This is not your typical entry-level vehicle.
Yes, Venza is making its return after a several-year of absence from the market. However, this is not the vehicle from the past we all remember.
The 2021 Toyota Venza is sleek and luxurious. “Lexus-like” is what I have heard from many people on my “Toyotajeff” YouTube channel.
“Looks a lot like a Lexus.” Commented Two Car Garage.
“Are you sure this is a Toyota – not LEXUS?” Asked Spark Sparky.
“When is this model coming to my town?” Wondered Patricia.
Toyota certainly aimed to make a statement with the 2021 Venza launch. The most remarkable point to stand out in my mind so far is just how much equipment will come standard on its base model Venza.
2021 Venza Configurations
Venza is available to consumers in three different trim levels – LE, XLE, and Limited. This is a wise configuration strategy, as these grades (or trim levels) are familiar to Toyota fans and owners. Plus, they are very easy to remember.
2021 Toyota Venza LE
XLE has more features than LE. Limited has more features than XLE. The question is, with the pure amount of useful technology, safety and convenience features standard on the LE level, is this the right one to choose?
Standard. Straight from the factory. You get what you get.
With a factory MSRP of $32,470, LE is loaded with basic features you would expect – plus much more.
VIDEO: 1st Look at 2021 Toyota Venza LE in my video review.
2021 Venza entry-level LE comes equipped right out of the gate with LED headlights and LED daytime running lights. Plus, the smart key push-button start. And 18-inch alloy wheels.
Look at the list of standard Venza LE equipment and see if this interests you.
- Toyota Safety Sense 2.0
- Blindspot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert
- 8-inch multimedia touch screen
- Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa
- 4 USB ports (1 media and 3 charging ports)
- Power driver’s seat
- Remote engine start
- Toyota Safety Connect and Remote Connect
- Digital dual temperature controls
- Hands-free (foot-operated) power liftgate
- Qi wireless phone charging
This list is quite remarkable. The feature that stands out for me is the hands-free power liftgate. This is normally reserved for the highest, most luxurious trim levels of vehicles, like a 2020 Highlander Platinum.
2021 Venza specs
Venza is built as an all-hybrid all all-wheel-drive vehicle.
It is powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and electric motors and produces 219 net hybrid horsepower (same as found on RAV4 Hybrid). Venza drives smooth and quiet and is zippy when accelerating.
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It utilizes an on-demand all-wheel-drive system and is estimated up to 40 miles per gallon in city driving conditions.
Time for your thoughts on 2021 Venza
Venza should arrive at dealerships across the country this month.
Have you seen 2021 Toyota Venza in person yet and what are your impressions? Is Venza on your list of vehicles to consider?
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