The all-new 2021 Toyota Venza has been revealed and it will be available to purchase later this year as the two-row Hybrid SUV. From the latest images, we can see that the manufacturer transformed this model into a midsize crossover.
If you remember, this model was discontinued in 2015 due to bad sales. However, five years later, the manufacturer decided to bring back this model and make it more competitive. The new Venza is handsome and is aimed to fill the space between the compact RAV4 model and the three-row Highlander.
2021 Toyota Venza Design and Dimension
The exterior design of the revived 2021 Toyota Venza looks better than ever. In fact, this model is aimed to provide a more attractive and premium look, as opposed to the RAV4’s rugged appearance. Dimensionally, the upcoming Vensa measures a 105.9-inch wheelbase. However, compared to the RAV4 model, the latest Venza is only 5.7 inches longer.
Ford Edge, Honda Passport, and Hyundai Santa Fe are bigger opponents, and we cannot wait to see how Venza will keep up with them. In terms of design, Venza comes with a grille that wears a combination of black plastic and chrome. Also, in the middle of the grille, we can see the blue badge that reveals a hybrid identity. We like the Venza”s new LED headlights and foglights that sits down low. The side profile is elegant and it reveals a new 18-inch alloy wheel that confirms its sporty look. At the back, the new Venza sports connected LED taillights also seen on the Porsche Macan model.
Cabin Reveals More Techs
Unlike the RAV4, the interior of 2021 Toyota Venza provides more posh materials. The Venza will also offer more high-end features and better comfort. Like the RAV4, the new Venza comes with a spacious cabin that can host five occupants. Cargo space behind the Venza’s rear seats measures 36 cubic feet, which is two cubic feet less than what the RAV4 offers. Besides, the standard equipment list is longer than on RAV4 and includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen, a power liftgate, and many driver-assistance features.
As for the optional equipment, there is a bigger 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a head-up display, a digital rearview mirror, a unique panoramic glass roof with a “frost control” feature that can adjust between transparent and opaque.
2021 Toyota Venza Hybrid Drivetrain Specs
The newest crossover 2021 Toyota Venza is the model that will be available with a hybrid system. This model sits on the popular TNGA platform and it uses a nearly identical setup as RAV4 hybrid.
The engine under the Venza consists of a 2.5-liter inline-four gasoline engine with three electric motors. The electric generators are arranged on the rear axle and the whole system provides 219 combined horsepower. Like the RAV4 hybrid, Venza offers the same standard all-wheel-drive system and promises the same 40 mpg combined EPA rating. Besides, the same 8-speed automatic transmission is present.
Release Date and Cost
The new 2021 Toyota Venza has become a midsize crossover. This model comes with an attractive design and it features many standard pieces of equipment.
Toyota says that the anticipated Venza will hit around 50,000 annual sales in the U.S market in August. Overall, the new Venza will start at $30,000 and can go up to $45,000 for the fully loaded model.