2011 Toyota Venza Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Barcelona Red Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,301 - $16,144
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
21 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
182-268
Seats
5

How 2011 Toyota Venza Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.1Comfort 4.1Styling 3.8Value 3.5

You'll Like The 2011 Toyota Venza If...

If you're a fan of vehicles that offer a commanding view of the road, but no fan of high step-in and loading heights, the Venza will sufficiently satisfy your needs. With the interior quality and detail of the most lavish Camry, the Venza will also satisfy your need for comfort and luxury.

Toyota Venza Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 4dr Wgn I4 FWD $14,301 - $16,144
Horsepower: 182 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 7.5 (in.) - Alloy
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Horsepower: 182 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 7.5 (in.) - Alloy
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Horsepower: 268 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 x 7.5 (in.) - Alloy
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Horsepower: 268 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 x 7.5 (in.) - Alloy
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Owner Reviews

4.41
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Toyota Venza great for traveling.

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The Venza is great on the road and I have never had any major problems. Good gas mileage and a good looking car. Maintenance is easy and I had my car for seven years. It is roomy for traveling and a smooth ride. People ask me about the Venza and I tell them how great the car is. You get a smooth ride with the plus of a crossover vehicle.

Sharon J
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Comfort zone for nay nays loves.

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Haven't had it but a couple of months but it is ran great and I really liked everything about it. It is very comfortable and spacious and it is great if you have a lot of grandkids like I do and the gas mileage is pretty good but I have had better. If I were to buy another SUV it would definitely be a Toyota love my ride.

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Looks sporty and the drive is smooth.

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Love the car but wish it was a little bigger. The drive is smooth and seats are really comfortable. There are some blind spots on the sides but I put a better rear view mirror that helps. The sporty shape is a plus and looks different from all the rest of the SUV shaped cars. The drive is pretty smooth as well.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,301 - $16,144
$14,301 - $16,144

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 (hp)
182 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.7L DOHC SFI 16
2.7L DOHC SFI 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Standard
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Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.2 (in.)
40.2 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.7 - 39.6 (in.)
38.7 - 39.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.1 (in.)
39.1 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 - 39.3 (in.)
39 - 39.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Standard
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/55R19
P245/55R19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 (in.)
109.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.1 (ft.)
39.1 (ft.)

Length

Length
189 (in.)
189 (in.)

Width

Width
75 (in.)
75 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3760 (.lbs)
3945 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 (hp)
182 (hp)

Torque

Torque
182 (ft. lbs.)
182 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 - 250 (.lbs)
100 - 250 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.7 (gal.)
17.7 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
24 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
27 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
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N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
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Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system -inc: electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist
  • Vehicle stability control -inc: cutoff switch *
  • Traction control *
  • Hill start assist
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Driver & front passenger front airbags -inc: occupant sensor
  • Front seat side-impact airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags w/roll sensor
  • Driver knee bolster airbag
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions -inc: front adjustable shoulder belt anchors, ALR/ELR retractors for passengers, ELR retractors for driver, force limiters
  • LATCH anchors for outboard seating positions
  • Child-protector rear door locks
  • Direct tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (3)

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Power Train > Driveline > Driveshaft Jun 1, 2011
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 1, 2011
NHTSA Campaign:
11V306000
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 VENZA AND SIENNA PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 7, THROUGH MARCH 10, 2011. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE FRONT, RIGHT, DRIVE SHAFT MAY BREAK DUE TO INSUFFICIENT HEAT TREATMENT.
Consequence:
SHOULD THE DRIVE SHAFT BREAK DURING VEHICLE OPERATION, THE VEHICLE WILL LOSE POWER WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING. LOSS OF MOTIVE POWER WITHOUT WARNING MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DRIVE SHAFT, AND, IF THE DRIVE SHAFT IS IDENTIFIED AS ONE THAT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN CORRECTLY MANUFACTURED, IT WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE AT NO CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MID-JUNE 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
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Exterior Lighting > Brake Lights > Switch Mar 7, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 7, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V091000
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 CAMRY AND MODEL YEAR 2009-2011 VENZA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 20, 2008, THROUGH JANUARY 4, 2011, AND JULY 1, 2008, THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2009. DURING ASSEMBLY OF THE CONTACT-TYPE STOP LAMP SWITCH, SILICONE GREASE MAY HAVE COME IN CONTACT WITH THE SURFACE OF THE SWITCH WHICH COULD CAUSE CONTACT RESISTANCE. IF THIS OCCURS, WARNING LAMPS COULD ILLUMINATE, A NO START CONDITION COULD RESULT, THE SHIFT LEVER MAY NOT SHIFT FROM THE ?PARK? POSITION, OR THE VEHICLE?S BRAKE LIGHTS COULD BECOME INOPERATIVE.
Consequence:
INOPERATIVE BRAKE LIGHTS WOULD NOT WARN OTHER DRIVERS THAT THE VEHICLE IS SLOWING OR STOPPING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STOP LAMP SWITCH, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN EARLY APRIL 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
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Seats Nov 19, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 19, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V743000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Prius and Corolla, 2009-2011 Venza, 2006-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2005-2011 Sienna and Sequoia, 2006-2011 Tacoma 4x2 and 4x4, Camry, Highlander, Tundra 4x2 and 4x4, and 2007-2011 Rav4 and 4Runner. The affected vehicles may experience compression of the seat cushion which may damage the seat heater wiring.
Consequence:
Damage to the seat heater wiring could cause the wires to short, increasing the risk of the seat burning and causing personal injury to the occupant.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the heaters with copper strand heating elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory, free of charge. The recall is expected to began in January 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226.

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