The Toyota Venza is a slick, user-friendly SUV with a low step-in height for easy accessibility and an elevated seating position for enhanced visibility. Based on the proven Camry sedan, the 2012 Venza features a versatile cargo area along with laudable fuel economy thanks in part to a standard 6-speed automatic transmission and frugal 4-cylinder engine.
You'll Like The 2012 Toyota Venza If...
If you're of the mindset that a big car is always safer than a small one, you'll feel at ease behind the wheel of the 2012 Venza.
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The 2012 Toyota Venza doesn't come cheap and doesn't offer a third-row seat. Those wanting more passenger room should look to the Hyundai Veracruz or Mazda CX-9, while those seeking better fuel economy might prefer the Subaru Outback or Kia Sorento.
The mileage is not great, but it is not too bad for an SUV. It is very reliable! It sends certain sounds and icons on your dashboard to let you know if you have a problem. It is pretty comfortable for a family of 3. It has heated seats, which are great for the winter. When your start the car, you have to push down on the brake and then push a button to start it up, so there is not any key to push into the ignition. The trunk will open automatically with a push of a button, either on the key ring or inside the driver side and you can push a button on the trunk so it can close automatically. It has front wheel drive, so that can also help in the winter. It is a great vehicle to have and trustworthy like other Toyota's that we have had.
Versatility, performance, and comfort in a crossover sedan
I like the size of the Venda, it's got a comfortable backseat for guests and the back are is easier to load and unload than a regular trunk. The v-6 engine has lots of power to make it easy to merge on the interstate. Happy with the quality and how well it is holding up. Like the way it handles and it has good visibility when backing up. No drawbacks really, except miles per gallon could be higher.
Great for family road trips.
The Venza is a very reliable vehicle. It is large enough for a family but is not too big to drive easily. It gets fairly good gas mileage for its size and it is actually pretty cute as well. I love how the back seats recline, that has been a major plus for road trips. It is also easy to snap car seats into, the back seats are level and the anchors are easily accessible.
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Air Bags , Electrical System , EquipmentJan 16, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 16, 2019
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Avalon, Avalon HV, Venza, Camry, and Camry HV vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the drain hose for the air conditioning condenser may become clogged causing water to accumulate at the bottom of the air conditioning condenser unit housing. The accumulated water may then leak through a seam in the housing onto the air bag control module potentially resulting in a short circuit of the module.
A short circuit may cause the air bags to become disabled or inadvertently deploy. An inadvertent airbag deployment can increase the risk of injury or the possibility of a crash. An inoperative airbag can increase the risk of injury in a severe crash. The power steering assist could also become inoperable resulting in increased steering effort and can increase the risk of a crash at low speeds.
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will seal the air conditioning condenser unit housing and install a protective cover on the airbag control module, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
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