Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,311 - $14,618
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
182-268
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,311 - $14,618
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
182-268
Seats
5

Ranks #3 Midsize SUVs by Owners

Ranks #8 Midsize SUVs by Experts

Ranks #7 Midsize SUVs by Fuel Economy

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 3.9 Styling 3.3 Value 3.2

Editor's Overview

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...

Toyota Venza Models & Trims

2012 Toyota Venza Owner Reviews

4.66
35 Reviews
71% 26% 3 star 0% 3% 1 star 0%
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Toyota: a nice little ride for a small family!

2012 Toyota Venza

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.

- Emily T

It's a Perfect Combination

2012 Toyota Venza Base

I love my Toyota Venza! I always say that if I hit the lottery I'd still drive my Venza. It's the perfect combination of car and SUV. Easy to get in and out of. Very comfortable. Drives like a dream. Great blue color. Only one complaint - my backup camera does not talk to me so I don'; t know how close I am to objects. I was very sorry to hear that Toyota stopped manufacturing the Venza because I would definitely buy another one.

- Lori W

5 stars for Reliability and Comfort

2012 Toyota Venza XLE

The pick up of the Venza is rather slow. Once you put effort on the gas pedal, you jolt forward. The 4 cylinder is just eh. I would rather have it in a V6, if that was even an option. It was my wife's purchase. We don't drive my truck that often. But, other than that, it is comfortable and reliable. The back up camera is so small that I can't see it. Good gas mileage and fits our family of 3 and our dogs perfectly!

- Justin T

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$27,425 - $30,700
$36,465 - $37,915

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 - 268 hp
268 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.7L DOHC SFI 16
3.5L DOHC SFI 24
3.5L DOHC SFI 24

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.3 in.
40.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.7 - 39.6 in.
38.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 - 39.3 in.
39 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/50R20 - P245/55R19
P245/50R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
109.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.7 ft.
40.7 ft.

Length

Length
189 in.
189 in.

Width

Width
75 in.
75 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3760 - 4045 lbs.
3870 - 4045 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 - 268 hp
268 hp

Torque

Torque
182 - 246 ft. lbs.
246 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 - 350 lbs.
100 - 350 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.7 gal.
17.7 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 - 24 mpg
22 - 23 mpg

City

City
18 - 21 mpg
18 - 19 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 - 27 mpg
25 - 26 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety