2013 Toyota Venza Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Cosmic Gray Mica
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,158 - $17,474
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
18 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
181-268
Seats
5

How 2013 Toyota Venza Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.3Comfort 3.8Styling 3.2Value 3.1

Editor's Overview

With its 2013 Venza Toyota combines a crossover utility's higher seating position and expansive outward views with expressive sheetmetal, an aggressive footprint, generous cargo capacity and a choice of two powertrains. And it puts the 5-door, urban-oriented Venza in the same showroom as another Camry-based SUV, the Highlander.

Toyota Venza Models & Trims

chevronDown icon LE $15,348 - $17,295
Horsepower: 181 hp - 268 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 7.5, 20 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon XLE $14,158 - $16,345
Horsepower: 181 hp - 268 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 7.5, 20 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Limited $15,119 - $17,474
Horsepower: 268 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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Toyota Venza, great family car.

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It rides smooth, very cost effective to maintain. I love that I have more than one place to put my phone. The center console has two sections, which helps me stay more organized. I love the button on the hatchback that commands the door to close. I love keyless entry. I have a toddler that likes me too carry her belongings, so locking the door is much easier. It does have a sunroof and moonroof that my husband and daughter love. Lastly, I love how much room is in between the back seat and the front seat.

Kim H
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How great the Toyota Venza is!

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I love my car it has a really smooth ride. It is very big and spacious with a lot of legroom in the backseat. The back seats recline. The only thing I don't like is the color of the interior. The majority of those cars they made with a tan interior,which should have been gray or black. Even a different color depending on the color of the car. But overall it is really a great car. It has AWD so it is great in the winter and is very powerful.

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Great reliable family vehicle.

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I love my Toyota Venza. It is a great, reliable family vehicle. It gets awesome gas mileage. This is my third Toyota. I have never had any issues with any of my cars. One of the things I love the most about this vehicle is that it came with two years free maintenance including oil changes & tire rotation. I highly recommend this vehicle to anyone who is looking for a great vehicle that will stand the test of time.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$15,348 - $17,295
$14,158 - $16,345

Horsepower

Horsepower
181 - 268 (hp)
181 - 268 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.7L DOHC SFI 16, 3.5L DOHC SFI 24
2.7L DOHC SFI 16, 3.5L DOHC SFI 24
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Not Available
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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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
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Not Available
Optional
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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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
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
Optional
Optional

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
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Not Available
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Not Available
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Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Not Available
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Optional
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Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Standard
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/50R20
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.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3760 - 4045 (.lbs)
3760 - 4045 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
181 (hp)
181 (hp)

Torque

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

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 - 350 (.lbs)
100 - 350 (.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
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

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

Combined

Combined
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

City

City
19 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
26 (mpg)
26 (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
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

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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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Standard
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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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Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
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Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system -inc: electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist
  • Smart stop technology
  • Vehicle stability control *
  • Traction control *
  • Hill start assist
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
  • Daytime running lamps w/on-off feature
  • 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
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Backup camera *Backup camera guidelines on stereo display* *
  • LED daytime running lamps w/on-off feature

* 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 (1)

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Air Bags , Electrical System , Equipment Oct 17, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 17, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V442000
Summary:
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.
Consequence:
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.
Remedy:
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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