2023 Toyota Venza hybrid

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Key Spec of 2023 Toyota Venza hybrid
fuel economy

40/39/37

fuel type

-

horsepower

219 hp

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Premium cabin construction

Dull drive character

Toyota introduces a new Nightshade trim

AWD available as standard

Buzzy engine

Next-generation infotainment system

Highly fuel efficient

Confined cabin space for the class

12.3-inch is now standard on XLE trim

2023 Toyota Venza hybrid Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 31, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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After being off the market for six years, the Toyota Venza returned to the fiercely competitive midsize SUV sector. Even though it isn't in the running for best in class, the Venza stands out from the crowd with a focus on both style and fuel efficiency. The Venza, which shares a chassis with the well-known Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, is more than 5 inches longer and has a sleeker look thanks to a sloping roofline and a sharp rear end design. The RAV4 Hybrid's 219-horsepower gas-electric powertrain is equipped on the Venza, as this SUV is exclusively available as a hybrid. The Venza's interior features a chic, a technologically advanced cabin that looks and feels opulent. Toyota will release a brand-new Nightshade Edition in 2023 that is based on the XLE model but with darker accents and more features.

2023 Toyota Venza hybrid Latest Updates

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Colors and Styles

2023 Toyota Venza hybrid in Absolute Black color
Absolute Black

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All Venzas come equipped with Toyota's most recent infotainment system, and the Limited's enhanced 12.3-inch touchscreen is now standard on the XLE. A panoramic electrochromic glass sunroof that can change from translucent to opaque at the touch of a button is an additional striking element of the Venza's cabin. Unfortunately, the Venza's impressive roof and sharp-looking sheet metal cannot make up for its flaws, which also include a cramped interior with less passenger capacity than the RAV4 and many other SUVs like the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, the Ford Escape Hybrid, and the Honda CR-V Hybrid. Another notable flaw with the Venza is its buzzy engine that can get annoying real quick.


Features

We anticipate that, aside from the new Nightshade Edition, the 2023 model will offer a comparable assortment as seen on the outgoing model. That leaves the 2023 line-up to have 4 models which are expected to sell for a base price of $35,000 for the LE trim and go all the way up to $42,000 for the Limited trim. The Venza will come with an all-wheel drive system by default and feature the same powertrain across the line-up. Features like dual-zone automatic climate control, heated mirrors, LED headlight, and powered driver’s seat will be equipped right from the base variant and the Nightshade variant is based on the mid-range XLE and features black door handles, wheels, front and rear bumper elements, a grille surround, and mirror covers. Only Celestial Black, Wind Chill Pearl, or Ruby Red Flare are permitted as exterior colors for the new trim.

Trim

LE

XLE

Nightshade

Limited

MSRP

$35,000

$38,000

$40,000

$42,000

Key Features

18-inch alloy wheels

19-inch alloy wheels

Black wheels

Perforated simulated leather upholstery

LED headlights

Projector-style LED headlights

Black bumper accents

Ventilated front seats

Hands-free liftgate

LED foglights

Black grille surround accent

Power-adjustable front passenger seat

Keyless entry with push-button start

Roof rails

Black mirror caps

Heated steering wheel

Heated, power-folding side mirrors

7-inch driver information display

Black door handles

Digital rearview mirror

4.2-inch driver information display

Heated front seats

360-degree camera

Cloth upholstery

Ambient interior lighting

Head-up display

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Keyless entry for the rear doors

9-speaker premium JBL audio system

Power-adjustable driver's seat

12.3-inch touchscreen

Navigation system

8-inch touchscreen

Simulated leather upholstery

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto with Amazon Alexa

Wireless smartphone charging

Four USB ports

Six-speaker sound system

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The XLE variant, which has passive keyless entry, front and rear parking sensors, and 19-inch aluminum wheels as standard equipment, offers the greatest value of the group. An all-wheel drive is a standard option on all Venza models, so people who desire it are not required to pay extra.

Release Date

The 2023 Toyota Venza is likely to be available towards the end of 2022 with the major wait being the Nightshade trim. Toyota hasn’t however unveiled the exact dates.

Engine and Performance

The Venza is only available as a hybrid. It is propelled by a system that combines a 2.5 L 4-cylinder gas engine with three electric motors to provide 219 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard, where Venza's rear wheels are driven by one of the three electric motors, while the front wheels are driven by the gasoline engine and the remaining two motors. With a 7.6 second time to 60 mph, its acceleration is subpar when compared to what the rivals offer, making it a less exciting car to be behind the wheel of.

Model

2023 Toyota Venza

2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2023 Ford Escape Hybrid

2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid

MSRP

$35,000

$36,845

$31,000

$33,300

Engine

2.5L Inline 4-Cylinder with 3 Electric Motors

2.0L Flat-Four with 2 Electric Motors

2.5L Inline 4-Cylinder with an Electric Motor

2.5L Inline 4-Cylinder with 2 Electric Motors

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

eCVT

eCVT

eCVT

eCVT

Power (Hp)

219 hp @ 5,700 RPM

152 hp @ 6,000 RPM

200 hp @ 6,250 RPM

212 hp @ 6,200 RPM

Torque (lb.-ft)

206 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

145 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

155 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

129 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.6 Seconds

7.1 Seconds

8.7 Seconds

7.1 Seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

15.8 Seconds

16.2 Seconds

17.4 Seconds 

16.2 Seconds 

Top Speed (MPH)

NA

NA

NA

115 mph

The 2.5-liter engine on the Toyota despite pushing out the highest power isn’t the quickest to 60 mph. However, things change in a quarter-mile drag as the Venza picks up speed gradually. Both Subaru and Honda are the fastest accelerating SUVs and that makes them much more exciting to be behind the wheel of. Subaru surprisingly manages this feat despite carrying the smallest engine. Ford seems to fall behind in this aspect with its poor acceleration and dull drive characteristics. The Venza sure isn’t the most exciting in the lot but the SUV is quick on a highway run.

2023 Toyota Venza Ride and Handling

Its driving characteristics let us down, and it didn't provide the pleasant ride we had anticipated. The Venza's handling is neat and assured as you navigate through curves, but it doesn't quite live up to its sporty looks. When you're just driving about town, the Venza accelerates smoothly and almost without lag, demonstrating Toyota's mastery of fusing gas and electric power. It is very evident that the Venza will disappoint the crowd looking for an engaging vehicle to drive as there barely is any sportiness due to the softer suspension setup that Toyota has opted for.

2023 Toyota Venza Braking Performance

Due to a regen brake setting that activates initially, the braking can occasionally seem less than linear. Nevertheless, it rapidly becomes accustomed to. The overall feel of the brake pedal is on the softer side and might feel less responsive to some. Toyota has equipped the Venza with 12.0-inch rotors for the front and 11.1-inch rotors for the rear which doesn’t do a great job as it takes 141 feet to get the Venza to a complete stop while traveling at 60 mph.

Model

2023 Toyota Venza

2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2023 Ford Escape Hybrid

2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Brake Rotors (front) (in.) 

12.0

11.6

12.5

11.1

Brake Rotors (rear) (in.) 

11.1

10.8

11.0

10.2

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,847

3,717

3,534

3,708

60-0 (.-ft)

141.0

NA

NA

NA

The largest front brakes come equipped on the Ford while that title is taken over for the rear brakes by Toyota. The stopping power from the test has been proven to be weak despite carrying a large set of brakes for its class and the heavy body of the Venza makes it hard for the brakes to make the best out of the setup.

Fuel Economy

The Venza is EPA-estimated to achieve 39 combined mpg. However, a real-world evaluation showed the Venza to achieve 44.3 mpg. Even though the SUV is only available as a hybrid, it outperforms most of the vehicles in its class in terms of efficiency. The Subaru Outback, which is considered to be a fuel-efficient vehicle does not stand well against the Toyota.

Model

2023 Toyota Venza

2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2023 Ford Escape Hybrid

2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid

MPGe (city)

40

28

44

40

MPGe (highway)

37

33

37

35

MPGe (combined)

39

30

41

38

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

14.5

16.6

14.2

14.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (mi.)

580/537/566

465/548/498

625/525/582

560/490/551

Despite having a great fuel economy, the Toyota Venza only places itself in the second spot as the Ford offers a massive 44 mpg in city drives. The Subaru despite having lower figures has the advantage of having a larger fuel tank and helps the car tour with lesser fuel breaks when traveling majorly using the highways.

Interior

We anticipated the Venza's inside to be a little bit larger than the smaller Toyota RAV4's, but in actuality, we discovered that the Venza was a little bit smaller inside. However, most customers will find it suitable. Not only is the passenger room smaller than in the RAV4, but baggage capacity also suffers. We could fit 7 carry-on luggage behind the back seat and a total of 18 with the rear seats folded when compared to the RAV4's 10 and 22. The Venza is the first Toyota to offer the optional Star Gaze electrochromic panoramic sunroof. The glass panes of the sunroof may change from translucent to opaque with the flick of a switch and this remarkable feature is something that is only seen in luxury vehicles. The front seats are supportive and comfy, they also have heat and ventilation features, however, the seat ventilation was not very effective. The dual-zone climate control, thankfully, offers more than enough cooling. The seats in the back are also rather comfy, with reclining seatbacks and climate control vents to ensure proper air circulation.

Model

2023 Toyota Venza

2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2023 Ford Escape Hybrid

2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

38.6/57.4/40.9

39.8/56.7/43.1

40/57.6/42.4

37.7/57.8/41

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39.0/56.9/37.8

38.0/55.6/36.5

39.3/56/40.7

39.5/55.6/40.4

Trunk Capacity to the rear seats (cu.-ft)

28.8

15.9

30.4

33.2

Trunk Capacity to the front row seats(cu.-ft)

55.1

43.1

60.8

68.7

Toyota doesn’t offer the best cargo space in the segment but it doesn’t hit rock bottom as the Subaru offers the least storage area. Toyota can sure handle a daily cargo haul but if you’re looking to expand the trunk as much as possible, the Honda would be the ideal choice. The Ford also manages to outperform the Toyota here with a slightly larger trunk. The numbers might suggest the Venza to be lower in terms of the passenger space but both the front and rear rows are well segregated and cause no issues when it comes to accommodating a family.

Some standout interior features on the 2023 Toyota Venza include

  • Ambient lighting
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Electrochromic panoramic sunroof
  • Power adjustable driver seat
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Heated steering wheel

How intuitive is the 2023 Toyota Venza infotainment system?

A larger 12.3-inch display is now offered even on the XLE, which was previously standard only for the Limited trim. The base trim gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen that proudly sits atop the SUV's dashboard. Whichever display is chosen, SiriusXM satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa connectivity are all included as standard features. A 9-speaker JBL premium stereo system and in-dash navigation are also unlocked by upgrading to the larger of the two displays. Although the native navigation system lacks the elegance, speed, and ease of phone-based navigation apps, it is nevertheless helpful to have in case a cell signal is lost. All of the devices on board are powered on the go by four USB ports and a wireless charger.

Some of the standout infotainment features on the 2023 Toyota Venza are

  • 8.0/12.3-inch touchscreen
  • 9-speaker JBL sound system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Amazon Alexa assistance
  • All new Toyota infotainment system
  • Sirius XM with a 3-month trial
Exterior

The 2023 Toyota Venza will look identical to the outgoing 2022 model with the sporty Lexus-like grille and sharp LED headlamps that give this SUV a very appealing look. The Venza will have a Nightshade variant for 2023 that gives its exterior a different appearance from the rest of the fleet. Both the inside and exterior have black accents. The mid-range XLE serves as a design inspiration for the Nightshade variant. The front and back bumpers, a shark fin antenna, the mirror caps, and the door handle all get black accents as a result. The finishing touch for this model is the standard gloss black 19-inch multi-spoke wheels. We have to confess that it looks extremely fashionable on the new Toyota Venza. Toyota also improved forward visibility on this hybrid by equipping LED fog lights as standard on Venza configured in regular XLE trim. Ruby Flare Red, Celestial Black, and Wind Chill Pearl, which will replace Blizzard Pearl for all 2023 variants, are the three exterior colors Toyota will offer for the special edition.

Model

2023 Toyota Venza

2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2023 Ford Escape Hybrid

2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,847

3,717

3,534

3,708

Length (in.)

186.6

176.5

180.5

182.1

Width (in.)

73.0

71.0

74.1

73.0

Height (in.)

65.9

63.6

66.1

66.5

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.7

8.7

7.8

8.2

Wheelbase (in.)

105.9

104.9

106.7

104.7

Even though the ground clearance on the Venza is on the lower side, it doesn’t make the vehicle any less practical than its rivals but size these vehicles aren’t meant for full-fledged off-road, the Venza will have no trouble treading through regular bumps and terrains. For those who think ground clearance matters, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid tops the list.

Some of the standout exterior features include

  • LED projected headlamps.
  • LED taillights.
  • 18” or 19” wheels.
  • LED fog lamps.
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Roof rails
Safety

The Venza is outfitted by Toyota with a number of standard driver-assist systems, but the 2023 model hasn’t been crash-tested yet. However, the previous year’s model that the 2023 model is carried over from did well in the NHTSA and IIHS crash testing. Overall, the NHTSA gave it 5-stars but only gave it 4-stars for front-impact protection due to minor flaws. With "Good" scores across the board, the IIHS names it a Top Safety Pick. The Venza received an "Acceptable" rating on a new side-impact test that the IIHS introduced for the year. Each Venza is equipped with the most recent Toyota safety and driver-assistance features, such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian recognition, which now detects possible hazards from vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians when turning at junctions. Blind-spot monitors, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and a rear-seat reminder are all included as standard features. Offerings include parking sensors and a surround-view camera system, which are helpful to improve rearward visibility that is hampered by the slim roofline.

Some of the standout safety features available with the 2023 Toyota Venza are

  • Forward collision alert.
  • Lane keep assist.
  • Active lane control.
  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • 360-degree camera.
  • Road sign recognition.
  • Rear seat reminder.
Competition

2023 Toyota Venza vs 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

The Subaru despite being a good Hybrid SUV does not stand a chance against the new Venza. The Ground clearance might be in favor of the Crosstrek but the majority of the aspects are aced by the Toyota. The number of safety tech and features available on the Venza makes it a more updated vehicle in 2023 and hence, the Crosstrek is an option that can be overseen when compared to the Venza.

2023 Toyota Venza vs 2023 Ford Escae Hybrid

The Ford Escape clearly takes the fuel economy title here and that is a very important aspect when discussing Hybrids. The Ford also offers larger storage space, increasing the practicality but despite the Venza being a dull vehicle to drive in general, it feels to behave better on-road when compared to the Escape as it carries a very lethargic character. The winner here depends on what your purpose is but Toyota is the car out of the two which will keep drivers happy.

2023 Toyota Venza vs 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid

The major advantage of the Honda is that the SUV feels much more engaging to drive compared to the Venza and it also provides much larger cargo space for all your road trim cargo. The Honda comes with slightly more zippy acceleration, making it a fun SUV to be behind the wheel of. However, the safety suit and tech that Venza carries along with the slightly better fuel economy make it the better choice out of the two. The Venza also happens to be the bettering SUV compared to the dated and bulky look of the Honda.

Final Verdict

The 2023 Toyota Venza isn’t the most exciting vehicle to drive and is majorly let down due to its smaller cargo space and poor towing capacity. However, if both those activities aren’t something common in your drive cycle, the Venza can be the ideal hybrid SUV as it packs a long list of features and comes with a design that feels much more modern and updated for its class. The Venza also keeps the occupants comfortable and safety is something Toyota has been focused on as buyers will get numerous safety features as standard. There are rivals that offer sharper drive dynamics than the Venza but they haven’t quite been able to achieve the right balance in terms of comfort, feature list, and performance. The Venza also happens to carry a premium build quality when compared to the rivals, making it feel worthy of the price it asks.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$35620

body style

dr SUV

engine type
horse power

219 hp

torque

not found

transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

capacity
passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

40/39/37 mpg


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