2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV

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2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Toyota Venza is into its second model year, thus we expect no major changes this year. Slotting between the compact RAV4 and the mid-size Highlander, the stylish and upscale Venza comes with a similar hybrid powertrain and chassis as the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid but costs slightly more. The pricing of the 2021 Venza Hybrid starts at $32,470, and for 2022, Venza's prices will have a slight bump, starting at a base price of $32,600. Toyota is also known to offer variety, so we expect more trims to join the 2022 lineup, like a sporty XSE.

The new Venza competes with other two-row midsize SUVs including the Ford Escape Hybrid, Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, and Honda CR-V Hybrid. The Toyota Venza scores well for styling, upscale interior, and fuel-efficient 219 horsepower four-cylinder hybrid powertrain. Surprisingly, this sleek-looking hybrid SUV shares its wheelbase with the Toyota RAV4 and is longer by 5.1 inches, still trails for the passenger and cargo room. Still interested? Check out our Expert Review below which offers an in-depth analysis of the 2022 Toyota Venza along with a comparison, for you to make a better choice.

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Pros

Toyota’s bulletproof reliability

Luxurious and appealing interior

Quiet and comfortable ride

Handsome exterior styling

Cons

Slightly higher base price than rivals.

Not as fun to drive as .

Sub-par Cargo room than rivals.

What's New?

No major changes to 2022 model.


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$32620

bodystyle

4dr SUV

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$32,620 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV in Anthracite Gray color
Anthracite Gray

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.0

Engine and Performace

7.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

6.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.3

Overall Rating


Since its introduction last year, the Toyota Venza Hybrid has gained more popularity for its solid fuel economy ratings, an upscale interior, and cushioned ride. It will compete with the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, Ford Escape Hybrid, and the Honda CR-V Hybrid. Some of the rivals offer better driving dynamics and cargo capacity than the Venza, still, it is a handsome two-row midsize SUV from Toyota. Let’s see whether the 2022 Toyota Venza emerges as the better option among its competition.

2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV Front View
2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV Rear View

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV Buying Advice

The 2022 Toyota Venza Limited trim may retail at $40,800, which is slightly on the higher side. But for the extra premium, you pay it includes most standard and additional features which will be fruitful in the long term of ownership and hence the limited trim would be our pick.

2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV Features

The Toyota Venza nameplate returned for the 2021 model offering 3 trim levels, namely the LE, XLE, and top-of-the-line Limited. The prices for the LE trim starts at $32,470, the XLE starts at $36,100, and the Limited trim costs $39,900. The 2022 Venza will be majorly unchanged, though we expect more trims to join the lineup, such as athletic XSE. All the Venza's trims come with a standard 2.5L, four-pot engine, and three-electric motors. The differences are mainly within the trim's creature comfort and technology features.

Trims 

LE

XLE

Limited

MSRP (Expected)

$32,600

$36,200

$40,000

Features

Electric on-demand AWD

Adds or upgrades to standard “LE” trim

Adds or upgrades to “XLE” trim

 

8-way power driver's seat with lumbar support

Dynamic Audio with nine JBL Speakers

Available digital Head UP display (HUD)

 

LED headlights and tail lights

7-inch Multiple Information Display 

Perforated Softex trimmed seats with heated and ventilated power seats

 

Integrated rear spoiler and dual chrome-tipped exhaust

5-door smart key system

Panoramic Sunroof

 

Toyota Safety Sense Suite

Fabric trimmed seats with Softex trimmed bolsters and heated front seats.

Bird's eye view camera with perimeter scan 

  Wireless smartphone charging

LED projector lamps with Daytime running lights

Illuminated door sills and Venza logo puddle lights 

  Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa compatibility

Blindspot detection with Blind Spot Monitor

 
  Six-speaker sound system

Parking Assist and Automatic Braking

 

Standard Features include AWD on demand, LED Headlamps and Taillights, 8-way power-adjustable driver seat with lumbar support, etc. The highlights of the infotainment system include a JBL music system with 9-speakers, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Alexa, and a 12.3-inch multi-touch touch screen. Safety features include Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Park Assist and Automatic Braking. Convenience features include perforated heated and ventilated seats, panoramic sunroof, and bird’s eye view camera with perimeter scan.

Price:

The prices of the 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid are expected to go up and the 2022 Venza will be priced higher. The base model i.e LE trim for the 2022 Toyota Venza may start from $32,600 all the way up to $40,000 for the range-topping Limited trim

Release Date:

The exact launch date for the 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid hasn’t been released so far. But based on fleet order guides, late 2021 or early 2022 arrival can be expected. We’ll keep you updated on this.

2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV Engine and Performance

7.0/10

"This Toyota crossover feels composed on winding roads, but it's not overly agile. Instead, the Venza aims to be an easy-to-drive, comfortable SUV, and it succeeds." - Cars.USNews.com

The 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid will be available in only one engine option. It will carry a 2.5L inline 4 cylinder engine fused with three electric motors that work together to produce 219 horsepower and 206 lb-ft of torque. The efficient powertrain comes paired with Toyota’s CVT transmission with AWD as standard.

2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV Engine Bay

Out of the three electric motors, one powers the rear wheels while the other two electric motors power the front wheels, making its standard AWD setup. This 2019 hp Venza shares the wheelbase of RAV4 Hybrid but is slightly longer. The base powertrain is adequate for this Toyota and does not feel underpowered. The Venza is not quick, though the hybrid setup offers respectable off-the-line acceleration. The Venza AWD clocks 7.6 sec in a 0-60 mph sprint.

Models 

2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid*

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 

2022 Ford Escape Hybrid 

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid 

MSRP

$32,600

$23,445

$28,850

$27,850

Engine

2.5L Inline Four-Cylinder with 3 Electric Motors

2.0L Flat-Four with 2 Electric Motors

2.5L Inline Four-Cylinder with an Electric Motor

2.5L Inline Four-Cylinder with 2 Electric Motors

Drivetrain 

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission 

eCVT

eCVT

eCVT

eCVT

Power

219 hp @ 5,700 RPM

152 hp @ 6,000 RPM

200 hp @ 6,250 RPM

212 hp @ 6,200 RPM

Torque

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

7.1

8.7

7.1

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

15.8

16.2

17.4

16.2

*2021 MY data used for reference

With a power output of 219 HP combined and smooth reliable CVT transmission, the Toyota Venza can smoke most of its competitors and the quarter-mile results prove that. Subaru Crosstek and Honda CR-V come quite close to Venza. An extra electric motor helps Venza to outperform its rivals. The plus point of the Toyota Venza hybrid is its soft suspension that offers comfortable ride quality. Though the crossover isn't overly agile, it is easy to drive.

2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV Fuel Economy

6.0/10

Toyota's 2.5L inline 4 cylinder engine Hybrid powertrain returns EPA estimated 40 MPG in the city and about 37 MPG on the highway in the new Venza. As compared to the rivals, especially conventional non-hybrid SUVs, the Toyota Venza is a highly efficient car. This Hybrid SUV has 14.5 gallons of fuel tank capacity and can easily cruise for 580 miles nonstop on a full tank, which is again far more superior to conventional ICE vehicles.

Models 

2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid*

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 

2022 Ford Escape Hybrid 

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid 

MPG (City)

40

28

44

40

MPG (Highway)

37

33

37

35

MPG (Combined)

39

30

41

38

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

14.5

16.6

14.2

14

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

580/537/566

465/548/498

625/525/582

560/490/551

*2021 MY data used for reference

Although all of the 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid’s competitors hit the same ballpark in terms of the MPG figures, the 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid absolutely crushes others with a better range in the cities as well in highways. It can travel many miles as compared to its competitors. So, if you are a buyer who is looking for better mileage then the 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid will be a better choice for you. 

2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV Interior

9.0/10

"Based on its dimensions, we expected the Venza's cabin to be slightly roomier than the smaller RAV4's in terms of spaciousness, but in reality we found the Venza slightly less roomy." - CarandDriver.com

The 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid is a very potential car that looks sporty on the outside and posh inside. The interior looks more upscale than the rivals and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Venza's dashboard has a unique shape that looks good while the entire dash is covered with high-grade plastic and upper trim levels boast leather. This Hybrid Toyota has five seats in two rows. The seats have cloth upholstery as standard which can be upgraded to synthetic leather.

2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV Front Seats

The front seats are wide enough and are cushioned which is comfortable for long rides. These seats can be power adjusted even in the base trims. The armrest is also comfortable for both the driver as well as the passenger. At the back, there is space for two adults and a child to sit comfortably. The backseats can be reclined so that during long rides the passengers can be more comfortable and won’t feel any back pain.

Models 

2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid*

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 

2022 Ford Escape Hybrid 

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid 

Seating Capacity 

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.6/57.4/40.9

39.8/56.7/43.1

40/57.6/42.4

37.7/57.8/41

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

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 (cubic feet)

28.8

20.8

34.4

33.2

*2021 MY data used for reference

The 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid has the largest interior and cargo space as compared to its competition. The Honda CR-V Hybrid comes close to the 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid when it comes to the interior and cargo space. With the rear seats up, the Venza offers 28.7 cubic feet of space which expands to 54.9 cubic feet as you fold the rear seats down.

2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV Infotainment System

However, this posh Toyota banks upon modern technology feature to lead its rivals. The Venza is the first Toyota to offer the optional electrochromic panoramic sunroof, namely Star Gaze. Also, The Venza LE and XLE come standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen display powered by Entune infotainment system. A 12.3-inch navigation-equipped system is standard on the top-range Limited model and remains an available option on the XLE. The interface is easy to understand while the touch screen responds accurately. The infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa compatibility as standard. Some of the attractive interior features of the Toyota Venza are:

  • Quality crafted premium interior with soft-touch materials
  • Heated and Ventilated front seats
  • Ambient lighting
  • 60/40 rear seats
  • 9-speaker JBL sound system
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Amazon Alexa Assistant
  • Sirius XM 3-month trial
  • Remote Connect via Smartphone or Smartwatch
  • Entune 3.0 Infotainment system with a 12.3-inch touchscreen

2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV Exterior

8.0/10

"The exterior of the 2021 Toyota Venza is, in a word, sleek." - Kbb.com

The 2021 Toyota Venza Hybrid was a brand new entry with a massive change from the predecessor in terms of interior and exterior styling along with some advanced features. 

2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV Front Angle View

The 2022 model year has the same sense of style as that of the 2021 model year. It uses the same powertrain, chassis, and other components from the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. A comparison with the current competition in the market gives a better idea of Venza’s handling and off-roading capabilities.

Models 

2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid*

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 

2022 Ford Escape Hybrid 

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid 

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,913

3,188

3,554

3,649

Length (inches)

186.6

176.5

180.5

182.1

Width (inches)

73.0

71.0

74.1

73.0

Height (inches)

65.9

63.6

66.1

66.5

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.7

8.7

7.8

8.2

Wheelbase (inches)

105.9

104.9

106.7

104.7

*2021 MY data used for reference

The ground clearance of the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is the largest amongst all. This is very important for off-roading as it can easily pass through any obstacles. Also, it is one of the lightest cars in its class. The 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid is the longest car as compared to its rivals. Some noteworthy exterior features which make the Venza stand out from the crowd are:

  • Stand-alone crossover stance. 
  • LED Projector headlamps and LED.
  • Different sizes ( 18” and 19” options) and designs of alloy wheels.
  • Sleek LED taillights.

2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV Safety

7.0/10

NHTSA, the crash test agency rates the new Toyota Venza's crashworthiness with an overall safety rating of 5 out of 5 stars. The 2021 Toyota Venza Hybrid gets a 4-star rating for its overall frontal crash protection. The Venza received the 2021 Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS, thanks to the "Good" safety score in all six crash-test categories. 

Like most 2022 Toyota's, all Venza trims come equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, a suite of driver assists and active safety features. It includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist with lane centering, automatic high beams, and road sign assist. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are also standard on all trims. Some of the standout safety features of the 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid in a nutshell:

  • High-Definition surround vision camera
  • Standard Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • High-strength, better range automatic high beams
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Active Lane Control
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Road sign recognition 

2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV Competition

6.0/10

2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid vs 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek will have to do a lot more to compete with this generation of the Venza. The 2022 Toyota Venza will be better in almost all the areas than the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

The cargo space available in the Crosstrek is also too less. So, overall the 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid is at any time a better choice than the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid vs 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid

The 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid was a direct competitor to the 2021 Toyota Venza Hybrid from Ford Motors. But this is not the case with the 2022 model year. The 2022 Ford Escape needs a major upgrade to keep up with the Venza. 

2022 Ford Escape Hybrid

The interior of the 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid will be way better than the Ford Escape. So, the 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid may not be a good choice for 2022.

2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid vs 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid

The engine performance along with its efficiency is gonna be a plus point for the 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid. It will have 7 hp more than the Honda CR-V Hybrid. Also, the 2022 Venza will have an edge above the CR-V in terms of looks and appearance. 

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid

However, the cargo space in the 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid is a bit more than the Venza. The 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid is more likely to be loved because of its sleek aesthetics. So, the 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid will be a better option than the 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid. 

2022 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV Final Verdict

The 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid will be a carry-over model as the 2021 model was a brand new entry in the midsize SUV segment. Though we expect more standard features along with more trim levels. The 2022 Toyota Venza is easy to recommend for its handsome styling, superb fuel economy ratings, and upscale interior. You won’t have any issues as it has proven its worth and is a masterpiece. The Venza has everything that the RAV4 was missing but lacks the cargo space behind the rear row.

Toyota did not take any chance in 2021 and looks like it has killed its competition already. However, the true potential of all the cars will only be known after they are launched in the market. All the latest news for these cars will be updated as soon as the manufacturers make an official announcement.


2022 Toyota Venza FAQs

How Much Does the Toyota Venza Cost?

The all-new 2021 Venza starts at $32,470 (MSRP), which is average among the hybrid SUVs. This Toyota's Hybrid SUV is a midsize offering and the top-range Limited trim costs $39,800. We expect the 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid to carry over mostly unchanged, thus the pricing is estimated to start from $32,600 and up to $40,000.

Which is bigger RAV4 or Venza?

This Toyota's midsize Hybrid SUV, the Venza measures 186.6 inches in length while the RAV4 measures 180.9 inches, almost 5.7 inches shorter. In terms of height, the Venza is only 1.1 inches shorter than that of the RAV4. Both share the same wheelbase, rated at 105.9 inches.

How reliable is Toyota Venza?

The new Toyota Venza scores 82 out of 100 in the JD Power reliability ratings, which is great in the midsize Hybrid/Electric SUV segment. The 2021 Venza is among the top 5 consumer-rated wagons. Moreover, Toyota's reputation for making highly reliable cars with above-average resale value should not be ignored.

Is the Toyota Venza fuel efficient?

The 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid returns EPA estimated 40 mpg/37 mpg city/highway, which is good for a Hybrid SUV.

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