2015 Toyota Venza crossover review, MSRP, colors

The 2015 Toyota Venza shares platform with Toyota Camry sedan but it is more than Camry with hatchback end. With AWD, bigger wheelbase and ground clearance it is more crossover with wagon design. The Toyota Venza 2015 is a car for families that need car for daily city use but also its versatility and AWD system when it comes to off road needs.

2015 Toyota Venza review, msrp, redesign, colors, mpg, specs

2015 Toyota Venza redesign

Exterior

The 2015 Toyota Venza is something unusual on the car market. We could say that 2015 Venza is a fusion of all-wheel-drive hatchback look and spacious / comfort of crossover. It is slightly refreshed with new grille and taillights, and it has not changed too much since it came on market in 2009. As its predecessor new Venza has aerodynamic shape with low roofline. The side-view mirrors have integrated turn signals and puddle lights. Standard feature for all models are LED daytime running lights while top Limited models are equipped with an on/off feature. XLE Premium Package includes powered panoramic moonroof. The Toyota Venza 2015 is available in seven different colors: Attitude Black Metallic, Barcelona Red Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, Celestial Silver, Cosmic Gray Mica, Magnetic Gray Metallic and Parisian Night Pearl.

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Interior

Interior of the 2015 Toyota Venza is spacious in all directions, especially the cargo area. Without 3rd row seat this large hatchback has 36.2 cubic feet of cargo space, while with only front seats its cargo space jumps up to impressive 70.2 cubic feet. The 2015 Toyota Venza comes in three trim levels: base LE, XLE and top Limited. Base model features dual zone climate control, cruise control, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, keyless entry system, 3.5-inch LCD Multi-Information display and Entune Audio Plus system with integrated Entune Multimedia Bundle, HD Radio, integrated backup camera display and SiriusXM radio. XLE and Limited grades are additionally equipped with leather-trimmed heated front seats, leather-trimmed shift lever, steering wheel with remote audio controls and Entune Audio System with Navigation and App Suite.

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS 4-INLINE V6
Wheelbase 109.3 109.3
Overall Length 189.0 189.0
Overall Width 75.0 75.0
Overall Height 63.4 63.4
Tread Width (Front/Rear) 64.2/ 64.6 (64.4w/AWD) 64.2/ 64.6 (64.4w/AWD)
Ground Clearance 8.1 8.1
Overhang (f/r) 36.6/43.3 36.6/43.3
Load-in Height 28.0 28.0
Step-in Height 15.3 15.3
Hip Point 25.6 25.6
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2015 Toyota Venza review, msrp, redesign, colors, mpg, specs

2015 Toyota Venza specs

The 2015 Toyota Venza comes with two levels of performance. The LE and XLE trim levels come with choice between front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive system and standard engine is 2.7-liter 4-cylinder powerplant that produces 181 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque. Venza with this engine has EPA estimated fuel economy rated at 20/26 MPG city/highway and. Limited grades are available only with AWD and 3.5-liter V6 engine with 268 horsepower and 246 lb-ft of torque. It has fuel economy rated at 19/26 MPG city/hwy. Both engines are mated to 6-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).

ENGINE 4-INLINE V6
Type 2.7-liter 4-cylinder 3.5-liter 6-cylinder
Valvetrain DOHC 4-valve/cylinder with DualVVT-i DOHC 4-valve/cylinder with DualVVT-i
Displacement 2.672 cc 3.456 cc
Bore x Stroke 3.54 x 4.13 3.70 x 3.27
Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.8:1
Horsepower 181 hp @ 5.800 rpm 268 hp @ 6.200 rpm
Torque 182 lb-ft @ 4.200 rpm 246 lb-ft @ 4.700 rpm
Transmission Type 6ECT with sequential shift 6ECT with sequential shift
Ignition System Toyota Direct Ignition (TDI) Toyota Direct Ignition (TDI)
Fuel System SFI SFI
Fuel economy (city/hwy/combined) 20/26/23 (FWD)
20/26/22 (AWD)
19/26/22 (FWD)
18/25/21 (AWD)
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New thing for 2015 model is the Towing Prep Package which is standard for models with V6 engine. Equipped with this package (engine oil cooler, heavy-duty alternator and larger radiator) the 2015 Toyota Venza towing capacity is rated at 3,500 pounds. When it comes to safety all trim levels come with Star Safety System (with Stability Control, ABS, Traction Control, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Smart Stop Technology), seven airbags, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Hill Start Assist Control.

Toyota Venza 2015 review, msrp, redesign, colors, mpg, specs

Toyota Venza 2015 price

The base 2015 Toyota Venza comes with MSRP price little under $30,000. The XLE trim levels starts with price tag around$33,000 but fully equipped Limited grade can with ease go over $40,000. These prices are in range of its competitors Ford Edge and Nissan Murano but much higher than Subaru Outback.

Toyota Venza 2015 price
TRIM LEVEL TRANSMISSION/ENGINE MSRP
LE FWD 4-cyl $29.065
XLE FWD 4-cyl $32.110
XLE FWD V6 $34.150
LE AWD 4-cyl $30.515
XLE AWD 4-cyl $33.560
XLE AWD V6 $35.600
Limited AWD V6 $39.940

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