The Toyota Venza is specifically developed for the U.S. market, and for 2012, Toyota is expanding the Venza crossover to three trims. The new crossover will be available as LE, XLE and Limited grades, which are aligned with other Toyota passenger vehicles.
The 2012 Venza crossover is designed to be a versatile vehicle with spacious cargo space and a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds. It has a luxurious interior while providing fold-flat rear seats to accommodate extra cargo space when not carrying rear passengers. Both the 2012 Venza LE and XLE models are available with powertrain combinations of a four-cylinder and V6 engines. A 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine produces about 182 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque, and the 3.5-liter V6 produces 268 horsepower and 246 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to a six-speed sequential-shift electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).
Both the 2012 Venza LE and XLE are available with either a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive system, while the Venza Limited version comes with the V6 engine only and front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations.
As for fuel economy, the four-cylinder FWD Venza is EPA-rated at 21 mpg city/27 mpg highway while the V6 FWD Venza has an EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway.
For the interior, the 2012 Toyota Venza comes with a six-disc changer, Bluetooth, and USB and auxiliary input. While the Venza Limited included leather seats, JBL Synthesis audio system, navigation system, panorama roof, and automatic high-beams.
As for safety features, the 2012 Toyota Venza crossover comes with Toyota’s STAR Safety System as standard on all trims, which Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC) Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist and the Smart Stop brake-override Technology (SST).
You can check more details about the 2012 Toyota Venza crossover in the press release below.