CHANGES FOR 2014:

– Premium Package renamed XLE.
– Touring Package renamed Limited Package.
– Touring Package & JBL Package renamed Limited with Technology Package.

A year after Toyota gave the Venza the most mild refresh in recent memory, the crossover Camry receives nothing. Instead, the packages are renamed slightly to line up more with other Toyota models. Under the hood you can get either a 2.7L four-cylinder engine or 3.5L V6, both receiving about the same fuel economy. A six-speed transmission is the only choice, but you can have front- or all-wheel drive with either motor.

The Venza comes in a single trim line, differentiated by engine size, and by FWD or AWD.

Features on the four-cylinder Venza include 19-inch alloy wheels, 6.1-inch AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA display audio system with six speakers, satellite radio, auxiliary input jack, dual-zone automatic climate control, premium fabric seats, 8-way power driver seat, 60/40 split rear bench seat, power locks, power windows with auto-up/down, 3.5-inch LCD multi-information display, optitron gauges, auto-dimming rear view mirror with digital compass, tilt/telescopic steering with steering wheel mounted audio controls, woodgrain interior, chrome inner door handles, tonneau cover, cargo mat, cargo net, carpeted and all-season floor mats, cruise control, integrated garage door opener, illuminated entry, keyless entry, dual heated power mirrors, blind spot convex mirrors, rear privacy glass, body colour door handles and mirrors, chrome exhaust, variable intermittent wipers, automatic headlight system, fog lights, airbags (front, front seat, side curtain, driver’s knee), and TPMS.

The Venza V6 adds 20-inch alloy wheels and dual exhaust.

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