It was just last week when Toyota declared its plans to bring out 2 new hybrid models for the US market on 18th May. Well, Toyota kept its promise quite well, as two new cars have gained existence under the sigil of the Japanese auto-maker, going by the names Sienna and Venza.
There has been an absence of moderate size, two-row crossover in the brochures of Toyota ever since it ceased the Venza in 2015. However, since nameplate is returning for 2021 for another model that will space between the RAV4 and Highlander. Sharing its basic concept with that of the Japan-advertised Toyota Harrier, the new 2021 Toyota Venza will be offered in the U.S. just with a hybrid powertrain that guarantees an EPA estimated combined fuel-efficiency of 40 mpg.
While the revived crossover shares a two-push, pseudo-wagon structure factor with its ancestor, the 2021 Venza is more than just what meets the eye and is a completely unique machine, based on Toyota’s modular architecture and flaunts a hybrid powertrain, along with an all-wheel-drive setup.
Controlling each 2021 Toyota Venza will be a 2.5-liter inline-four mated to three electric engines and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Taken all in all, the powertrain produces 219 hp, and Toyota asserts the electric motor’s moment torque improves response time and genuine execution.
Driver-selectable regenerative braking improves vitality assortment on slopes and in city traffic, decreasing superfluous wear on the brakes also. In the meantime, the 2021 Venzas are also furnished with navigation frameworks that help the crossover become familiar with the driver’s propensities and schedules, streamlining the hybrid framework’s activity and training the driver for greatest proficiency.
Comparing it against contenders like the Ford Edge, Honda Passport, and Hyundai Santa Fe, the Venza is dimensionally on the smaller side of its fragment. It has a similar 105.9-inch wheelbase as the RAV4 and is just 5.7 inches longer than that smaller crossover. Freight space behind the Venza’s back seats gauges only 36 cubic feet, which is, in reality, 2 cubic feet smaller than what the RAV4 offers. Back seat space in the Venza is dimensionally like the RAV4.
Toyota says the 2021 Venza will go on sale by this mid-year nearby the similarly new Sienna. Evaluating hasn’t been settled at this point, however, expect a fully-stacked Venza to cost somewhere around the $45,000 mark.