By skahikin on
2009 Toyota Venza 4dr Wagon (2.7L 4cyl 6A)
In 13K miles (12K in Houston commute traffic), the 4-cylinder is more than adequate and a fuel saver (27 MPG) from crawl speed to aggressive speeds (5 - 75 mph) in my 9 month ownership. Adjusting to a slower pedal response, it is quite maneuverable with good pickup. As others state, the seats are too sparse for rides above 2-3 hours. Additionally, the ride is less comfortable with Bridgestone Dueler tires. Fortunately, Toyo came out this Spring with Versado CUVs to save those of us with 19" tires with reviews that state the ride is improved with Toyos. Unfortunately, the dashboard glove compartment area is now producing an irritating rattle due either to inadequate fit or sun warping.
Competent 4-cylinder engine, drivability, fuel economy, easy entry and exit, roominess, cargo space,dual air conditioning, keyless entry and starter.
Improve the seat cushioning; change low rated Bridgestones to Toyos (for 19" tires); better fit and materials for dashboard materials.