I bought my 2009 FWD 6-Cyl Venza in May, 2009. I now have 81,000+ miles on it and have only had one minor problem in the last 4.5 years! It is the best car I have ever owned and I love everything about it. I think it's the best kept secret on the market. I recently bought a vacation condo near the beach and was able to transport all of my odds and ends - chairs, headboard, kitchen table, etc in my car at various times because there is so much cargo room. I'll probable replace my car at the end of 2014 and it will be another Venza!
Favorite features - power liftgate, smart key, cargo room, just the right height for easy entrance and egress, 20" wheels, storage console, heated seats, climate control, 6 cyl engine.
The rubber floor mats wore out pretty quickly but I replaced them with Weather-Tech; the information screen is pretty small in the 2009 but that's been rectified in the newer models; wind noise seems to be an issue in many cars these days, including the Venza at high speeds.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.