Had been driving Volvo XC70s for the last 13 years, and got tired of the station wagon styling, but wasn't willing to go to an SUV or mini-van. Loved the Venza the first commercial I saw. Finally found a slightly-used (2,300 miles) 2010 fully loaded, including navigation. Have had the car for 10 days and love it. It has great styling and is fun to drive. Ride is a little bumpy at times due to the 20" tires, but my XC70 had a similar feel. It feels very stable on winding roads. I haven't driven it at night to see how the auto dimming headlights work, but they seem like an interesting concept. Have already made one trip to the plant nursery and came home with a full load- easy loading.
Roominess, bluetooth, back seat leg room and fold-flat seats, feel on the road, styling, high clearance under the tailgate for loading, ventilation system, easy to get in and out of (I have long legs, and I'm loving this vehicle for the way it treats us tall people)
Better front seating that wraps around you a little more (this is one of the things that XC70 does very well), steering wheel feels a little small, gear shift sometimes gets in the way - suggest shortening it a little, add 2 memory settings for the driver's seat