This is the best AWD vehicle in its class. Traded in a 2004 Lexus RX330 which was a great car and thought we would stay with the RX350. But the Venza is built on a newer platform, has more room and costs $8000 less fully loaded with NAV and including all the features we care about. Handled well in late spring snow and does equally well on twisty mountain roads and city driving. Plenty of back room for three teenage boys who all top 6 feet.
We wanted top safety features including airbags, stability and traction control. NAV and backup camera work great. Love the way the back seats fold for extra cargo room.
Must select moonroof to get NAV even if you don't want it. Wing mirror turn signals for extra safety, especially since this car does have a blind spot much like the Lexus RX350.