I love my Venza. I am an avid cyclist and had been seeking a vehicle to transport my bike with a couple of friends bikes to charity bike ride events that could handle a couple of guys that are pretty good size and still very athletic (me- 6'4" tall 280lbs and friends 6'6" 250 lbs -. I took six months to thoroughly research my choices and whittled it down to the T- Venza, A- ZDX and H-Accord Crosstour. I eliminated the Cross Tour after the test ride- seemed woefully low on power and handled like a truck. I really liked the ZDX but getting in and out was very awkward and it wasnt at all worth the price difference of $20k or more for similar equipment. Very sleek and I get constant looks.
My favorite features are the interior appointments, interior size(incredible space and at 6'4" my head has 3 or more inches of clearance),versatility- large cargo space with the r- seats down,recling r-seats, performance best in it's class- beats acceleration of Acura MDZ or ZDX. Handles very well
Better grade leather seats although I am ok with it as it comes, heated rear seats, refrigerated drinks compartment holder....