I tested a lot of vehicles before leasing the Venza.
Equinox had a rough acceleration it pulled to the right also had clumbsy dash board, cheap Navi plastic cover, Ford Edge got worse mpg's, Crosstour had a spoiler going through the back window(aka Aztek), Buick Lacrosse looked great, but hit head trying to enter the vehicle, tight seat, couldn't see over steering wheel without raising seat really high and had my head scratching the roof.
I tried a lot of vehicles and Venza proved the best fit, mpg's and price with options.
Wouldn't change the vehicle other than a few minor changes listed in consrunning through the rear window (Aztek),
Navi system works well, acceleration and passing, AWD works great in the snow!
We take the Venza and leave the mini van at home when snowing.
Heated steering wheel, heated backside of the seat, not just the bottom.
Ride could be a little more smooth on bumpy pavement.