If you bought your previous vehicle five years or more ago, you will find the Venza a major step up in security and comfort. As a package, the multiple air bags, stability control, AWD, and crash scores top anything one could have bought, at any price, just a few years ago. Dual climate control, exceptionally well lit info displays, sound system, seating, and navigation system provide excellent comfort. This is a quiet car that gives one a feeling of confidence in a variety of driving conditions. We looked at Lexus RX350, Acura MDX, Audi Q7. Venza is a newer platform and many, many thousands less with competitive handling and all the important comfort features.
Dual climate control with clear read- outs on all gauges, handling on rural roads and on the Interstate. Release system for folding rear seats, clear backup camera and NAV system.
Would like turn signals on wing mirrors for extra safety when changing lanes. Less obtrusive rear pillars and better rear visibility, but these likely contribute to excellent safety scores. Rear camera helps with rear visibility.