I do work for a Toyota dealer and have access to all the cars. I had my Camry for 9 years and the Venza was a perfect next step. Before I bought the Venza I test drove the Ford Edge and Chevy Terrain. I also tried several new sedans to make sure I wasn't missing anything.
After driving the Venza I don't think I could ever go back to a sedan.
What I love is the step in heighth, the nice interior and space, and the in and out options. I walk up to the vehicle and get in with no key and not pushing a remote. I lock the vehicle by pushing the lines on the outside door handle. How easy is that!