I've only had the Venza for 6 months, 8500 miles, but that's been plenty of time to conclude that this is a HUGE step up from my Volvo XC90. For the price of a used luxury SUV, I got a new Venza and LOVE it.
The back seat room is much bigger than all 3 of my prior SUV's. I can carry 5 adults very comfortably. This is the first car I've owned where I don't have the driver's seat all the way back...great leg room. You sacrifice back cargo room to get the leg room, but I'm fine with that.
I get 24MPG and 95% of that is driving around town.
Interior, even on the base, is very nice (I had the dealership add leather after for $1100).
I would get the AWD next time, but other than that, LOVE it!
Back up camera, front and rear leg room, quality feeling interior, easy to use blue tooth, great visibility, perfect size (width, height).
Surprising power from 4cyl. Cell phone holder in dash.
Cell phone holder would be nice if charger fit a Motorola side charge better.