2013 Toyota Venza Consumer Review: 3 Year Update
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2013 Toyota Venza - Consumer Review

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3 Year Update
By tduke on

Vehicle

2013 Toyota Venza Limited 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Have owned my 2013 Venza Limited for 3+ years (58K miles) at this point and continue to enjoy the care quite a bit. Mileage seems a bit worse lately, 21/22MPG though I'm not sure why. The paint on the front of the car seems pretty thinly applied and started to accumulate a lot of chips and dings from road debris very quickly. Touch up paint takes care of the worst spots but overall if you're obsessive about this sort of thing it would be annoying. Reliability has been superb and what you'd expect from Toyota, nothing but routine maintenance and tires have needed attention. I think the premium infotainment system by JVC could be better. The stock speakers are OK, but the touch screen is on the small side and the graphic user interface is not impressive. Listening to the radio information on the song/artist/album have to be truncated due to the tiny display and there's no scrolling option to view what's cut off. Likewise in navigation mode there's a lot crowded into a small space (Garmin and others do this so much better) it's hard to read at times, also the maps were out of date to begin with and the dealer charges a premium to update them. It also seems to pick some really illogical routes at time to the point I just give up and use Google Maps on my phone. When using the back up camera it's often impossible to see anything due to glare on the screen. Otherwise it's been a very good car and I expect to keep it for another 3 years at least.

Best Features

  • Acceleration
  • Road holding
  • Braking
  • Shifting
  • Steering
  • Rear seats
  • Getting in out
  • Noise and vibration
  • Front seats
  • Ride comfort
  • Instrumentation
  • Cargo storage
  • Logic of controls
  • Interior design
  • Repair frequency
  • Dealership support
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Electronics

Worst Features


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