2009 Toyota Venza Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2009 Toyota Venza - Road Test Specs

2009 Toyota Venza Wagon

(2.7L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2009
Style4dr Wagon (2.7L 4cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$26,695
Options on test vehicleNone.
As-tested MSRP$26,695


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,672cc (163 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Redline (rpm)6,100
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)182 @ 5,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)182 @ 4,200
Transmission type6-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=3.330:1, II=1.900:1, III=1.420:1, IV=1.0:1, V=0.713:1, VI=0.608:1, final drive=4.356:1


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)17.0:1
Tire brandToyo
Tire modelA20 Open Country
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP245/55R19 S
Tire size, rearP245/55R19 S
Wheel size19-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.9
0-60 mph (sec.)9.3
0-75 mph (sec.)13.9
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.8 @ 82.5
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)121
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)63.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.77
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.4
@ Full throttle (dB)72.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)69.4

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWell-isolated driveline has somewhat surprising pep. Traction control comes back on at 32 mph. Best run was with ample tire spin. Upshifts are very smooth.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsSoft pedal, but quiet ABS system makes for uneventful stops. Good fade resistance and admirable stopping power.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsBeing lower than other crossovers helps the Venza in the slalom. Toyota has relaxed its often aggressive stability control, but this is still a 3,700-pound wagon. Very little information comes through the steering wheel. Limits, however, are relatively high -- especially considering the competition.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)55.6
Wind (mph, direction)N/A

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)21 city/29 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)22.6 mpg combined average, 27.5 mpg best tank, 20.0 worst tank
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.7

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,760
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,740
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)58/42
Length (in.)189.0
Width (in.)75.0
Height (in.)63.4
Wheelbase (in.)109.3
Track, front (in.)64.2
Track, rear (in.)64.4
Turning circle (ft.)39.1
Legroom, front (in.)40.2
Legroom, rear (in.)39.1
Headroom, front (in.)39.6
Headroom, rear (in.)39.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)60.0
Shoulder room, rear (in.)59.0
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)30.7
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)70.1


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistanceNot available
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsDriver Only
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBrake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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