2009 Toyota Venza V6 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2009 Toyota Venza - Road Test Specs

2009 Toyota Venza Wagon

(3.5L V6 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2009
Style4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$28,520
Options on test vehicleNavigation System ($2,590); Premium Package #2 ($4,345); Rear Seat Entertainment ($1,680)
As-tested MSRP$37,135


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,456cc (211 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDual overhead camshafts, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake and exhaust valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.8
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)268 @ 6,200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)246 @ 4,700
Transmission type6-speed automatic with sequential manual mode
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 3.33; II = 1.90; III = 1.42; IV = 1.00; V = 0.71; VI = 0.61; Final Drive = 4.40


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)17.0:1
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelLatitude Tour HP
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP245/50R20 102H
Tire size, rearP245/50R20 102H
Wheel size20-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, front12.8-inch ventilated disc
Brakes, rear11.7-inch solid disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.8
0-60 mph (sec.)7.1
0-75 mph (sec.)10.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.2 @ 92.8
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.8
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)122
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)57.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.73

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsVery good acceleration for a crossover/wagon. Toyota's V6, as usual, never feels or sounds like it's working hard. Best launch occurs without the automatic in "Drive" with minimal wheelspin.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsThe brake pedal has the same soft feel as the four-cylinder Venza. But it also returns the same respectable stopping distance. Despite the softness, pedal feel is consistent. We did notice some fade over successive hard stops.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsSkid pad: Nose-heavy with very little steering feel -- similar to four-cylinder model. Slalom: Oddly, the slalom performance of the V6 is weaker than the four-cylinder. Perhaps the extra V6 weight and more nose-heavy weight distribution are taking a toll. Having said that, these numbers look on par for most crossovers. Note: Stability control will not remain in the off position through this maneuver.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)61.8

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)19 city/26 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)19.0
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.7

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,870
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,928
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
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsDriver only
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemDirect tire 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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