2012 Toyota Venza Consumer Review: 2012 Venza Limited

2012 Toyota Venza - Consumer Review

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Limited Wagon (3.5L V6 6-speed Automatic)

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2012 Venza Limited
By roadrunner70 on


2012 Toyota Venza Limited 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Had 2012 Venza limited since 3/24.
Like others, copared to Ford Edge, GM crossovers, Kia Sorrento. Came down to sorrento vs. venza.
Preferred the sorrento for price and features but didn't care for seat comfort.
Overall happy with purchase. Too soon to rate most catagories, but have to agree that the shifter is poorly designed.
It is too long and should be 2 or 3 inches shorter.
Not happy that CD player requries opening nav unit.
Presume that 2013 venza has corrected these design issues.
However, if it gives the same level of reliability that my 2002 highlander has given (two minor repairs in 125,000 miles), I will be very happy.
Oveall, a good vehicle.

Best Features

Only two rows of seats, overall build quality seems very high. Very quiet inside, and everything works well. Not having voice activated nav unit, hopefully, Toyota build quality. Have to commend Gatorland Toyota for their delivery process. First rate.

Worst Features

Shorten shifter lenght, use a higher profil tire, improve the low volume bass reponse in the raidio (add a subwoofer), redesign radio/cd increase volume of "beeps" for locking door and other functions. Least favorite feature - missing transmission dipstick.
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