2016 Toyota Venza

Bold, versatile and stylish.

Looking for the perfect blend of style and substance to set you apart?  Along with a choice of engine sizes, drive trains and trim levels; the exclusive “Redwood Edition” upgrade package available in the 2016 Toyota Venza to add an extra element of luxury. The warm tones of redwood kick the Venza up a notch, mixing bold design, driving fun, intuitive and engaging technology, and impressive versatility.

“The Venza Redwood Edition combines all the features of our popular XLE trim level – including a navigation system and panoramic glass roof – then adds a beautiful interior with redwood tones and distinctive leather seats,” noted Larry Hutchinson, Vice President of Toyota Canada Inc. “Of course, Venza continues to offer its uniquely generous combination of comfort, convenience and technology features, SUV-like versatility, and the driving comfort of a sedan – qualities that have long made Venza a favoured choice with Canadian drivers.”

Performance is assured with a choice of an efficient 182 HP 2.7L four-cylinder or a powerful 268 HP 3.5L V6, mated to a six-speed automatic Super ECT transmission with sequential shift mode. Features such as highly responsive electric power steering and hill start assist control make the Venza a delight to drive, while seven airbags and the six active technologies in the Toyota Star Safety System headline Venza’s many safety features. 

All Venza models are equipped with an impressive set of standard premium features, including: 6.1” Display Audio System featuring USB audio input, automatic sound levelizer technology, advanced voice recognition, Bluetooth capability, integrated Sirius XM Satellite Radio and steering wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls.

The features don’t stop there – drivers will also benefit from a backup camera, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, a blind-spot convex mirror and puddle lamps. As well as dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40 split fold-down second-row seat with a remote release in the cargo area. The Venza also includes a high-visibility Optitron instrumentation -  a multi-information display with trip computer, power windows with auto up/down function on all windows, map lamps, cruise control, integrated garage door opener, power door locks with keyless entry and easy-close trunk.  Additionally, the convenience of three 12-volt accessory power outlets, plenty of in-cabin and cargo-area storage, chrome exhaust tip, fog lamps; plus more. 

The 2016 Venza was big on choice, with three models and a range of options packages:

The 2016 Toyota Venza featured the four-cylinder engine, front wheel drive, and 19” aluminum alloy wheels, achieving a combined city/highway fuel efficiency of 10.4 L/100 KM. This model may be enhanced with two accessory packages:

The Heated Seats upgrade added heated front cloth seats.

The Leather Package added leather seating throughout, plus heated front seats.

The 2016 Toyota Venza AWD featured 19” aluminum alloy wheels and the four-cylinder engine, achieving a fuel efficiency of 10.5 L/100 KM city/highway combined.

The 2016 Toyota Venza AWD V6 featured 20” aluminum alloy wheels and the V6 engine, achieving a fuel efficiency of 11.3 L/100 KM city/highway combined.

Both AWD models featured the added confidence of on-demand all-wheel-drive with Toyota’s Active Torque Control System and may be enhanced with a choice of accessory and upgrade packages:

The Heated Seats accessory package adds heated front cloth seats.

The Leather accessory package adds leather seating throughout, plus heated front seats.

The XLE trim level added a navigation system, leather seating throughout, heated front seats, a power rear door with jam protection, panoramic glass roof, and anti-theft system. 

The Redwood Edition – new for 2016 – included all upgrades from the XLE trim level, plus the added prestige of the exclusive “redwood” detailing, including perforated leather seating a unique Redwood colour, plus a “Redwood Edition” badge on the rear tailgate.

The Limited trim level included all upgrades from the XLE trim level, plus a 13-speaker JBL Synthesis audio system, driver’s seat memory system linked to exterior mirrors, Smart Key System with Push Button Start. Additionally, it included clearance and backup sensors, chrome-accented door handles, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, stitched leather interior trim, auto-levelling HID headlamps with automatic high-beam system, LED daytime running lights and more.

- Toyota Media

CarAndTruck.caMay 29, 2017