Selecting a compact crossover SUV can be quite challenging considering the sheer number of vehicles available in this segment. Well, we at Toyota of Ridgecrest in Ridgecrest, California, bring to you this in-depth article detailing the features and specifications of the 2022 Toyota Venza which is a viable option you must consider in your search for the perfect SUV.
The Venza is a carryover of the previous model year version without any significant changes. The 2022 Venza is offered in three trims - LE, XLE, and Limited. The base Venza LE costs $32,890 MSRP* while the top-end Limited costs $40,380 MSRP*. The 2022 Venza is powered by a 2.5-liter Dynamic Force inline-four-cylinder engine combined with two electric motors that come together to produce a combined 219 net horsepower. The powertrain is mated to an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT) with sequential shift mode, and the power is sent to all four wheels through the Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system. The Venza is perfect for city and freeway commute. The power delivery is mild, and the ride quality is balanced.
|2.5-liter Dynamic Force In-line four-cylinder engine combined with two electric motors
||Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal and blind-spot warning indicators, puddle lights, and driver's-side auto-folding controls
||Dual-zone automatic climate control system with dust and pollen filter and rear-seat vents, featuring push-button/dial controls
|219 net horsepower
||Black rear spoiler with LED center stoplight
||8-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support
|Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT) with sequential shift mode
||18-inch multi-spoke, two-tone machine-finished alloy wheels with 225/60R18 tires
||Eight-inch Touchscreen Display
|Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system
||Dual chrome-tipped exhaust
||Android Auto™, Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay® Compatibility
The Venza’s interior is well laid out. Passenger space is ample, and comfort is better than its competitors. Add to this plenty of storage compartments, and the 2022 Venza is an all-around winner. The base variant comes with fabric-upholstered seats along with a power-adjustable driver’s seat. On the other hand, the top-end Limited trim comes with perforated SofTex®-trimmed seats along with power-adjustable, heated, and ventilated driver and front passenger seats. Usability is simple and this is what makes the Venza a well-rounded SUV.
Other than the features mentioned in the table above, the 2022 Venza also gets Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM® Radio, and USB ports as standard features across all the trims. One can expect additional features like a Destination Assist navigation system and a JBL® premium audio system that comes with nine JBL® speakers, on top-end trims. Usability is seamless and the interface is top-notch.
Coming to safety features, the Venza is packed with a wide range of standard safety and active driver-assistance features. All this makes the Venza a power-packed package.