Need fuel efficiency within a reliable mid-sized SUV? Then the 2022 Toyota Venza might just be the stylish new car for you. It comes with a reliable powertrain which is quite efficient compared to its rivals and comes with a whole host of different assistive features for improved safety and handling. There are even inclusions such as a panoramic sunroof for those inclined to deck their cars with the best accessories. Although passenger and storage capacity is lagging behind other competitors, it doesn’t knock out the Toyota Venza from being a great hybrid SUV option. This 2022 Toyota Venza review will look into the specs and features that make it an economical choice for anyone to take home.
Ever since its revival with the 2021 model, the 2022 Toyota Venza comes with no distinct changes from previous models.
The 2022 Toyota Venza price point is split among the 3 trim levels made available for buyers this year. The LE, being the base model, is for those who want the most practical setup without the additional expenses of the XLE and the Limited. However, we do feel that the XLE does have a leg up with its roster of standard features and is the best choice for most people. The Limited is only for those who want the best they can get out of the lineup as it comes with certain premium features worked in. The roster of 2022 Toyota Venza colors includes Celestial Black, Blueprint, Ruby Flare Pearl, and 4 other different colorways. Below is our 2022 Toyota Venza cost table which details the starting MSRPs of the different trim levels:
|2022 Toyota Venza LE||$33,240*|
|2022 Toyota Venza XLE||$36,775*|
|2022 Toyota Venza Limited||$40,730*|
Toyota’s leasing program is well-known for providing drivers with a quick and easy option to finance their dream cars. The 2022 Toyota Venza lease price can be seen on their official website alongside other financing options. Make sure to check their site out and with your preferred car dealer to ensure you’re getting the best deal!
The 2022 Toyota Venza specs sheet makes details of the hybrid powertrain used on each Venza model. First, the 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine is noted to produce 176 horsepower and features Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence. Next is the electric motor system which is comprised of 3 different electric motors positioned at the front and rear. Altogether, the hybrid system produces 219 horsepower with its all-wheel drive setup. The transmission system found on the Toyota Venza is an Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission that comes with sequential shift mode. Drivers can switch between 4 different drive modes; Sport, Eco, Normal, and EV Mode for all-electric driving.
The battery pack used on the Venza’s hybrid powertrain is a Lithium-ion battery pack that’s rated at 252 volts. It supports a total of 3 electric motors which carry a maximum motor voltage of 650 volts.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
According to the EPA’s fuel efficiency estimates, they found that the MPG scores of each trim level are on par with each other. Since the Venza is only offered as a hybrid model, drivers who are budget-conscious can opt for any of the available trim levels. Below are the MPG scores received by all models of the 2022 Toyota Venza:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Toyota Venza||40||37||39|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
To us, we feel that the 2022 Toyota Venza interior is a bit more cramped than you’d expect it to be. With 40.9 inches of legroom at the front and 37.8 at the rear, passengers may find that the fit is a bit on the tighter side. The Venza has a passenger volume of around 98.3 cubic feet with 5 passengers being the max number. For cargo capacity, the Venza has 55.1 cubic feet of space from the rear seats and 28.8 with the rear seats deployed. This is significantly less than the company’s other SUV models, making it a bit difficult to recommend for larger families and people who plan to use it for business applications.
For infotainment, the 2022 Toyota Venza comes with an 8-inch touchscreen for both the LE and XLE trim levels. The XLE, however, has a choice for an upgrade to a 12.3-inch touchscreen which already comes standard on the Limited model. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity are present on all trim levels alongside compatibility with Amazon Alexa. Browse through countless apps and services all from the comfort of your SUV. The standard audio system of the LE and XLE consists of a 6-speaker setup which includes connectivity with AM/FM/HD Radio. If you’re in need of an upgrade, then the XLE can swap out this setup for a 9-speaker audio system that’s standard on the Limited. Drivers will also receive a 3-month Platinum trial from SiriusXM, enabling them to use their various services.
The Toyota Venza’s safety and driver-assistive suite are quite packed with features across all the different 2022 Toyota Venza models. Some additions to this safety system include a Pre-Collision System, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Road Sign Assist, Lane Tracing Assists, and even Pedestrian Detection. Aside from the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite, all models make use of the company’s Star Safety System to further improve passenger and road safety. Some features of this system include a Stability/Traction control, an Electronic Brake-force Distribution system, Smart Stop Technology, and an Anti-lock Brake system. Optional features that are absent from the base LE include such things as a Blind Spot Monitor and Front/Rear Parking Assists. Drivers will need to go with the XLE and Limited models for those.
The company offers an average warranty package compared to the offerings of its rivals. However, one perk they have that’s different is their 2-year complimentary scheduled maintenance service. The Limited warranty spans 3 years or the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Next is their Powertrain warranty which lasts 5 years with a mileage limit of 60,000 miles. Since it’s a hybrid vehicle, its components come under a warranty which lasts 8 years with a mileage limit of 100,000 miles.