New York 2012: 2013 Toyota Venza Gets Minor Updates

Not to be outdone by its rivals, the 2013 Toyota Venza received a host of updates in an attempt to keep it fresh against competitors like the Nissan Murano, Ford Edge, and Honda Crosstour.

The new 2013 Toyota Venza wears small styling tweaks that evolve -- not redefine -- the crossover's look. Most notable are new headlights with LED running lights, and a revised grille with two bars instead of three. Around back, the Venza gains darkened taillights, while new 19-inch wheels dress up the side profile on LE and XLE trim levels. Inside, a revised interior has a new steering wheel and is now available with Toyota's Entune infotainment system. Three new exterior colors are also available: Attitude Black, Cypress Pearl, and Cosmic Gray Mica.

The 2013 Toyota Venza continues to be offered in LE, XLE, and Limited trim levels, with either a 181-hp 2.7-liter I-4 or 268-hp 3.5-liter V-6 packed underhood. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. The only available transmission for all Venza models is a six-speed automatic.

Toyota has yet to announce pricing for the 2013 Venza, but the 2012 model started at $28,235. Expect to see the revised 2013 Toyota Venza in dealerships later this year.

For more on the 2012 New York International Auto Show, including videos, the latest photos, and more information, click here to visit our New York Show homepage.

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