2009 Toyota Venza AWD

We already drove a six-cylinder Venza a few weeks ago, so my main interest in this four-cylinder model was whether we would feel deprived by the omission of two cylinders. And I didn't. The four-cylinder Venza comported itself perfectly well in city and freeway driving, and I suspect most owners would be happy enough with the four rather than the V-6. Not only is the four-cylinder cheaper to buy, of course, it gets better fuel economy but doesn't at all feel like a wheezy, underpowered engine. If you're considering the Venza, you certainly ought to take both models for a test-drive. Rest assured, you won't run into our tech editor, Don Sherman, at the Toyota dealership doing the same thing.

Joe DeMatio, Executive Editor

New Car Research

our instagram

get Automobile Magazine

Subscribe to the magazine and save up to 84% off the newsstand price

subscribe

new cars

Read Related Articles

TO TOP