PLANO, TX (July 22, 2020) – With a striking new debut, Toyota is breaking the barrier of similarity in the mid-size double-row crossover utility vehicle (CUV) category. The all-new Venza 2021 offers an intuitive driving experience with smooth acceleration, predictable handling and low noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), all wrapped up in a sophisticated design. Fixed at its dealers in early September 2020, the 2021 Venza will have a starting Manufacturer’s Estimated Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $ 32,470 for LE, $ 36,000 for XLE and $ 39,800 for Limited (excluding shipping charges). , processing and handling (DPH) of $ 1175).
The all-new 2021 Venza is equipped exclusively with the Toyota Hybrid System II powertrain and advanced electronic on-demand all-wheel drive. In addition to its comfortable city and road performance, Venza is expected to have impressive fuel efficiency, with a combined fuel economy of 39 MPG estimated by the manufacturer.
The 2021 Venza, which will be assembled at the Takaoka plant and arriving at Toyota dealerships this summer, is built around a version of the Toyota New Global Architecture K platform that underpins some of the company’s sedans and crossovers. . As such, Venza offers the best of both worlds: sedan-like ride comfort and CUV versatility.
The Venza 2021 offers ample space for five people in a very manoeuvrable package. A host of tech-driven features are available, including a 12.3-inch touchscreen with nine JBL speakers, a 7-inch Multi-Information Display (MID), a digital rearview mirror, and a 10-inch color head-up display. inches. Other available features include a Star GazeTM fixed panoramic glass roof, a first for Toyota, and heated and ventilated front seats that pave the way for truly gracious grand touring.
In addition to the exemplary crash protection provided by the TNGA-K platform (expected to achieve top NHTSA safety ratings), the 2021 Venza comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0), a comprehensive suite of active safety systems which include:
Pre-collision system with daytime / low-light vehicle and pedestrian detection, plus day bike detection (PCS)
Full Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
Lane Departure Warning with Steering Assist (LDA with SA)
Automatic road beams (AHB)
Lane Keeping Aid (LTA)
Road sign assistance (RSA)
The pre-collision system with detection of daytime / low-light vehicles and pedestrians, as well as detection of daytime bikes, provides automatic braking capability if the driver does not react in time in an emergency. Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) is standard on all classes, while XLE and Limited add front and rear park assist with automated braking (PA with AB).
Toyota Audio on the big screen
The 2021 Venza delivers cutting-edge entertainment and connectivity through intuitive and versatile Toyota audio systems. Audio Plus is standard on LE and XLE and includes an 8-inch touchscreen. Premium audio with dynamic navigation and JBL is optional on the XLE and standard on the Limited and features a stunning 12.3-inch touchscreen with controls that can be switched between driver or passenger operation before.
In addition to AM / FM radio, Toyota audio systems offer a full range of connectivity technologies, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa compatibility, Bluetooth wireless technology, and more. Apple CarPlay includes access to Siri, while Android Auto users can access the Google Assistant.
All Venza grades come with 3-month SiriusXM All Access Satellite Radio and HD Radio plus Toyota Remote Services trial subscriptions. The optional dynamic navigation includes an enhanced 2D landmark display, overland guidance display and a freeway exit display. All Venza models will be equipped with Toyota Safety Connect with a one-year trial subscription.
Standard 6-speaker audio with 4-channel amplifier provides crisp, powerful sound for all types of music. Avid music lovers will want the beautiful JBL Premium audio system with 9 speakers, including a rear subwoofer, powered by a 12-channel, 1200-watt amp – the most powerful system Toyota launched to date. It was designed exclusively for Venza with a unique speaker architecture tailored to the specific cabin space.
Visibility through technology
The main innovation from Venza is literally on top of the vehicle. A first for Toyota, the 2021 Venza offers an optional Star GazeTM fixed panoramic glass roof. Star GazeTM electrochromic glass technology allows conductors to switch from transparent to frosted mode in one second using the ON / OFF button. In frosted mode, Star GazeTM illuminates the interior while reducing direct sunlight, giving the cabin an even more open, airy and welcoming feel.
Visibility enhancing technology surrounds the driver. The Venza LE grade has a 4.2 inch color MID, while the XLE and Limited grades receive a 7 inch color MID. In both displays, a hybrid system indicator shows the driver’s system output and regeneration status to encourage eco-driving habits. As used on other Toyota hybrid models, the display suggests the optimum amount of acceleration for eco-driving and provides a game-like scoring function for the driver.
An optional 10-inch color head-up display projects vital information at eye level, including the speedometer, hybrid system indicator and TSS 2.0 functions.
The available digital rearview mirror with HomeLink universal transceiver on the new Toyota Venza helps the driver see what is behind the vehicle. If rear passengers or luggage in the cargo area block the view behind, a flip of a switch on the digital rearview mirror instantly gives the driver a wide, unobstructed view from a rear camera. The mirror also reduces glare from the headlights. To further facilitate outward visibility, the Limited model comes standard with the Perimeter Scan Bird’s Eye View Camera, which provides a panoramic view of the vehicle’s surroundings.
The standard rear view camera features a projected path and dynamic grid lines, while an optional rear camera cleaning system sprays windshield washer fluid to remove water droplets, mud, snow and spray road melting snow from the goal. A standard hands-free power tailgate can be set to automatically lock when closed. For added convenience, the XLE and Limited grades come standard with a Smart Key system that works on all five doors.
Toyota made “hybrid” synonymous with high fuel efficiency more than 20 years ago with the first Prius. The Venza brings the number of Toyota hybrids available to 10 – Mirai makes 11 electrified vehicles – for 2021, more than any other brand.
The Venza’s next-generation Toyota hybrid system combines a high-efficiency 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine and three electric motors in a very compact system. The gasoline engine uses an intelligent electrically driven Variable Valve Timing (VVT-iE) system on the intake camshaft and VVT-i on the exhaust camshaft. A variable cooling system (electric water pump, electric thermostat) and a fully variable oil pump further help improve engine efficiency.
The proven technology seamlessly delivers 219 total system horsepower and a preliminary forecast of 39 combined MPG estimated by the manufacturer. As with all Toyota hybrids, the everyday feeling of acceleration and responsiveness is enhanced by the way the electric motor increases torque at low speeds. The hybrid system optimizes the level of assistance of the electric motor and the speed of the gasoline engine without the engine running at high speed. Engine speed is synchronized with vehicle speed, resulting in quiet and effortless acceleration. Venza’s hybrid system adopts a newly developed lithium-ion battery to improve performance, size and weight.
Selectable NORMAL, ECO and SPORT drive modes allow the driver to customize the performance personality of the Venza. SPORT mode improves and sharpens throttle response, making fuel efficiency more fun. ECO mode changes throttle and environmental logic to help the driver focus on maximizing fuel and battery mileage, while NORMAL mode is ideal for everyday driving. In addition, the EV mode allows electric driving only at low speed for short distances.
By using a sequential shifting function, the driver can “downshift” to increase regenerative braking in stages, which promotes better control when driving in hilly areas, for example. As a bonus, the hybrid system improves driving comfort by finely controlling the drive torque to eliminate pitching during acceleration and deceleration.
Magically read the route for maximum MPG
Venza’s Predictive Efficient Drive (PED) system uses the operation of the navigation system to analyze driving habits and memorize road and traffic conditions to optimize hybrid battery charge. When the driver selects PED, the system learns repetitive routes and is designed to predict when and where the vehicle is likely to slow down or stop. Then, by optimally guiding the release moment of the accelerator pedal, it can help reduce energy consumption.
The PED can help optimize battery charge and discharge before hills or traffic jams. As you approach a downhill section, for example, the system is designed to apply additional engine braking force to more efficiently charge the hybrid battery after releasing the accelerator pedal.
Very smooth, extremely confident
The intrinsic strength of the TNGA-K platform is the extensive use of high strength steel. This allows for tuning of the front strut and rear multi-link suspension that helps promote handling agility while providing a smooth, quiet ride.
The handling of the Venza is enhanced by an electronically controlled braking system with Active Cornering Assist (ACA), which engages stability control to reduce understeer in certain cornering situations. The driver only feels the increased agility, not how the system works.
The hybrid system uses a differential torque preload feature, which improves controllability of acceleration and deceleration when starting or when cornering on normal or slippery roads. This feature also helps improve steering performance at higher speeds, straight-line stability and handling on rough roads.
The 2021 Venza LE rides on 18-inch two-tone multi-spoke alloy wheels, while the XLE and Limited come standard with 19-inch alloy wheels in a super chrome multi-spoke finish.
All-wheel drive at its best
The 2021 Venza comes standard with Toyota’s On-Demand Electronic All-Wheel Drive, a highly efficient system that makes the most of the benefits of the hybrid powertrain. Instead of using a transfer case and driveshaft on the rear wheels, on-demand electronic all-wheel drive uses a separate rear electric motor to power the rear wheels when needed.
It works seamlessly and transparently, preemptively distributing up to 80% of the driving force to the rear wheels, which helps suppress front wheel slip during offline starts. The system also improves agility when cornering by helping to reduce understeer.
The torque distribution varies with conditions, from 100: 0 at constant speed to 20:80 on slippery surfaces. The torque distribution can be indicated on the multi-information display and on the audio system display.
Comfort and power seats
Venza offers exemplary comfort with the standard electric seats (8-way driver on all levels and 4-way passenger on Limited). The power driver’s seat has an automatic sliding function. When the driver enters or exits, the seat automatically moves to the rearmost position to optimize entry and exit. When starting the Venza, the seat moves to the last position defined by the driver. The Venza’s seats are not only comfortable, but stylish, with unique seat reinforcement stitching standard on the Limited model.
The available heated front seats on the Venza can be adjusted to three levels. Ventilated front seats are standard on the Limited and draw cool air from the air conditioning system to the seat for added comfort.
Venza uses S-FLOW cooling technology which first appeared on Lexus. The system directs air conditioning only to occupied seats, providing comfort and helping to reduce energy consumption. On Limited and XLE models with optional 12.3-inch display, the air conditioning system operates with Intelligent Touch capacitive controls.
For customers looking for premium in-vehicle experiences, avoiding unwanted noise is paramount. The Venza 2021 delivers a surprisingly quiet cabin experience. Rather than simply aiming for a “digital” goal for sound level (decibels), Toyota engineers created a calm atmosphere conducive to easy conversation or more precise listening to music.
The high strength TNGA-K platform is the first defense against noise intrusion, limiting vibrations through the steering, floor and structure. The suspension tuning resists disturbance of the road surface, tire noise is reduced with strategically placed insulation, and an acoustic glass windshield helps minimize wind noise.
This is just the beginning. Sound absorbing and absorbing insulation and body sealant are placed throughout the structure, under the carpet and above the headliner. The materials and their placement have been optimized to minimize noise at frequencies that typically interfere with conversation.
As an example, the floor muffler pad is one large piece rather than separate segments. As a result, the area coverage reaches approximately 92 percent. Holes and spaces between parts are filled with sound absorbing material for better reduction of road noise.
Under the hood, sound insulation around the engine compartment helps reduce intake noise, aided by the placement of two special resonance chambers that help minimize intake air noise in the 530Hz and 650Hz ranges.
Space for what matters
The Venza doesn’t take up much space outside, but does offer generous space inside. The cup holders can accommodate large sizes of drinks, while the center stack tray accommodates larger iPhone models. Door bottle holders can accommodate 24 oz bottles.
Venza offers 28.8 cu. ft of transport space behind the second row. The lithium-ion battery is small enough to fit under the rear seats, so it doesn’t take up cargo or passenger space. The standard tonneau cover can be stored in the storage space under the deck board when not in use.
Fixed at its dealerships in early September 2020, the 2021 Venza and its starting MSRP will be listed below by grade. Prices are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP), excluding Shipping, Processing and Handling (DPH) charges of $ 1,175. DPH charges for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.
The Venza 2021 is equipped with eight airbags, including side curtain airbags. Toyota’s Star Safety System includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Smart Stop Technology (SST).
Toyota Limited Warranty
Toyota’s 36-month / 36,000-mile New Vehicle Basic Warranty covers all components other than normal wear and tear and maintenance. Additional 60 month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and against puncture from corrosion for 60 months with no mileage limitation. Hybrid components that require repairs to correct defects in materials or workmanship are covered for 8 years / 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first from the date of original first use when sold as new. The HV battery is covered for 10 years / 150,000 miles, whichever occurs first, and is transferable through property.
The 2021 Venza also comes standard with ToyotaCare, a free plan that covers normal, factory-scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and 2 years of roadside assistance, regardless of mileage.