The 2018 Toyota Venza is a new SUV for travelers who need faster mobility in any terrain. It’s expected to come with a powerful engine and enhanced fuel economy. This model will be offered in XLE, LE and Limited grades. Its main rivals include Nissan Murano, Ford Edge, Honda Cross-tour, and Subaru Outback.
2018 Toyota Venza – Exterior and Interior Redesign
The 2018 Toyota Venza features updated front guards, chrome grille, rear taillights, and fog lamps. Furthermore, it will be fitted with triangular headlights to bring out a signature look. This SUV will have straight lines on the sides for better aerodynamics. Most importantly, it’s expected to be lighter compared to its predecessor thanks to the strong aluminum body. The lightweight feature makes it more fuel efficient. Venza will be offered in red metallic, attitude black metallic, Barcelona black metallic and celestial silver. It will also come with 19-inch wheels that can handle any terrain.
The interior is spacious, sporty and elegant. Since the vehicle is designed for those people with large families, it’s fitted with seats made of high-end materials. The Toyota Venza 2018 will also offer plenty of leg and head room. Best of all, the back seats will have a reclining option. When the back seats are up, there is a cargo space of 36.2 cubic feet. Likewise, when the seats are reclined, the cargo space rises to 70.2 cubic feet. The upholstery colors will include light gray, ivory and black colors.
The 2018 Toyota Venza will be equipped with the latest technology. The safety features will include blind spot monitoring, forward collision mitigation, and rear cross-traffic alert. These features were missing on the outgoing model. Other standard features in the new model include touch screen control, dual zone automatic AC unit, and modern audio system. There are rumors that the rear seats will arrive with video games to entertain the youngsters. Venza offers Toyota’s En-tune multimedia interface system as optional to the trim levels.
2018 Toyota Venza – Engine and Performance
The 2018 Toyota Venza will come in two engine versions. The first option will be a 2.7-liter V6 engine capable of generating up to 181 hp and 246 Nm of torque. The fuel economy of this engine will be 20 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and a combined 23 mpg. The second engine option will be a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 268 hp and 333 lb-ft of torque.
This engine is expected to accelerate from 0-60 mph in about 6 seconds. The EPA fuel economy will be 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and a combined 22 mpg. Both engines will be mated with 6-speed automatic gearbox. According to the chief engineer, the front wheel drive will come as standard. This SUV will have a towing capacity of 3500 pounds.
2018 Toyota Venza – Price and Release Date
So far, Toyota has not confirmed the exact price for the new 2018 Venza. However, when we compare with the previous models, we expect the price to be around $40,000 for the base model. Besides the price, we expect the car to hit the dealerships towards the second quarter of 2018.