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2011 Toyota Venza

2011 Mazda CX-9

  2011 Toyota Venza 4-door Wagon V6 FWD (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Mazda CX-9
Invoice $24,821 $26,983
18/27 16/24
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Bottom Line You won’t find much excitement or flair in the 2011 Toyota Venza, but it makes a lot of sense as an alternative to either a large sedan or a mid-size SUV. Read Full Review The 2011 Mazda CX-9 can carry seven in comfort, but it loves curves more than almost any other roomy crossover. Read Full Review
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  • Versatility
  • Back seat space
  • Fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine
  • Smooth, inoffensive styling


  • Vague, disconnected steering feel
  • Road noise
  • Uninspired materials and trims


  • Sporty handling
  • Spacious front and middle-row seats
  • Smooth, honed exterior
  • Cabin walks fine near-luxury line


  • Firm ride, especially with 20-inch wheels
  • Cargo space thin behind third-row seat
  • Nav system can befuddle first-timers
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