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2009 Toyota Venza vs. Its Competition

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The 2009 Toyota Venza seems to be tailor-made for older drivers looking at crossovers and needing easy entry and exit and big gauges.

The Nissan Murano is the opposite; it's racy, with less interior room and an emphasis on sporty handling.

The Ford Edge is the oldest of this trio, and feels a little ponderous when driving—it's quite heavy—but has a smart, upright package that's also nicely conservative in appearance.

Somewhere in the middle in terms of function—but off in left field in terms of design—is the Subaru Tribeca, which despite a smoothing-over for '08 is still quite polarizing.

The Venza does offer one important feature that's not available on any of these competitors: a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine.

2009 Toyota Venza2009 Toyota Venza2009 Nissan Murano2009 Nissan Murano2008 Ford Edge 4-door SEL FWD Angular Front Exterior View2008 Ford Edge2008 Subaru Tribeca 4-door 7-Pass Ltd Open Doors2008 Subaru Tribeca
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The 2009 Toyota Venza adds another flavor to the crossover melting pot, but it's a mild one.
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The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior.
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If you don't require a third-row seat, the 2008 Ford Edge is a fashionable, satisfying alternative in the crowded pack of mid-size crossovers.
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The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is mainstream now, in style and performance.
MSRP From   
$25,975Browse Used Listings$27,680Browse Used Listings$25,735Browse Used Listings$29,995Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage   
18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Gas 4-cylGas V6Gas V6Gas 6-cyl
EPA Class   
Sport utility2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD (Natl)2WD 4-Door S4-Door SE FWD4-Door 5-Pass
Front wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Wagon4 Door Utility4 Door SUV4 Door
AutomaticContinuously VariableAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
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