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2013 Toyota Venza vs. Its Competition

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Simply put, the Toyota Venza is for older drivers and parents who want easy entry and exit, low liftover heights, and minimum fuss overall, but with excellent seating comfort.

The Nissan Murano and Mazda CX-9 are quite the opposite; they're both racier and have sportier tuning, but the Murano has less space, while the CX-9 still manages a very roomy interior.

The Subaru Tribeca comes with standard all-wheel drive, but it's a little dated, especially inside.

Another model worth considering is the Honda Accord Crosstour; its roofline and seating arrangement don't afford quite as much versatility as the Venza, though.

The Ford Edge has recently been redesigned, with a fresher look inside and out, as well as a more powerful V-6, and its interior tech is now more advanced with the available MyFord Touch system.

2013 Toyota Venza2013 Toyota Venza2013 Ford Edge 4-door SE FWD Side Exterior View2013 Ford Edge2013 Honda Crosstour2013 Honda Crosstour2013 Mazda CX-92013 Mazda CX-92013 Nissan Murano2013 Nissan Murano2013 Subaru Tribeca2013 Subaru Tribeca
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The Toyota Venza gets substantial improvements in entertainment and connectivity for 2013; otherwise it remains a comfortable, practical, and somewhat stylish pick for those who don't need a rugged SUV.
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The 2013 Ford Edge cuts through the crossover clutter with a 30-mpg turbo model, MyFord Touch's step-ahead connectivity, and exceptional interior room.
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The 2013 Honda Crosstour has a cloudy narrative: it wants to be a roomy alternative to a best-selling sedan, but doesn't net much more room for its less gainly look.
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The 2013 Mazda CX-9 gets a sharper, even sportier look, as well as new active-safety features, and should remain one of the most exciting and engaging vehicles with three rows of seating.
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The 2013 Nissan Murano trades away some utility and space-efficiency in the name of style and refinement.
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Good all-weather handling and strong safety ratings are reasons for families to keep the 2013 Subaru Tribeca on the list of contenders; but a dated design and low gas mileage could prove hard to overlook.
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Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas V6Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6Gas Flat 6
EPA Class     
Sport UtilityFWD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 2WD2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD LE (GS)4-Door SE FWD2WD I4 5-Door EXFWD 4-Door Sport2WD 4-Door S4-Door 3.6R Limited
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
WagonSport Utility4 DoorSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle
AutomaticAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftContinuously Variable RatioAutomatic
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