The most basic Venza starts at $25,975 and is motivated by a 2.7-liter four-cylinder and front-wheel drive. Four-cylinder AWD models begin at $27,425, V-6 front-wheel-drive models at $27,800, and V-6 AWD models $29,250.
The new 2009 Toyota Venza, recently driven by our staff, has carlike moves but the taller view out and the bold styling Americans have flocked to at dealerships. Buyers may option up to 20-inch wheels as well as Toyota's excellent 3.5-liter corporate V-6. We'll be showing you a few tricked-out Venzas live from SEMA tomorrow; we expect these specially designed editions will be appropriate for the high-testosterone environment at the massive automotive specialty showcase, if not exactly representative of the vehicles that will be doing soccer practice transport in the near future.--Colin Mathews