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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Five stars, frontal and side impact
Good," all frontal and side tests; Top Safety Pick for 2009
Fore and aft visibility are good, though the view to the rear corners is tricky
The Toyota Venza garners only the best ratings in both sets of U.S. crash tests, and the IIHS even rates it a 2009 Top Safety Pick. With regard to safety features, it covers all the bases there, too. The Detroit News is confident enough to give the 2009 Toyota Venza an "excellent" rating in the safety category, citing the Venza Toyota's "electronic stability control, full complement of air bags and other safety features." Cars.com reviewers report that the standard safety features on the Venza Toyota include "stability control, active front head restraints, seat-mounted side-impact airbags for front passengers, [and] side curtain airbags for both rows of seats."
Cars.com adds that a "backup camera" is available "as part of a $570 security package," which further enhances safety by improving driver visibility. But visibility on the Venza Toyota doesn't need a whole lot of improving, at least according to most reviewers. ConsumerGuide contends that "fore and aft visibility are good, though the view to the rear corners is tricky because of very thick roof pillars."
The 2010 Toyota Venza is a very safe vehicle with a roster of protective features, and the crash-test results prove it.