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2013 Toyota Venza - Quality Review

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There's impressive passenger and cargo space in the 2013 Venza, although it's not quite luxury-car refined.
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There's also a ton of legroom and headroom in the second row, and the seats angle back for more comfort.

setup that encroaches a bit on knee room for those sitting up front

Slightly longer seat bottoms would improve long-distance comfort, but the seats are supportive overall.
Consumer Guide

provides plenty of space for passengers to spread out

mediocre fits all over the Venza's dashboard
Automobile Magazine

Shaped like the related Lexus RX 350, the Toyota Venza has what seems to be a lower roofline and a shorter overall length than some crossovers, but it's very roomy inside, with tremendous space for five adults and a good amount of cargo.

The 2013 Toyota Venza has impressive space for five adults plus a good amount of cargo space--as well as a near-ideal seating height that makes getting in and out especially easy. Its seating is also comfortable for adults in front and in back--although we don't think the Venza is as versatile for cargo..

In front as well as in back, there's plenty of head and leg room, and the low step in height as well as the somewhat low cargo floor all make access to infants or groceries quite easy. The back bench also reclines for good long-distance comfort. There's no third-row seat offered with the Venza--that's the Highlander's job--but the second-row seats can truly accommodate three adults.

The back seat also folds down to improve cargo space, which doesn't usually need the help, frankly. The Venza also has some well-conceived storage bins and cubbies for smaller items, and its cup holders are deep and useful. However, the cargo area doesn't come with any organizers, so carving up the space will be up to you.

The down side, as we've noted in past model years--and we don't see that this changes for 2013--is that there's a bit too much hard plastic in contact with driver and passenger knees than you might expect in a vehicle that can cost well over $30,000; we're not yet certain how much those have changed in the 2013. Road noise is also an issue on coarser surfaces.


Its seating is also comfortable for adults in front and in back--although we don't think the Venza is as versatile for cargo.


There's impressive passenger and cargo space in the 2013 Venza, although it's not quite luxury-car refined.

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