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7.0
/ 10
On Styling
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On Styling
The 2014 Toyota Venza is conservatively styled, but also smooth and sleek.
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STYLING | 7 out of 10

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It harkens back to when station wagons had character. For some reason the iconic Chevy Nomad from the 1950s popped into my head during my stint in Venza.
AutoWeek

has the handsome design and upscale materials that are missing from the oft-criticized Camry interior
Cars.com

Like the platypus, the 2010 Toyota Venza is a bit hard to categorize among its peers.
Edmunds

It's not ugly, but it's not especially attractive, either
Automobile Magazine

interior creates an upscale aura with its finely grained dash, neatly finished trim, and soft-touch plastic surfaces
Consumer Reports

Blending wagon, utility vehicle, and car-like properties, the 2014 Toyota Venza is the latest evolution of the SUV market, and it looks the part.

The Venza's exterior has tall-wagon properties that recall a hint of classics like the AMC Eagle, but with a modern and handsome spin, ending up somewhere between a tall wagon and a hatchback.

Slightly refreshed for 2013 (a new grille and taillights), the 2014 model year removes a couple of color combinations; you can no longer order the Cosmic Gray exterior paint with Ivory fabric or leather interiors, and the Sunset Bronze paint is also no longer available with Black fabric or leather upholstery. Otherwise, there are no aesthetic changes for 2014.

Bearing cues that speak of both Camry and Highlander, but blended into a new form rather than seeming like a kludged mule of the two, the Venza's design and styling have grown on us since its 2009 introduction. The Venza's head-on view is its least attractive angle, with the large and flashy grille giving a toothy look.

Inside the Venza, more car-like cues dominate, with smooth surfaces and curved lines. An unusual center stack splits the front row, while woodgrain trim and conservative brightwork make for a sharp and sophisticated look that's never boring. Our only beef with the interior styling is that wide center console, which takes up a lot of room.

Conclusion

The 2014 Toyota Venza is conservatively styled, but also smooth and sleek.

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