2012 Toyota Venza vs. Its Competition

2012 Toyota Venza 4-door Wagon I4 FWD XLE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

Keep in mind that with V-6 versions of the Toyota Venza, you're nearing the price of the Lexus RX 350--and its superior dealership experience.

2012 Toyota Venza 4-door Wagon I4 FWD XLE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View2012 Toyota Venza
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2012 Ford Edge2012 Ford Edge
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2012 Mazda CX-92012 Mazda CX-9
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2012 Nissan Murano2012 Nissan Murano
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2012 Subaru Tribeca 4-door 3.6R Limited Angular Front Exterior View2012 Subaru Tribeca
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Quick Specs
The 2012 Toyota Venza isn't pulse-raising, but its smooth styling and calming, practical, comfortable interior provide just what some families or empty-nesters want.
The 2012 Ford Edge rises to the top of the five-seat crossover niche with forward-thinking technology and a gas-saving EcoBoost option.
The 2012 Mazda CX-9 is a little more enjoyable to drive than most crossovers its size, while it manages three rows of seating, a plush cabin, and decent comfort.
It's stylish and refined, but the 2012 Nissan Murano isn't the most space-efficient crossover.
The 2012 Subaru Tribeca has excellent all-weather handling and top-notch safety, though it's fallen behind the curve in features and interior appointments.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas Flat 6
EPA Class    
Sport UtilityFWD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD LE (GS)4-Door SE FWDFWD 4-Door Sport2WD 4-Door S4-Door 3.6R Premium
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door WagonSport Utility4 Door Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility4 Door Sport Utility
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticContinuously Variable RatioAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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