2021 Toyota Venza vs. Its Competition

2021 Toyota Venza
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Toyota Venza competes against a strong group of great-selling compact crossovers, the Toyota RAV4 among them.

The RAV4 shares the Venza’s structure, but is more macho, better controlled, and more off-road focused.

The Honda CR-V and Ford Escape have hybrid powertrains as well, but they don’t come off as upscale as the Venza.

The Chevrolet Blazer shares some of the Venza’s design focus, though it’s sportier.

The Subaru Forester is an excellent value with more off-road capability.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2021 Toyota Venza brings an upscale flair to the compact crossover class to go with its efficient and reasonably powerful hybrid powertrain.
6.2
The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer leaves its truck roots behind, and cozies up to suburban crossover bona fides.
6.4
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
7.0
The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue.
5.8
When the Pilot’s too big and the CR-V is too small, the 2020 Honda Passport two-row crossover SUV is just the ticket.
6.8
The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner.
MSRP From     
$32,470$28,800$26,050$24,885$31,990$24,495
Gas Mileage     
40 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Electric I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSport Utility VehiclesSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name     
LE AWD (GS)FWD 4-Door LLE FWD (SE)S FWDSport FWDCVT
Drivetrain     
All WheelFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
CVT w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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