2023 Toyota Venza vs. Its Competition

2023 Toyota Venza
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The Toyota Venza occupies a middle ground between the Toyota RAV4 and other mid-size crossovers, such as the Blazer and Passport.

Both offer more space, and the Blazer pushes a sportier edge when it comes to design, whereas the Passport aims for the more rugged and utilitarian demo.

Like the Venza, the RAV4 can be had as a hybrid, but it’s best as a Prime plug-in hybrid with a 42-mile electric range.

The redesigned Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson come with hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants as well, and have off-road packages that add a bit of brawn to the more urbane Venza.

The Volkswagen Tiguan also occupies a middle ground, and can be fitted with a cramped third row but what it has in size it lacks in the efficient powertrain options of rivals.

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Quick Specs
Not quite RAV4, not quite Lexus RX, the 2023 Toyota Venza hybrid crossover is a tweener in everything but efficiency and comfort.
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The 2023 Chevrolet Blazer gives Chevy a sportier five-seat crossover option over the Equinox.
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The 2023 Kia Sportage grows into mid-size SUV proportions, and is loaded with standard safety and convenience features.
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The 2022 Passport adds a new TrailSport trim that looks more rugged, but doesn’t offer any off-road upgrades.
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The 2022 Toyota RAV4 lives up to its meat-and-potatoes hype, but the Prime serves up green-car red meat.
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A tech infusion upgrades the 2022 Tiguan, while maintaining the compact crossover’s spacious cabin.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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