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Pros: gas mileage, excellent acceleration from a standstill.
Cons: ride, road noise, headrests, side windows fog too easily, cloth seats, too much body plastic, transmissionI was expecting a little more after reading the reviews in various magazines and after owning a 1998 Sienna, which I loved. The Hylander I purchased is a 4-cylinder, 6 speed, with a third row bench seat. No bells or whistles. Pretty much stock. Diappointments - transmission does not shift smoothly, the ride is rough, the headrests are too far forward, the road noise is atrocious, too much plastic, driver's seat cloth wrinkled and stretched, weak A/C, side windows fog up too easily, and the original tires wore out (cupping) under 25,000 miles.
Pros: Center console and easy access to seats
Cons: Storage compartment lightA super vehicle
cheap plastic and leather
Cons: cheap plasticpoor fit of chrome trim around doors.cheap plastic -good looking car lots of room
Pros: Looks and comfort getting in & out of the Venza. Performance of the V6
Cons: Cost of the 20 inch tiresIt is no suprise the quality of the Venza. More than enough power from the V6. Ride is much better than other crossover/wagon in its class. Especially in rear seat. All controls are just the right positioning for the driver and passenger. Entering &Exiting the Venza is great ease. If you have back problems it is worth the cost if you are in the market for a new car. Well designed all around
Pros: Really fun to drive.
Cons: In town gas milage could be better.Toyota hit the mark when they upgraded the Highlander. The ride is excelant, plenty of room, good gas milage for a SUV. We drive to Florida from SC to visit family and always are not tired from the drive, even after 8 hours and 450 miles. The drivers seat has plenty od adjustments to find your comfort position.
Loving the Venza
Pros: The interior space with sun roof
Cons: nothingThe Venza is a really nice station wagon. Most people think its a truck but its a car. The ride is smooth on the highway. The seats are comfortable. The Engine is very peppy and glass smooth. Accelleration is fast for the size that the Venza is. Took it on a long road road trip and the reclining rear seats were a plus for the older folk in the back seat. The Car is very tight and fit and finish is good. If your looking for interior space, try it on, you will not be disappointed.
Cons: noise levelvery rough ride on uneven surfaces somewhat noisy needs power drivers seat recommend standard 6cd changer