2013 Toyota Venza pricing announced

Article by Christian A., on May 29, 2012

Pricing information for the 2013 Toyota Venza crossover vehicle has been unveiled by Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. Toyota dealerships will start to get the Venza next week. The exterior styling of the Toyota Venza crossover is enhanced, providing additional value by fitting it with several new standard convenience features and upgraded option packages, which feature the Entune multi-media system for the 2013 model year.

Toyota tweaked Venza’s aerodynamic shape by giving it some new upper and lower grille, fog lamps and rear taillights. The enhanced styling comes with a new 19-inch wheel design. Three new exterior colors are available -- Attitude Black, Cypress Pearl, and Cosmic Gray Mica. The interior colors of the Venza include Ivory, Light Gray, and Black -- new for 2013.

Every color is available in fabric on LE and leather on XLE and Limited. The 2013 Venza is offered in LE, XLE and Limited grades. The powertrain options available for the LE and XLE models include four-cylinder, V6, front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD).

Meanwhile, the Venza Limited is equipped with just the V6 engine in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations. The two engines are partnered with a six-speed sequential-shift electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).

The 2013 Venza LE has a base MSRP that range from $27,700 for the front-wheel-drive (FWD) four-cylinder to $30,970 for the V6 all-wheel-drive (AWD), showing a 0.9-1.0% increase (about $270 to $275).

The Venza XLE is priced from $31,360 for the four-cylinder FWD until $34,630 for the V6 AWD, with an increase that ranges from $1,580 to $1,585, or 4.8 to 5.3%. The Limited grade Venza comes with a base MSRP of $37,420 for the FWD model while the AWD model has a price tag of $38,870. These two prices show a 2.5% increase of $955, and 2.5% for the AWD. Meanwhile, the FWD got a 2.6% increase.

The Venza showcases an aerodynamic form with sharp body lines, short overhangs, deep roofline, and a protruding A-pillar. Flowing painted lines run from the grille at the front to the D-pillar. A strong front end shows a distinct grille, fog lamps and headlights for an athletic but elegant design. Toyota Venza's sleek and confident presence is finished by a sharply curved hatch at the back, big wraparound taillamps and spoiler that integrate with the hatch door. Close-fitting distance between the tire and body give way to the stylish and refined look.

The design of the Venza is super practical, with the height of the back load-in almost the same as the Sienna minivan. The huge liftgate opening amplifies the efficiency of the car. A power liftgate incorporates jam protection that identifies blockage in the door and reverses the motor. Venza gives a step-over height that's lower than usual for more efficient ergonomics. And since the closed doors conceal the rocker panels, the driver and the passengers can be protected from road dust that can be caught when getting in and out of the vehicle.

Interior Design

The interior of the Toyota Venza is made to improve driving fun and give outstanding comfort. There are three interior colors available for the Venza: Black, Light Gray, and Ivory, which is the latest for 2013. Every color is available in leather on the XLE and the Limited Edition and in fabric on the LE.

The center console sports a unique "60/60" look that provides both the front passenger and the driver the feel of a space which is 60 percent accessible from where they’re seated.

All grades have a basic Optitron tachometer and speedometer. The Limited and XLE grades also come with a TFT instrument panel display at the center in multi-color. Dual-zone automatic climate system controls are positioned at the center on the upper part of the console, giving easy access for both the front passenger and the driver.

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