Toyota decided to reveal today the 2013 Venza ahead of its official debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show. As expected, the car comes with new headlights featuring LED technology, with a new front grille, new fog lights featuring chromed rings, new door mirrors featuring the obligatory built-in signals but also updated taillamps.
For the 2013MY, the Venza also offers three new colors: Attitude Black, Cypress Pearl and Cosmic Gray Mica. The interior was also updated and is available in three colors Ivory, Light Gray, and Black, which is new for 2013. The steering wheel buttons were slightly updated and the 2013 Venza can be fitted with Toyota’s Entune package capable to integrate your smartphone with the vehicle’s display found in the center of the dashboard.
Regarding the engines, the 2013 Venza offers a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 181 horsepower and 182 lb.-ft. of torque but also the 3.5-liter V6 that produces 268 horsepower and 246 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine delivers 21 mpg city/27 mpg highway for the FWD model and 20/25 for the AWD, while the V6 FWD model has EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 18/25 for the AWD.
According to the Japanese manufacturer, the 2013 Venza will be available in LE, XLE and Limited grades. The LE and XLE models are available with all powertrain combinations: four-cylinder, V6, front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). The Venza Limited is available only with the V6 engine.