2021 Toyota Venza for Sale in Smithfield, RI
Toyota is reviving its Venza nameplate in 2021, but it won’t be like the previous version, which ceased production in 2015. This two-row crossover will be a hybrid based on the Toyota Harrier, a crossover that’s currently sold abroad in both gas-electric and gas-only formats. The sleek body style of the Harrier and the second coming of the Venza will please those who are looking to edge away from the more homogenous-looking crossovers that can be hard to differentiate. While details pertaining to this new vehicle still remain under wraps, we know just enough about the essentials to put you in the loop.
The 2021 Toyota Venza will be sold in three trim levels – the LE, XLE, and Limited – all with the same hybrid power system: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and three electric motors generating a total system output of 219 hp. All-wheel drive will be standard. Toyota says that this all-new Venza will achieve a combined city/highway 39 mpg. The 2021 Toyota Venza will also employ a Predictive Efficient Drive (PED) system that uses the navigation system to analyze driving habits and memorize road and traffic conditions to optimize charging of the hybrid battery.
Comfort, Convenience and Safety
Toyota confirmed that the 2021 Venza will be the first to offer an available electrochromic panoramic fixed-glass roof, which the company has aptly named Star Gaze. With the flip of a switch, the roof’s glass panels will go from transparent to opaque to enhance cabin ambience and keep out the sun’s heat. This technology has only been found on certain high-dollar vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz SL class and Porsche Panamera, so its inclusion is a big step for Toyota. All trims will come with standard power-adjustable front seats, with the driver’s seat featuring an auto slide-away function for easy entry and exit. Heated front seats will be available, with ventilated ones standard on the Limited.
The Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of active driver aids will be a standard item on all 2021 Venzas. This comprehensive technology package consists of a pre-collision system with daytime/low-light vehicle and pedestrian detection, daytime bicycle detection, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, lane tracing assist, and road sign assist. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert will also be provided for all trims, while the XLE and Limited get front and rear park assist with automatic braking.
Most trims of the 2021 Venza will get an infotainment setup with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa, plus a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming, and SiriusXM satellite radio. An upgraded version with a 12.3-inch screen, integrated navigation, and a premium nine-speaker JBL audio system will be optional for the XLE but standard on the Limited.
The 2021 Toyota Venza LE will have a 4.2-inch color multi-information display (MID), while the XLE and Limited receive a 7-inch MID. On either display, a Hybrid System Indicator will show the vehicle’s system output and regeneration status to encourage efficient driving habits. This is used on other Toyota hybrid models, and it suggests the optimal acceleration amount for eco-driving and provides a game-like scoring function to keep the driver especially engaged.