Last post on Dec 08, 2009 at 3:48 PM
You are in the Toyota Venza
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Toyota Venza, Lexus RX 350, Car Comparisons
#74 of 89 Re: 2010 RX [md_outback]
May 05, 2009 (12:46 pm)
I don't think you can't go wrong with Venza or Highlander or any Toyota product... same goes to Lexus. As far as reliability, they're great, rating/performance is a different subject and particular to different subjects.
I was checking my consumer report online, and I did not see any reviews yet for Venza (wonder why they're taking so long to do it...)
RX 350 (2010) wise, I am really happy to have made the choice... it drives really well, and quiet, acceleration is pretty good too (it's not a sports car but it's good), I am sure Acura MDX or BMW X5 or Audi Q5/Q7 might do better, but overall it's a nice package...
#75 of 89 Re: 2010 RX [houmi]
May 05, 2009 (7:14 pm)
Hi houmi" I have now owned the new RX 350 since March 26 09. I waited three weeks from the time the my dealer located this Rx on it's way from Japan. The reason I waited for it as it was the only one arriving with AWD and the three major packages Comfort Package, 12 Speaker premium audio with the Luxury Package andThe Navigation System package and the color I wanted Tungsten Pearl with Light Grey Interior and Crome 19" wheels. Al I can say after a little a month and appx 1400 miles is that I can't find anything I don't like with this Rx. I owned a 2000 RX a 2002 Rx and my last was a 2005 Limited Edition.This is the Huge Improvement. Great Power Great Handling Smooth and very Quiet Ride. MIKE
#76 of 89 Re: 2010 RX [md_outback]
May 05, 2009 (8:31 pm)
Other than body styling I don't see much innovativeness in the Venza, whereas the obvious innovativeness of the new 2010 SRX clearly warrants a looksee, even for a GM product.
Downsize the new I4 w/DFI, add a CVT, and the equivalent of the SH-AWD in a new RX and I'll be attentive.
Ford should be so innovative. Ford should hybridize the CX-7 and send the Escape, Mariner, and Tribute to the scrap heap.
#77 of 89 Re: 2010 RX [mickey34]
May 06, 2009 (4:29 am)
Which octane gas do you use?
#78 of 89 Re: 2010 RX [houmi]
May 06, 2009 (9:56 am)
Received my CR magazine yesterday. They tested a 6cyl AWD model. It appears they liked it, with reservations. "ride and handling, nothing special" "Venza's ride not up to usual Toyota standards" "interior looks classy but, noted many misaligned panels and some mismatched graining". The Highs include acceleration, powertrain refinement, access, rear seat and cabin storage. The Lows are steering feel, ride, rear visibality and AWD. Although it scored only 1 point lower than the Murano (#1), I got the feeling they were looking very hard to find fault with the Venza. Toyota seems to have fallen out of CR's good books lately. They are turning into another C&D, unless a vehicle drives in a sporty way CR does not like them (what happened to the unbiased evaluations?). The Venza is a good vehicle, not a great one, according CR.
#79 of 89 Re: 2010 RX [petl]
May 06, 2009 (10:33 pm)
Thanks, I just check CR online and I see they updated Venza, you're right, 1 point lower than Murano. I still don't see the RX 350 2010 online in the SUV chart (they list the 2009 model)...
#80 of 89 Re: Venza 4 cylinder [lberto]
May 18, 2009 (12:28 am)
yeah, tried the V4.. and it wasnt fun.. we live in the bay area so getting on ramps is noticeably a drag. we got the V6
#81 of 89 Re: [lal_clt]
May 18, 2009 (12:32 am)
yeah, the backup cam without the NAV could have been better but it does the job.
the issue is when its bright sun outside and its gets harder to look at the reverse camera.. but again, you can make it work
#83 of 89 Re: Venza Vs RX 350 [lancenicolase]
May 18, 2009 (7:05 am)
The Venza is scheduled to hit the showroom in the fall
It is already in the showroom here