Last post on May 24, 2012 at 8:15 AM
You are in the Toyota Venza
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Venza, Subaru Outback, Car Comparisons, Sedan, Wagon, SUV
#10 of 11 Re: Subaru Outback vs. Toyota Venza [brioboy]
May 24, 2012 (7:45 am)
I respect your opinion brioboy, but the pre 2010 Outbacks never appealed to me. I had a 2000 & 2004 Forester, which were good cars. I traded the 04 for a 2010 OB, cross shopping a Venza. I'm a Toyota fan, having had 3 including a 2005 Avalon, the best sedan I've ever owned. (Still have it.) The Venza was more car than we needed and much more expensive. The 2010 is a great all around performer. Decent power, very good fuel economy, comfortable. The AWD performance is first rate. Just a difference of opinion. Enjoy your rides.
#11 of 11 Re: Subaru Outback vs. Toyota Venza [brioboy]
May 24, 2012 (8:15 am)
"..all Subarus are AWD....."
Yes, but which type, implementation? Subaru seems to have about 3 versions of AWD depending on the model. The WRX, for instance, has a totally non-functional VC implementation of F/AWD, absent the TC "off" capability it likely wouldn't be functional at all on the slippery stuff.
"..and better clearance..."
Again, depends on the model.....
If wish to buy a truly SAFE and fully functional "awd" then look to the R/awd systems. None of those have need to re-apportion engine torque to the rear, AWAY from the front, such that directional control can be maintained or asserted.