Last post on Dec 24, 2009 at 7:41 AM
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Toyota Venza, SUV
Oct 30, 2009 (3:36 pm)
"I read a summary of that report in my local newspaper. I THOUGHT it also said the Venza was #1 in customer satisfaction. Odd disparity."
In my experience the summaries of the CR Survey of vehicles printed in local papers are often incomplete and sometimes misleading. These are often based on press releases by CR rather than the full published survey. Another example is press reports that the I4 Venza was tops in reliability, but read the full survey and you find the Venza was in a category mostly with minivans. The main differences between the Venza V6 and the I4 were due to lower ratings in audio systems and squeaks and rattles for the V6. Why would reliability in these areas differ for Venzas made on the same line with the same components? It pays to read the full report if you are really interested.
#12 of 20 Re: Owner Satisfaction [michiganmike1]
Oct 30, 2009 (5:48 pm)
Why would reliability in these areas differ for Venzas made on the same line with the same components?
When you see stuff like this its almost always a warning of statistical sample problems or distortions. A small sample size can distort outlier data, differing demographics or inadequate sample stratification can yield errors as well.
#13 of 20 Just leased a 4 cyl
Nov 07, 2009 (8:01 pm)
I traded my Honda CRV for an 09 Silver 4cyl FWD Venza. The lease offers are very attractive, so I chose to lease now. I have had this vehicle for ONE day but have driven from the South Bay to San Francisco and a bit of around town. The car handles very well and has a smooth ride. The audio sysyem is very good and wife and I are enjoying the trial sat radio offer. Dual cimate controls are excellent and provide a very comfortable cabin. BUT, while providing a smooth ride, I would describe this car as very "busy". It is not harsh, but you feel most any bump you encounter. Also, the road noise seems excessive to me. Any body know how the noise could be tempered? Different tires? All in all, though I would rate this car a 7
#14 of 20 Re: Just leased a 4 cyl [toledo73]
Nov 09, 2009 (5:57 am)
I thank you for your rating, and your comments on the car. I will also be leasing the vehicle next year.
#15 of 20 Re: Just leased a 4 cyl [bobquebec]
Nov 09, 2009 (4:06 pm)
why wait? With a money factor of .002 and residual of 62%, this is the time to strike. Very low payments
#16 of 20 Re: Just leased a 4 cyl [toledo73]
Nov 11, 2009 (5:54 am)
Hello again toledo
Yes , the figures are interesting. Thank you. I am still leasing a KIA
SPORTAGE 2006 V6 4X4 till next July, or i would have leased in this period since the Canadian rates are 3.9% financing as of now which i find reasonable in my opinion.
#17 of 20 Re: RATING YOUR VENZA ON A SCALE OF 0-10 [bobquebec]
Dec 17, 2009 (7:04 pm)
I bought my Venza in June. It's a 6-cyclinder AWD. It is really well equipped, i LOVE it !The Gas mileage so far is getting real close to the 22 mpg in the city e. The quality and looks of interior is very sharp, it looks classy . I Overall I really LOVE my Venza, and I can't think of another car or cross over I would buy . I also have the two pkg and installed a hitch, it tows great! I would recommend it.
#18 of 20 Bought in September
Dec 17, 2009 (7:24 pm)
We bought our Venza on Sept 21st and we love it so far! I would rate it a 9 out of 10. The only negative I can think of is the gas mileage. It's a V6 AWD with all the bells and whistles except for the NAV and DVD. We are only getting around 16mpg around town. We really haven't taken it on the road for any extended period of time to date but we plan on going away this weekend and willbe putting about 700 miles of mostly highway driving on it. We shall see how it does. Only one other time did we drive the car about 100 miles at one time and we got about 24mpg on that short run.
#19 of 20 High satisfaction
Dec 19, 2009 (9:29 am)
We have had our Venza for a month now. I also have a 2008 Lexus RX350 and bang for the buck the Venza is way ahead. We really like just about everything about the car. It is an AWD V6. The traction contol is better than on the Lex as it is less intrusive. Got to get the dealer to check the brakes as they seem soft and much less sensitive than the Lex. On the other hand it stops very well. Hwy driving is great and comfortable. Ours has 20" wheels so ride is a touch hard but very acceptable. It was expensive though to get snow tires for the 20's. HUGE difference is the rear seating which is fantastic. Lots of legroom and with the reclining feature very very comfortable.
We would definitely buy again.
#20 of 20 Re: Bought in September [vinnyvenza]
Dec 24, 2009 (7:41 am)
Got back on Monday as we got snowed in down in DE. Over 23 inches of snow in the Philly area this past weekend!! Anyway, we got 25mpg on basically our 700 mile round trip this past weekend. Not bad for AWD V6.