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#2 of 27 Re: 2012 Venza [newcarshoppe]
Sep 22, 2011 (5:03 pm)
Please reference the below attached link. It provides the latest info on the 2012 Venza. In brief, Toyota has established a 3 model lineup (LE, XLE, Limited) with no referenced cosmetic/visual changes in their release. No prices as yet, but it is expected the 2012 Venza will be arriving at dealerships in late October.
I currently have a 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited which has been a great vehicle. I have considered the Venza and was hoping the 2012 model would have some minor exterior/interior changes besides the above noted model designations. I really like my HH but it's rather somber appearance has me wanting something more stylish. I did test drive a 2010 Venza V6 AWD but found the driving/handling of the Venza somewhat disconnected compared to my HH. The Venza was a bit quieter and nicer overall, but I'd be giving up an average 28mpg car for an average 22mpg in the V6 Venza. Now if Toyota would offer the Camry Hybrid powertrain in the Venza I'd take one in Silver with all options!!
Anyway, hope the link provides the info you are looking for.
Regards - M. J. McCloskey
#3 of 27 Re: 2012 Venza [mmccloskey]
Sep 22, 2011 (5:21 pm)
I did see the press release earlier today. Now waiting to see pictures.
Regards, N. Green
#4 of 27 2012 Venza
Oct 18, 2011 (8:13 am)
My local Toyota dealer told me yesterday that there will not be multiple trim levels on the 2012 Venza. I referred them to the Toyota product information and press release published 9-21 on the Toyota website. They say the information is incorrect. If this is truly the case I don't understand why Toyota has not updated their information with an additional press release. I guess we won't know until the new vehicles arrive at the dealerships in December.
#5 of 27 Re: 2012 Venza [sakeller]
Oct 18, 2011 (3:00 pm)
If that is the case the automotive world press is going to be very upset. I believe the Sept 21 release has been the subject of articles in most all auto publications. Was it a sales person at the dealer that told you this or the owner of the dealership. If it was a sales person this could be the ultimate "throw you under the bus" hoping to try and sell you a 2011 in stock. I've asked two different dealers in San Antonio and they both referred me to the 21st press release. One even gave me a copy. No one I talked to mentioned the December release date. Was it the same dealer that you spoke with that gave you that information?
#6 of 27 Re: 2012 Venza [newcarshoppe]
Oct 18, 2011 (3:32 pm)
The guy who gave me the information was the Fleet Manager at the dealership. When I questioned his information and told him about the press release on Sept 21 he checked with a Toyota product manager and called me back later to reconfirm our original conversation. He also reconfirmed the December arrival of the new model.
I expect that Toyota is extremely careful and factual with their press releases. I have to believe these guys at the dealership are mis informed. The fleet manager knows that I don't want a 2011 and will come to see him when the 2012 models arrive so he will certainly be embarrased if he is not correct.
#7 of 27 Re: 2012 Venza [sakeller]
Oct 18, 2011 (8:15 pm)
Interesting. I too am waiting for the 2012's. Thanks for the update. I'll let you know if I hear anything.
#8 of 27 Racin'
Nov 14, 2011 (4:55 am)
The 2012 Venza has been the pace car at many of the NASCAR races this season including yesterday's race in AZ.
#9 of 27 Re: 2012 Venza [sakeller]
Nov 14, 2011 (10:12 am)
So watch out, the initial dealer order, flooring, for the new model year will only include FULLY LOADED models.
#10 of 27 Re: 2012 Venza [mmccloskey]
Nov 19, 2011 (8:25 am)
If there is a 2012 venza I hope that there would be a better interior and feel more substantial. But I highly doubt that I will get another Venza.
#11 of 27 Re: 2012 Venza [luvtoyota10]
Dec 07, 2011 (1:10 pm)
take a look at the 2012 camry. If the venza is built on the same assembly line, I suspect that there will be improvements in both jmechanicals and interior. the reveiws for the 2012 driving impression are very positive. we will see. rr70