Toyota Venza Limited – A Week of Exceptional Driving


I recently had the pleasure of spending a week with the Toyota Venza Limited, and it was truly an exceptional experience. The Venza Limited is a premium mid-sized SUV that stands out with its electrified powertrain. It features a 2.45-liter four-cylinder engine combined with a hybrid motor, resulting in impressive fuel efficiency. With an EPA-rated combined fuel economy of 34 miles per gallon, it achieves 40 miles per gallon in the city and 37 miles per gallon on the highway. During my drives around the Washington DC metropolitan area, the Venza performed admirably.

The luxurious feel of the Venza is evident from the moment you step inside. Despite not being a Lexus, the interior exudes sophistication and elegance. The digital dash, wireless charging capability, driver assist packages, heated and cooled seats, and the premium JBL sound system all contribute to the luxurious experience. The Venza boasts a massive 12.3-inch multimedia display that seamlessly integrates Apple CarPlay. It allowed me to enjoy the music, which I had created with the music department at Carnegie Mellon. The sound quality was rich and the overall audio experience was truly delightful.

There are many features to appreciate about the Venza, including the panoramic roof that enhances the feeling of openness and spaciousness in the cabin. The wheel package adds a touch of style to the vehicle, complementing its beautiful blue exterior. With a combined power output of 219 horsepower, the Venza offers more than enough power for all types of drives, be it uphill, downhill, or through the valleys of Appalachia. The performance was truly tremendous, and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment behind the wheel. My son also joined me on the drives and shared in the excitement of the experience.

Driving the Venza was a pleasure, and it added to a week filled with activities and exploration. The Venza Limited is priced competitively, with a base price of $41,740. The model I drove, which included the panoramic roof and carpets as the only notable options, came to a delivered price of $45,097. Despite the limited options, the Venza impressed me with its well-rounded features and exceptional driving experience.

For more information about the Toyota Venza Limited, visit the official Toyota website at In conclusion, the Toyota Venza Limited provided me with a week of exceptional driving pleasure. Its electrified powertrain, luxurious features, and impressive fuel efficiency make it a standout choice in the mid-sized SUV segment.