TORONTO, ONTARIO – DECEMBER 23rd, 2021 – Style and smarts define the Toyota Venza – and redefine all you know about mid-size crossovers: The Venza is the crossover for the modern age – a bold expression of what a crossover can be.
“Toyota Venza reinvents the segment for the modern age with a perfect blend of smart, stylish design, a refined interior thoughtfully appointed with premium materials, and cutting-edge entertainment and connectivity technology,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc.
The Toyota Venza telegraphs its refinement and fun to drive nature with an elegant body featuring sculpted exterior lines and sleek, tapered roofline. Projector-style LED headlamps light the way while a full-width rear LED light bar leaves a lasting impression.
Inside, Venza writes a new story about premium cabins that push into luxury territory. Ambient lighting welcomes up to five adults to an interior where the careful selection of materials is matched only by exceptional attention to detail. Comfort, roominess, and versatility are evident – as the Venza sports an impressive 816 litres (28.8 cubic feet) of cargo space behind the rear seats – and the 60:40 split-folding seats offer up even more space when it’s required.
For the driver, a thoughtfully designed cockpit puts all instrumentation at a glance, and controls at one’s fingertips. Careful attention to ergonomics, visual appeal, and naturally tactile function make driving a Venza not only fun but also impressively eloquent, wherever life’s journey leads.
All models feature an impressive bundle of powerful yet intuitive technologies, including touchscreen-equipped display audio systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a multi-information display. Connected Services by Toyota bring powerful communications services to the Venza that help keep drivers safe, informed, and in touch with their vehicle and their lives. Models equipped with Audio Plus with Remote feature Remote Connect, Safety Connect, and Service Connect – while those with Premium Audio Plus with Remote Nav add Embedded Navigation with Embedded Traffic and Weather, Destination Assist, and Map Updates.
Under the hood, the Venza is powered exclusively by Toyota’s industry-leading hybrid-electric powertrain technology. The result is advanced, confident, fun-to-drive performance and the best fuel-efficiency in the mid-size two-row crossover segment. Toyota Hybrid System has been specially tailored to this model – featuring a 2.5L four-cylinder engine and three electric motors. Venza’s impressive power output is matched by equally impressive fuel efficiency: 219 horsepower, smooth yet spirited acceleration, and an estimated fuel efficiency of just 6.1L / 100km (city/highway combined) to let Canadian drivers do more with less.
With the Toyota New Global Architecture (TGNA) underpinning its design, Toyota designers and engineers crafted the Venza to maximize handling and steering responsiveness while delivering a smooth and quiet ride. For the greatest driving confidence, the Venza features Toyota’s electronic on-demand all wheel drive system. This seamlessly switches from 100 percent front wheel drive to distribute up to 80 percent of driving force to the rear wheels – delivering superior traction in inclement weather, superior handling and stability while accelerating or cornering, and enhanced fuel efficiency. Venza’s Drive-Mode Select system includes Sport and Eco settings to tailor the vehicle’s performance to the driver’s mood and the prevailing weather and road conditions, while EV mode enables low-speed electric only driving for short distances – ideal for parking in the garage late at night without generating noise or emissions.
Venza sets the bar high for safety with an impressive bundle of systems headlined by Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 – an advanced suite of technologies that enhance protection and support the driver’s awareness and decision-making. Other safety features on all models include the Toyota Star Safety System, the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, eight airbags, and a backup camera.
Toyota Canada offers the Venza in three trim levels, as follows:
The 2022 Toyota Venza LE (starting MSRP: $38,890) features 18” alloy wheels, a power lift gate, Connected Services by Toyota Audio Plus with Remote, a display audio system with 8” touch screen, a 4.2” multi-information display, leather-wrapped steering wheel on a power-adjustable steering column, a wireless charging system for personal electronics, heated front seats, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat including an auto-slide-away function that moves the seat to the rearmost position to ease entry and exit.
The 2022 Toyota Venza XLE (starting MSRP: $44,890) adds several upgrades. New this year, the XLE trim level receives full Softex interior cladding. Other upgrades from the LE trim level include the Smart Key System with Push Button Start, 19” alloy wheels, roof rails, projector LED headlights, a nine-speaker, 1200-watt JBL Audio System with 12.3” touch screen, Connected Services by Toyota Premium Audio Plus with Remote Nav, a 7” multi-information display, soft-touch capacitive switches on the control panel, kick-sensor power rear gate, heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, a driver’s seat memory system, four-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat, and the Intelligent Clearance Sonar system with Rear Cross Traffic Braking.
The 2022 Toyota Venza Limited (starting MSRP: $48,290) is immediately recognizable by its beautiful, Star Gaze fixed panoramic glass roof with frost control. Other enhancements over the XLE grade include a 10” head-up display, digital display rear view mirror, illuminated front scuff plates, rain sensing wipers, and the Bird’s Eye View safety system with rear camera washer. New this year, this trim level now sports LED fog lamps.
The 2022 Toyota Venza is now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications, visit www.toyota.ca/venza.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over five million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than eight million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.