New 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid Compact Family SUV. The 2022 Toyota Venza will take on the likes of the Ford Edge, Honda Passport, and Hyundai Santa Fe. It rides on 2690mm wheelbase, which is same as the Toyota RAV4. The new model is 145mm longer than the RAV4; however, the boot space is around 56-litres smaller than the later. In fact, the rear-seat space in the Venza is similar to that of the RAV4.
New 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid Compact Family SUV
The design of the Toyota Venza feels plush, and it seems to have taken a lot of design inspiration from Lexus, which shows instantaneously. The big grille upfront, sleek LED headlamps that are standard across the range, and sharp creases all over the car are just beautiful to look at. The Venza does not look sporty or rugged in any way. It sticks to its character of a large, comfortable family mover with a lot of sophistication. The lower LE and XLE trim come with LED with reflectors, while the Limited top trim comes with an LED projector.
Another notable difference on the outside is that the 18-inch wheels are only for the base trim, while the other two get 19 inches all around. The interior of the Venza is a relaxing place to be in, with soft-touch materials all around and extensively comfortable seats. The 8-inch touchscreen is standard, and the 12-inch comes as optional.
The higher trims also feature a 7-inch MID, which provides information such as tire pressure monitoring, trip details, a hybrid energy monitor, and lots more. The Limited variant also gets an optional 10-inch heads-up display which shows speedometer, lane departure warning, and driving efficiency.
The overall feature list is long and extensive, keeping Venza on par with the competition and modern-day standards The 2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid will be available in only one engine option. It will carry a 2.5L inline 4 cylinder engine fused with three electric motors that work together to produce 219 horsepower and 206 lb-ft of torque.
The efficient powertrain comes paired with Toyota’s CVT transmission with AWD as standard. The EPA estimates that the Venza will deliver 40 mpg city and 37 mpg highway, which is almost double the ratings of other two-row mid-size SUVs such as the Passport and the Ford Edge.
The 2022 Venza comes standard with Toyota’s Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive, a highly efficient system that takes maximum advantage of the hybrid powertrain’s benefits. Instead of using a transfer case and driveshaft to the rear wheels, Electronic On-Demand AWD employs a separate rear-mounted electric motor to power the rear wheels when needed. The 2021 Venza offers ample room for five in a highly maneuverable package.
A host of tech-focused features are available, including a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with nine JBL speakers, 7-inch multi-information display (MID), digital rear-view mirror, and 10-inch color Head-Up Display. Other available features include a Star GazeTM fixed panoramic glass roof, a first-ever for Toyota, and heated and ventilated front seats that set the stage for true, graceful grand touring.
2022 Toyota Venza Hybrid Price
The Toyota Venza nameplate returned for the 2021 model offering 3 trim levels, namely the LE, XLE, and top-of-the-line Limited. The prices for the LE trim starts at $32,470, the XLE starts at $36,100, and the Limited trim costs $39,900. The 2022 Venza will be majorly unchanged, though we expect more trims to join the lineup,