The SUV market is one of the most developed in the car industry and you can generally find a car that will suit you quite easily. But what do you do if there’s nothing on your taste? Let’s say you are looking for a big MPV that has the same characteristics as an SUV but has more interior space and also better equipment at a lower price. Well, you should then take a look at the new 2016 Toyota Venza.
2016 Toyota Venza Changes
Changes include an improved drivetrain, better interior that should satisfy anyone and also better engines that not only use less fuel but also make more power. These and a new design make for the new model of the Venza.
Let’s start with the design. As we said, the car will change quite a bit with the 2016 model. Toyota will ditch the usual curvy design in the favor of a bulkier design scheme with straight lines in order to make for a more masculine car. This will also help them reduce the overall dimension of the car without sacrificing interior space.
Under the Hood
Engine wise there will most likely be available two engines. The stock one will most likely be a smaller version of the previous engine. It will likely have 2.5 liters in displacements and a total power of around 175 horsepower. This means it will be similarly powerful but it will use less fuel thanks to smaller displacement, better electronics and also an improved intake system. The other available engine on the new Venza will be a 3.5 liter V6 that will provide up to 300 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.
This will have a slightly higher fuel consumption than the 2.5 liter engine but it will be much smoother and powerful. Later down the road it might receive an even smaller 2 liter turbocharged engine with around 250 horsepower.
All of these engine will be available with a 6 speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive as standard except on the smallest engine which will probably get front wheel drive in order to reduce fuel consumption.
2016 Toyota Venza Design and Price
Inside the new 2016 Toyota Venza you will be able to notice that the car’s general feel has improved. It will now feature soft cushion seats, climate control, satellite navigation as standard, rear view camera and also electric front seats. Options should include a triple zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity for the satellite navigation system that will also double as the infotainment system. The rear seats will also have the option of getting dual LCD monitors for the infotainment system that will also include a pair of headphones each.
Price for the Venza should start around the 35.000$ mark for the base model and go up to around 50.000$ for the premium one. It will be launched around the end of 2015 or early 2016, so there is still time to change.