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For thoes that have driven both. what difference do you notice? which is quieter? has a better ride?
How are the blind spots on the rear side on the Venza?
 

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I suggest taking a test drive for yourself. No amount of internet posts can accuratly describe a first drive impression.
 

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I've driven both.

The Venza is nice, rides higher than the Camry, but I like the interior of the Camry better.

As for the power, the Camry V6 takes off quicker than the Venza V6, due to the bigger body, at least that's how I feel.

The Venza also has a reverse camera, but as for blind spots, you gotta get used to the car. I'm used to the Camry, so I have no problem with it.

I'm more into sedans, so Camry is my choice.
 

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My dads 'Trix lease is up in a year May, and i'm trying to talk him into a Venza, he really likes it, just a matter of price.
 

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i would get venza also...

i see alot of aftermarket possibilities

esp some mad VIP styling. heheh

also alot more roomy if you knowwadamean:naughty::naughty::naughty:
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The Venza is a very nice vehicle. Especially the fully loaded version with the V6 engine and the factory HID.

I have not driven one yet but I figure that it should drive like an LE V6 Camry minus about 15% performance due to added weight.
 

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FYI, to everyone considering a Venza, take a look at the Lexus RX350. When I compared the pricing with equivalent options, the Lexus was within $1k! I would much rather have the Lexus than a Toyota if for nothing else than the better quality of service at Lexus.
 
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Venza = meh

I'm not a fan of SUV's so it doesn't appeal to my taste. I saw one at the dealership the other day while I was waiting on my oil change and it's big and ugly. :thumbsdow
 

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Venza = meh

I'm not a fan of SUV's so it doesn't appeal to my taste. I saw one at the dealership the other day while I was waiting on my oil change and it's big and ugly. :thumbsdow
Saw one today.

Dark Brown with all chrome front. Big and Ugly is right.

Looked like a custom Russian abortion,,,,,,,,,,,,
 

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FYI, to everyone considering a Venza, take a look at the Lexus RX350. When I compared the pricing with equivalent options, the Lexus was within $1k! I would much rather have the Lexus than a Toyota if for nothing else than the better quality of service at Lexus.
i agree, venza's nice if you want to keep the cost low (4cyl, fewer options). Once you start stacking the upgrades +V6, you're in a whole other price class (Lexus, Infiniti, etc).

But, I'm a huge fan of the Venza, looks awesome and is priced right (for the 4cyl).

There's no comparison for camry to venza though, they're 2 different things completely.
 

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My Uncle's F150 is starting to shit the bed,and he;s going to go look at the Venza. My Aunt has the RX330.

My parents are thinking of getting the Venza when the '96 Camry wagon shits the bed.

FYI, to everyone considering a Venza, take a look at the Lexus RX350. When I compared the pricing with equivalent options, the Lexus was within $1k! I would much rather have the Lexus than a Toyota if for nothing else than the better quality of service at Lexus.
WTF are you smoking? And service at the Lex dealer is better...yeah....I'll save my money and STILL take the Lex to the Toyota dealer for work.

VENZA
Base FWD 2.7L I4 Auto N/A $25,975
Base AWD 2.7L I4 Auto N/A $27,425
Base FWD 3.5L V6 Auto 22 mpg $27,800
Base AWD 3.5L V6 Auto 21 mpg $29,250

Base FWD 3.5L V6 Auto 20 mpg $37,700
Base AWD 3.5L V6 Auto 19 mpg $39,100



Venza = meh

I'm not a fan of SUV's so it doesn't appeal to my taste. I saw one at the dealership the other day while I was waiting on my oil change and it's big and ugly. :thumbsdow
It's not an SUV, it;s a crossover. It;s more of a Camry wagon then an SUV. It;s similiar dimensions to the RX350 and Highlander but a lot lower in height.
 

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Whoa, sorry, forgot to mention that I was comparing the Venza V6 and RX350. And like I said, I am comparing two equivalently equipped vehicles, not the base models. I never take my car in for regular oil changes and basic service at the dealership so the cost of those things is not important. But if I need to get warranty work or something done, the Lexus service centers will offer loaner cars and are much more pleasant to deal with.

To answer the OP's question: Both vehicles are easy to drive, though the rearward visibility from the driving seat was far worse on the Venza. Both had plenty of power with the V6, but I doubt the 4-cyl Venza would be up to the task of moving that thing.
 

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Test drove one.

They are nice, but I personally did not like the big, boxy feel of it. Too many blind spots. Oh and I am not a fan of the crossover-type cars. Not bad looking, but not my cup of tea. Comparing it to a Camry is like comparing apples and oranges...
 

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You won't get as much performance out of a V6 Venza as a SE V6 Camry since it rides higher so center of gravity is higher. Plus the suspension is different and Venza doesn't have V brace as well.
 
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