We've also created a Toyota Venza section on the forums here:
Be sure to stop in if you are interested in the Toyota Venza.
Anyone know about the 2.7L I-4? Will this be a variant of the 2.7L I-4 from the Tacoma, an expanded version of the 2AZ-FE 2.4L from the Camry, or something else altogether?
is the 2.7L going to be available on the next update on the current gen of camry, tC, and XRS??
^the "experience" site says that it will be an "all new 2.7L engine". it's most likely the replacement for the 2.4L 2az-fe, supposedly named the AR series.I dunno. The Venza site contains the first mention of a 2.7L I-4 that I've ever seen in a Toyota FWD car. The Taco has had one, of course, and that's part of my question -- the origin of the Venza's 2.7L.
^i'd say so. the venza is basically positioned as a camry station wagon with a little lift in its suspension. the dimensions aren't too far off (it's not that longer), there is no 3rd row option, and it uses a front-engine FWD/AWD layout- which will house at least one of the engines already implemented in the camry (the 2zr-fe), and in a similar fasion (transversely-mounted). the highlander, which somewhat filled that gap in its introduction (first generation), is just another suv now (still based on camry, but very unique)- a less truck-like choice in the mid-size suv-market (the 4-runner is obviously the more truck-like out of the two).Is this about the size of the Dodge Journey?
^if the rear hatch were any bigger, you'd might as well go for a highlander. there are two mid-size suvs in the toyota camp already- i don't think toyota wants to classify the venza as a mid-size suv by default (to make three). so the venza gets away with being classified as a mid-size station wagon with huge wheels. :lol: toyota wants to attract the owners of suvs that are feeling bad about their decision, need the space and attractiveness of an suv, but not wanting a station wagon.Are there any new details of exactly when the Venza will hit dealerships? Anyone have any inside scoop on the pricing as well?
Also I watched a youtube video of a guy going through the Venza at an auto show and the rear hatch space looked literally useless. No way a couple of boxer dogs could fit back there! Ha...