Toyota Venza Canada
The Toyota Venza is a crossover wagon manufactured by Toyota since 2008, it made its debut in Detroit at the North American Auto Show. The Toyota Venza arrived in Canada in 2009 and is built on the Toyota Camry platform, which it also shares with the Toyota Highlander.
While the Toyota Venza was designed at the Calty Design studio in California it was engineered at the Toyota Technical Center in Michigan; Calty was also behind the 2011 Toyota Sienna design, the Toyota Tundra pickup, along with other RAV4 and Toyota Matrix developments. Venza is currently the largest crossover SUV or CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) manufactured by Toyota, being slightly longer than the Highlander crossover. The Venza is assembled at the Toyota Manufacturing facility in Kentucky; powered by a 2.7L DOHC, 16-valve engine with 182HP or a 3.5L DOHC V6 engine with 268HP, they both use dual VVT-i technology (Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence) increasing their fuel efficiency and sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection.
The Toyota Venza in Canada is available in front-wheel drive with an AWD option, with a 6-speed automatic Super-Electronically Controlled Transmission with overdrive, lock-up torque converter and transmission cooler. Unlike other Toyota trims levels, the Venza is available in one standard model with various optional upgrades, such as, V6 engine, AWD, built-in GPS navigational system with DVD touch-screen, back-up camera and a fully loaded rear entertainment package which includes DVD player with a 9 inch and wireless headphones. Other standard features are 19-inch rims, (20" with V6 engine upgrade), XM satellite radio. The 2011-2012 Toyota Venza in Canada also includes a USB input and built-in bluetooth hands-free connection.