2021 Toyota Venza Returns as a Five-Seater Hybrid Crossover

The latest rumors about 2021 Toyota Venza are very exciting. Everything started three months ago when “reliable source,” wrote about the return of the Venza model. Moreover, this crossover will feature a hybrid powertrain and a room for five passengers. On top of that, Venza will share its underpinnings with Camry and Highlander models.

Nothing is official yet, but a comeback in a crossover form is now very certain. Venza is a familiar nameplate and now is the time to improve that by taking the next step. Hybrid technology is just a beginning as we can expect numerous refreshments in terms of design. Additionally, the interior will also gain plenty of upgrades.

2021 Toyota Venza redesign
2014 Toyota Venza

2021 Venza Exterior Redesign

We are still waiting for a Japanese manufacturer to make it official. However, most of the new 2021 Toyota Venza design is already familiar. It will slot between RAV4 and Highlander models in terms of dimensions. That means new Venza will be classified as a mid-size crossover SUV. The new-gen model will share nothing with its predecessor. Venza will gain a unique design with a modern shape and very attractive styling.

Yes, Venza will look upscale in every possible way. This crossover will provide a higher ride, and it will also feature an all-new suspension. The LED headlights and taillights will be offered as standard. Moreover, bumpers are brand-new and the front grille will look sporty. You can also expect more than a decent list of standard equipment.

Interior Specs

The upcoming 2021 Toyota Venza will provide a room for five persons. It is an interesting outcome as the RAV4 model is also a five-seater. However, Highlander is available with 7 or 8 seats across the three-rows. Venza will be larger than RAV4, however, it provides the same amount of seats. That means only one.

New 2021 Venza will offer ample legroom in both rows. Besides that, the Japanese automaker will provide very modern interior design. Venza will be a very upright crossover that also looks unique and stylish. Moreover, Toyota will surely deliver a practical cabin with great safety ratings.

2021 Toyota Venza interior

Venza Will Feature a Hybrid Powertrain

Interestingly, the latest reports are writing about the new 2021 Toyota Venza as an all-wheel-drive model. That means the AWD system will be offered as standard. On the other hand, it does make sense as the RAV4 is in the same position. More importantly, this strategy strongly suggests a hybrid powertrain. Due to Venza’s close relation with RAV4 and Highlander models, things are pretty clear.

Toyota is deploying a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine in both models. That means Venza will feature the very same engine, along with the hybrid setup. Thanks to that, we can expect slightly over 200 horses, like in the Camry model. However, what that means for a Toyota’s proven 3.5-liter V6. Will it be optional?

2021 Toyota Venza engine

2021 Toyota Venza Price and Release Date

Various reports are saying that the 2021 Toyota Venza will go on sale this October. Obviously, this could change, but let’s say we can expect this crossover later in 2020. Toyota will offer new Venza in the United States, most likely in a hybrid variant only.

As for the price, this model will start at around $30,000. If Toyota does things in the same manner as before, the range-topping trim level should be priced at around $45,000.

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