this 2014 Venza XLE AWD 6 cylinder is very comfortable to drive. It has all the bells and whistles of the Limited (w/o a sun roof or premium sound) All electronic features are so extensive, I had to read the 90+ page book to operate the Enhance dashboard monitor. features are ergonomically placed including telescoping steering wheel & gear shift are in perfect position for comfort while driving. I like the passenger power seating adjustments. Power on the V-6 engine is sure and steady with extra power to spare even driving in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Gears shift seamlessly. Both front and rear seating are built for tall people with plenty of head & leg room. Cargo space is ample & huge w/rear seats laid down as a flat deck.
Depending on what you are looking for, this car delivers. Space to take 5 adults w/o crowding, roomy storage/trunk covered, seats fold down to haul large items, easy clean interior but not cheap looking as some have said. The v-6 is the best choice as the numbers show, with only 1 mpg difference. But the power difference isn't even close! 0 to 60 in 6 second times. Climbs hills with ease. Holds value well. Easy to enter or exit. On a recent trip to Cambria my mileage was 26 overall. Passing cars at freeway speeds was exhilarating and quick.
There is way to much road noise in this car (sounds like a window is cracked open all the time) and structurally I think it has some issues as well-- creaks when I go over road humps and the like. I also don't like how many leaves get stuck in the cracks between the car and the moon/sun roofs and in the back around the lift gate.