2021 Toyota Venza Hybrid

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  • Thrifty hybrid powertrain
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Quiet, comfortable ride
  • Good level of luxury inside


  • A smaller midsize SUV
  • No towing capabilities

Mileage (EPA estimate)

40 city, 37 highway, 39 combined

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SUV elegance meets hybrid functionality

Making a welcome return to Toyota's SUV lineup is the 2021 Toyota Venza. Presented with a stunning ground-up redesign for its second generation (2021 onward), and available exclusively with a hybrid powertrain, the Venza's sturdy five-seat midsize crossover has the cargo storage and passenger comforts that make road trips, weekend errands, and daily commutes a pleasure. With a poised ride, high-end interior touches, and all-wheel drive athleticism, this feels like the luxury midsize SUV you've been waiting for.

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2021 Toyota Venza Hybrid trims

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  • Includes all-wheel drive, 18-inch wheels, push-button ignition and keyless entry (front doors), eight-inch touchscreen, 4.2-inch information display, power-adjustable driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED headlights, wireless smartphone charging, leather-trimmed power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth® wireless technology, and more.


  • Adds automatic parking assist, roof rails, 19-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming mirror, projector-style LED headlights, seven-inch information display, heated front seats, leatherette and cloth seats, keyless entry for rear doors, universal remote transmitter, and more.


  • Adds leatherette upholstery, 12.3-inch touchscreen, premium JBL® audio system with nine speakers and sub-woofer, digital rearview mirror, heated and ventilated front seats, compass, heated steering wheel, 360-degree view camera system, panoramic roof option, available head-up display, and more.

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Toyota Venza Hybrid

1. A peaceful ride

Toyota Venza Review: Exterior | CarMax

Enjoying a graciously quiet cabin is something hybrid and electric vehicle owners love to boast about. And why not? The 2021 Toyota Venza has layer upon layer of noise dampening features. It's structurally designed to minimize road vibration, insulated from tire noise, and further protected from wind with acoustic glass windshields. On top of this, further sound-blocking elements are added throughout, including a floor silencer pad, and sound-absorbing insulation around the engine. The result? A stunningly calm cabin that your passengers won't stop talking about.

2. Driving statistics

Toyota Venza Review: Tech | CarMax

If you want to get the most out of your new hybrid and love statistics, switch on the Venza's Predictive Efficient Drive (PED) system. PED analyzes driving habits, memorizing repeated routes, roads, and traffic conditions. This makes battery charging smarter because knowing when slow-downs and stops are most likely to happen allows systemic reductions in energy consumption. Pretty cool, huh?

3. Thoughtful comfort touches

Toyota Venza Review: Front Seats | CarMax

The Venza's interior has a luxurious look yet feels supremely comfortable for you and your passengers. Step into or out of the driver's seat and the Venza will automatically slide it back first to ease your entry or exit. Start the engine and your seat automatically returns to the last driver setting. With a total of eight cup and bottle holders, a spacious center stack tray, and full connectivity for smartphone users throughout the cabin, everything feels within reach and tailored to you.

4. Hybrid powertrain

Toyota Venza Review: Engine | CarMax

If you regularly find yourself driving the stop-start of an urban commute, hybrid technology makes it feel easy. The symbiotic relationship between the gas engine and electric motors boosts the low-speed torque typically needed as you move through city traffic or merge onto the highway. This makes your acceleration and real-time road responses feel smooth and effortless. Want to tailor the Venza's response for long-distance drives or those more exciting roads? Select NORMAL, ECO or SPORT mode to define the performance you require. The 2021 Toyota Venza makes it very clear; hybrids are a lot of fun.

5. Driver assistance features

Toyota Venza Review: Dashboard | CarMax

The 2021 Venza comes equipped with a package of driver assistance features that come as standard across all trim levels. If you regularly travel out of town seeking the new and unfamiliar, you'll love the Venza's Road Sign Assist feature, which includes a forward-facing camera that detects speed limit, stop, and yield signs. Analyzing in real-time, the Venza sends that data to the driver information display screen.

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The Toyota Highlander is a roomy midsize SUV with a versatile cabin for seven or eight passengers, depending on the trim you choose. 2017-2021 models feature second-row sliding and reclining seats for customized comfort and easy access to the third row.

Standard features on the 2017-2021 Toyota Highlander L base trim include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels

  • 60/40 split, sliding, and reclining fold-flat second-row bench seats

  • Five USB ports

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Toyota Venza Hybrid features and specs

Limited 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • JBL Sound System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Head Up Display
  • Skylight(s)
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel (4WD/AWD)

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Leg room

F 40.9"/R 37.8"

Head room

F 38.6"/R 39"

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Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Black (LE, XLE)

  • Blizzard Pearl (available option)

  • Blueprint

  • Celestial Black (available option for XLE, Limited)

  • Coastal Gray Metallic

  • Ruby Flare Pearl (available option)

  • Titanium Glow

Interior details

  • Seating for five passengers

  • 28.8 cu-ft of cargo space, expanding to 55.1 cu-ft with rear seats folded back

  • EPA-estimated interior volume of 127.1 cu-ft

  • Front- and rear-seat headroom of 38.6 inches, and 39 inches, respectively

  • S-FLOW cooling seat technology

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