The segment-busting 2010 Toyota Venza adds new standardconvenience features to the vehicle designed for Canadian drivers
(TORONTO) - With a choice of 4-cyl or V6 and FWD or AWD,the versatility of an SUV and the comfort and drivability of a passenger car, the 2010 Toyota Venza is fresh yet sophisticated in design - leaving it in a class by itself. The latest Venza starts with an MSRP under $30,000 and includes new standard convenient and fun features.
"For 2010, all Toyota Venza models come equipped with US Baudio capability and Bluetooth® capability to make driving the newest Toyota safer and more enjoyable for today's Canadian drivers," said Warren Orton, Director at Toyota Canada Inc. "With a choice of engines and drive trains, a bold and refined design, upscale comfort and surprising versatility, the Venza delivers a mix of innovative technologies and thoughtful touches that make it stand out from the crowd. And the Venza does this in order to offer Canadian drivers the benefits of Toyota's 'more power -less fuel' philosophy and legendary Toyota quality."
All 2010 Toyota Venza models can accommodate up to five passengers or more than 70 cubic feet of cargo, making it easy for Canadians to incorporate a Venza into their busy, ever-changing lifestyles.
For maximum fuel efficiency with plenty of power, the Toyota Venza's 2.7L 4-cylinder delivers 182 peak horsepower and up to 182lb-ft of torque. Front wheel drive models deliver impressive fuel efficiency of 8.5L/100 KM (combined city/highway), while those seeking the added confidence of all-wheel-drive also enjoy impressive fuel efficiency -just 8.8L/100 KM. Either way, the 4-cylinder Venza rides on 19" all-season radials and sports a 1,134 KG (2,500 LB) towing rating.
Looking for even more power and performance? The 2010Toyota Venza is also offered in V6-equipped models that generate 268 peak horsepower, up to 246 lb-ft of torque, and a 1,587 KG (3,500 LB) towing rating,delivering fuel efficiency of 9.5L/100 KM combined for front-wheel-drive V6 models, and 9.9L/100 KM combined for all-wheel-drive V6 models. V6Venza models express their added performance by riding on 20"all-season radials and sporting dual exhaust pipes.
Regardless of engine size, the Toyota Venza is rated as aTier 2 Bin 5 vehicle for emissions performance thanks to numerous Toyota engine management technologies, such as Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence and Sequential Multi port Electronic Fuel Injection. A six-speed automatic super electronically controlled transmission with overdrive, sequential shift mode, a gate-type shifter,lock-up torque converter and transmission cooler is standard on all models, delivering smooth shifts, plenty of passing power, and better fuel efficiency.
The Toyota Venza is ready for anything, with standardhandling and safety
features that include:
VehicleStability Control (VSC);
Hill-startAssist Control (HAC);
Seven airbags that form a protective cocoon (dual stage driver and
frontpassenger air bags, front seat mounted side air bags, driver
knee air bag,front and rear head/side curtain air bags);
Active FrontHeadrests with Whiplash Protection
Three-pointlap and shoulder belts for all five seating positions,
includingfront seatbelt anchor height adjusters, pre-tensioners and
Powerassisted ventilated front disc and solid rear disc brakes
enhanced withToyota's Antilock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist
(BA) andElectronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) technologies;
Highlyresponsive electric power steering;
A speciallydesigned suspension featuring front and rear
anti-vibration sub-frames and stabilizer bars;
Anchor pointsfor child seats and child protector rear door locks.
All-wheel-drive models deliver the additional confidenceof power to all
four corners, managed by Toyota's Active Torque ControlSystem.
All Venza models are equipped with generous suites ofstandard comfort,
convenience, and style features. These include:
Dual-zoneautomatic climate control with a dust/pollen/odour filter
and rear seatheater ducts;
Eight waypower adjustable driver's seat and tilting/telescoping
steeringwheel for maximum driver comfort;
A 60/40 splitrear seat with fold-down centre armrest and a
convenientremote release in the cargo area;
Power doorlocks and a power-assisted trunk closer;
Power windowswith auto up/down function on all windows;
Highvisibility LED instrument gauges, including a tachometer, dual
tripodometer, outside temperature gauge, and multi-information
An upscaleand sophisticated interior featuring chrome interior door
handles, carbonfibre-style interior trim, front doorsill trim with
aluminumaccents, illuminated entry, door courtesy lamps, and cargo
A six-speakeraudio system featuring AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA
capability,steering wheel-mounted controls, audio auxiliary input
jack, USBaudio input (new for this year), the Automatic Sound
LevelizerSystem, Bluetooth® capability (new for this year), and
integrated XMSatellite Radio;
Plenty ofin-cabin smart storage, including a front centre console
box, frontseat back pockets, overhead sunglass storage, front and
rear cupholders, coat hooks, door map pockets, and cargo area
Front andrear splash guards;
Variableintermittent wipers, including a rear window wiper/washer
andwindshield wiper de-icer;
Poweradjustable heated mirrors;
Exteriorfinishing touches including a spoiler integrated LED
stoplamp anda chrome exhaust tip;
Projector-style halogen headlamps with the Automatic Headlamp System
Any 2010 Toyota Venza model may be ordered with a LeatherPackage, which
provides leather seat surfaces and heated front seatswith two temperature
settings. Most models may be ordered with other packagesas well, with
contents tailored to the specific model as outlinedbelow.
Toyota Venza AWD
The 4-cylinder Toyota Venza AWD may be ordered with aPremium Package. This
adds a four-way power adjustable front passenger seat,leather seat
surfaces, heated front seats, a power rear door with jamprotection, an
upgraded multi-information display with Toyotacustomizable features, a
back-up camera, a panoramic glass roof, and asophisticated interior
featuring satin mahogany woodgrain-style interior trimand a
leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
Toyota Venza V6
A Premium Package is available for the 6-cylinder,front-wheel-drive Toyota
Venza V6. This adds a power rear door with jamprotection, an upgraded
multi-information display with Toyota customizablefeatures, a back-up
camera, a panoramic glass roof, and an anti-theft system.
Toyota Venza V6 AWD
The Toyota Venza V6 AWD may be fitted with the LeatherPackage, or a choice
of three special packages as follows:
The PremiumPackage adds a power rear door with jam protection, an
upgraded multi-informationdisplay with Toyota customizable features,
a back-upcamera, a panoramic glass roof, and an anti-theft system.
The TouringPackage features all items in the Premium Package, plus
severalcomfort and convenience upgrades. These include: four-way
poweradjustable front passenger's seat; leather seat surfaces;
heated frontseats; the Toyota Smart Key system with front door
handles thatlock or unlock via touch sensors and push button start;
chromeaccented door handles; a sophisticated interior featuring
satinmahogany woodgrain-stle interior trim, simulated leather door
trim, and aleather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob;
Auto-levellinghigh-intensity discharge headlamps featuring Toyota's
automatichigh beam system.
TheNavigation & JBL Package delivers the best of everything to the
Venza owner.In addition to the full content of the Touring Package,
this top-line package features: a JBLSynthesis audio system with
four-disc CDchanger and 13 speakers; a DVD based navigation system
withintegrated back-up camera; and XM Real Time Traffic capability.
The 2010 Toyota Venza is now on sale at Toyota Dealersacross Canada. The
4-cylinder Toyota Venza carries a manufacturer'ssuggested retail price
starting at $29,160. The 4-cylinder Toyota Venza AWDstarts at a suggested
price of $30,610. The Toyota Venza V6 starts at asuggested price of
$30,650, while the Toyota Venza V6 AWD starts at asuggested price of