2013 Toyota Venza Steps Out of RAV4 Shadow with Refreshed Style, More Technology

By Joel Arellano | April 03, 2012
The Toyota Venza is a competent crossover but rarely in most car shoppers radar. Instead, the smaller, more affordable Toyota RAV4 gets the attention of the buying public and their greenbacks. Well, the Venza is ready to step (roll?) out of its sibling long shadow. For 2013, the Toyota Venza gets new grill treatment, headlamps, and fog lights while the rear gets a similar update. Sweeping inside, the 2013 Toyota Venza continues to provide a comfortable place to travel in with ample and cleverly placed storage areas, cup and bottle holders. Toyota's all-new Entune infotainment system is available on the Venza. Owners can sync their smartphones with the systems and listen to the latest playlist created by Pandora. Or search the Internet courtesy of Microsoft's Bing for the nearest pet store. Toyota Entune keeps such potentially distracting activities as safe as possible thanks to Entune's voice recognition and command system. Other updates on the 2013 Toyota Venza include more standard options and simplified optional equipment packages. Check out our 2012 New York International Auto Show page for full details and photos.
Source: Toyota