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2023 Toyota Venza Review, Price, Specification, Buying Guide

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Toyota Venza is definitely a Nigerian sweetheart as a lot of Nigerians dream of owning this car someday. Ever since the Japanese automobile manufacturing company launched the first Venza model in 2009, they’ve worked tirelessly to add interesting features to subsequent models so as to stay ahead of their game. The 2023 model of Toyota Venza is not an exception as quite a number of modifications have been made to make it better than the 2022 model.

2023 Toyota Venza Trims

Toyota Dials Up Style Factor on Venza with Dramatic 2023 Nightshade Edition
Toyota Dials Up Style Factor on Venza with Dramatic 2023 Nightshade Edition

The 2023 Toyota Venza has five passenger seats and is available in four trims which are: LE, XLE, Limited and the Nightshade Edition. The Nightshade is available in black, white or red.

2023 Toyota Venza Exterior

The 2023 Venza surely looks more sophisticated than that of 2022 as the automobile company has smoothened out the curves and edges, hence giving it a more mature look in comparison to RAV4.

The Venza has a nightshade model for 2023 which possesses a darker exterior than the other lineups. The Nightshade model comes with black wheels, black front and rear bumper accents, a black grille surround, black mirror caps, and a black door handle that enhances its looks. However, the XLE model obtained standard LED fog lamps, but the rest of the Venza lineup carries over unchanged to the new model year. The Venza XLE, which is the best, comes standard with front and rear parking sensors, passive keyless entry, and 19-inch aluminium wheels. All Venza models come standard with all-wheel drive and the exterior colours are limited to Celestial Black, Wind Chill Pearl, or Ruby Red Flare.

2023 Toyota Venza Interior

2023 Toyota Venza Interior
2023 Toyota Venza Interior

The interior offers an optional panoramic sunroof made from electrochromic glass that can shift from transparent to opaque at the touch of a button. Unfortunately, the flaws of the 2023 Venza are its smallish cargo area, buzzy engine and tight cabin which is smaller than many SUVs in its class. y

Taking a cue from its measurements, the Venza’s cabin was expected to be larger than that of a RAV4 but the Venza is slightly smaller. The Venza is the first Toyota to offer the optional electrochromic panoramic sunroof that the company calls Star Gaze. At the flip of a switch, the sunroof’s glass panels go from transparent to opaque; this impressive feature is something (until now) that we’ve encountered only on luxury cars such as the Mercedes-Benz SL-class.

The multimedia game of Venza was upgraded as there is a standard 8-inch display on LE and a 12.3-inch display on XLE and Limited, the new getup offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Google-based mapping, over-the-air updates and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Venza’s USB ports have been updated too, now offering one USB-A and two USB-C ports. A previously optional head-up display is now standard on Limited trims, as are rain-sensing wipers.

2023 Toyota Venza Safety Features

Toyota upgraded the 2023 Venza’s safety suite from Safety Sense 2.0 to Safety Sense 2.5. Automatic emergency braking can now help prevent collisions when making unprotected left turns through an intersection, and the evasive steering assistant has been beefed up a bit. The suite also includes adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist, but blind-spot monitoring, a rear-seat reminder and parking sensors are also included. 

2023 Toyota Venza Specifications

Engine2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
Power219 Hp
Torque163 lb·ft @ 5,200 rpm (221 N·m)
Top Speed112 Mph
Fuel Tank Capacity65.9L

2023 Toyota Venza Release Date

Toyota hasn’t officially announced a release date for this automobile but it is most likely to be released before the year rounds off.

2023 Toyota Venza Price

2023 Toyota Venza LE₦17.5 Million
2023 Toyota Venza XLE₦19 Million
2023 Toyota Venza Nightshade₦20 Million
2023 Toyota Venza Limited₦21 million
the listed price is the manufacturer suggested retail price, the duties fee is not included

The best value of the bunch is the XLE model, which comes standard with front and rear parking sensors, passive keyless entry, and 19-inch aluminium wheels. All Venza models come standard with all-wheel drive, so those who want that feature aren’t forced to shell out extra to have it.

2023 Toyota Venza Buying Guide

Remember, the Toyota Venza XLE remains the best model to buy. The 2023 Venza is fuel-efficient and that’s a fact many Nigerians consider when purchasing a car. Under the hood of a Venza is a RAV4 hybrid with a less energy-dense battery. However, if you need a car with more cabin space, you can consider getting a RAV4 or a Lexus instead of a Venza.