Check Out The 2009 Toyota Venza

There have been a few customers at the dealer of used cars near Santa Ana who have taken one glimpse of the 2009 Toyota Venza, and curiously asked themselves, “What is that car?” Well, we can answer that question because the dealer of used cars serving Santa Ana informed us that the Venza is a new breed of car that combines a crossover SUV attributes with a wagon! Many families will find this vehicle to be pleasant and useful.

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The 2009 Toyota Venza gets an exception to the crossover vehicle rules. Toyota says that the name Venza is a combination of “venture” and “Monza”, an Italian racetrack, and has the car-like appearance and SUV flexibility to make it a new breed of vehicle. 

When it comes to Toyota’s crossover lineup, the Venza sits between the huge Highlander seven-seater and the sportier RAV4. Each one of them is based on various other Toyotas, but the Venza is part Camry, part Highlander, and partly its own design. 

Furthermore, the Venza's interior reaches the halfway mark as well, with an unconventionally shaped center stack of controls separating the driver and front passenger. Big, clear gauges and optional mahogany-grained trim dress it up better than its competition.




When the 2009 Toyota Venza came out, it was available with a four or six-cylinder engine. Also, it came equipped with either front or all-wheel drive. No matter which you choose, they all feature a six-speed automatic. 


The 2.7-liter four-cylinder generates 182 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. It has an estimated fuel economy with this engine and front-wheel drive at 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. If you go for the all-wheel-drive, these numbers reduce by 1 mpg. 


If you manage to get your hands on the 3.5 liter V6, you will get to enjoy the 268 horsepower and 246 pound-feet of torque. Its fuel economy with front-wheel drive is an EPA estimated 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 22 combined. Repeatedly, the all-wheel-drive generates a 1 mpg loss in all categories. 


You might be shocked to learn from the dealer of used cars near Santa Ana that the 2009 Toyota Venza is based on a Camry. The Venza is designed to provide comfort and ease of driving. Additionally, this crossover wagon is very robust and feels very solid over unpleasant road bumps. 


Moving the 2009 Toyota Venza into a parking space is considerably easy for a vehicle its size. Both engines support ample power to move this extensive wagon. However, if you like to go a little faster, then the V6 is the way to go, but you won’t achieve the best fuel economy. 




The 2009 Toyota Venza is a five-passenger wagon available in two trim levels that correlate to the two engines on hand. The standard features on the 2.7-liter Venza consist of 19-inch alloy wheels, auto on/off headlights, rear privacy glass, dual-zone automatic climate control, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, power driver seat, reclining and folding 60/40 rear seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, universal garage-door opener, cruise control, trip computer and a six-speaker stereo with in-dash six-CD changer and auxiliary audio jack. The V6-powered Venza includes 20-inch alloy wheels.

The options on the Venza at the dealer of used cars near Santa Ana, which were mostly grouped into packages, consists of a power tailgate, a rearview camera, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, HID headlamps, a power passenger seat, leather upholstery and steering wheel, wood trim, heated front seats, heated mirrors, and a windshield wiper de-icer. A 13-speaker surround-sound audio system with Bluetooth and satellite radio is also available. It can be ordered separately or bundled with the optional voice-activated touchscreen navigation system or the rear-seat DVD entertainment system.




When it comes to the insides of the vehicle, the 2009 Venza shines with its excellent interior design and quality. It is made out of top-notch materials and enhanced fit as well as finish. There is a handy multi-bin center console design that is unique to the Venza. Also, so is the high-mounted console shifter and straightforward climate controls. 


Some may say that the Venza provides that middle ground for Toyota consumers who need more features than a Camry can provide, and do not need as many as a Highlander. Ultimately, this is what made the Venza very successful. Furthermore, you will notice and appreciate the fact that the 2009 Venza is far less clunky feeling than the competition’s similarly sized crossover SUVs. Overall, the Venza’s wagon-like lower center of gravity is highly valued. 


It is pleasing to see that the 2009 Venza has a front cabin with a sleek center console, and it is important to note, the vehicle also has a high-mounted shifter located next to the climate control. This frees up space between the seats for a large bin covered by cupholders and a smaller bin designed for iPods and other small devices. There's another compartment designed specifically to hold phones, as well as other PDAs and MP3 players. 

The audio and climate controls were a new design for Toyota when the 2009 Venza was manufactured, but they are still user-friendly even though they are primitive versions of what Toyota equips its vehicles with nowadays. A high-mounted LCD screen shows trip computer and climate control information along with the optional back-up camera display.

Although it does not have a third-row seat, the Venza provides loads of passenger space, especially in the rear, which features a reclining seatback. The trunk can handle 70 cubic feet with the rear seat folded and boasting 34.4 cubic feet of space with the seats up which is just a bit less than the RAV4.

Last but certainly not least, every 2009 Venza comes standard with four-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag, and front-seat active head restraints.


The 2009 Toyota Venza is another revolutionary vehicle to enter the auto industry, that fits a missing sector for consumers looking for a car that lays between an SUV and a crossover. 

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