The previous generation Toyota Venza, a wagon-like crossover that was not exactly well received, was discontinued in 2015. But for the car buying public, six years is long enough to forget the past and see a new model with fresh eyes. Or so Toyota hopes. The 2021 Venza has some similarities with its previous-gen sibling, but it improves on many of the things that the older model fell short with.
For starters, the 2021 Toyota Venza comes standard as a hybrid and with all-wheel drive. This means it’s an efficient all-weather option. Compared to the previous version, the new Venza is also more SUV-like and less wagon-ish, though it does still clearly aim for the Subaru Outback as its primary competitor.