Toyota discontinued Venza crossover/wagon in the USA a couple of years ago. However, the vehicle appeared in the rest of the world for a while after this happened. Now, with the increased demand in such a market, the 2020 Toyota Venza could be back. However, the vehicle is going to be based on a different platform. Better engines, improved efficiency, and more safety features will definitely improve the key areas.
The new 2020 Toyota Venza is going to compete with Subaru’s crossovers / wagons. Outback, Forester, and Crosstrek are using the unique design language and it draws the attention of buyers. Well, two companies recently made a partnership and we could hear that some Toyota vehicles are going to use the famous Boxer engine. the comeback of Venza could have more sense if this comes true. On the other side, this could be a rebadged version of some Subaru’s crossover SUV.
2020 Toyota Venza Drivetrains
The new 2020 Toyota Venza will probably re-attain the old drivetrain. A 3.5-liter V6 unit is one of the most reliable engines in the class. It produces enough power for such a vehicle and it seems to be a perfect fit for the new Venza. With it, the crossover can count on 290 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Highlander SUV uses it as the base for a hybrid setup. In this case, the power gains around 20 horsepower. However, more improvements we will find in fuel efficiency. The most important thing – hybrid emits fewer gases.
The other solution could be a 2.5-liter Boxer engine. We could read rumors that the new generation of the full-size and super luxurious Land Cruiser is going to use some of the Boxer units. But, these are too small for LC. On the other hand, 310 horsepower delivered by the 2.5-liter flat-four turbo mill is the perfect choice for a smaller crossover. Also, there is an option of using a non-turbo version, but this one creates 190 hp. Subaru also installing a flat-six engine. A 3.6-l can produce 255 hp and 250 pound-feet of torque.
Well, it is not all about power. Each of abovementioned drivetrains had unique advantages over its competition. For example, turbo-four is acting like a bigger engine. It works smoothly and almost without lags. Both boxer-four and flat-six are positioned very low and they provide a low center of gravity, improving the responsiveness and handling.
The main question is – what form will 2020 Venza take? Is it bringing back the wagon design? Or the new Venza is becoming the classic crossover SUV? Definitely, many changes are about to happen and soon we will know more about it. At this point, we can only make predictions and listen to rumors about the 2020 Toyota Venza redesign.
The last edition of the crossover SUV was discontinued because of its efficiency. Now, with Boxer engine and more aesthetic design, improvements will be big enough to draw the attention of buyers. On the other hand, we will see if drivers are going to like it. Owners of Subaru vehicles are used to the special styling and drive, and they choose this brand because of it.
Not only Venza is challenging Subaru Forester, but also the new Honda Crosstour.
2020 Toyota Venza Interior
If the exterior is hard to predict what will it look like, the job is slightly easier with the interior. Just take some of the latest editions by Toyota and you can see what fits the new Venza.
A five-seat configuration with cloth upholstery is standard. We will see if the company is making a seven-seater of the Venza. There is a room inside the cockpit. However, it will be tight in the third row. The Japanese carmaker is going to work on safety and infotainment. More driver-aid features are coming than ever before. A blind-spot monitor and parking sensors remain optional.
On the other hand, infotainment is getting a boost. The most recent news from Toyota is bringing novelties for users of smartphones. The carmaker reached an agreement with both major services in this segment, so the upcoming vehicles are going to offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For the new 2020 Toyota Venza, we believe these options are going to be available at higher trim levels.
Release Date and Prices
The new 2020 Toyota Venza is definitely coming. However, the company is not providing any details. With big changes expected to happen, it is hard to predict the price of the new crossover. The last time we saw Venza, it cost around $27,000. Upgrades will surely make it more expensive.
The crossover is not coming by the end of this year. The redesign of the 2020 Toyota Venza will get the production version in the second quarter. Then, we will know more about models and prices, as well as the full specs list.