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AWD Toyota Venza 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder?

bobquebecbobquebec Posts: 14
edited September 2014 in Toyota
Hi to all
I will be buying the Venza in 2010. For those who have bought your cars. How do you find your motors with the AWD option.

Thanks for your comments
Best Regards


  • I have the 6 cylinder AWD Venza. It is about 2 seconds quicker zero to 60 than the 4 cylinder. I prefer the extra power for passing and merging and more relaxed cruising. This is a two ton vehicle after all. The fuel economy is about 10% less with the 6 cylinder, but this is only about 50 cents per day in my case. Cheap thrills.
  • Hello Michiganmike
    Thank you for your suggestions. Well appreciated. I will keep that in mind.

    Best Regards
  • Consumer Reports (CR) just issued its Annual Survey regarding vehicle reliability and owner satisfaction. When asked "Would you buy that car again?", CR reports that 80% of the V6 Venza owners and 69% of the I4 Venza owners surveyed replied "Yes".

    CR for this purpose included the Venza with wagons. The median for all of the wagons surveyed was 70% would buy the vehicle again. Only one wagon. the VW Jetta TDI (85% would buy again), rated higher than the V6 Venza in this CR survey. Note that vehicles CR put in the SUV category, like the Lexus RX, were rated separately.

    An educated guess is that the CR survey is based on a small sample of perhaps 2% of Venza owners. Your experience and satisfaction may vary.
  • Does anyone know where I can get an electrical color coded diagram for my 2009 Venza.

    All the places I have found are what I consider too costly.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    edited April 2011
    Try your local library. Often they subscribe to an auto repair service that you can get online access to. Wiring diagrams are hit and miss, but sometimes you can find them that way. My last library used the Auto Reference Resource Center and they had better info than the Chiltons that my current library uses.

    More links (including paid ones) here:

    steve_, "Online Repair Manuals" #1, 13 Dec 2010 1:23 pm
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