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Yes, the 2021 Toyota Venza Actually Handles Road Trips Like a Pro

The past year has been tumultuous and trying for just about everyone. And many people are in need of a good vacation. But given these uncertain times, that’s easier said than done. However, road trips make great getaways. Plenty of new vehicles could make any road trip more comfortable and fun. The 2021 Toyota Venza is one model worth checking out.

Take a closer look at this crossover SUV and why MotorTrend thinks it’s the perfect fit for road-tripping

2021 Toyota Venza highlights and features

Many drivers probably remember the Toyota Venza from the 2009 model. But the 2021 Toyota Venza is very different from its predecessor. According to Consumer Reports, “The Venza nameplate has been resurrected for a fashionable SUV that’s sized between the RAV4 and Highlander.”

One unique thing about the 2021 Toyota Venza is that it’s a hybrid-only model. The automobile’s remarkable fuel economy and powerful transmission are two reasons customers will want to consider investing in the 2021 Venza.

With an extensive number of safety features and an impressive overall score of 78 from Consumer Reports, the 2021 Venza is making quite a comeback. Plus, this Toyota model ranks in the top 10 midsize crossovers.

The Venza is doing a lot of things right, and MotorTrend agrees.   

MotorTrend’s road-trip review of the 2021 Venza 

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A MotorTrend journalist recently took the 2021 Toyota Venza on a road-trip test drive. He went on a 4,000-plus-mile journey to see how the vehicle would fare. And the results might pleasantly surprise you. 

Opting for a scenic route, MotorTrend’s Miguel Cortina piloted the Toyota through the Cuyamaca Mountains and along the All-American Canal in California. He continued through Phoenix, Tucson, and Big Bend National Park in Texas. An unexpected winter storm posed what seemed like a risk, but the Venza’s standard all-wheel drive made the wintry conditions a breeze to traverse. 

After days of driving, Cortina shared his final results. Overall, the 2021 Toyota Venza’s performance and comfort pleased him. And its fuel economy — 31 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway, Consumer Reports notes — makes the Venza an ideal choice for long drives and road trips. 

How much does this road-tripping champ cost? 

The 2021 Toyota Venza‘s MSRP is between $32,470 and $39,800. But take advantage of any pricing incentives and cash-back opportunities in your area.

Regardless of the exact price, the 2021 Toyota Venza is a smart purchase, especially for people who enjoy road trips. As ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius once said: “Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.” That said, the new Venza is the perfect model for every journey, long or short.