If you want a vehicle that offers exceptional style, weather-conquering AWD, space for five, and supreme luxury, then you want the 2016 Toyota Venza. Even up against strong competition like the contemporary Ford Edge and the radical Nissan Murano, the Venza stands as more-than-worthy of your consideration.
It starts with a strong foundation – and the 2016 Venza starts on the right foot with a chassis based off the Camry, so you know its safety and reliability aren’t in question. This also allows the Venza to lighter than its competition (up to 160 pounds!) which pays dividends in terms of fuel economy and performance.
The new Toyota Venza also offers a choice of stylish 19- or 20-inch wheels for a massive visual statement wherever you go. The Nissan Murano also offers 20-inch rims, but unlike the Toyota they enact a heavy toll on ride quality. In spite of its large wheels, the 2016 Venza offers far and away the most comfortable ride of the group.
The Venza also offers one of the most powerful engines in the group – Toyota’s renowned 268 horsepower 3.5L V6. Meanwhile, the Nissan lags behind with its 240 horsepower V6; and while the Ford offers a more powerful 315 horsepower 2.7L turbocharged V6, it costs over $45,000 to start! And despite its prodigious power, Toyota’s V6 still maintains respectable fuel economy of 12.8L/100km city and 9.3L/100km highway.
And of course, if you choose a Venza, you having the reliability promised by the Toyota name. In fact, J.D. Power’s 2015 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Survey showed that Toyota ranked 3rd overall, whereas Nissan ranked 13th and Ford ranked near the bottom at 26th. So you can rest easy knowing your Venza while maintain its quality and staves off depreciation.
So if you’re interested in taking the 2016 Toyota Venza for a test drive, then come to Mayfield Toyota in Edmonton, AB. We have plenty of brand-new Venza’s in all trims and colours – so you’re sure to find one that exceeds your expectations.
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