Compare The Toyota Venza vs. The Competition

Comparing the Toyota Venza to the Competition at New Holland Toyota

The Toyota Venza returned to the streets recently after going on hiatus in 2015. The newest Venza returns fully redesigned as a luxurious and fully hybrid SUV. If you're looking for something that ca get you and your family places in comfort and style, while saving gas along the way, the new Toyota Venza is the right choice for you. To better prove to you all the wonderful benefits of the Toyota Venza, we did some research into how this compact crossover stacks up against some of its most well-known competitors. Let us share with you our findings here at New Holland Toyota. You will find our dealership less than 20 minutes outside of Ephrata, PA.

Toyota Venza vs Ford Edge

We begin with the Ford Edge, a similarly-sized crossover from this well-known American brand. Ford models are known for their performances and capability, but are often criticized for their lack of standard features available on all trims, including base models. Ford models also tend to be less fuel efficient, and the Edge is not exactly an exception to this reputation.

  • Safety: The Venza features the full Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of driver-assistive safety features, which include Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Automatic High Beams to help guide you down highways outside Thorndale, PA day or night. The Edge offers many equivalent features to the TSS 2.0 suite, but no similar adaptive cruise control feature is available on base trims of the Ford Edge.
  • Fuel Economy: As a hybrid crossover, the Venza is designed to be more fuel efficient, traveling 40 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. The Ford Edge does not currently feature a hybrid option and its standard performance travels 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
  • Technology: The Venza has more standard technology than many of its competitors, the Edge included. All trims of the Venza feature a standard power-adjustable driver's seat, a power liftgate heated outside mirrors, and one-touch power windows. These features are available on the Edge, but only on higher-end, more expensive trims.
  • Maintenance: To make short-term repair costs easier, the Venza comes backed by two years/25,000 months (whichever comes first) of ToyotaCare no-cost maintenance, including 24 months of roadside assistance with no mileage restrictions. A similar no-cost maintenance plan does not come available on the Ford Edge.
  • Warranty: In addition to its other comprehensive warranties, the Venza also comes backed by 120-months/150,000 miles of hybrid battery coverage. The standard powertrain warranty for the Ford Edge cuts off at 60 months/60,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Toyota Venza vs Nissan Murano

Next up is the Nissan Murano, a fairly well-known compact crossover from a brand that has been recognized for the performance and technology put into each of their vehicles. While a great many new Nissan models are well-equipped and powerful, the Nissan Murano falls short on much of tis standard technology offerings and is considerably less fuel efficient than the hybrid Venza.

  • Fuel Economy: As a non-hybrid crossover, the Nissan Murano falls drastically short in fuel efficiency, traveling an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Meanwhile, the hybrid technology of the Venza allow it to travel up to 40 mpg in cities like Lititz and 37 mpg on the highway.
  • Convenience: To make your daily drive through Reading, PA even easier, the Toyota Venza comes standard with a great many helpful features including a power liftgate, a cargo area cover, heated exterior mirrors, and a wireless charging pad. All of these features are only available on more expensive trim levels of the new Nissan Murano.
  • Safety: The Murano and Venza share a number of high-tech driver-assist features through their respective safety suites, TSS 2.0 and the Safety Shield 360. However, the Venza comes standard with Road Sign Assist and Corner Braking Control, as well as Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, all of which are unavailable from the entry-level trim of the Nissan Murano.
  • Maintenance: Nissan, like Ford, does not offer a similar no-cost maintenance program to Toyota, which lasts for two years or 25,000 miles. The standard powertrain warranty from Nissan covers the Murano for 60 months/60,000 miles, whereas the Venza comes backed by a powertrain warranty and a 120-month/150,000-mile hybrid battery warranty.
  • Price: The Venza is more well-equipped and more fuel efficient, while also being lower-priced. The Murano's starting price is almost $1,000 more than the starting rate of the Venza and does not include as many of the same features as this hybrid SUV from Toyota.

Toyota Venza vs Honda CR-V Hybrid

The Honda CR-V proves a more challenging competition in that this SUV is actually a hybrid, with lots of interior space. The CR-V Hybrid even comes from a brand with a similar reputation to Toyota, well-known for its long-lasting reliable cars. However, even a hybrid crossover like this one falls short of the Venza in many critical ways.

  • Technology: The base trim of the CR-V Hybrid does not offer standard power rear windows, a power liftgate, or wireless charging pad, which are all standard on the new Venza.
  • Fuel Economy: Even as a hybrid SUV, the Honda CR-V Hybrid still falls short in highway and combined fuel economy, making the Venza the more preferable choice for commuters in Lancaster, PA. The CR-V Hybrid travels an EPA-estimated 35 mpg on the highway with a combined city/highway fuel economy of 38 miles per gallon. The Venza travels 37 mpg on the highway with a combined fuel economy of 39 mpg.
  • Safety: The Venza comes loaded with more passive, and active, safety features than the Honda CR-V Hybrid. Passive safety features include front side airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags, and driver's knee airbags. The CR-V Hybrid has front and rear side airbags, but not knee or front side airbags. The Venza also features Cornering Bake Control, which is unavailable on the CR-V hybrid entirely.
  • Maintenance: While Honda prides itself on practicality, it does not offer a similar maintenance package to ToyotaCare and instead has a simple 36-month/36,000-mile basic warranty.
  • Powertrain: The Venza is not only more fuel efficient, its hybrid system generates more horsepower, with a higher carrying payload than the CR-V Hybrid, ensuring you can bring more gear with you on your next outdoor adventure.

Test Drive the New Venza Today

The new Toyota Venza gives shoppers a lot more convenience, fuel economy, and flexibility than the competition, for a much lower price as an added bonus! If this new hybrid crossover sounds like your type of SUV, then check out our latest SUV inventory come test drive one here at New Holland Toyota. Visit our dealership on W Main St in New Holland, PA today to learn more. See you soon!

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