The Venza didn’t do well in its first iteration, so Toyota dropped it and rethought this crossover-SUV. Now it’s less a Subaru copycat and more a well-sized, well-considered, sporty-looking crossover. The hybrid model, in particular, is very well done and by far the best of the lot. Check it out.
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.