How Does the 2014 Toyota Venza Compare to Other Crossovers?

The crossover segment provides Boulder and Denver area drivers with the best of both the SUV and 4-door sedan worlds. However, finding the right balance of space, style, capability, and technology can be a challenge with so many models to choose from. One of those options is the Toyota Venza, which offers:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port
  • Estimated 20 mpg city rating and 26 mpg highway rating

Despite these highlights, its immediately apparent that the 2014 Toyota Venza still can’t compete with the 2014 Honda Crosstour. The new Crosstour is more powerful, more fuel efficient, and provides several more luxury amenities at no additional cost.

Under the hood of the 2014 Honda Crosstour is a standard 2.4L I-4 engine that delivers 192 hp. This is 11 more horsepower than the standard engine utilized by the 2014 Toyota Venza, as it only puts out 181 hp. With this power difference you would think the Venza would be more fuel-efficient, but the new Honda Crosstour 2WD 4-cylinder models achieve a superior EPA estimated gas mileage of 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway*. The Crosstour’s 18.5 gallon tank also guarantees a longer driving range than the Venza’s 17.7 gallon tank.

Even the Crosstour’s entertainment system is superior, as it is equipped with 7 standard speakers—one more than the Venza’s 6-speaker system. The Crosstour simply wins out across the board.

For a fuller picture of how these two models match up, check out these additional comparisons between the 2014 Honda Crosstour and the 2014 Toyota Venza:

*22 city/31 highway mpg rating for 2WD 4-cylinder models. 20 city/30 highway mpg rating for 2WD V-6 models. 19 city/28 highway mpg rating for 4WD V-6 models. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $830.00 destination charge and options.