2021 Toyota Venza (Global Harrier)

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tl:dr for that entire video and probably majority of comments and experiences is the Venza is a Lexus Lite product.

Numbers seem to put this ahead of the discontinued version
 
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tl:dr for that entire video and probably majority of comments and experiences is the Venza is a Lexus Lite product.

Numbers seem to put this ahead of the discontinued version
If the shoe fits...The timing was perfect to bring it back when some people were ready to forget about it (and join names like the Matrix and Solara); indeed, the first Venza came out when the market wasn't quite ready for it (nor was it for a Crossturd or ZDX), and marketed oddly as an empty nester lifestyle vehicle.
 

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If the shoe fits...The timing was perfect to bring it back when some people were ready to forget about it (and join names like the Matrix and Solara); indeed, the first Venza came out when the market wasn't quite ready for it (nor was it for a Crossturd or ZDX), and marketed oddly as an empty nester lifestyle vehicle.
The Gen1 Venza may not have sold well in the USA but it sold well here in Canada. Perhaps it was seen as too much like a Camry Wagon (and we know that station wagons do not sell in the USA).

Unfortunately, my wife did not like it (did not like how it looked, not because it was a station wagon) and too bad there was no Hybrid version available, otherwise it could have been a possible option for me.
 
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The Gen1 Venza may not have sold well in the USA but it sold well here in Canada. Perhaps it was seen as too much like a Camry Wagon (and we know that station wagons do not sell in the USA).

Unfortunately, my wife did not like it (did not like how it looked, not because it was a station wagon) and too bad there was no Hybrid version available, otherwise it could have been a possible option for me.
I didn't see the numbers for Canada, but did it really do better? One of the biggest gripes about it was the interior, particularly the material. But that was par for that era, as many Toyotas suffered with the cost cutting of the late 00's/early 10s. I know I was appalled by the cheapness of the dashes in the Camrys and Corollas I drove.
 

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I didn't see the numbers for Canada, but did it really do better? One of the biggest gripes about it was the interior, particularly the material. But that was par for that era, as many Toyotas suffered with the cost cutting of the late 00's/early 10s. I know I was appalled by the cheapness of the dashes in the Camrys and Corollas I drove.
The numbers of Gen1 Venzas sold in Canada may not have been more than in the USA (Canadian sales are, at best only about 10% of USA's) but in proportion of crossovers sold, it looked to be quite high; I saw quite a few on the roads, even in comparison with other similarly-sized crossovers, like the Highlander.

Our preferences in vehicle types is not the same as in the USA; we like hatchbacks, we like smaller cars (and are willing to pay more for smaller cars) for instance, but because we are such a small market, we tend to get what the USA gets.
 

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And just like that new infotainment, fog lights, and safety setup. Toyota is really bucking the trend with their refreshes.
 

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GAC's exterior styling of the Venza looks really close to the future spindle body style of Lexus. I prefer this look to the NX.
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