Comparison - Toyota Venza Limited Hybrid 2021 - vs - Toyota Highlander Platinum hybrid 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Toyota FT-SX

Also called:

Toyota Kluger

2021 Toyota Venza Review
2021 Toyota Venza Review & Drive at NIGHT
The 2021 Toyota Venza Is a New Hybrid Family SUV
Is the 2021 Toyota Venza a Hybrid SUV worth the wait to drive?
2021 Toyota Venza Vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4
New Toyota Venza walk-around
The GOOD & BAD With the All-New 2021 Toyota Venza
The RAV4 That Drives Like A Lexus / Toyota Venza
2021 Toyota Highlander XSE Review & Drive
2020 Toyota Highlander Review — Release Date, Price, Interior and Mor
New Toyota Highlander Review // Still Top Dog?
all-new Toyota Highlander Hybrid FULL REVIEW
2021 Toyota Highlander 2.5 Hybrid Luxury (XU70
2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited - Overview Interior and Exterior
2017 Highlander AWD (Light Snow and Mud on an Incline)
UFO | 2017 Toyota Highlander | Toyota
Average Price: 
$
39,800
Updated: 
28 Oct 2020
$
50,200
Updated: 
20 Dec 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
17.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Titanium Glow
#B3AEAB
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Blueprint
#273174
Ruby Flare Pearl
#750303
Celestial Black
#1C1B1B
Coastal Gray metallic
#6A767E
Color: 
Moondust
#7E8DA0
Midnight Black Metallic
#24231E
Blueprint
#323C71
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#4E4E4E
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Celestial Silver metallic
#979CA0
Opulent Amber
#6A5954
Ruby Flare pearl
#740000

Electric

Motors: 
3 permanent-magnet synchronous AC motors
Battery: 
9-kWh lithium-ion battery
Top Speed: 
118mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
7.60s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

While the Venza is a new entry in Toyota's 2021 SUV lineup, it revives a name that was retired after the 2015 model year.The new 2021 Venza will slot between the compact RAV4 and the mid-size Highlander SUV in Toyota's lineup. It's based on the Harrier SUV that Toyota sells abroad, which we always thought would make a fine SUV for the North American market; apparently Toyota agrees. Unlike the Harrier, which is sold with both hybrid and conventional non-hybrid powertrains, the U.S. market Venza will be powered exclusively by a hybrid system.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The all-new 2021 Toyota Venza is a hybrid crossover with solid fuel economy ratings, an upscale cabin, and comfortable seats. However, it also has less cargo space than many rivals and lacks athleticism.

Pros
Posh interior
Roomy, supportive seats
Cushioned ride

Cons
Some usability issues with the larger infotainment screen
Subpar cargo capacity and high cargo hold load floor
Not as fun to drive as rivals

By: 
usnews.com

All-new midsize SUV. Available exclusively as a hybrid. Kicks off the second-generation Venza.

Pros
High fuel economy
Standard all-wheel drive
Luxury-level interior quality
Quiet and comfortable ride

Cons
One of the smallest midsize SUVs
Higher cost of entry
Not rated for towing

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Toyota Venza brings an upscale flair to the compact crossover class to go with its efficient and reasonably powerful hybrid powertrain.

Pros
Hybrid powertrain has enough guts and thrifty fuel economy
Looks like a Lexus
Fancy interior finish
Standard active safety features
Standard all-wheel drive

Cons
Less room than RAV4
Can top $40,000
Slushy acceleration
Tight rear seat head room

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid's #3 ranking is based on its score within the Hybrid and Electric SUVs category. Currently the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a score of 8.1 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 8 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Punchy yet efficient hybrid powertrain
Comfortable ride
Upscale interior
Many standard tech and safety features

Cons
Cramped third row
Relatively high starting price

By: 
usnews.com

The Highlander is all new for 2020 and is vastly improved compared with the 2019 model it replaces. Next year, a sportier-looking XSE model will join the lineup.

Pros
Handsomely styled,
fuel-sipping hybrid option,
well equipped even at the base level.

Cons
Boring driving dynamics,
snug third-row passenger space,
busy dashboard design

By: 
caranddriver.com

The Highlander is fully redesigned for 2020.Hybrid now uses a four-cylinder instead of a V6.A little less power than before, but much better fuel economy.Part of the fourth Highlander generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Strong fuel economy estimates of 35-36 mpg combined
Available all-wheel drive for all models
Sensibly priced compared to the non-hybrid Highlander
Plenty of standard and available safety features

Cons
Third-row seats are small, even for kids
Engine noise is noticeably unrefined
Interior design already looks dated

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
40.00mpg
35.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
37.00mpg
34.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
163ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
176hp
at 5 700rpm
243hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
37.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
186.60in
194.90in
Width: 
73.00in
76.00in
Height: 
65.90in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.70in
8.00in
Front Track: 
63.00in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.90in
112.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.60
38.40
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
37.10
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
42.00in
Rear leg room: 
37.80in
41.00in
Front Hip Room: 
54.40in
57.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.40in
59.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
45.20in
57.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.90in
58.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
55.10cu.ft
84.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
28.80cu.ft
16.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.10degrees
18.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.80degrees
22.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
3913.00lbs
4595.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
no
no
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
JBL Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
9 Total Speakers
JBL Premium Brand Stereo System
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
JBL Premium Brand Speakers
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
11 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 7.0 In.
20 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Preferred Accessory Package W/All-Weather Floor Liners
Preferred Accessory Package W/Carpet Mats
Activity Package
Carpet Mat Package
Advanced Technology Package
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Four Season Floor Liner/Mat Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Exterior Options: 
Paint Protection Film (Front Bumper)
Paint Protection Film (Front Bumper)
Star Gaze Panoramic Fixed Roof
Alloy Wheel Locks
Special Color
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Paint Protection Film
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards
Special Color
Rear Bumper Protector - Chrome
Body Side Moldings
Running Boards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Blackout Emblem Overlays
Paint Protection Film
Interior Options: 
Universal Tablet Holder
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
All Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Tote
Carpet Floor Mats
Venza Owner Portfolio
Carpet Cargo Mat
Center Console Safe
All-Weather Cargo Tray
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Net - Envelope
Cargo Tote
Carpet Floor Mats And Cargo Liner Package
Carpet Mat Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Boulder, leatherette
#888989
Black, leatherette
#1E1E1E
Black AND Java, leatherette
#1E1E1E
Color: 
Harvest beige, leather
#740000
Black, leather
#191919
Glazed Caramel, leather
#8A582F
Graphite, leather
#404042