Toyota is well-known throughout the global automotive industry for its diverse lineup of crossover SUVs. In the second decade of the 21st century, our manufacturing partner is focusing on expanding that diversity to its already industry-leading roster of hybrid vehicles – specifically hybrid crossover SUVs. A comparison of the 2021 Toyota Venza vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will help Lexington Toyota customers understand the choices that lay ahead of them. The only rivalry found between the Venza and Highlander Hybrid is that of siblings. Our manufacturing partner built the two vehicles to serve owners with substantially different needs. The 2021 Venza is slimmer and more efficient and the 2021 Highlander Hybrid is designed to be larger to hold more people and/or cargo. Ultimately, the best choice for a particular buyer will come down to what that person’s priorities are.
Lexington Toyota customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Toyota Venza or 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid today by calling, 781-325-8558.
2021 Toyota Venza
2021 Highlander Hybrid
|2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Hybrid||Engine||2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Hybrid|
|5 people||Max. Seating Capacity||8 people|
|55.1 cu.-ft.||Max. Cargo Volume||84.3cu.-ft.|
Obviously, the key difference between the 2021 Toyota Venza and the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is going to be physical and gross weight. Toyota developed the 2021 Venza from the ground up to be light and nimble so it can take full advantage of the next-generation hybrid technology that is standard equipment. Every 2021 Venza available at the Lexington Toyota showroom will be able to expect the hybrid crossover SUV to achieve up to 40 miles per gallon in the city and 37 miles per gallon on the highway. The larger and heavier 2021 Highlander Hybrid can post up to 36 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway when equipped with front-wheel-drive. Versions of the Highlander Hybrid with AWD can post 35 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
Both the 2021 Toyota Venza and 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid use the same basic powertrain architecture, a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder gas-electric hybrid engine that is attached to a continuously variable transmission. Owners of the 2021 Venza will be able to use 219 net horsepower and those choosing the 2021 Highlander Hybrid will have 186 horsepower to work with. For what it’s worth, the larger 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds. As of right now, towing isn’t currently advised for the 2021 Venza.
The 2021 Venza will have two rows of seats available that can hold five passengers and offer a maximum of 55.1 cubic-feet of cargo volume. People choosing the 2021 Highlander Hybrid will have three rows of seats to work with that will hold seven or eight passengers. When the rear two rows of seats are folded down in the current Highlander Hybrid will offer up to 84.3 cubic-feet of cargo volume.