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Old 05-19-2020, 11:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2021 Sienna and Venza: now hybrid-only

Toyota revealed the new Sienna and Venza yesterday. I didn't watch the event, but found the press releases afterward. Details:

2021 Venza:
-2.5L Dynamic Force 4-cylinder
-3 electric motors
-AWD only
-219 system HP (same powertrain as RAV4 Hybrid)
-40 MPG combined



2021 Sienna:
-2.5L Dynamic Force 4-cylinder
-2 electric motors/3 optional
-AWD optional on all trims
-243 system HP
-33 MPG combined



The jump in the Sienna's MPG is enormous; the current Sienna is rated 21 (2WD)/20 (AWD). That's a reduction from 5 gal/100 mi to 3 gal/100 mi.

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Old 05-20-2020, 01:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Venza is a big disappointment to me. It is simply a reskinned RAV4 for more money. Identical wheelbase and track with less cargo space.

I was hoping for something more similar to the old Venza. More of a lifted wagon like the Subaru Outback but with Toyota quality and hybrid fuel economy. The old Venza had a 109 in wheelbase (half way between the current RAV4 105.9 in and Highland 112.2 in)
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Yeah I remember seinna getting around 24mpg max so that's really good.
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No surprise at all. Well, maybe it would lead to the Sienna becoming more competitive on export markets.

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