2023 Toyota Venza Gets Updates, Nightshade Edition

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The Toyota Venza was first introduced in 2009 as a Toyota equivalent of the Lexus RX. The Venza's second generation, however, was more RAV4-like, and now, after a few years, Toyota has decided to modernize it and introduce a Nightshade variant based on the Venza XLE.

The grille, mirrors, door handles, and side skirts all have black accents, embracing the blackout trend. Smoked chrome highlights, black badging, and gloss black 19-inch aluminum wheels complete the look.

Celestial Black, Ruby Flare Red, and Wind Chill Pearl, which will replace Blizzard Pearl for all 2023 models, will be available in the Nightshade Edition.

The 2023 Venza XLE gets standard LED fog lights, which are also available on the Nightshade. The 2023 Venzas get enhanced USB ports and a fourth-generation Qi wireless smartphone charger, as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, integrated Apple Music and Amazon Music streaming with the optional Wi-Fi Connect subscription and upgraded USB ports.

2023 Toyota Venza

A 10-inch color head-up display and an eight-way power passenger seat are included in the Limited model. A new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with Casual, Smart, Tough, and Sporty display modes is also available in the Limited trim.

A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a lithium-ion battery, and three electric motors remain in Venza's hybrid powertrain. The all-wheel-drive crossover now has a combined output of 219 horsepower and a combined fuel economy of 6 liters per 100 kilometers.

The 2023 Venza now has Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Lane Tracing Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Road Sign Assist as standard safety features. Rear Seat Reminder, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Front / Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking are among the other safety features.

The Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 package of driver assistance features is now standard on the 2023 Venza. It has an enhanced Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, which is an enhancement over the previous 2.0 system.

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