Top Safety Pick: Toyota Venza

Posted Monday, Mar 28, 2022

One of our top safety picks is the 2010 Toyota Venza. This crossover SUV earned perfect five-star scores in all frontal and side-impact tests conducted by the government in 2010. It also received the highest frontal and side-impact tests rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In a brake test conducted by Edmunds, the Venza registered a short 60 to zero mph stopping distance of 122 feet.

The standard safety features of this vehicle include stability and traction control and front-seat active head restraints. It also has four-wheel antilock disc brakes and a complete set of air bags. Apart from being a top safety pick, the Venza has other notable features.

Powertrain and Performance

The 2010 Toyota Venza is powered by a standard 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with 182 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. Power is transferred to the wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. The Venza comes with either a front or an all-wheel-drive system. The standard model earns a fuel-economy rating of 21 mpg for city driving and 29 mpg for highway driving.

Also available is a Venza model with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 268 horsepower and 246 pound-feet of torque. This model earns an EPA rating of 19 mpg for city driving and 26 mpg for highway driving. In a test, the front-wheel-drive Venza with a V6 engine went from zero to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds, an impressive performance for a crossover SUV.


If being a top safety pick is not enough for you to consider the 2010 Toyota Venza, you should know that this vehicle is also comfortable and easy to drive. It offers a smooth ride quality and can block out road noise effectively, even at high speeds. Both the four and six-cylinder engines provide ample power. The electric power steering is very responsive and contributes to the vehicle's excellent handling.


This top safety pick also has an excellent interior. One of the most interesting features of the Venza's cabin is its sleek center console that is mounted high to provide a useful storage space between the seats. It has a special compartment designed specifically for mobile phones. Audio and climate controls are user-friendly. Also noteworthy is the high-mounted LCD screen that shows climate control information, a trip computer, and the backup camera display. The Toyota Venza also has a premium JBL sound system, XM satellite radio, navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, and a tilt wheel.

Despite not having a third-row seat, the Venza still has plenty of passenger space. It features reclining rear seats that provide added comfort to passengers. There are 34.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats that expands to 70 cubic feet with the seats folded.

Available at Lucky Car Ducky in Fresno, CA, is a 2010 Toyota Venza with a white exterior. It has 118,461 miles on its odometer, and it costs $12,900. We have other top safety picks in our inventory that you can easily browse online. You're also welcome to visit our showroom to see the vehicles in our lot.

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