2012 Toyota Venza

Toyota announced last week that it would add two new trims to the Toyota Venza lineup for 2012. Until now, the Toyota Venza was only available in one trim, which is unusual. Shoppers in the market for a 2012 Venza can now opt for one of three trim levels.

“Toyota thinks the move brings the Venza in line with its other products and makes choosing more convenient for buyers,” writes Autoblog.

The Toyota Venza’s new base trim, the Venza LE, will come standard with features like dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel and three 12-volt power outlets. The middle-of-the-road Toyota Venza XLE adds features like leather-trimmed seats, a smart key with push-button ignition and wood-grain interior trim. The top-of-the-line Toyota Venza Limited adds a touch-screen navigation system and a leather-trimmed steering wheel with integrated audio and Bluetooth controls.

Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but the 2011 Toyota Venza starts at $27,125. The base 2012 Toyota Venza LE is equipped similarly to last year’s Venza, so shoppers can expect a similar starting price. The 2012 Toyota Venza will hit dealerships this fall, according to Automobile Magazine.

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