2021 Toyota Venza vs. 2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country

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Safety

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In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Venza are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The V60 Cross Country doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

Both the Venza and the V60 Cross Country have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, post-collision automatic braking systems, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, driver alert monitors and available around view monitors.

Warranty

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Toyota’s powertrain warranty covers the Venza 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Volvo covers the V60 Cross Country. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the V60 Cross Country ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are over 4 times as many Toyota dealers as there are Volvo dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Venza’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2020 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are better in initial quality than Volvo vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota 19th in initial quality. With 33 more problems per 100 vehicles, Volvo is ranked 31st.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Volvo vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota second in reliability, above the industry average. With 96 more problems per 100 vehicles, Volvo is ranked 29th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Volvo vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Toyota third in reliability. Volvo is ranked 24th.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Venza CVT gets better fuel mileage than the V60 Cross Country (40 city/37 hwy vs. 22 city/31 hwy).

Regenerative brakes improve the Venza’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The V60 Cross Country doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Toyota Venza uses regular unleaded gasoline. The V60 Cross Country requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Transmission

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The Venza has a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). With no “steps” between gears, it can keep the engine at the most efficient speed for fuel economy, or keep it at its peak horsepower indefinitely for maximum acceleration. The V60 Cross Country doesn’t offer a CVT.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Venza has larger tires than the V60 Cross Country (225/60R18 vs. 215/50R18).

Suspension and Handling

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The front and rear suspension of the Venza uses coil springs for better ride, handling and control than the V60 Cross Country, which uses transverse leafs springs in the rear. Coil springs compress more progressively and offer more suspension travel for a smoother ride with less bottoming out.

For better maneuverability, the Venza LE’s turning circle is 1 foot tighter than the V60 Cross Country’s (36.1 feet vs. 37.1 feet).

Chassis

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The front grille of the Venza uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The V60 Cross Country doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

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The Venza has 4.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the V60 Cross Country (98.3 vs. 94).

The Venza has 1.2 inches more front headroom, 1.3 inches more front shoulder room, .9 inches more rear headroom, 2.6 inches more rear legroom and 2.4 inches more rear shoulder room than the V60 Cross Country.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Venza’s rear seats recline. The V60 Cross Country’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The Venza has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the V60 Cross Country with its rear seat up (28.8 vs. 23.2 cubic feet). The Venza has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the V60 Cross Country with its rear seat folded (55.1 vs. 50.9 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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The Venza’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel and glides the driver’s seat back, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The V60 Cross Country doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Venza has standard extendable sun visors. The V60 Cross Country doesn’t offer extendable visors.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Toyota Venza has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. Wireless charging costs extra on the V60 Cross Country.

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