If you’re looking for a not-so-big SUV that looks both premium and beautiful, then the Toyota Venza is one of the options you’re likely to fall in love with. And thankfully, this model is becoming more and more popular in South Africa, which means its spare parts, like those of most other Toyota cars, are readily available in the country. And since most South African mechanics have a good grasp of Toyota vehicles, you won’t have issues fixing or replacing any part of your Venza if you eventually go for one.
This post answers the big question, “How much is Toyota Venza in South Africa?”
Toyota Venza: Prices in South Africa
If you’re looking for a brand new Toyota Venza, then you might be disappointed to learn that Toyota has stopped the production of the model in 2017. In fact, production of the US version has stopped since 2015. Reasons for the discontinuation, according to Toyota include dropping demand and sales, and changing customer preferences.
But because South Africa is a huge market for used cars, you can rest assured that the Toyota Venza will continue to remain popular and relevant in South Africa for the next 10 to 15 years, at least. With that in mind, let’s now look at the current prices of used Toyota Venza in South Africa.
Prices of foreign-used (“tokunbo”) Toyota Venza in South Africa
- 2009 Toyota Venza R$198,000 – R$288,000
- 2010 Toyota Venza R$216,000 – R$324,000
- 2011 Toyota Venza R$198,000 – R$288,000
- 2012 Toyota Venza R$234,000 – R$360,000
- 2013 Toyota Venza R$252,000 – R$396,000
- 2015 Toyota Venza R$29,000 – R$432,000
Note that the prices are presented in ranges because the cost of used cars vary based on trim, mileage, presence or absence of faults, and so on. So, for example, it’s quite possible to find a 2012 Toyota Venza at R$274,000 and a 2011 model at R$288,000. Year of production notwithstanding, the 2011 might be have a better mileage and trim than the 2012 model.
Prices of South African (locally) used Toyota Venza in South Africa
It’s common knowledge that South African used cars are significantly cheaper than foreign used cars. That’s because most South African-used cars were actually purchased as tokunbo, and not brand new. So, in reality, these cars have been used outside South Africa for some time, and then used within South Africa for some time. So, the drop in price is expectable.
The typical South African used car costs 60 to 80 percent of the price of its tokunbo equivalent. And Toyota Venza is no exception. Here are the current prices of South African used options.
- 2009 Toyota Venza R$162,000 – R$216,000
- 2010 Toyota Venza R$144,000 – R$216,000
- 2011 Toyota Venza R$162,000 – R$234,000
- 2012 Toyota Venza R$162,000 – R$216,000
- 2013 Toyota Venza R$173,000 – R$270,000
- 2015 Toyota Venza R$198,000 – R$378,000
Toyota Venza: Some things you need to know
The Toyota Venza is a mid-size crossover SUV that can accomodate 5 passengers and is available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive versions. Sporting a wagon design, it is Toyota’s version of Honda’s Crosstour, and it’s closely related to the Toyota Camry in many aspects of its design.
The recent models of the Toyota Venza were made available in LE, XLE, and Limited trim options. The basic (LE) options featured alloy wheels, reverse camera, touchscreenn infotainment interface, USB port, Bluetooth satellite radio, and power driver seat. The XLE trim stepped up to include keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and Toyota’s Entune smartphone integrated system. The Limited version, in addition to the features of the LE and XLE trims, included a panoramic sunroof, navigation system, upgraded sound system, and xenon headlamps.
Although the Toyota Venza doesn’t give a sporty experience during driving, it does handle excellently on curvy roads. On the highway, the vehicle is overall comfortable to drive and fuel economy is impressive, especially with the 4-cylinder engine option.
Toyota Venza: Things you’ll like about the car
Beauty: If you’re looking to buy a vehicle that will make heads turn and command respect and prestige, then the Venza can give you that here in South Africa.
Versatility and fuel economy: The vehicle is impressively versatile, and it has good fuel economy.
The Toyota Venza comes with plenty of storage nooks and crannies to keep and organize your stuff. There are lots of cupholders and holders for other stuffs.
The vehicle also features some advanced functions, such as anti-lock braking, vehicle stability control, brake assist, tire pressure monitoring system, smart stop technology, automatic locking retractors, seven standard airbags, hill-start control, and so on.
Toyota Venza: Things you won’t like about the car
Ground clearance isn’t impressive enough. If what you’re looking for is a vehicle that stands clearly off the ground, then you might want to consider other options.
The Toyota Venza is technically a wagon, not an SUV per se. So, it’s not as rugged as the likes of the Highlander, 4Runner, Prado, and others. We are not saying the Toyota Venza isn’t strong, but if what you need is a vehicle that can withstand a lot of rough driving and off-road terrains, you’d be better off with other Toyota SUVs.
The Toyota Venza doesn’t have a third-row seat. If you want that, you should consider the Highlander or others that come with that feature.
The spare parts are quite expensive here in South Africa. So, you need to bear this in mind before going ahead to buy the Toyota Venza.