|2015 Toyota Venza||2015 Subaru Outback|
|181 HP||Horsepower||175 HP|
|182 lb-ft.||Torque||174 lb-ft.|
|36.2 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||35.5 cu. ft.|
|144.2 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||143.6 cu. ft.|
2015 Toyota Venza vs 2015 Subaru Outback
The 2015 model might be the last new version of the Venza we will ever see, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t excited to hear Toyota would be keeping it around for an extra year or two. The midsize crossover might not have gained enough traction to continue being updated and refreshed every year, but it is still a great option in the segment with plenty of power and space. We thought we’d prove as much by comparing the 2015 Toyota Venza vs 2015 Subaru Outback, one of its biggest segment rivals, to show you just how superior it is.
Advantages of the 2015 Toyota Venza
You can take a look at the table above to get a good idea of just how much better the Venza is than its competition in certain areas, arguably the most important areas. Let’s start from the top of the chart with horsepower. 6 horsepower isn’t a huge advantage, you might not notice a big acceleration boost or anything between the two, but having those 5 extra horses is certainly beneficial, as is the 8 lb-ft. advantage in torque.
But more importantly, space is perhaps the most crucial aspect of any utility vehicle, and the Toyota Venza gets the nod here as well. Again, the advantages aren’t massive, but they’re different enough to make the Venza the superior vehicle between the two. With an extra 0.7 cubic feet of space in the cargo hold, and 0.6 cu. ft. extra in the cabin, there’s certainly a boost to how much you can carry or how comfortable a full car of passengers will be.
We’re not sure how long the 2015 Toyota Venza will be sticking around at Wheaton Toyota on the Trail, so be sure to schedule a test drive online today if you’re interested in the model, as they might not be available much longer.