What’s the Difference: 2013 Yaris and 2013 Venza

The 2013 Yaris and 2013 Venza may look strikingly similar from far away, but up close they are two very different cars.

2013 Toyota YarisThe Toyota Yaris is a subcompact car well known for it’s fuel efficiency and affordability. The Yaris is available as a two or four-door hatchback and has a starting MSRP around $14,370. While the 2013 Yaris is in the subcompact class, the interior room is well designed with improved legroom, comfortable rear seating, and increased cargo space.

The Toyota Venza can best be described as a wagon with a dash of crossover SUV. This family-friendly five seater offers the composed cabin of an SUV with a comfortable, car-like handling. The Venza starts at $27,000 and provides a great alternative for those who need more versatility, but don’t want to make the leap to an SUV just yet.

The 2013 Yaris’ 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine makes 106-hp to achieve 30/37/33 mpg*. When compared to the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2013 Yaris saves its drivers an average of $150 annually! The 2013 Venza’s equipped with a more powerful 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 181-hp and 182 lb. ft of torque. Plus, Venza drivers have the option to choose a more robust engine. The four-cylinder Venza gets and EPA estimated 20/26/23 mpg*. The Yaris is understandably more fuel efficient due to it’s size and class. Within it’s own class however, the Venza’s fuel efficiency is highly competitive.venza-black-side

Inside the 2013 Yaris and 2013 Venza, the world of difference is even more apparent. The interior of the 2013 Yaris is simple and user-friendly, but still matches well up against the more expensive competition. The interior of the Venza is all business. With privacy glass, a blind-spot mirror and touchscreen interface, the Venza is serious about providing luxurious features for ultimate comfort, convenience and utility.

Comparing the two vehicles isn’t exactly fair given their vastly different classes. In fact, the 2013 Yaris and 2013 Venza are different experiences all together; The Yaris is best suited for those with simpler needs like students or commuters, whereas the Venza’s abilities are great for the tech-hungry family looking for versatility.

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*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.