Fancy something bigger and more expensive than the Rav4 but can’t quite afford the full Lexus experience? Then the Toyota Venza XU80 is the delayed answer to your hopes and dreams.
Look! Up in the sky! Is it a cross-over? Is it a SUV? Is it a station wagon? Wrong, it’s the Toyota Venza AV10 and nobody really knows what this car really is so let’s gooooo…
Sure, outside Japan and Australia the Toyota Kluger XU20 was called the Highlander or the RX’s budget cousin, but I’ve decided that the Kugler needs it’s own review so you will eat sh&t with pickles.
Given that the first Highlander was a success worthy of Takeshi’s Castle, it was natural that the Toyota Highlander XU40 would follow. But have things gone better with the second generation?
You could argue that the Toyota Highlander XU20 is just a 4Runner with a closed boot, but that’s like saying sriracha is just some ketchup with pepper added to it. And you’d be so wrong, they would take you away.