The Toyota Venza is seriously one of the strangest cars for sale today. It isn't really a traditional station wagon in the truest sense, nor is it a pseudo-wannabe SUV like its Highlander cousin, which it shares a platform and drivetrain.
It's somewhere in in no mans land in terms of classification, because even though it is based on the Camry platform, its goofy, oversized wheels give it a bit of a truckish stance, but it sits too low to be on par with a Subaru Outback in terms of looking like it can go off-road. So it's not a crossover, it's not an SUV, it's not really a wagon. Hmm.
It's not all bad though, really, it isn't. When speced with a the 3.5 V6 (268 HP), it can hustle to 60 mph in about 7 seconds, give or take, and it'll even tow up to 3,500 pounds. Driving dynamics are a bit dull, but the seats are comfortable. A decent overall vehicle for what it is, but that begs the question, what is it?