Toyota is up to Nightshade all things. 2023 Toyota Venza The Nightshade Edition becomes the latest (perhaps 13th) offering to be immersed in a black finish. This is another example of the many popular “darkened” type packages popular with consumers these days.

However, Wreath Nightshade really allows buyers to get a panoramic Toyota Star Gaze roof at a slightly lower price. Electrochrome glass allows residents to turn glass from clear to frosted at the touch of a button. It is usually only offered in a limited lineup, but Toyota is also making it available on Nightshade, which is based on the mid-range XLE.

The company has not yet announced prices for Venza Nightshade, but is likely to be somewhere between $ 36,775 Venza XLE and $ 40,730 Venza Limited.

For those here for a black finish, Venza Nightshade will not disappoint. There’s a new one the acrylic trim of the front grille, while the lower front and rear bumpers have smoked chrome moldings. Black gloss adorns Hybrid crossover side mirror covers, door handles, Sharkfin antenna and rocker panels. Black railings are also available.

Venza Nightshade also runs on black glossy discs, 19-inch variants found in XLE and Limited finishes. Tinted badges and interior finishes complete the look. Nightshade Venzas is available in three premium exteriors colorsSky Black, Ruby Flare Red and Wind Chill Pearl (White).

A novelty for all Venza 2023 model year is the Safety Sense 2.5 driver assistance kit. It includes improved pre-collision sensing that can detect pedestrians and vehicles at intersections while turning Venza. Audible warnings as well as emergency braking and steering assistance complete forward warning systems. The TSS 2.5 also includes an adaptive cruise, lane tracing, road sign recognition, automatic high beam and rear seat reminders. Although Venzas is not part of the TSS, it also comes standard with rear-facing alerts, automatic rear braking and blind spot warning. LED fog lights are standard for the 2023 XLE, Nightshade and Limited.

Built on Toyota’s TNGA-K modular platform, the Venza’s only powertrain is mated to a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with three electric motors and a lithium-ion one. battery for a combined power of 219 horsepower. It is almost identical mechanically RAV4 Hybrid AWD.

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