2014 Toyota Venza
- Starting price: $27,950
- Engine specs: 2.7 liters, four cylinders
- Gas mileage:
- City - 20 mpg city
- Highway - 26 mpg highway
This SUV has the lowest price in this roundup and it is packed with safety enhancements.
The Venza comes standard with its own Star Safety System, a group of six technologically advanced safety features, including an anti-lock brake system, electronic brake force distribution, enhanced vehicle stability control, traction control, Smart Stop Technology and brake assist.
The SUV boasts seven air bags strategically positioned around the vehicle, including along the driver and front passenger areas, a driver knee air bag and side-curtain air bags for all rows.
In addition to its affordability, the Venza has the best fuel economy in this roundup, boasting 26 mpg on the highway.
Both 2013 and 2014 models of the midsize SUV received a five-star overall rating from NHTSA.