It has been decades since midsize wagons were the vehicle of choice for American families. They've long since been replaced by minivans, SUVs and crossovers. The Toyota Venza, however, could very well be described as a modern take on the old station wagon formula. Sold from 2009-'15, the Venza boasts carlike handling, respectable fuel economy and plenty of versatility for families.
The Toyota Venza is related to Toyota's Camry sedan, so in a way you could think of it as a beefed-up Camry wagon. It sits relatively low to the ground, which makes it easier for passengers to get in and out. Toyota has built in plenty of storage nooks and crannies to keep things organized, and there are plenty of cupholders, too. The cargo area measures a healthy 36.2 cubic feet behind the backseat, and flipping down the rear seatbacks reveals 70.2 cubic feet. Driving the Toyota Venza isn't a sporty experience, but in reviews, we've found this tall wagon handles reasonably well on curvy roads given its utilitarian purpose. On the highway, the overall ride is quite comfortable.