FARMINGTON, PA – Toyota-brand models typically aren’t known for their “sporty” handling. But when it came time to craft the performance character of the new Venza cross/utility vehicle, Toyota Motor Corp. engineers benchmarked the steering response and ride and handling of a German sport-luxury model. “The BMW X5 was used because of the dynamic performance characteristics that are present on that vehicle,” says Greg Bernas, executive program manager-Product Development Office, Toyota ...

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