The Venza is an AWD taller Toyota Camry. It is quiet, comfortable, and drives like a car. This is the more luxurious option and it is usually priced higher. It competes with the Honda Crosstour, Acura ZDX, and BMW X6 Mb Star C4
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CX-5 is the competitor of the Toyota Rav4 and Honda CR-V. It is slightly smaller in width and length, but it is taller with more headroom. It is more of a daily driver type of car for those who like the feeling and handling of smaller cars. The CX-5 is a powerful and efficient small SUV that feels like a well balanced sedan.
Typically, older people would prefer the Venza while younger people would prefer the CX-5.
Both have high resale values and high reliability ratings.