The Venza is not some magical new type of car. Every couple of days I seem to run across somebody ranting and raving about how the Venza is a brilliant new Sport Utility Sedan or some such nonsense. It’s not some magical cross-breed between an SUV and a sedan. This is not what the American family has been waiting for, despite what even Time Magazine claims. This is what the American family forgot completely about during the plague of SUVs. It’s not even a remotely new design. It’s a station wagon. If you take a sedan, turn it into a two-box design, and give it a hatch, it becomes a station wagon, not a miraculous virgin-birthed and baptised in angel’s love juice SUV/sedan hybrid. It’s just a station wagon. Remember when most families had one?