2012 Toyota Tacoma  -  $17,970


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $17,970
Base Invoice: $17,060
Destination Charge: $845
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD Reg Cab I4 MT (Natl)
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 22 | City: 21 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: 2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.7L DOHC EFI 16-valve I4 VVT-i engine

Pros

Better maneuverability than a full-size truck; wide range of models and build combinations; special performance and off-road variants; 6,500-pound towing capability; reputation for reliability and historically good resale value


Model Highlights

Two different engines are available on the 2012 Toyota Tacoma lineup: a 159-horsepower, 2.7L 4-cylinder and a 236-hp, 4.0L V6. Both engines utilize variable valve timing to help provide both strong low-end torque as well as higher-rev passing power. A 6-speed manual transmission is available with the V6 as is a 5-speed automatic. 4-cylinder Tacomas are equipped with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic.

Just as with most other pickup models, the Tacoma is available in several different configurations so as to suit a wide range of uses. Regular Cab models come with two doors, with the Access Cab including a small backseat as well as rear doors that open 80 degrees for easy access; 4-door Double Cab models include 60/40-split rear seats that are comfortable enough for adults. Access Cab models also have fold-up rear seats, but add under-seat storage. All Tacoma models come with electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, brake assist and an automatic limited-slip differential. With the available Off-Road Package, there's also Hill-start Assist Control and Downhill Assist Control, which help keep traction on steep slippery slopes or moderate speed and traction on steep downhills. Seat-mounted side airbags, roll-sensing side airbags and active front headrests are also included.

The Toyota Tacoma X-Runner model features the highest-performance of the lineup and carries over with a number of serious performance modifications as well as appearance upgrades. The suspension is specially tuned for road performance, while there's a full body kit, hood scoop and special fog lamps. With the V6, it's claimed to accelerate to 60 mph in less than seven seconds, but there's even more performance potential on tap with an available supercharger kit, bringing output up to 304 hp and 334 lb-feet of torque.

Base Tacoma models are quite simply equipped and don't even include power windows or locks. They do come with air conditioning and a 4-speaker CD sound system. Access Cab and Double Cab models get a nicer 6-speaker system, while including power windows and locks. Double Cab models also get a lumbar-adjustable driver's seat.

Options on Access and Double Cab models include an upgraded 7-speaker stereo with iTunes connectivity, steering-wheel controls, a backup monitor system and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink universal transceiver.

A Tow Package available on Access Cab V6 models brings tow capacity up to 6,500 pounds. Also available as a dealer-installed option is a TRD Big Brake system, which includes bigger vented rotors, aluminum 4-piston calipers and braided steel lines.

The TX and TX Pro packages give the Tacoma PreRunner and 4x4 models a more aggressive, more off-road-capable look with special accessories and performance enhancements. The TX package brings the menacing look, with BF Goodrich Rugged Trail tires on 16-inch black alloy bead-lock wheels, special tube-side steps, a stainless steel exhaust tip and exterior graphics, while the TX Pro gets a special cat-back performance exhaust system. Both include what's otherwise offered as the TRD Off-Road Package, with progressive-rate front springs, an electric-locking front differential, Bilstein shocks, a larger stabilizer bar and fog lamps, plus a 400-watt, 115-volt powerpoint, sport seats and an overhead console.


Model News

The 2012 model year brings a host of updates to the Tacoma line up. The exterior styling has been updated with a new look at the front of the vehicle. A new hood, grill and headlights along with new upper and lower bumper areas make this year's truck to stand out from previous versions. The interior has also been updated with new materials for the center console and door trim. For those who ordered a backup camera, the screen has now grown from 2.4 inches to 3.3 inches. New interior options include heavy-duty all-weather flooring for access cab and double cab versions and water resistant fabric protection seats for the TRD sport and Off-Road models. A couple of new, high-tech audio systems are also newly available for 2012, proving that utility doesn't always have to come at the cost of entertainment.


Value Writeup

There aren't as many compact truck models on the market as there used to be, but Toyota has done a great job keeping the Tacoma competitive and up-to-date. Toyota boasts that it has more model variations than any other truck manufacturer in this class. And with the Tacoma's reputation for reliability and resale value it will continue to stand out in the compact truck market. For those who don't have to tow much more than a small boat or trailer, the Tacoma should provide all the hauling ability needed while still maintaining good maneuverability for daily driving.


Trim Curb Weight
3315.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
1823.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
1492.00 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
2380 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
2685 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
1823 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
1492 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
557.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
1193.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
3315.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1285.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1285.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
7500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Frame Type
Ladder

Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf-Spring

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.2 in

Front Tire Size
P215/70R15

Rear Tire Size
P215/70R15

Spare Tire Size
Full-size

Front Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 x -TBD- in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
10.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Fuel Tank Location
Midship

Gross Axle Weight Rating
5065.00 lbs

Curb Weight
3315.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
1750.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4600.00 lbs

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2011)

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
443.10 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
527.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.7L/164

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
159 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3800

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.95

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.1 qts

Passenger Capacity
3

Front Head Room
40.0 in

Front Leg Room
41.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.1 in

Front Hip Room
53.6 in

Wheelbase
109.4 in

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper
190.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.2 in

Height, Overall
65.7 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
73.5 in

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
56.7 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
41.5 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
18.0 in

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
2

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
25,000

Roadside Assistance Note
24/7 Roadside Assistance

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V054000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 12, 2014

Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
261,114

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Toyota Tacoma and Lexus RX350 vehicles and certain model year 2012 Toyota Rav4 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the brake system contains a brake actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure of each wheel cylinder. An electrical component within the actuator may experience an increased resistance resulting in the illumination of various warning lights, including those for the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system, Antilock Brake System (ABS), and Traction Control system.

Consequence
If this occurs, these systems could become inoperative, reducing the directional control assistance, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and Toyota and Lexus dealers will update the software for the Skid Control electronic control unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin early April 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V475000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 03, 2014

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected
20000

Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2014 FJ Cruiser and Tacoma vehicles equipped with accessory wheels and tires installed by Toyota or dealers prior to the vehicle's first sale. The affected vehicles may list incorrect spare tire size and/or cold tire inflation information on the tire placard. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars."

Consequence
If the spare tire is inflated to the incorrect pressure provided on the placard, tire failure may occur while it is being driven on, increasing the risk of a crash.

For the involved vehicles, overlay stickers to correct the tire placard will either be mailed to owners or provided to dealers for placement over the incorrect information on the placard. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

2.7L DOHC EFI 16-valve I4 VVT-i engine

5-speed manual transmission

Automatic rear limited slip differential

Rear wheel drive

1-piece frame rails w/(8) cross members & fully boxed front sub-frame

Coil-spring double-wishbone front suspension

Rear leaf-spring suspension w/staggered outboard-mounted gas shock absorbers

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Variable-assist pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock brakes

Pwr ventilated front disc & rear drum w/rear tandem booster brakes

15" styled steel wheels

P215/70R15 all-season tires

Full-size spare tire

Rear mudguards

Black grille insert & argent surround

Black bumpers, mirrors & door handles

Multi-reflector halogen headlamps

2-speed windshield wipers

Fiber-reinforced sheet-molded composite bed -inc: steel outer panels, storage compartments, rail caps, removable tailgate

Deck rail system w/(4) adjustable tie-down cleats

(4) fixed cargo bed tie-down points

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (4) speakers, SiriusXM satellite radio w/90 days subscription, aux audio jack

Front cloth-trimmed tilt-forward 4-way adjustable bench seat w/active headrests

(2) front cup holders

Full carpeting

Tilt & telescopic steering wheel

Gauges -inc: LCD display, tachometer, coolant temp, fuel level, tripmeter, digital clock

Air conditioning

Dual 12V aux pwr outlets

Sun visors w/passenger vanity mirror

Brake assist

Electronic brake-force distribution

Vehicle stability control

Active traction control

Side-door impact door beams

Driver & passenger advanced airbags

Driver & passenger seat-mounted side airbags

Front & rear side curtain airbags

3-point seat belts w/emergency locking retractor at all seating positions -inc: front seat belt pretensioners, force limiters & adjustable shoulder anchors, automatic/emergency locking retractor for passenger

LATCH top tether anchors for passenger & center seats

Tire pressure monitor system

 
50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
SUPER WHITE
$0

 
SILVER STREAK MICA
$0

 
MAGNETIC GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
BARCELONA RED METALLIC
$0

 
PYRITE MICA
$0

 
SPRUCE MICA
$0

 
NAUTICAL BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GRAPHITE, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SLIDING REAR WINDOW
$140

 
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
$40

 
CARPET FLOOR MATS & DOOR SILL PROTECTORS
$130

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS & DOOR SILL PROTECTORS
$95

 
FIRST AID KIT
$29

 
BED EXTENDER
$300

 
BED MAT
$119

 
EXTERIOR CARGO NET
$49

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$395

 
HOOD PROTECTOR
$199

 
MINI-TIE DOWNS
$40

 
SPARE TIRE LOCK
$73

 
TRUCK BED D-RING
$53

 
BLACK TUBE STEPS
$409


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