2012 Toyota Tacoma has been proved as the best in its class, compact pickup truck. Many reviewers take into that from its utility and budget surely which meet the customer price need. Generally divided into four trims and in each trim has some option through engine performance, transmission, drivetrain both Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) & 4WDemand part-time 4WD (Four-Wheel Drive), exterior & interior features, and also the packages. Here are the four trims: Regular Cab (21 city/25 highway mpg), Access Cab (21/25 mpg), Double Cab (19/24 mpg), and X-Runner (16/21 mpg). New redesigned is set the stylish look than previous model, 2011 Toyota Tacoma.ï»¿
Two engine performance available to choose in 2012 Toyota Tacoma, from 2.7-liter DOHC 16-Valve 4-cylinder with VVT-i that delivers 159 horsepower @ 5200 rpm and 180 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3800 rpm. Second selection there is 4.0-liter DOHC 24-Valve V6 with VVT-i that delivers up to 236 hp @ 5200 rpm and 266 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm.
There are four transmissions on 2012 Toyota Tacoma that buyer can pick, such as: 5-speed manual transmission, 6-speed manual transmission, 4-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i), and 5-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). Some model support with clutch start-cancel switch.
Two drivetrains for 2012 Toyota Tacoma: Rear-Wheel Drive with Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD) and 4WDemand part-time 4WD with electronically controlled transfer case and Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD). Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) also supports the drivetrain in some option.
One-piece frame rails with eight cross members and fully boxed front sub-frame as the body construction of 2012 Toyota Tacoma.
Suspensions of 2012 Toyota Tacoma, first is coil-spring double wishbone front suspension and stabilizer bar; leaf spring rear suspension with staggered outboard-mounted gas shock absorbers and stabilizer bar. Second feature in some model: X-brace-tuned suspension with gas-filled BilsteinÂ® shock absorbers and rear stabilizer bar.
Other mechanical features in 2012 Toyota Tacoma are variable-assist power rack-and-pinion steering and power-assisted ventilated front disc brakes; rear drum brakes with tandem booster & Star Safety Systemâ„¢.
You can add the towing features on 2012 Toyota Tacoma with Class-IV towing receiver hitch, transmission (automatic transmission only) cooler, engine oil cooler, 130-amp alternator, heavy duty battery, 7-pin connector with converter and Trailer-Sway Control (TSC). It has various towing capacity from 3300 lb. up to 6500 lb. with V6 Tow Package.
Some exterior highlight features for 2012 Toyota Tacoma, likes multi-reflector halogen headlamps, fog lamps (V6 only), black grille insert & argent surround, Deck Rail System with 4 adjustable tie-down cleats, four fixed cargo bed tie-down points, 115V/400-watt deck-mounted AC power outlet, 18-in. chrome-clad alloy wheels with P255/45R18 tires, variable intermittent windshield wipers, front & rear mudguards, skid plates (on engine/front suspension), and many more.
Here are the 2012 Toyota Tacoma interior highlights: air conditioning, Display Audio with Navigation; Entuneâ„¢ & JBLÂ® â€“ includes 6.1-in. touch-screen with integrated backup camera display; AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability; 7 JBLÂ® speakers including subwoofer; SiriusXM Satellite Radio (includes 3-month trial subscription to XM Select Package); HD Radioâ„¢ with iTunesÂ® Tagging; auxiliary audio jack; USB port with iPodÂ® connectivity & control; vehicle information; hands-free phone capability; phone book access; advanced voice recognition; text-to-speech with programmed & customizable text responses; & music streaming via BluetoothÂ® wireless technology (V6 only), Sport fabric-trimmed front seats; 4-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support; 4-way adjustable front passenger seat, 60/40 split rear seat with adjustable headrests & under-seat storage, fold-up rear bench seat with under-seat storage, cruise control, leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio controls, analog instrumentation, auto-dimming rearview mirror (with integrated backup camera display; compass; outside temperature gauge & HomelinkÂ® universal transceiver), two 12V auxiliary power outlets, 5 cup & bottle holders, and other.
Then, what the optional packages on 2012 Toyota Tacoma? There are V6 Tow Package, Double Cab Convenience Package, SR5 Package, TRD Off-Road Package, TRD Sport Package, and TRD Sport Upgrade Package. Prospective buyers will also be offered with new value-packaged Tacoma T|X and T|X pro, that special for Tacoma V6 Access and Double Cab model.
While for 2012 Toyota Tacoma accessories from the exterior there are 7-pin to 4-pin adapter, baja 16″ alloy wheel, ball mount & trailer ball, bed mat, bed step, cargo divider, cargo net, truck bed D-rings, exhaust tip, front skid plate, hood protector, paint protection film, spare tire lock, tool storage box, towing receiver hitch, black tube step, wheel locks, roof rack, and locking fork bike rack. The interior accessories are all weather floor mats, ashtray kit, BLU LOGIC hands free system, carpet floor mats, door sill protector, emergency assistance kit, first aid kit, interface kit for iPod, VIP security, and satellite radio. To improve the performance with TRD 16″ Off-Road Alloy Wheels, TRD 16″ Off-Road Beadlock Alloy Wheels, TRD Air Filter, TRD Performance Exhaust, TRD Cold Air In-take, TRD High Performance Brake Kit, TRD Oil Cap, TRD Oil Filter, TRD Performance Brake Pads, TRD Quickshifter & 6-Speed Shift Knob, TRD Supercharger Kit, and TRD Wheel Installation Kit. Of course, you must check the items availability at your nearest Toyota local dealer.
Toyota Tacoma 2012 MSRP starting prices at $16,875 for Regular Cab, $19,665 for Access Cab, $22,175 for Double Cab, and $26,380 for X-Runner.