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2012 Toyota Tundra Truck - Overview

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$25,155 – $43,595 MSRP

$23,394 – $40,326 Invoice

13 / 17 MPG City/Hwy

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Overall Quality 3.0

Overall Performance and Design 2.0

Predicted Reliability 4.0

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2012 Toyota Tundra Truck

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Overview

What's New for 2012:

  • Instrument panel is now black, with black carpet on the floor, regardless of interior and exterior colors
  • Styled steel wheels are now standard on all models
  • Cold area package, heavy-duty battery, daytime running lights, and heated mirrors are now standard
  • Tundra Limited models get standard rearview camera

Exterior Features
The 2012 Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup offered in regular, extended, and crew cab body styles. Eighteen-inch steel wheels are standard, with larger alloy wheels available on higher grades.

Interior Features
The 2012 Toyota Tundra offers seating for up to 6 passengers. Base Tundra models are configured with cloth upholstery, dual-zone air conditioning, 4-zone audio system, and more. Higher trim levels include power windows, power locks, leather upholstery, keyless entry, bed tie-down system, and other upscale appointments.

Optional Features
The options list on the 2012 Toyota Tundra includes such items as wide mirrors for towing, satellite-based navigation system, rear-seat entertainment system, and more. The TRD Rock Warrior package adds heavy-duty off-road equipment.

Under the Hood
Toyota Tundra models are fitted with one of three engines. The standard is a 4.0-liter V-6 engine rated at 236 horsepower mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. Optional is a 4.6-liter V-8 engine rated at 310 horsepower or a 5.7-liter V-8 rated at 381 horsepower. A 6-speed automatic transmission is the sole gearbox offering on V-8 models. Rear-wheel drive (2WD) is standard, with 4-wheel drive (4WD) optional.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Toyota Tundra are:
  • Toyota Tundra 2WD with 4.0-liter V-6 engine: 16/20 mpg (city/highway)
  • Toyota Tundra 4WD with 5.7-liter V-8 engine: 13/17 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Toyota Tundra include side curtain air bags, trailer-sway control, and knee air bags. In government crash tests, the 2012 Toyota Tundra received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars and a rating of 5 for side crash protection, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as well as 4 stars for frontal-crash protection and 3 stars for rollover crash protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Tundra received a "Good" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection as well as for rollover crash protection. The Tundra was named an IIHS "Top Safety Pick" in 2011.

Available Trims for the 2012 Toyota Tundra Truck

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
V6 Regular Cab 4x2 (A5) 5 speed automatic $25,155 270-hp / 4.0L 6-cyl 16/20
4.6L V8 Regular Cab 4x2 (A6) 6 speed automatic $26,355 310-hp / 4.6L 8-cyl 15/20
5.7L V8 Regular Cab Long Bed 4x2 (A6) 6 speed automatic $27,630 381-hp / 5.7L 8-cyl 14/18
Limited 5.7L V8 Double Cab 4x2 (A6) 6 speed automatic $38,000 381-hp / 5.7L 8-cyl 14/18

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