http://www.autobytel.com/toyota/tacoma/2012/ Toyota has been selling compact pick-up trucks here in the U.S. ever since 1968, and in 1995 the Toyota Tacoma made its debut. Fast forward to 2012 and the Toyota Tacoma is the best selling compact truck in the U.S. by a fair margin. And for the 2012 model year the Tacoma has gotten a nice little refresh. On the outside the Tacoma sports a new front grill, hood, updated headlights, and new bumpers. On the inside some new additions are a sporty gauge cluster, new trim, seat fabrics, all weather flooring, and more. The base price for the 2012 Toyota Tacoma is $16,875 with the opt of the line model selling for $27,835.
The Tacoma comes in many different trims and configurations. There is a an X-Runner edition that features many sport truck options including a lowered stance, wider wheels, and ground effects. On the opposite end of the spectrum there are many off-roading trims available like the PreRunner and T|X Pro package which adds a lifted suspension and rear locking differential. Of course you can get the Tacoma in a variety of cab configurations like the regular standard cab, the access cab, and the double cab. You can get the bed length sized short or long.
On the 2012 Toyota Tacoma there are 2 different engine sizes: a smaller more fuel efficient 4-cylinder and a larger more powerful V-6. The 2.7 liter 4-cylinder engine makes 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is good for a truck at 21 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway. The larger engine is a 4.0 liter V-6 that produces a healthy 236 horsepower and 266 lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy for this engine is rated at 16 MPG in the city and 21 MPG on the highway.
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2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser Test Drive & SUV Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/toyota/fj-cruiser/2012/ The 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
is designed to go off-road. Everything about this SUV from the exterior
design, to the engine, and 4WD system were designed to handle anything you
can throw at it. Toyota kept with the retro styling theme and created a
vehicle that is part truck and part SUV. The exterior of the FJ Cruiser
plays homage to its roots that go way back to the 1960's with its short
wheelbase and buff frame, as well as the look of the front grille and
headlight assemblies. Base price on the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser is $26,115.
The FJ Cruiser is powered by a 4.0 liter V-6 engine featuring Dual VVT-I
technology that produces 250 horsepower and 271 lb-ft. of
torque. The transmission choices are a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed
automatic. The automatic transmission is actually more fuel efficient
netting the netting the FJ Cruiser 17 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the
The chassis is built for trail duty. The body on frame truck style gives
the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser a high level of clearance measuring 9.6 inches
of ground clearance. The suspension travel is 8 inches up front and 9
inches out back. Speaking of suspension, the FJ Cruiser sports a double
wish-bone front and a 4-link rear. The A-TRAC system is an active traction
control that acts like a locking differential. The FJ Cruiser also features
Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, and Stability Control.
Besides all the off-road capable technology, the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
comes with some other creature comforts as well. On the inside you get much
need air conditioning, a nice stereo, Bluetooth, power windows and locks.
You can add on many optional packages including a Convenience Package,
Off-Road Package, trail Teams Special Edition Package, TRD Package and
more. Check out the various add-ons you can get with a new 2012 Toyota FJ
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2014 Toyota Tundra Truck First Drive, Off-Road Test, and Walkaround Video Review
The Toyota Tundra has always been known for its legendary quality,
durability, reliability, and ruggedness. This great pick-up truck has been
redesigned and re-engineered for the 2014 model year. The Tundra has 5
different trim levels starting with the base SR5 that costs $25,920 and
topping out at the 1794 Edition costing $47,320.
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Up front you will notice the massive front grille with a trapezoidal
design. The whole front end is much more angular than last year's model.
The headlights are all new and you will get daytime LED's on the higher
trim levels. The 3-piece front bumper means customers can replace damaged
sections resulting in lowered costs if necessary. The lines of the 2014
Toyota Tundra are much more chiseled and angular compared to the 2013
model. There is a pronounced character line that runs from the headlight
all the way down the side of the truck. The taillights are all new and
feature vortex generators to improve airflow around the vehicle. The
tailgate has an integrated spoiler for better aerodynamics. There is a
backup camera located in the tailgate handle for all models and the tow
hitch is integrated into the frame at the rear axle.
On the inside Toyota has adopted materials usually reserved for more
upscale automobiles. The instrument cluster has been redesigned with a
multi-function TFT screen displaying a multitude of engine vitals. The
infotainment system has been revamped and you can access a ton of apps
through the center touch-screen display. On the crew-max quad cab models
the rear seats have been engineered to fold up in order to add yet a bit
more cargo room.
The 2014 Toyota Tundra is a very capable off-road pickup truck. The A-TRAC
System is essentially an electronic locking front and rear differential.
The Off-Road package adds things like special Michelin LTX2 tires, Bilstein
Shock Absorbers, Skid Plates, and more. The top of the line engine is a 5.7
liter V-8 that makes 381 horsepower and is linked to
a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Toyota is aiming to top the sales mark from last year by 30%. And the brass
at Toyota want you to know that the 2014 Toyota Tundra is designed,
engineered, and built in America.
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2012 Toyota Sienna Test Drive & Van Review
http://www.autobytel.com/toyota/sienna/2012/ Trucks are good at hauling
stuff, sports cars are good at hauling buns, and minivans are good at
hauling people. The 2012 Toyota Sienna is one of the most popular minivans
on the market today. Minivans are definitely not known for their good looks
but Toyota managed to inject a bit of sportiness into the design of the
Sienna. Up front the Sienna gets the updated signature grill and fog lights
that can be found on other popular Toyota vehicles like the Camry. The
18-inch alloy wheels are also a nice touch. Base price for the 2012 Toyota
Sienna is $25,060 and the highest trim level packed with all the features
and options you can image costs $40,570. But there are a total of 12
different trims that will meet the needs of most.
The 2012 Toyota Sienna comes with a choice of two engine sizes. The first
is a 2.7 liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft. of
torque. Fuel economy for this engine is 19 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on
the highway. There is a second larger engine offered. This 3.5 liter V-6
engine makes 266 horsepower and 245 lb-ft. of
torque. Fuel economy is actually better than the 4-cylinder at 18 MPG in
the city and 25 MPG on the highway. This begs the question of why even
bother buying the 4-cylinder?
Unlike SUVs that try to cram a third row in; minivans are designed from the
start with passenger comfort in mind. The 2012 Toyota Sienna has plenty of
room for passengers both in the second and third rows. Out back the
recessed cargo area adds a lot of room and with the seats folded flat and
stowed there is a ton more available cargo volume. A great feature on the
Toyota Sienna minivan is the large TV screen with wireless headphones.
Toyota has managed to build an impressive minivan. The Sienna rides like a
dream and handles bumps with ease. On the inside the passengers are
comfortable and the many different seating configurations really add
utility to the vehicle. On the outside; Toyota added a bit of
aggressiveness which makes the Sienna stand out from the rest of the pack.
You are not going to go wrong by picking the 2012 Toyota Sienna as your
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2012 Toyota Yaris Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/toyota/Yaris/2012 The 2012 Toyota Yaris is an
affordable five passenger compact hatchback from the Japanese automaker
powered by an economical 1.5 Liter four cylinder that makes just over 100
HP and promises to return up to 38 MPG on the highway being shifted via a
five speed manual or a four speed automatic with Intelligence.
The Tiny Toyota is offered in five trims; starting out with the $14,155
Yaris L model that comes complete with standard safety features like side
curtain airbags and two side doors, while the full on five door goes for
$15,140. The next step up is the $15,625 Yaris LE that gets 15 inch steel
wheels with covers and a USB port with iPod connectivity, while the $16,100
five door gets a 60/40 split rear seat.
The top of the line Yaris SE starts at $16,400 and wears a set of 16 inch
alloys to go with its integrated fog lamps and Bluetooth hands free phone
and wireless music streaming capabilities. Making any level of Toyota's
fuel efficient compact hatchback the perfect choice for a first car or for
someone on a budget.
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2012 Motor Trend Truck Of The Year! Picking A Winner
Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our week long Truck Of The Year
competition, and find out which contender wins the title of 2012 Motor
Trend Truck Of The Year.
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Top 5 Serious off-road rides reviewed, driven and tested
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) What's the best off-road ride that you can buy
today? We at The fast Lane Car are lucky to drive a different car every
week so we've had the chance to drive many (if not most) the best off-road
rides on the market. Here are the top 5 off-road rides that we've driven in
2012 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Manual Walkaround, Exhaust, Review, and Test Drive
While still a great truck, we are still dealing with a design that dates
back to late 2004. We feel Toyota needs to extensively overhaul this
vehicle to bring some life back into the compact truck segment.
"The 2012 Toyota Tacoma is a top choice in the midsize pickup segment
thanks to its highly capable nature and wide array of configurations."
2012 Toyota Tacoma Review
Just recently sold my Ranger and upgraded to this monster. This truck isn't
even in the same league as the Ford Ranger. Although it does have its minor
flaws, the Tacoma is a really awesome truck.
Some people in online reviews have mentioned that they don't like the
squishy feel of the brake pedal. Since the truck has ABS brakes, I felt
like I did have to put a little more effort into stopping the truck.
However, I eventually got used to it.
Other handy features that I forgot to add:
- Small storage compartments on the side of the truck bed.
- Front passenger seat folds up so you can use the back of the seat as a
- Clutch start cancel button.
- Rollover side air bag cancel button for off-road use.
- Tilt and telescopic steering wheel.
- Water bottle storage at the bottom of the driver and front passenger
2012 Toyota Tacoma Quad Cab TRD Sport Leather Toyota City Wetaskiwin Alberta.MTS
This is a presentation walk around of a new 2012 Toyota Tacoma Quad Cab 4X4
Truck, with the TRD Sport Leather Package. This truck has many features
including a V6, 236 HP Engine, 4WD, Trailer Hitch, Aluminum Alloy Wheel,
Back-up Camera, Leather interior with heated front seats, AM/FM CD Stereo
with MP3 and WMA playback. If you want a demonstration of this unit,
contact Brian K. Hahn, Product Advisor for Toyoita City at 4120 - 56
Street, Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada. Visit my website at:
2013 Toyota Tacoma Start Up and Review 4.0 L V6
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Camerons Car Reviews Score: 4/5
Start Up and Review of the 2013 Toyota Tacoma
Powertrains: 4.0 l V6 or 2.7 L 4-Cylinder 4-Speed or 5-Speed Automatic, 6
or 5-Speed Manual
Features: Power Windows, Mirrors, and Door Locks, Cloth Seats, Cruise
Control, Backup Camera, Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror, Bluetooth, USB
Port(s), AUX Input, Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel. LED Tailights
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 4.0 L
CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
VALVE TIMING Variable
TORQUE 266 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
horsepower 236 hp
@ 5200 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 40.7 ft.
ENGINE TYPE Gas
FUEL TYPE Regular unleaded
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 21.1 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 358.7/443.1 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 17/21 mpg
BASIC 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
DRIVETRAIN 5 yr./ 60000 mi.
FREE MAINTENANCE 2 yr./ 25000 mi.
ROADSIDE 2 yr./ 25000 mi.
Competitors: Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier
What Camerons Car Reviews has to say about the Tacoma: The Tacoma is in a
class that barely has any trucks for it anymore, this Tacoma generation
hasn't seen a full redesign since 2005, however there has been minor tweaks
in the recent years like LED Tailamps and a upgraded infotainment system as
well as bluetooth. Power comes from a 2.7 L 4-Cylinder or a 4.0 L V6
through many options through a 5-Speed Manual or Automatic and many more.
Is this enough for the Tacoma to compete in this class? Of course it is the
Tacoma dominates this class, with way more outdated competitors like the
Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon that stopped production in 2013, however
you can still find one for the 2012 model year. All in all we think the
Tacoma is a smart choice.
2012 Nissan Frontier & Titan PRO-4X pick-up off-road Safari review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Nissan Frontier and Titan can certainly
go anywhere that you are brave enough to drive the pick-ups...especially if
you get the off-road Pro-4X versions with the complete rock bashing kits.
We recently had a chance to test Nissan's two sturdy pick-up to see just
how much bashing they can tolerate and how far off the beaten path they
will take you.
2012 Ultimate 4x4 Shootout
After our Duel in the Desert challenge in which Mopar's Ram Runner beat the
Ford SVT Raptor, we decided to let truck makers offer us their biggest and
baddest off-road trucks for our Ultimate 4X4 Shootout. The contestants are
the 2012 Ford SVT Raptor, 2012 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X, 2012 Ram Power Wagon
ST and 2012 Toyota Tacoma TRD Baja. Each pickup competed in a grueling list
of off-road and on-road challenges.