The Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck, recognized for its value and dependability, offers simplified option package selections for 2012, as well as detailed enhancements throughout the lineup. The Limited grade and available TRD Rock Warrior package both include a standard back-up camera for 2012.
The 4.0-liter Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) V6 engine with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) standard in Tundra Regular and Double Cab models produces 270 horsepower and 278 lb.-ft. peak torque. It is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission with uphill/downhill shift logic.
The available 4.6-liter DOHC i-Force V8 offers 310 horsepower and 327 lb.-ft. of peak torque, and the 5.7-liter DOHC i-Force V8 produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. of peak torque. All Tundra engines feature an aluminum cylinder block and DOHC heads, along with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) for a broad torque curve and optimized efficiency.
► 2012 Toyota Sequoia
The Toyota Sequoia full-size sport utility vehicle, already a towing
powerhouse with up to 7,400-lb. towing capacity, adds an extra measure of
towing safety with the addition of Trailer Sway Control for 2012. In
addition, a new Blind Spot Monitor available on Sequoia Platinum enhances
driving safety by warning drivers of vehicles traveling in their blind
The standard engine for the 2012 Sequoia SR5 is a 310 horsepower 4.6-liter i-Force
V8, a 32-valve DOHC unit that features aluminum alloy cylinder heads with
dual independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). Peak
torque is 327 lb.-ft. at 3,400 rpm.
The Sequoia Limited and Platinum grades feature a standard iForce DOHC
5.7-liter V8. This powertrain is optional for the SR5. Each Sequoia engine
is teamed to a six-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission,
and Toyota specifies regular-grade fuel for both engines. The 5.7-liter
engine produces 381 hp at 5,600 RPM and 401 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,600 RPM.
The 5.7-liter V8 enables the Sequoia to tow up to 7,400 lbs. (depending on
model grade and equipment). The 5.7-liter V8 is also equipped with dual
independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). An Acoustic
Control Induction System (ACIS) switches the intake tract length in two
stages, based on engine RPM and throttle angle, to optimize torque across
the engine speed range.
► 2012 Toyota Matrix
The five-door Toyota Matrix deftly combines a fun-to-drive spirit with the
utility of a small SUV and excellent fuel economy. The 2012 Matrix
continues to feature the standard Toyota Star Safety System™, which
includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), an
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
and Brake Assist. It also includes a Smart Stop Technology brake-override
The 2012 Matrix is available in two grades: base Matrix and the sporty S
grade. Powertrain choices include 1.8-liter and 2.4-liter four-cylinder
engines, a five-speed manual transmission, and either four- or five-speed
automatic transmissions. The all-wheel-drive (AWD) Matrix S is equipped
with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and the ECT four-speed automatic
The Matrix grade is powered by a 1.8-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine, which
produces 132 hp at 6,000 rpm and 128 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm. Dual
Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) controls valve timing on
both the intake and Exhaust camshafts
to help optimize performance and economy. The 1.8-liter engine is paired
with a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed Electronically
Controlled automatic Transmission (ECT).
► 2012 Toyota Highlander Limited
The Toyota Highlander offers three distinct levels of performance: The
2.7-liter four-cylinder engine produces 187 horsepower at 5,800 RPM and
186 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,100 RPM and offers an EPA-estimated 25 MPG
rating in highway driving. The engine is equipped with a variable intake
manifold and dual variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i), which
controls phasing on both the intake and Exhaust camshafts to optimize torque and fuel
efficiency. The 2.7-liter engine is teamed exclusively with a six-speed
electronically controlled automatic transmission.
The available 3.5-liter V6 (standard on Limited) produces 270 horsepower at 6,200 RPM and
248 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,700 RPM. The V6 is also equipped with dual VVT-i
and a variable intake manifold. A five-speed, electronically controlled
automatic transmission (ECT) offers selectable manual sequential shifting.
The Highlander Hybrid model's Hybrid Synergy Drive gained a new, more
powerful 3.5-liter V6 in the previous model year, replacing a 3.3-liter V6.
The system pairs the gasoline V6 engine with a high-torque electric drive
motor-generator for total system output of 280 net horsepower. A second
rear-mounted motor provides automatic on-demand four-wheel drive traction.
► 2013 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4x4
The 2013 Tundra is offered in three grades (Tundra, Limited and Platinum),
three cab styles (Regular, Double Cab and Crew Max), three wheelbase
lengths (126.8, 145.7 and 164.6 inches, depending on model and
configuration) and three bed lengths (78.7, 97.6 and for CrewMax only,
66.7-inches). The hard-working, hard-playing Tundra offers three engine
choices, a 270-horsepower 4.0-liter V6, a
4.6-liter V8, and the 5.7-liter i-Force V8 with 381 horsepower.
The base MSRP for the 2013 Tundra will range from $25,355 for the Tundra
grade 4x2 Regular Cab 4.0-liter V6 to $43,795 for the Limited grade CrewMax
4x4 5.7-liter V8. The MSRP's reflect an average overall increase of $200,
or 0.6 percent.