Restyled 2012 Toyota Tacoma

September 06, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Toyota Tacoma is among the best-selling vehicles in American market and known for its exceptional value and reliability, in 2011 Vehicle Dependability study of J.D Power & Associates Tacoma won the title of “Most Dependable Midsize Pickup” and in segment of compact pick-up Intellichoice named it “2011 Best Overall Value”. This compact pick-up truck has been restyled and its modified exterior has added new looks to 2012 Toyota Tacoma. Additionally, interior has also been modified to offer enhanced comfort and several features of information and entertainment.

Modified Exterior of 2012Toyota Tacoma

In 2010, 106,000 modes of Tacoma were sold by Toyota and its modification like enhanced grille, hood, headlamps and front bumper apart from other changes. Other changes include; enhanced center-instrument panel with improved gauge cluster and steering wheel, modified center stack gives it enhanced air conditioner and heater controls as well as power point locations. 2012 Tacoma TRD sports models features side mirrors with turn signal lamps in addition to chrome-clad wheels of 18 inches.

Modified Interior of 2012 Toyota Tacoma

Interior of 2012 Toyota Tacoma has been modified with enhanced looks and features, it’s black high-contrast mid console, switch back covers, upper door trim and SR5 grade consist of enhanced seat fabric design. Toyota has also added several features which makes it feasible for heavy load, 2012 Tacoma provides enhanced heavy duty all weather flooring in Access and Double Cab model. On the other side, TRD sport and off-road models are available with improved water proof fabric protection seats.

Other interior features include; high resolution display, improved temperature gauge, rear-view mirror (with compass and HomeLink), overhead compartment for storage. Access Cab models features improved back console storage box, all models also features 2 front deck “D” rings which offers them uniqueness and versatility.

Engine of 2012 Toyota Tacoma

2012 Toyota Tacoma is available in two engines i.e. 2.7L 4-cylinder DOHC (Double Overhead Cam) which yields Horsepower of 159 and torque of 180 lb-ft and the other one with 4L DOHC V6 which produces Horsepower of 236 and torque of 266 lb-ft, these engines are available with VVT-i(Variable Valve Timing with intelligence. Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence enhance the performance and fuel efficiency of 2012 Toyota Tacoma, V6 can be paired with 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. Four cylinder models are available with two choices i.e. 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission. Good news for the people who want to utilize Tacoma at its best towing capacity, Access Cab models offers maximum towing capacity of 6,500 pounds due to its V6 tow package.

Safety Features of 2012 Toyota Tacoma

2012 Toyota Tacoma models are equipped with Toyota Star Safety System which is a complete safety package and offers:

  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Traction Control
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • Smart Stop Brake Override Technology.

Seatbelts in Tacoma offers maximum safety due to the three adjustable points and front airbags, side curtain air bags (roll sensing), front improved double stage airbag system provides enhanced safety and protection to passengers and drivers. Access Cab and Double Cab models are available with active headrests as standard safety feature for the front seats to protect the front passengers from head injuries in case of front collision.

Salient Features of 2012 Toyota Tacoma 4×2 Regular Cab

  • Standard Air conditioner
  • Spare Tire (Full size)
  • AM/FM CD 4-speaker sound system
  • Tachometer
  • Digital clock
  • Rear mudguards
  • Dome Lamps

Salient Features of 2012 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 Regular Cab, Access Cab and Double Cab

  • Automatic transmission
  • Bucket seats (standard)
  • Tacoma Access Cab includes standard features i.e. power windows and door locks, center console and bucket seats and standard features of Tacoma Double Cab are; power mirrors and driver seat with flexible lumbar support.

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