Earlier this month, Toyota announced pricing for the redesigned 2012 Toyota Tacoma, which will continued to be offered in two- and four-wheel drive and three cab styles: regular cab, Access Cab and Double Cab.
We’ve already seen the exterior changes up front. Inside, drivers will see a redesigned center instrument panel and a new steering wheel, and the new center stack has new controls for the air conditioner. The center console, dash and upper door trim are in a high-contrast black, and a new all-weather flooring is available for Access Cab and Double Cab models. Seats on the TRD Sport and Off-Road models will have new water-resistant fabric. For more details, check out our first look of the pickup.
The 2012 Tacoma will be among the first models offered with Toyota’s Entune multimedia system, which lets users connect a smartphone via Bluetooth or USB to stream Pandora internet radio, traffic data, gas prices and other news. You can read more about Entune from our friends at Cars.com here.
The engines remain the same as the previous Tacoma: a 159-horsepower, 2.7- four-cylinder that makes 180 pounds-feet of torque and a 236-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 that makes 266 pounds-feet. Both engines have variable valve timing for strong low- and midrange torque.
The V-6 can be teamed with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. Four-cylinder models can have either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. With the V-6 Tow Package, Access Cab and Double Cab models can tow up to 6,500 pounds.
Standard safety features include antilock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, vehicle stability control and traction control.
The base 2012 Tacoma will start at $16,875 for the two-wheel-drive regular cab with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission. The four-wheel-drive Double Cab long bed with the V-6 and five-speed automatic costs $27,835. (These prices do not include an $810 destination charges.)
Full pricing details are below.