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Endless power and cab configurations compliment top-notch towing capacity and excellent braking power in the 2012 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck.

There are many additions and changes to the 2012 Toyota Tundra including the Chrome Package that includes a chrome finishes to the exhaust tip, side mirrors, door handles, and 18-inch wheels. The Cold Arena Package should appeal to ice road truckers with heated side mirrors and daytime running lights. A backup camera and black finish to the instrument panel are now available, while the towing package must be ordered separately. The Tundra faces stiff competition from the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, RAM 1500, and Ford F-150 in the half-ton pickup segment.

The 2012 Tundra is available in three cab configurations: regular cab, Double Cab, and CrewMax (largest cab in the half-ton segment). The regular and Double Cabs can be equipped with either a 6.5-foot or eight-foot cargo bed, while the CrewMax comes only with a 5-foot, 6-inch bed.

The baby of the 2012 Toyota Tundra’s engine family is a 270-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6, which generates 278 pounds-feet of torque and is paired to a five-speed automatic transmission. A 310-horespower, 4.6-liter V-8 with 327 pounds-feet of torque and a 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 with 401 pounds-feet of torque are both mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with available four-wheel-drive. All engines feature aluminum block and cylinder heads, dual overhead camshafts, and four valves per cylinder. Tow up to 9,000 pounds or haul a max payload capacity of 1,555 pounds.

The upscale Limited Tundra offers fog lights, 20-inch alloy wheels, front tow hooks, and a deck rail system with four adjustable tie-down cleats, while halogen headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, windshield wiper de-icer, an easy lower and lift tailgate, and mudguards are standard across the line. A power moonroof and power-sliding rear window are also available.

The interior of the 2012 Toyota Tundra is geared toward workers, with large knobs that can be gripped while wearing work gloves. The center console can accommodate a laptop, while a 12-speaker JBL audio system with auxiliary audio input jack and dual zone manual climate control with sync mode will please front seat occupants. Leather-trimmed and heated bucket seats with 10-way power-adjustable driver and 4-way power-adjustable passenger seats and a DVD navigation system are optional.

Stay safe in the 2012 Toyota Tundra with antilock brakes, side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags, trailer-sway control, brake override technology, electronic stability system, and a backup camera.

Do anything, anywhere in the powerful 2012 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 13 - 16 MPG
  • Highway: 17 - 20 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: ****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

53 of 60 (88%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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