Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma

2012 Toyota Tacoma
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2012 Toyota Tacoma

Pros

  • Engines offer a good balance of power and fuel efficiency
  • wide variety of body styles and trims
  • strong safety scores
  • impressive build quality
  • well-appointed interior.

Cons

  • Low seating position
  • spongy brake pedal
  • V6 can get noisy.

Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma for Sale

Toyota Tacoma 2012 PreRunner V6 4dr Double Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
70,984 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
PreRunner V6
List$22,547
Est.Loan: $411/mo
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SR5 PKG,TOWING PKG,16 ALUMINUM WHEELS W/P245/75R16 TIRES,Bluetooth Connection,DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS,BLACK,SAND BEIGE; FABRIC SEAT TRIM This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. * CLEAN / ONE OWNER CARFAX * AUTONATION IS A HAGGLE FREE / ONE PRICE DEALERSHIP * WE OFFER OUR BEST PRICE UP FRONT TO ELIMINATE THE STRESS OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH PURCHASING AT A DEALERSHIP * WE WOULD LIKE TO HELP YOU BUY A CAR * NOT JUST SELL YOU ONE * OFFERED WITH AN INDUSTRY LEADING AUTONATION 125 POINT INSPECTION AND A 90 DAY / 4,000 MILE WARRANTY AND A 5 DAY / NO QUESTIONS ASKED / MONEY BACK GUARANTEE * CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR TEST DRIVE * AN APPOINTMENT WILL GUARANTEE THE BEST USE OF YOUR VALUABLE TIME AND ENSURE THE BEST POSSIBLE SERVICE. *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
101,009 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$19,948
Est.Loan: $363/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2012 TOYOTA TACOMA 4X4 with powerful 4.0L DOHC EFI 24-valve V6 VVT-i engine and driven only 101009 miles! **BED LINER ** TRIFECT SOFT BED COVER ** TRACTION CONTROL ** BRAKE ASSIST ** BLUETOOTH CONNECTION ** CD PLAYER ** Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 703-445-2277All of our vehicles pass a rigorous Multi-Point Quality Inspection - Buy with confidence. No Credit, Bad Credit, No problem! Tax ID, No Problem! We Finance EVERYONE! Guaranteed Credit Approval! Rates starting at 1.99%. Apply Online at WWW.CAPAUTOVA.COM. - TRADE-IN WELCOME!!! - Extended Warranties Available! Call (703) 445-CARS (2277) to make an appointment or drop by to check out our new Chantilly showroom located at: 25280 Pleasant Valley Rd.Suite 150Chantilly, VA 20152 We are open 7 days a week - Monday thru Saturday ?9am-8pm , Sunday 11am-4pm, and any other time convenient for you - by appointment.
Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
72,710 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$21,900
Est.Loan: $399/mo
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$300 Below Market
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OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: 10AM TO 7PM SUNDAYS: 12PM TO 5PM CLEAN CARFAX**DOUBLE CAB LONG **AWD**ALLOY WHEELS**POWER WINDOW**BACK UP CAMERA****EXTRA CLEAN!! NO SCRATCHES, NO DINGS, NON-SMOKER...Finance Rates Start at 3.99 Percent...Over 20 Lenders - High Approval Rates...APPLY ONLINE at WWW.VLMAUTO.COM ....FOR BEST BUYING EXPERIENCE, CALL NOW at 703-957-4600. All Our Cars go through a Rigorous 80 points Full Inspection ..OUR CARS ARE CERTIFIED THROUGH OUR MECHANICS AND COME PRE-INSPECTED. OPEN 7 DAYS...TRADES WELCOMED... WE SHIP EVERYWHERE... COMPREHENSIVE EXTENDED WARRANTIES AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. Visit Virginia Luxury Motors online at www.vlmauto.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-957-4600 today to schedule your test drive. We try our best to list all options and details carefully however typos and humanmachine errors are possible, please call in advance to confirm any specific options, colors, condition related questions to avoid any confusions. We train our sales staff regularly however any verbal claims or promises made by the employees of the dealership are not valid unless expressed in writing. Price does not include a dealership processing fee of Six Hundred and Ninety Five dollars. All sales are AS-IS unless expressed otherwise in writing. Vehicle accessories such as extra keys, floor matts, books, navigation disc, shift knobs etc may not come with the vehicle however we can always order these items at our discounted dealership prices which are to be paid by the customer. APPLY FOR AN AUTO LOAN: VLMAUTO.COM
Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
46,028 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$25,700
Est.Loan: $468/mo
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CARVANA CERTIFIED INCLUDES%3A 150-POINT INSPECTION -- We put each vehicle through a 150-point inspection so that you can be 100%25 confident in the quality and safety of your vehicle. This inspection includes everything from tread depth of tires to thickness of brake pads to exterior paint quality to Bluetooth compatibility.%26amp;lt;br%26amp;gt;%26amp;lt;br%26amp;gt;-- NO ACCIDENTS -- We do not sell cars that have been in a reported accident or have frame or structural damage.%26amp;lt;br%26amp;gt;%26amp;lt;br%26amp;gt;-- PREMIUM DETAIL -- We go the extra mile so that your car is looking as good as new. There are a lot of specifics that we won t list here %28we wash, clean, buff, paint, polish, wax, seal%29, but trust us that when your car arrives, it s going to look sweet.%26amp;lt;br%26amp;gt;%26amp;lt;br%26amp;gt;Check out our 4.7%2A Reviews at https%3A//bit.ly/2JhKXh2 %28copy and paste link in your browser%29
Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
60,320 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
CarMax
25.1 mi away
List$26,998
Est.Loan: $492/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Toyota Tacoma 2012 PreRunner 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)
104,406 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
PreRunner
(3)
Priority Toyota
25.3 mi away
List$16,997
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
127,801 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$17,927
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Toyota Tacoma 2012 PreRunner 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)
85,794 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
PreRunner
List$17,500
Est.Loan: $319/mo
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Toyota Tacoma 2012 PreRunner V6 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
75,927 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
PreRunner V6
List$18,965
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Toyota Tacoma 2012 2dr Regular Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)
54,801 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
Base
(4)
Car Web
47 mi away
List$11,497
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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2 Door CD player Audio jack custom cover for the back cab. ONE OWNER AND CLEAN CARFAX REPORT.
Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
101,239 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$23,995
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Door Locks| Power Mirrors| Clock| Tachometer| Telescoping Steering Wheel| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| ABS Brakes| AM/FM| CD Player| Full Leather Interior Surface| Four Wheel Drive| 12v Power Outlet| Aux. Audio Input| Bluetooth| Center Arm Rest| Center Console| Child Proof Door Locks| Cup Holders| Off Road Tires| Overhead Console| Roll Stability Control| Side Curtain Airbags| Sport Seats| Tire Pressure Monitor| Vanity Mirrors - Contact IMPERIAL AUTO Sales at 540-891-6611 or info@myimperialauto.com for more information. -
Toyota Tacoma 2012 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)
42,486 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
Base
Shively Motors
63.3 mi away
List$17,995
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
63,410 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$23,997
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
61,313 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$22,911
Est.Loan: $417/mo
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Toyota Tacoma 2012 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)
118,831 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
Base
List$17,875
Est.Loan: $326/mo
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$300 Below Market
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***2012 Toyota Tacoma*** -Manual Transmission! -118K Miles -4WD! -Power Windows, Locks & Mirrors! -SR5 Package -Just Serviced & Inspected -Nice Tires -CarFax Certified! VA Vehicle! -Warranty! -Toyota Quality! -Bring in Your Trades! ***$17,875*** ***Quality Financing Available!!***WAC I'm a dealer located in Harrisonburg, VA. and I would love to help you out in any way that I can. If you have any questions about this Tacoma, or would like to set up a time to come and spin the wheels, Please don't hesitate to contact: Office Today! (540)820-0449 I'm available anytime by appointment and 247 online for additional pictures and information at JWAutoVA.com. VADLR, Price excludes Taxes, Tags & $199 processing fee. All of our sales are based on First-Come-First-Serve policy. We strive to advertise all of our vehicles as accurate as possible. It is the customer's responsibility to verify the existence and condition of any equipment listed and prices. The dealership is not responsible for misprints or typo's on prices or equipment. Options & Packages displayed are possible examples of what to expect, they are not guaranteed. Please verify the existence of any options, equipment or packages to ensure your satisfaction prior to making a purchase decision.
Toyota Tacoma 2012 PreRunner V6 4dr Double Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
137,609 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
PreRunner V6
List$17,491
Est.Loan: $319/mo
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Toyota Tacoma 2012 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)
85,526 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
Base
List$18,998
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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JUST REPRICED FROM $19,998. 4x4, SR5 PKG, AM/FM STEREO CD/MP3/WMA PLAYER. CLICK NOW!KEY FEATURES INCLUDE4x4, Electronic Stability Control, Bucket Seats, Brake Assist, 4-Wheel ABS.OPTION PACKAGESSR5 PKG pwr exterior mirrors, remote keyless entry, cruise control, variable speed wipers, chrome grille surround & rear bumper, color-keyed front bumper & overfenders, sliding rear window w/privacy glass, driver lumbar support, SR5 fabric trim, metallic tone instrumental panel, leather-wrapped steering wheel w/mounted audio controls, sunvisors w/mirrors & extenders, backup camera & auto-dimming interior mirror w/monitor, exterior temp gauge, HomeLink, SR5 badging, AM/FM STEREO CD/MP3/WMA PLAYER aux audio input jack, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB port, (6) speakers, steering wheel audio controls. Toyota Tacoma with PYRITE MICA exterior and GRAPHITE interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 159 HP at 5200 RPM*.EXPERTS CONCLUDECarAndDriver.com's review says 'Like a dodo that rules at calculus, the Tacoma is among the best of a nearly extinct species: the mid-size pickup.'. Great Gas Mileage: 20 MPG Hwy.AFFORDABLEReduced from $19,998.Pricing analysis performed on 10/12/2018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Toyota Tacoma 2012 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)
117,777 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
Base
List$12,588
Est.Loan: $235/mo
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Magnetic Gray Metallic 2012 Toyota Tacoma SR5 RWD 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive 2.7L I4 DOHC 16V Rearview Backup Camera, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, AMFMCD w6 Speakers, Brake assist, Chrome Grille Surround Rear Bumper, Color-Keyed Front Bumper Overfenders, Compass Outside Temperature Gauge, Cruise Control, Driver Lumbar Support, Dual Sunvisors wMirrors Extenders, Electronic Stability Control, HomeLink, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Metallic Tone Instrument Panel Trim, Power Outside Mirrors, Power steering, Power windows, Privacy Glass, Remote Keyless Entry System, Sliding Rear Window, Speed-sensing steering, SR5 Badging, SR5 Extra Value Package, Tailgate-Handle Integrated Backup Camera, Traction control, Variable Speed Wipers.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Toyota Tacoma is a top choice in the midsize pickup segment thanks to its highly capable nature and wide array of configurations.

vehicle overview

While the word "downsizing" has developed some negative connotations in recent years, there's still something to be said for the concept. To illustrate our point, let's use the 2012 Toyota Tacoma as an example.

In an era where the price for a gallon of gasoline can be volatile, ditching your thirsty full-size pickup for something like the Tacoma makes a lot of sense. This downsizing also pays dividends in terms of everyday maneuverability, as the truck's smaller dimensions make it a lot less stressful to do everything from finding a parking spot at your local warehouse store to scooting through openings in traffic.

The fact that the Tacoma is offered with multiple body styles, engines, drivetrains, suspension setups and levels broadens its appeal from no-frills work truck to comfortable family transportation. And while it's true you'll be giving up some of the capabilities of a full-size truck, it's also important to ask yourself how many times you actually need to haul a dozen four-by-eight plywood sheets or tow a 10,000-pound trailer?

A reputation for sturdy build quality and excellent reliability also puts the Tacoma on par with many of its full-size competitors. For 2012, the Tacoma also takes a clear lead in the arena of in-car electronics, adding Toyota's new Entune services to the options list. This includes Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, HD radio, satellite radio, text/e-mail reading, Pandora and iHeartRadio streaming, and real-time traffic info (among other things). If all that's not enough, a price tag that's significantly lower than for those big trucks should help seal the deal.

The 2012 Toyota Tacoma also compares favorably with its few remaining competitors in the midsize pickup segment. The cleverly designed Honda Ridgeline is an attractive option for personal use, but lacks the burliness many pickup buyers demand. Ford and Dodge have already pulled out of the segment and GM's entries are so underwhelming at the moment they might as well head for the exits as well. That leaves the Nissan Frontier as the Tacoma's only serious competition. The Frontier is an equally capable and muscular-looking truck, but its interior isn't as spacious or refined. Add it all up and the Toyota Tacoma is one of the few midsize pickups appealing enough to give downsizing a good name.

Trim levels & features

The 2012 Toyota Tacoma is a midsize pickup offered in Regular Cab, Access Cab (an extended cab with small rear-hinged doors) and Double Cab (crew cab with four full-size front-hinged doors) configurations. Both Regular and Access Cabs come with a 6-foot bed. A 5-foot bed is standard on Double Cab models, with a 6-foot bed available as an option.

All three Tacoma body styles are offered in a choice of two- or four-wheel drive. Rear-wheel-drive PreRunner versions adopt the rugged look of their more off-road-capable siblings but without the added weight, reduced fuel economy and improved traction of actual four-wheel-drive versions. The rear-wheel-drive X-Runner model adopts a more street-oriented stance with a body kit, hood scoop, 18-inch alloy wheels, lowered sport-tuned suspension and standard V6, plus foglights and an upgraded sound system.

In its base trim level, the Tacoma Regular Cab is an ideal work truck with more standard amenities than other bare-bones pickups. Standard features include 15-inch steel wheels, a limited-slip differential, air-conditioning, a composite bedliner, a bed utility rail system, a cloth bench seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and auxiliary audio jack. Four-wheel-drive versions equipped with an automatic transmission also get front bucket seats. The base model Access Cab gains upgraded cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, a rear bench with under-seat storage, power locks and windows, and a six-speaker sound system. The entry-level Tacoma Double Cab adds 16-inch steel wheels, a front skid plate, power mirrors, driver seat lumbar adjustment and an upgraded six-speaker sound system with an iPod/USB audio interface and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.

Most options (which can vary by the region of the country in which the truck is sold) are grouped into packages with varying availability depending on your body style and drivetrain choices. The Convenience package adds a sliding rear window, privacy glass, keyless entry, cruise control, steering-wheel audio controls and power mirrors to Access Cabs. Several variations of the SR5 package (available on all but Regular Cabs and X-Runner Access Cab) typically combine exterior and interior upgrades like a chrome grille and rear bumper, the Convenience package items, foglights, variable-speed wipers, nicer cloth upholstery, a rearview camera and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Some of these items are available separately.

The TRD Off-Road package includes 16-inch alloy wheels, fender flares, a heavy-duty suspension, a locking rear differential, hill start assist and hill descent control (automatic only), skid plates, sport seats and the extra convenience items from SR5 and Convenience packages. The street-oriented TRD Sport package includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a hood scoop, a sport suspension, hill start assist and hill descent control (automatic only), sport seats and the extra convenience items from the SR5 and Convenience packages. The TRD Sport Upgrade package adds to the regular version 18-inch chrome-clad wheels.

V6 Access and Double Cabs with the short bed can be equipped with the T|X and T|X Pro packages. The T|X adds unique black alloy wheels, all-terrain tires, black tube steps and a stainless-steel exhaust tip. The T|X Pro adds to those items a cat-back exhaust and special side graphics.

V6-powered PreRunners and 4x4 Double Cabs can also be equipped with Display Audio with navigation, which includes a touchscreen electronics interface, a navigation system, a rearview camera, voice controls, HD radio and Toyota Entune real-time information and Internet music streaming.

2012 Highlights

The 2012 Toyota Tacoma gets updated styling inside and out, plus several new high-tech entertainment features.

Performance & mpg

The 2012 Toyota Tacoma is available with two different engines and a choice of rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

Most configurations come standard with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on Regular and Access Cab models, while the PreRunner Double Cab gets a four-speed automatic that's also available as an option on the other two body styles. EPA fuel economy numbers for this engine in a two-wheel-drive automatic-equipped Tacoma are 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined. With four-wheel drive and the automatic transmission, the four-cylinder is rated at 18/21/19. The manual numbers are slightly worse.

A 4.0-liter V6 that puts out 236 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque is standard on the four-wheel-drive Double Cab and X-Runner, and available as an option on the Access Cab and PreRunner Double Cab. A six-speed manual is standard with the V6, with a five-speed automatic available as an option. EPA estimates for a two-wheel-drive, automatic-equipped V6 Tacoma come in at 17/21/19, while the four-wheel-drive V6 is rated at 16/21/18.

In Edmunds performance testing, a V6-powered Tacoma Double Cab turned in a 0-60-mph time of 7.7 seconds, which is suitably quick for a midsize truck. Properly equipped, the Tacoma can tow 6,500 pounds.

Safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2012 Toyota Tacoma includes antilock brakes (front disc, rear drum) with brake assist, stability and traction control, front-seat side-impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and front active head restraints. Hill-start assist and downhill assist are available on four-wheel-drive models equipped with the automatic transmission.

In Edmunds brake testing, a Tacoma Double Cab came to a stop from 60 mph in a short 126 feet.

In government crash testing, the 2012 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab received an overall rating of four stars (out of a possible five), with three stars for frontal crashes and five stars for side impacts. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Tacoma its top rating of "Good" in its frontal-offset and side crash tests, but a second-to-worst rating of "Marginal" in the roof strength test.

Driving

Buyers who don't plan on hauling or towing heavy loads and who are trying to save some money out the door will find the 2.7-liter four-cylinder a perfectly acceptable choice. However, it's not especially more fuel-efficient than the brawnier V6, which is a better choice for both work and play thanks to its abundance of low-range pull. We think it's definitely worth the extra money.

Generally speaking, the 2012 Toyota Tacoma's ride quality and handling are decent enough on the pavement, though models fitted with the firmer suspensions can feel a little jittery with the bed empty. Properly equipped four-wheel-drive versions are also capable off-roaders. Braking performance is similarly competent, but the soft brake pedal doesn't do much to inspire confidence.

Interior

The 2012 Toyota Tacoma's interior isn't fancy and there's a fair amount of hard plastic about, but the space still ranks as the nicest in this understandably utilitarian segment. The design has been upgraded for 2012, replacing the old, dated silver-painted controls with a slicker black surface. It's an attractive change, but most importantly, the gauges and controls remain clear, straightforward and user-friendly. We do wish Toyota would've added a few more storage bins in the cabin, however.

Front bucket seats offer good comfort and support, though some may find they are mounted too low to the floor. While the Access Cab's rear jump seats are only fit for small children (and then only in a pinch), the Double Cab's backseat is surprisingly adult-friendly, especially compared to the squished confines of the Nissan Frontier. In both cases, rear seats flip up or fold down to create protected storage for items you'd rather not leave floating around in the bed. Speaking of which, the bed's composite materials make dents and dings a non-issue, while the available bed-mounted household-style 115-volt AC outlet is bound to come in handy for camping trips, tailgate parties and other outdoor fun.


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Extremely POOR Gas Mileage & Extremely UNSAFE Trk
johnd38,04/02/2013
Truck has unpredictable hesitation / stall. This is not a good thing with oncoming traffic & is Extremely Unsafe. Toyota has been notified, but their response is to drive more aggressively (Unsafe). When you pull out into traffic & their is no response to the gas pedal, it is a very unsafe feeling. I've had Tacomas in the past with marginal gas mileage of 25 mpg, but this is terrible - less than 20 mpg. Toyota has gotten worse & does not live up to the high standards that it once had. Very tinny when closing doors & Poor Dealer Maintenance. Probably will not buy again unless they improve much more. They are relying on past reputation instead of making a better vehicle. Finally found a good Tacoma - 2007 Base model: Good gas mileage, reliable, better than the newer ones. Toyota lost a new car sale, but don't produce the vehicles customers want. Too bad, so sad. Guess they don't listen to customers. Seems like there is No Engineering; only Sales & Marketing today. Put some Engineering effort into this: Improve Gas Mileage -30 mpg+ can be done & quit all the electronic giz wiz "features". Get back to basics & make a good, fuel efficient vehicle again.
Rookie Truck Owner
truckrookie,11/16/2011
I bought (and reviewed on here) my 2009 Audi TT Convertible which has been and continues to be a blast. At 85K miles, I decided to let it be my weekend car and get a truck for the first time. I had always been in love with Tacomas. This October I got a 2012 Pre-Runner Xtra Cab and couldn't be happier. The interior has been upgraded and has a stylish, sporty feel. There is plenty of storage and plenty of room without feeling like you are driving in the middle of a cavern. The 4 CYL engine definitely provides enough power, and the Pre-Runner look gives the appearance of a 4x4 without the drawbacks on MPG.
3rd Tacoma
Ty Kays,10/11/2018
This is my third Tacoma. A ‘99, ‘06, and ‘12. I’ve been extremely happy with all three. Comfort isn’t awesome and it’s not the smoothest ride, but I’ll trade that for reliability and performance. While this will be my last one (3 is enough,) I wouldn’t make any changes with my purchases. If you’re thinking about it and on the fence, do it.
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed automatic
Gas
236 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
19 city / 24 hwy
Seats 4
4-speed automatic
Gas
159 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
18 city / 21 hwy
Seats 4
4-speed automatic
Gas
159 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
18 city / 20 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
159 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover20.4%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Marginal
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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The Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma is offered in the following submodels: Tacoma Access Cab, Tacoma Regular Cab, Tacoma Double Cab. Available styles include V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), PreRunner V6 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), V6 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), PreRunner 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A), 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A), 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A), 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M), V6 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M), PreRunner V6 4dr Double Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), PreRunner 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A), V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M), PreRunner V6 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 2dr Regular Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M), 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A), 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M), and X-Runner V6 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma?

Save up to $300 on one of 19 Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $11,497 as of10/23/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma V6 is priced between $17,927 and$26,998 with odometer readings between 46028 and127801 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma Base is priced between $11,497 and$18,998 with odometer readings between 42486 and118831 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner V6 is priced between $17,491 and$22,547 with odometer readings between 70984 and137609 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner is priced between $16,997 and$17,500 with odometer readings between 85794 and104406 miles.

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Which used 2012 Toyota Tacomas are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2012 Toyota Tacoma for sale near. There are currently 19 used and CPO 2012 Tacomas listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $11,497 and mileage as low as 42486 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $300 on a used or CPO 2012 Tacoma available from a dealership near you.

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Should I lease or buy a 2012 Toyota Tacoma?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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