Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma

2012 Toyota Tacoma
List price range
$16,500 - $23,590

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 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
101,009 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$20,551
Est.Loan: $374/mo
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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)
72,015 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$22,400
Est.Loan: $408/mo
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OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: 10AM TO 8PM SUNDAYS: 12PM TO 6PM 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 1.9 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 human/machine 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
Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
58,816 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$25,689
Est.Loan: $468/mo
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Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
55,776 miles
Cpo 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$20,904
Est.Loan: $381/mo
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2012 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Access Cab 4WD in Pyrite Mica, LOW MILES, TOYOTA CERTIFIED BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
91,602 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$21,481
Est.Loan: $391/mo
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Toyota Tacoma 2012 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)
89,043 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
Base
List$19,690
Est.Loan: $359/mo
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Toyota Tacoma 2012 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)
109,446 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
Base
List$10,250
Est.Loan: $192/mo
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Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
82,046 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$23,863
Est.Loan: $435/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Thank you for visiting another one of Brown's Manassas Subaru's online listings! Please continue for more information on this 2012 Toyota Tacoma with 82,046mi. Browns Manassas Subaru is your destination for a Hassle Free way of buying your next pre-owned vehicle! We price all our vehicles the BEST No Hassle Price from the start with the focus on Saving you time and money. All of our vehicles are hand picked and under go a rigorous 127 point inspection by our certified technicians. Most of the vehicles under 125000 miles and less than 10 years old are covered by 3 months/3000 miles power train warranty, exclusions apply to certain brands and models. 3 days exchange policy. Please call dealer for details. Unlike other dealers there are NO hidden reconditioning fees!
Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
92,202 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$21,911
Est.Loan: $399/mo
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WAS-$23695 NOW ON SALE-$21911
Toyota Tacoma 2012 2dr Regular Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)
89,615 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
Base
CarMax
25.1 mi away
List$14,598
Est.Loan: $273/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 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
60,437 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
Motor World
26.4 mi away
List$23,995
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)
94,376 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$22,933
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DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring is pleased to be currently offering this 2012 Toyota Tacoma with 94,376mi. This 2012 Toyota Tacoma comes with a CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, which means you can buy with certainty. At home in the country and in the city, this 2012 4WD Toyota Tacoma has been wonderfully refined to handle any occasion. Smooth steering, superior acceleration and a supple ride are just a few of its qualities. You've found the one you've been looking for. Your dream car. More information about the 2012 Toyota Tacoma%3A There aren't as many compact truck models on the market as there used to be, but Toyota has done a great job keeping the Tacoma competitive and up-to-date. Toyota boasts that it has more model variations than any other truck manufacturer in this class. And with the Tacoma's reputation for reliability and resale value it will continue to stand out in the compact truck market. For those who don't have to tow much more than a small boat or trailer, the Tacoma should provide all the hauling ability needed while still maintaining good maneuverability for daily driving. Interesting features of this model are reputation for reliability and historically good resale value, special performance and off-road variants, Better maneuverability than a full-size truck, wide range of models and build combinations, and 6,500-pound towing capability Prices exclude tax, tags, and %2524300 dealer processing charge. All Inventory listed is subject to prior sale. DARCARS is not responsible for misprints or typographical errors in equipment or pricing. %284%29 fixed cargo bed tie-down points,%285%29 cup holders & bottle holders,1-piece frame rails w/%288%29 cross members & fully boxed front sub-frame,16' styled steel wheels,2-speed electronically controlled transfer case,2-speed windshield wipers,3-point seat belts w/emergency locking retractor at all seating positions -inc%3A front seat belt pretensioners force limiters & adjustable shoulder anchors automatic/emergency locking retractor for front passenger & rear seat belts,4-wheel anti-lock brakes,4.0L DOHC EFI 24-valve V6 VVT-i engine,4WDemand part-time 4-wheel drive,6-speed manual transmission,60/40 split rear bench seat w/adjustable headrests underseat storage,Active traction control,Air conditioning,Automatic limited slip differential,Black bumpers mirrors door handles & overfenders,Black grille insert & argent surround,Brake assist,Center console -inc%3A covered armrest storage compartment,Clutch start-cancel switch,Coil-spring double-wishbone front suspension,Deck rail system w/%284%29 adjustable tie-down cleats,Driver & front passenger advanced airbags w/passenger airbag cut-off switch,Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags,Dual 12V aux pwr outlets,Electronic brake-force distribution,Engine & front skid plates,Engine immobilizer,Fiber-reinforced sheet-molded composite bed -inc%3A steel outer panels storage compartments rail caps removable tailgate,Front & rear mudguards,Front & rear side curtain airbags,Front & rear stabilizer bars,Front sport seats -inc%3A sport fabric trim 4-way adjustable front seats driver pwr lumbar support front passenger fold flat seat active headrests,Full carpeting,Full-size spare tire,Gauges -inc%3A LCD display tachometer coolant temp fuel level tripmeter digital clock,LATCH lower & top tether anchors for front passenger seat & all rear seats,Multi-reflector halogen headlamps,Overhead console -inc%3A maplights sunglasses storage,P245/75R16 mud & snow tires,Pwr door locks,Pwr mirrors,Pwr ventilated front disc & rear drum w/rear tandem booster brakes,Pwr windows,Rear bulkhead storage,Rear door child safety locks,Rear leaf-spring suspension w/staggered outboard-mounted gas shock absorbers,Side-door impact door beams,Sun visors w/front passenger vanity mirror,Tilt & telescopic steering wheel,Tire pressure monitor system,Variable-assist pwr rack & pinion steering,Vehicle stability control
Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
68,380 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$24,488
Est.Loan: $446/mo
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Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
135,203 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
Red Tag Center
34.9 mi away
List$17,999
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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FINANCING AVAILABLE , WE CAN FINANCE YOU IF YOU HAVE AN IRS TAX ID NUMBER, NO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER NEEDED%2521%2521 60 PICTURES OF THIS VEHICLE LISTED ON OUR WEB SITE, UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON OUR VEHICLES ARE LISTED ON OUR SITE ,GOOD CONDITION FOR THE YEAR MODEL, FREE NEW MD STATE INSPECTION FOR ALL MD RESIDENTS, WE WILL INSPECT AND REGISTER THE CAR IN EITHER MARYLAND OR VIRGINIA AND SEND YOUR TAG AND TITLE TO YOUR DOOR STEP, MARYLAND RESIDENTS ONLY PAY MARYLAND FEES, VIRGINIA RESIDENTS PAY VIRGINIA FEES, WE WILL PROCESS YOUR MD OR VA TITLE AND PLATES FOR YOU AND WILL DELIVER IT TO YOUR DOOR STEPS 30 DAY OR 1000 MILES POWER TRIAN WARRANTY IN WRITING ON A FEDERAL BUYERS GUIDE FORM , SEE THIS CAR AND MANY MORE LIKE IT AT RED TAG CENTER, 223 B WEST HAMPTON AVE CAPITOL HEIGHTS MARYLAND 20743, 1-301-333-9777 , My name is Hans, the owner of RED TAG CENTER. I have over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. Before you spend your hard earned money on any used vehicle, I have to buy it with my hard earned money. When I shop, I go to Costco/Price Club or Sam's Club. I do NOT need to pay for a fancy store or glass windows%2521 I am sure you feel the same. We have a clean area with LOW overhead, therefore we can pass on the savings to YOU%2521 So if you need to save on your next vehicle, give us a call. I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised how far your money will work for you. One last note to our potential customers, MY staff are all NON-COMMISSION%2521 Just imagine going to a store, picking up an item and YOU decide if you want to buy it or not%2521 We will NOT take your number, we will NOT call you and bug you, and we will NOT put pressure on you to buy a car from us, and that's a PROMISE.
Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
101,016 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
(5)
Car Web
47 mi away
List$16,997
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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No Reported Accidents, 2 Previous Owners... This Vehicle comes equipped with Cloth Seats, Automatic Transmission, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Mirrors, 6 Foot Bed, Steel Wheels, 4x4.... Please visit our web site at www.carwebinc.com for more detailed information and free carfax report available on this vehicle. To set up an appointment for test drive feel free to contact our sales team at 540-371-1515 ext 1. Vehicle sold with 1 month or 1000 miles power train warranty. Prices exclude, tax, tag, title and processing fee of $649.
Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
46,991 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
(28)
Carbiz
47.7 mi away
List$23,000
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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: *Certified Pre-Owned* *Free Delivery, 5-Day Returns, & 1-Year Powertrain Coverage* CARFAX 1-Owner. TOWING PKG, 4x4, AM/FM STEREO CD/MP3/WMA PLAYER, TRD OFF-ROAD PKG. AND MORE! THE CARBIZ DIFFERENCE: Simplify your experience with No Haggle Fair Market Pricing, Non-Commissioned Salespeople, 5 Day No Questions Return Policy, 1 Year Powertrain Coverage, and a buying process that fits your lifestyle; either In-Person at one of our innovative showrooms or at your convenience Online with Free Delivery to your door. We specialize in fairness and flexibility. Google Carbiz to see what others have to say. Visit Carbiz.com to get to know us more. OPTION PACKAGES: TRD OFF-ROAD PKG off-road tuned suspension w/Bilstein shocks, locking rear differential, 16 alloy wheels, P265/70R16 BF Goodrich tires, VSC w/A-TRAC, engine skid plate, front tow hook, 115V/400W pwr outlets, fog lamps, 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, sport water-resistant fabric seats w/driver lumbar support, metallic tone instrumental panel, leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls, sunvisors w/mirrors & extenders, backup camera & auto-dimming interior mirror w/monitor, exterior temp gauge, HomeLink, TRD Off-Road graphics, TOWING PKG class IV hitch, trans oil cooler, supplemental oil cooler, HD battery, 130-amp alternator, 7-pin connector w/converter, trailer sway control, AM/FM STEREO CD/MP3/WMA PLAYER aux audio input jack, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB port, (6) speakers, steering wheel audio controls. Because our vehicles are priced below market value and with no hidden charges, there's absolutely no price haggling or typical dealer 'scare tactics.' The only additional cost to our Price is your State Tax, Tags, License, and $299 Dealer Processing Fee.
Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
109,196 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
List$19,000
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Toyota Tacoma 2012 V6 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
166,000 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Tacoma
V6
Wild West Motors
50.5 mi away
List$16,500
Est.Loan: $301/mo
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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.


Top consumer reviews

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Extremely POOR Gas Mileage & Extremely UNSAFE Trk
johnd38, 4/2/2013
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.
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Features & Specs

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

NHTSA Overall Rating

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  • 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

More about the 2012 Toyota Tacoma
Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma Overview

The Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), PreRunner V6 4dr Double Cab 5.0 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), 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A), 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M), 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A), 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M), V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M), V6 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M), PreRunner V6 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 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), 2dr Regular Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M), 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M), 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A), 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 $695 on one of 31 Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $10,250 as of08/14/2018, 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 $15,877 and$28,894 with odometer readings between 0 and166000 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma Base is priced between $10,250 and$21,900 with odometer readings between 50710 and118831 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner is priced between $20,998 and$20,998 with odometer readings between 61197 and61197 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner V6 is priced between $21,830 and$21,830 with odometer readings between 53984 and53984 miles.

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