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Toyota sold more than 106,000 Tacoma models for 2010, outselling its nearest
competitor by nearly two-to-one. For 2012, Tacoma shows a fresh face with a
redesigned hood, grille, headlamps and front bumper, among other changes.
Inside, customers will find a new center-instrument panel design with a revised
gauge cluster, along with a new steering wheel. A redesigned center stack adds
new air conditioner/heater controls and power point locations.
Tacoma interior also gets a new look with a black high-contrast center console,
switch plate covers, dash and upper door trim, while the SR5 grade features a
new seat fabric design. With owners using their trucks for hard work and hard
play, Tacoma offers new heavy-duty all-weather flooring in the 2012 Tacoma
Access and Double Cab models, while the more specialized TRD Sport and Off-Road
models offer new water-resistant fabric protection seats. The TRD Sport Package
adds side mirrors with turn-signal lamps for 2012, as well as available
chrome-clad 18-inch wheels.
Details that add up to more comfort and
function include a larger, higher-resolution display for the available back-up
camera (3.3-inch vs. 2.4-inch), a new temperature gauge, available rear-view
mirror with compass and HomeLink, vanity lamps added to sun visors, an
additional overhead storage compartment and, on Access Cab models, a new
rear-console storage box. All models now feature two front-deck "D" rings for
The 2012 Tacoma is available in a wide variety of
configurations and models, and this focus on customer choice has been
instrumental in the vehicle's continued market leadership. Many models offer a
choice between four-cylinder and V6 engines, and 2WD and 4WD drivetrains.
The Toyota Tacoma has been repeatedly recognized for its outstanding value
and reliability. Tacoma was named "Most Dependable Midsize Pickup" in the J.D.
Power & Associates 2011 Vehicle Dependability Study, and Intellichoice called it
a "2011 Best Overall Value" in the compact pickup segment.
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