Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,620 - $27,405
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
159-236
Seats
4-5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,620 - $27,405
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
159-236
Seats
4-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.5 Comfort 3.6 Styling 3.5 Value 4.0

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2012 Toyota Tacoma Owner Reviews

4.67

84 Reviews

70% 27% 1% 1% 1 star 0%

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Toyota Tacoma: the most reliable brand.

The Toyota Tacoma is the most reliable vehicle I have ever had the privilege of owning. There have been zero performance issues and the simplicity of maintenance for the truck is unbeatable. There will be no need for me to ever purchase another brand of vehicle because Toyota has figured out the dependability, style, and durability. You can cruise around traffic packed cities and not suffer any loss of gas mileage. You can take it off-road in the desert and never worry about hurting the suspension or brakes. You can take it into the mountains and never worry about not making it. Speed is probably the only thing lacking in the Tacoma. It is a very conservative 4-wheel drive. However, you could alter the Tacoma and add a better exhaust system to improve its performance regarding speed and uphill power. It is truly the best vehicle I have ever owned and will only purchase Toyota from now on.

- Kristen A

Absolute best truck I have ever owned.

Extremely comfortable. After being sickened by the terrible trade in value of my 2008 f150, I traded it for a 2012 Tacoma trd 4x4. My Tacoma has been a fantastic truck. I never had so many compliments on a vehicle before and never had so much fun driving a truck. Dealer put on a 3" lift kit, tires & wheels - looks sweet, I love it. Very reliable, zero problems. Handles like a sports car, better gas mileage, amazing acceleration and just an all-around great vehicle. I notice the negative comments come from non-owners, the positive from people who actually own them and know what they are talking about.

- Des J

Great six speed manual transmission. Great all around truck.

I love the 4 wheel drive but the back seats are small and uncomfortable. The gas mileage is decent for a 4x4. I have a camper shell and love going camping with my husband. I love the look and style of my truck. I am only five feet tall and have no problem reaching the pedals with the seat all the way up. I love that it is a six speed manual although I live at the top of a steep hill it has no problems getting up the hill. I also had to go to training which was a six hour drive and had to go up the grapevine in California. I had no issues of lagging going up the mountain.

- Renee K

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$22,450 - $27,405
$19,186 - $21,469

Horsepower

Horsepower
236 hp
159 - 236 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L DOHC EFI 24
2.7L DOHC EFI 16
4.0L DOHC EFI 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 in.
41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.2 in.
40 - 40.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32.7 in.
24.7 - 32.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.4 in.
34.9 - 38.4 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
cu. ft.
cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
4 - 5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
140.6 in.
127.4 - 140.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
44 ft.
40.6 - 44 ft.

Width

Width
74.6 in.
72.2 - 74.6 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
236 hp
159 - 236 hp

Torque

Torque
266 ft. lbs.
180 - 266 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
500 .lbs
340 - 500 .lbs

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
8 - 11 mpg
9 - 11 mpg

City

City
16 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 mpg
21 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety