Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Select Trim:

Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.

Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 21 HWY

Select Trim To Compare:

Mechanical Features

  • 4.0L DOHC EFI 24-valve V6 VVT-i engine
  • 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission w/(ECT-i)
  • 2-speed electronically controlled transfer case
  • Automatic limited slip differential
  • 4WDemand part-time 4-wheel drive
  • Engine & front skid plates
  • 1-piece frame rails w/(8) cross members & fully boxed front sub-frame
  • Coil-spring double-wishbone front suspension
  • Rear leaf-spring suspension w/staggered outboard-mounted gas shock absorbers
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Variable-assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Pwr ventilated front disc & rear drum w/rear tandem booster brakes

Exterior Features

  • 16" styled steel wheels
  • P245/75R16 mud & snow tires
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Front & rear mudguards
  • Black grille insert & argent surround
  • Black bumpers, mirrors, door handles & overfenders
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps
  • Pwr mirrors
  • 2-speed windshield wipers
  • Fiber-reinforced sheet-molded composite bed -inc: steel outer panels, storage compartments, rail caps, removable tailgate
  • Deck rail system w/(4) adjustable tie-down cleats
  • (4) fixed cargo bed tie-down points

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: aux audio input jack, SiriusXM satellite radio w/90 days subscription, Bluetooth, USB port, (6) speakers

Interior Features

  • Front sport seats -inc: sport fabric trim, 4-way adjustable front seats, driver pwr lumbar support, front passenger fold flat seat, active headrests
  • 60/40 split rear bench seat w/adjustable headrests, underseat storage
  • Center console -inc: covered armrest, storage compartment
  • (5) cup holders & bottle holders
  • Full carpeting
  • Tilt & telescopic steering wheel
  • Gauges -inc: LCD display, tachometer, coolant temp, fuel level, tripmeter, digital clock
  • Pwr windows
  • Pwr door locks
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning
  • Dual 12V aux pwr outlets
  • Overhead console -inc: maplights, sunglasses storage
  • Sun visors w/front passenger vanity mirror
  • Rear bulkhead storage

Safety Features

  • Brake assist
  • Electronic brake-force distribution
  • Vehicle stability control
  • Active traction control
  • Side-door impact door beams
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags w/passenger airbag cut-off switch
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point seat belts w/emergency locking retractor at all seating positions -inc: front seat belt pretensioners, force limiters & adjustable shoulder anchors, automatic/emergency locking retractor for front passenger & rear seat belts
  • LATCH lower & top tether anchors for front passenger seat & all rear seats
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitor system

Options & Packages

2012 Toyota Tacoma Owner Reviews

91 Reviews
71% 25% 1% 1% 1 star 0%
Leave your review Would you recommend this vehicle?
(Select your rating)

Runs smooth and very comfortable.

2012 Toyota Tacoma Base

Had my truck for 4 years. Has just under 100,000 miles and runs perfect. It is a 4 cylinder, 5 speed automatic. Issues I have had in 4 years include: window control panel came loose and slipped out of control panel, no power to radio, and a headlight went out, all were easy fixes. Comfort level is 10 of 10 for being a basic truck. Seats are plenty comfortable and spacious. The 2012 Tacoma has power windows and locks and Bluetooth capabilities. I get around 20 mpg in town and about 25 on the freeway/highways.

- Jami G

Most enjoyable vehicle. Toyota is the best brand of car out right now.

2012 Toyota Tacoma Base

This truck was my first pick-up truck ever. The most comfortable vehicle I have ever driven. My family has always been in love with Hondas and also Fords. However, this truck is the most reliable piece of machinery I have ever owned. There is no another vehicle I would rather be driving right now than this Tacoma.

- Alex R

2012 Toyota Tacoma Base

The cab is a good size, though three full-sized adults becomes a bit tight. The bed is large and allows me to haul lots of items. I haven't found anything that I needed to haul that I couldn't haul. The heater and air conditioner work very well, sometimes a little too good. The manual transmission is solid.

- David M

Toyota Tacoma pickup extended cab

2012 Toyota Tacoma Base

Never had any problems with the truck it gets good mileage and has plenty of power comfortable ride I've Replaced one headlight bulb since new and the battery. Truck is reliable and well built. Minimal number of recalls, none serious good fit and finish no complaints at all. Excellent value for the money

- Don H

Multipurpose and versatility.

2012 Toyota Tacoma Base

My Toyota Tacoma is a great vehicle because it is a double cab but also has a truck bed so it serves as a car and a truck. It gets great gas mileage and is very easy to drive, I can also pull smaller trailers with it when needed. I would recommend it to anyone that needs a multipurpose vehicle.

- Kim L

An interesting detail about my truck is that it's a Baja Trd

2012 Toyota Tacoma Base

It's a basic pickup but looks and runs amazing. Very spacious on the inside and very comfortable seats. Storage under the seats and in random spots so that's helpful. It's not a huge truck but it's not a small one either. You feel safe while inside of it. The bed comes in handy a lot.

- Amanda A

Very reliable vehicle - good size truck.

2012 Toyota Tacoma Base

- Ellie G

Leave your review