2012 Toyota Tundra Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Magnetic Gray Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,812 - $24,509
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
14 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
381
Seats
5-6

How 2012 Toyota Tundra Ranks In Its Class

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#4
  By Owner Reviews
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#13
  By Price
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#4
  By Experts
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#6
  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 3.5Comfort 3.5Styling 3.7Value 3.2

You'll Like The 2012 Toyota Tundra If...

If you need a tough and rugged truck that knows how to pamper its occupants, the 2012 Toyota Tundra is worth checking out. With the right configuration, the Tundra's payload exceeds one ton and towing capacity can go to 10,400 pounds.

Toyota Tundra Models & Trims

Base $20,812 - $24,509
Horsepower: 381 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17, 20 (in.) - Alloy, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LTD $20,812 - $24,509
Horsepower: 381 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8, Gas/Ethanol V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17, 20 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.67
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

Very reliable and strong engine.

It has been a very good truck. Reliable and strong. Purchased the basic interior. Vinyl floor and seats no added electronics. Very comfortable seats and interior. Also, strong engine. We have hauled a lot with this truck and it has never let us down. We plan on keeping the truck and will purchase another Tundra in the future.

Susan S
Helpful

The limited addition has the emblem of whatever state you buy it in.

I have never had any problems at all with my truck. It has been a very good one. It is a limited edition I just wish they came in any color besides silver. If you are making a long trip it's perfect because it's great on gas mileage it can be a standard are an automatic and the back seat has a lot of room.

Lisa . C
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Rock solid reliable truck you will love.

My Toyota tundra is super reliable. You can always count on this truck to get you to and from home safely. It always starts and runs well it is the old tried and true and we love it! I would certainly recommend a Toyota tundra for anyone looking for a truck with excellent reliability and resale value.

Sandy J
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$20,812 - $24,509
$20,812 - $24,509

Horsepower

Horsepower
381 (hp)
381 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
5.7L DOHC 32
5.7L DOHC 32, 5.7L FFV DOHC 32
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.5 (in.)
42.5 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.2 (in.)
40.2 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
44.5 (in.)
34.7 - 44.5 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.7 (in.)
38.7 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
- TBD - (cu. ft.)
- TBD - (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 6
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Standard

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
- TBD -
- TBD -

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
145.7 (in.)
145.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
44 (ft.)
44 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
79.9 (in.)
79.9 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
381 (hp)
381 (hp)

Torque

Torque
401 (ft. lbs.)
401 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 (.lbs)
500 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26.4 (gal.)
26.4 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
16 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

City

City
14 (mpg)
13 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
18 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

Overdrive
Not Available
Standard

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Vehicle stability control *
  • Traction control *
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags w/passenger cutoff switch
  • Driver & front passenger seat mounted side airbags
  • Font & rear roll-sensing side curtain airbags
  • Driver & front passenger knee airbags
  • 3-point seatbelts in all seating positions -inc: passenger automatic & emergency locking retractors, driver & passenger pretensioners w/force limiters, driver emergency locking retractor
  • Child-protector rear door locks
  • Child restraint system top tether anchors for all rear seating
  • Rear outboard seat LATCH anchors
  • Tire pressure monitor system
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/brake assist *
  • Smart stop technology *
  • Electronic brake-force distribution *
  • Active traction control *
  • Daytime running lights *
  • Front & rear roll-sensing side curtain airbags *
  • Front & rear parking assist sonar *
  • Backup camera display *
  • 3-point seatbelts in all seating positions -inc: auto & emergency locking retractors, driver & front passenger pretensioners w/force limiters, driver emergency locking retractor *
  • Child restraint system top tether anchors for rear center seat *
  • Front/rear parking assist sonar *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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