2012 Toyota Tundra Changes – Minor Adjustments
The release of the new 2012 Toyota Tundra has many enthusiasts excited for the latest model. According to Toyota, the popular pickup truck will receive some minor adjustments to increase functionality and durability.
This includes an upgrade of a variety of components including:
- Heavy-duty starter and battery
- Daytime lights
- Ice removing windshield wiper
- Front and rear wheel mudflaps
- Heated power mirrors
The biggest change for 2012 is that Toyota has simplified the 2012 models into two distinct levels, “Tundra” and “Limited” – no more SR5. With the base “Tundra” model, buyers will receive a 4.0 liter V6 engine generating 270 horsepower and 278 lb-feet of torque, a 5-speed automatic transmission, and 18 inch steel wheels. Available upgrades will include electronically controlled 4-wheel drive, and either a 4.6 liter, V8 engine with 310 horsepower and 327 lb-feet, or the beastly 5.7 liter V8 with 381 horsepower, 401 pound-feet of torque and a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Opting for the Limited model supplies a dash of cosmetics and convenience. For starters, the dashboard is loaded with a 6-disc CD changer accompanied by 12 speakers. Automatic climate and voice activated steering wheel control provide additional luxury, in addition to bluetooth connectivity and 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, which can be upgraded to 20 inches. Tundra drivers can further modify their trucks by choosing between regular, extended, or crew max cabs along with short, standard, or extended bed lengths.
Buyers have the option of enhancing their trucks with a variety of upgrade bundles such as the TRD Rock Warrior package. The Rock Warrior is designed for all-terrain driving, with Bilstein shock absorbers and 17-inch alloy wheels with high quality off-road tires from BF Goodrich. In the 2012 model, the back-up camera comes standard.
Pricing on the current models have yet to be announced.
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