The 2012 Toyota Tundra is a very capable and hardworking truck that is available in a few different configurations. It can tow, haul, and move people with a more than capable performance that would not disappoint. For 2012, Toyota basically did not do many outside changes for the Tundra but added some modern technology features like that of daytime running lamps, heated side mirrors, and a chrome package now available for the consumers who wants a bit more luxury in their rugged truck.
Being equipped with a very powerful V8 engine, consumers love the better driving experience that the sweet-sounding engine quickly delivers. The 2012 Toyota Tundra’s strong points over its competitors are said to be fuel economy and maneuverability.
Toyota goes out with even the base trim level of the 2012 Toyota Tundra with a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine. This alone gives adequate power while keeping a low price tag. The two-wheel drive V6 gets an EPA rating of 16/20 mpg city/highway.
The optional engine is a 4.6-liter V8 with all-wheel drive that gives more power that is not so hard on fuel economy with EPA rating of 14/19 mpg city/highway. The 5.7-liter, on the other hand, gets 13/17 mpg respectively.
There is just no competing with the V8 that Toyota placed on the Tundra that can produce up to 310 hp of smooth power. Steering and braking are also top notch for the class and remain highlights as well for this wonderfully large vehicle.
However, consumers are favoring the 5.7-liter V8 engine more being strong and responsive at any given speed at all making it the perfect choice for heavy-duty trailering and hauling.
The 2012 Toyota Tundra’s interior does not disappoint with the powertrain as well. It gives a comfortable ride with very comfortable seats with highly impressive outward visibility.