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2012 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Reviews

4.3
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Overall excellent truck

by from Corpus Christi, Tx. on July 8, 2012

First midsize truck I have owned. Very pleased with the performance, utility and comfort of the Tacoma. Features are somewhat lagging compared to fullsize brands. I believe that since there is no real...
First midsize truck I have owned. Very pleased with the performance, utility and comfort of the Tacoma. Features are somewhat lagging compared to fullsize brands. I believe that since there is no real competition besides the Nissan Frontier, innovation and vehicle evolution is very slow. Fuel economy is a little disapointing, but still considerably better than my 2007 F150. Handles well and rides quiet for a smaller truck. Very nice touch screen functions for audio and bluetooth once you get used to it. Would like to have had the option for climate control ventilation and leather seating, but those are not must haves. Adequate power for everyday use, but Toyota should offer a higher power option for upscale trim levels. Pricing is a little high for a midsize, but again, that is because of very lttle competition. Overall, very pleased.
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Best of the best

by from Macadoo PA on June 4, 2012

After owning a 1990 Ford F150 which was ok but in and out of the dealers several time I bought a Tacoma and once I left the dealership that was it a NO PROBLEM vehicle. I then purchased a 2003 Tacoma ...
After owning a 1990 Ford F150 which was ok but in and out of the dealers several time I bought a Tacoma and once I left the dealership that was it a NO PROBLEM vehicle. I then purchased a 2003 Tacoma and NO PROBLEMS gave it to my daughter in 09 and decided to buy a Dodge Dakota after six weeks I traded it in for a 2009 Tacoma and took a loss on the Dodge The dodge gave me nothing but trips to the dealer in six weeks that I owned it. Four times in six weeks. No problem with the 09 Tacoma. Sold it to my son in law and bought a 2012 Tacoma back in November of 2011 and to date no problems ... Cant say that for any of the patriotic vehicles that I bought..
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LOVE MY TACO

by from canada on July 8, 2012

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 an...
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. LOL Hilarious propaganda.
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One of the nicest truck I have ever purchased.

by from Savannah, Ga. on August 9, 2012

I have had my new truck for about 2 months now. I has performed very well so far. When I first test the truck at the sales lot I didn't realise the power and acceleration that it has, at times it has ...
I have had my new truck for about 2 months now. I has performed very well so far. When I first test the truck at the sales lot I didn't realise the power and acceleration that it has, at times it has really impressed me. The only down side, if there is one is that the as mileage is about 18 MPG. Combination driving city and highway.
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Great Truck!

by from Northern Colorado on September 3, 2012

Bought it for its reliability. Did my research and decided on the 2012 Tacoma. Considering what I was looking for- 6cyl. power, comfort, 5 person seating, 4x4, and a bed that provides me with the abil...
Bought it for its reliability. Did my research and decided on the 2012 Tacoma. Considering what I was looking for- 6cyl. power, comfort, 5 person seating, 4x4, and a bed that provides me with the ability to transport mid sized things ( lawn mower, tools...) and it holds its resale well too (past models have anyway). I'd like to see higher mileage ratings, but in general I couldn't ask for (much) more.
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Good looking truck, runs great

by from Philadelphia, PA on October 23, 2012

Bought a new 2012 Barcelona Red/Tan 4x4 4dr Tacoma 6cyl 6ft bed; manual 6 spd w/TRD exhaust; air filter and shift kit. The shift kit is supposed to be short throws but although it's not as long as the...
Bought a new 2012 Barcelona Red/Tan 4x4 4dr Tacoma 6cyl 6ft bed; manual 6 spd w/TRD exhaust; air filter and shift kit. The shift kit is supposed to be short throws but although it's not as long as the standard shift kit it does take a little getting used to as I owned a Chevy S-10 5 spd prior which I thought shifted easier/shorter. Plenty of power w/o a speed limiter and will cruise smooth at 100mph no problem. I love the exterior color and design; easy to wash & polish. Only things I don't like is the placement of the ignition key hole which when key is in ignition the fob touches my leg so I remidied that by taking fob off the key. Bucket seats are comfortable. Angle placement of gas pedal bothers my hip and right knee after 2 hrs of driving on hwy. Sound system great except radio volumn should be a little louder but Ok if you don't enjoy blasting it. Love the rear folding seats for excellent storage. the little compartments under the seats are great for storaging lots of small stuff. iIterior carpet is cheap; but I got it anyway, Don't get the all-weather rubber mats (too small) get the after mkt weathertec* ones that fit perfectly even w/6spd manual shifter (just needs about 2 inches of trimming for clutch pedal clearance). Gets 20mpg on hwy, same as my old S-10. Plenty of room in back seat for passengers and the seats can be split with storage on one side and a passenger on the other. Oil filter simple to change. I have almost 5K miles on it and no problems so far. I have not used the 4wh drive yet but intend to when it snows. I got the DRL's and fog lights so no holes where fog lights lights would be missing from grill area. I do not care for the fat steering wheel either.
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A truck you can depend on.

by from on September 25, 2012

Purchased a new Tacoma in 2005. But on 65,000 miles and only had one part replaced!! Very dependable. I loved it!!
Purchased a new Tacoma in 2005. But on 65,000 miles and only had one part replaced!! Very dependable. I loved it!!
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Best pick-up truck on the road

by from Ithaca,New York on July 26, 2012

Toyota has done it again! I once owned a Toyota Tacoma and loved it. Made a mistake and traded for a car.I purchased a 2012 Tacoma to find perfection once again. Exceptional value for the money,and gr...
Toyota has done it again! I once owned a Toyota Tacoma and loved it. Made a mistake and traded for a car.I purchased a 2012 Tacoma to find perfection once again. Exceptional value for the money,and great safety innovations and creature comforts.If you are looking for the complete pick-up truck package with great style and value,the buck stops here.
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Great basic compact pickup

by from Phoenix on September 15, 2012

Love the styling of the 2012 Tacoma. It's bigger than my 1996 Nissan pick up but gets better mileage (by a tad). Better acceleration and performance too with similar size 4 cylinder engines. So much f...
Love the styling of the 2012 Tacoma. It's bigger than my 1996 Nissan pick up but gets better mileage (by a tad). Better acceleration and performance too with similar size 4 cylinder engines. So much front leg room that I had to move the seat up to fully engage the clutch (a first for this 6'1" guy). Wish it had a fold up arm rest for the front bench seat. The front styling definitely shows the lack of fog lights which I didn't buy. Wish the day time running lights were a dealer option (the only option I wished it would have come with).
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My New Toy..ota

by from Fort Worth, TX on August 23, 2012

I'm extremely pleased with my new Tacoma. It has everything I asked for including the efficient 4-banger. It is slightly under powered but I gave up the bigger engine for the increased fuel economy. T...
I'm extremely pleased with my new Tacoma. It has everything I asked for including the efficient 4-banger. It is slightly under powered but I gave up the bigger engine for the increased fuel economy. The truck, overall, is a real beauty but I especially like the interior. It's roomy and very comfortable. All the gages and controls are easy to reach and easy to read...very well lit at night. Toyota went all out to maximize storage area, both in the cab and in the bed. I really like the storage areas under the rear jump seats. They keep all my stuff out of sight and in order. The safety features are top-notch with airbags all around and a braking system way smarter than me. The cruise control even dowshifts automatically to limit down hill speed increases. Tacoma's come a long way. If you need a small truck that is totally reliable, you owe it to yourself to check this vehicle out. Only one minor drawback; at highway speeds the steering becomes a little light but controls well. I'm very glad I bought it.
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