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Selected Style 2WD Reg Cab I4 MT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab I4 MT 21 25 $16,215 $17,125
2WD Reg Cab I4 AT 19 24 $17,067 $18,025
2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $18,670 $19,915
2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $19,513 $20,815
2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $20,228 $21,575
2WD Access Cab V6 MT X-Runner 16 21 $24,966 $26,630
2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,571 $23,010
2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,775 $22,425
2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,378 $23,075
2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,706 $24,510
2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,169 $25,010
4WD Reg Cab I4 MT 18 20 $19,860 $20,975
4WD Reg Cab I4 AT 18 21 $20,929 $22,105
4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $22,266 $23,750
4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $23,110 $24,650
4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $23,723 $25,305
4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $24,549 $26,185
4WD Double Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,739 $26,705
4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,555 $27,585
4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,019 $28,085
2WD Reg Cab 126" XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 126" XL 17 23 $22,100 $23,500
2WD Reg Cab 126" STX 17 23 $24,739 $27,010
2WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 17 23 $25,805 $28,215
2WD Reg Cab 145" XL 17 23 $22,372 $23,800
2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 17 23 $26,075 $28,520
2WD Reg Cab 145" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $22,372 $23,800
2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $26,075 $28,520
2WD SuperCab 145" XL 17 23 $25,562 $27,325
2WD SuperCab 145" STX 17 23 $27,205 $29,795
2WD SuperCab 145" XLT 17 23 $28,097 $30,805
2WD SuperCab 145" FX2 15 21 $31,301 $34,425
2WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 15 21 $32,094 $35,320
2WD SuperCab 163" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $25,834 $27,620
2WD SuperCab 163" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $28,362 $31,105
2WD SuperCrew 145" XL 17 23 $28,873 $30,980
2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT 17 23 $30,291 $33,285
2WD SuperCrew 145" FX2 15 21 $33,498 $36,910
2WD SuperCrew 145" Lariat 15 21 $34,291 $37,805
2WD SuperCrew 145" King Ranch 15 21 $38,736 $42,825
2WD SuperCrew 145" Platinum 15 21 $40,337 $44,635
2WD SuperCrew 145" Harley-Davidson 13 18 $44,227 $49,030
2WD SuperCrew 157" XL 15 21 $29,974 $32,195
2WD SuperCrew 157" XLT 15 21 $31,388 $34,520
2WD SuperCrew 157" FX2 15 21 $33,763 $37,205
2WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat 15 21 $34,556 $38,105
2WD SuperCrew 157" King Ranch 15 21 $39,001 $43,125
2WD SuperCrew 157" Platinum 15 21 $40,602 $44,935
4WD Reg Cab 126" XL 16 21 $26,301 $28,140
4WD Reg Cab 126" STX 16 21 $27,770 $30,435
4WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 16 21 $28,834 $31,640
4WD Reg Cab 145" XL 16 21 $26,572 $28,440
4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 16 21 $29,100 $31,940
4WD Reg Cab 145" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $26,572 $28,440
4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $29,100 $31,940
4WD SuperCab 145" XL 16 21 $28,654 $30,740
4WD SuperCab 145" STX 16 21 $30,235 $33,220
4WD SuperCab 145" XLT 16 21 $31,126 $34,225
4WD SuperCab 145" FX4 14 19 $34,469 $38,005
4WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 14 19 $34,991 $38,595
4WD SuperCab 163" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $28,925 $31,040
4WD SuperCab 163" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $32,220 $35,465
4WD SuperCrew 145" XL 14 19 $32,657 $35,165
4WD SuperCrew 145" XLT 14 19 $34,019 $37,495
4WD SuperCrew 145" FX4 14 19 $36,666 $40,485
4WD SuperCrew 145" Lariat 14 19 $37,187 $41,075
4WD SuperCrew 145" King Ranch 14 19 $41,632 $46,100
4WD SuperCrew 145" Platinum 14 19 $43,234 $47,910
4WD SuperCrew 145" Harley-Davidson 12 16 $47,124 $52,305
4WD SuperCrew 157" XL 14 19 $32,930 $35,465
4WD SuperCrew 157" XLT 14 19 $34,285 $37,795
4WD SuperCrew 157" FX4 14 19 $36,931 $40,785
4WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat 14 19 $37,453 $41,375
4WD SuperCrew 157" King Ranch 14 19 $41,898 $46,400
4WD SuperCrew 157" Platinum 14 19 $43,499 $48,210
4WD SuperCab 133" SVT Raptor 11 16 $38,867 $42,975
4WD SuperCrew 145" SVT Raptor 11 16 $41,433 $45,875
2WD SuperCab 163" XL 15 21 $25,834 $27,620
2WD SuperCab 163" XLT 15 21 $28,362 $31,105
4WD SuperCab 163" XL 15 21 $28,925 $31,040
4WD SuperCab 163" XLT 15 21 $32,220 $35,465
2WD SuperCrew 157" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $29,974 $32,195
2WD SuperCrew 157" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $31,388 $34,520
2WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $34,556 $38,105
4WD SuperCrew 157" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $32,930 $35,465
4WD SuperCrew 157" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $34,285 $37,795
4WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $37,453 $41,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,215
$22,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,125
$23,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$285 / month
$392 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Toyota Tacoma's affordable price, fuel-efficiency, and simplicity make it a good, capable alternative for those who don't need a full-size truck. Efficient and burly, the 2012 Ford F-150 shares the lead in full-size trucks thanks to extreme capability and extreme high-tech features.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.6 60.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 41.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 66.6
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Exterior Dimensions
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 79.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 34.1
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - 38.3
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 134.4
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 190.4 213.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 74.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 109.4 125.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 60.3
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 73.5 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 56.7 60.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.0 22.4
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 65.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - 60.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.5 50.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 13.7 x 0.5
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 13.8 x 0.6
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 26
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.4 20.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 41.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - 20.0
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Full-size P235/75R17
Front Tire Order Code NA T7B
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA T7B
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/70R15 P235/75R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code NA T7B
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/70R15 P235/75R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 825
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 1375
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1492 2010
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4600 6450
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2380 3150
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1823 2675
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7500 10400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2685 3500
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 15.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 750
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - 2100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 155
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 159 @ 5200 302 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 180 @ 3800 278 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA 99M
Displacement 2.7L/164 3.7L/226
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 19
Transmission
Trans PTO Access - TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.86
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.22 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.34
Trans Order Code NA 446
Transfer Case Power Take Off - TBD - NA
Trans Power Take Off - TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.95 4.17
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.52
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Tacoma Ford F-150
Body Code 109" WB 126" WB
Body Style Regular Cab Regular Cab Pickup
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - TBD - 3.55
Axle Type - Front - TBD - Long-Spindle
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32.0
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3750
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf-Spring Live axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - TBD - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3500
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 36.1
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - Semi-Float Beam
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Double-wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.2 1.3
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3800
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3150
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Fully-boxed
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 (2011) 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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