Toyota has announced pricing info on several 2012 models scheduled to start production early next month, including the Corolla, Venza, Matrix and Tundra. Some 2012 Lexus LS models are getting a little pricier too.
The 2012 Toyota Corolla doesn’t change much after its mid-cycle refresh for 2011. Updates for the new model include more standard features, and with that, comes a slight bump in price. The base L with a five-speed manual transmission starts at $16,890, the automatic is an $830 option. Changes for the Corolla L include power windows, locks, and keyless entry as standard equipment. Upgrading to the sportier S model raises the price to $19,580, which comes with a new audio system with Bluetooth capability and audio streaming as standard, while new multimedia and navigation are optional.
The Corolla's Matrix platform-mate carries over unchanged for 2012, the price likewise remains unchanged. The same $19,605 will get you a base L model with a five-speed manual transmission, but if you are willing to shell out more for the S model with all wheel-drive and a four-speed automatic, it will run $22,475. Prices for both the Corolla and the Matrix include a $760 destination and handling fee.
New for this year, the Venza is available in three trim levels: LE, XLE, and Limited. LE and XLE models start from $28,235 and $30,385, respectively, and can be had with a combination of four-cylinder, V-6, front-wheel, or all-wheel drive configurations. XLE adds leather seats, heated front seats, and a multi-information display with navigation. The Limited throws in a JBL sound system and a panoramic glass roof, and is only available with a V-6, and starts at $37,275 for the front-wheel drive model. Prices include an $810 destination and handling fee, which is also up from last year’s $760 fee as a result of the Venza being certified in the small/medium truck category.
Two of Toyota's SUVs see price hikes: the FJ sees a $125 increase, starting from $26,925, while the Highlander Hybrid jumps $400 to $39,350.
The 2012 Tundra Regular cab also costs a little more this year. The standard features added for this year, including 18-inch wheels, daytime running lights, front and rear mudguards, and a new heavy duty battery (on V-8 models only), represent a $720 price increase. The base 4.0-liter V-6 model with a five-speed manual transmission starts at $25,410, while the heavier-duty 5.7-liter V-8 with a six-speed automatic starts at $30,935. All prices include a $975 destination and handling fee.
Moving onto Lexus, pricing for the 2012 CT 200h remains the same, while the 2012 LS 460 and LS 600h L each add $500 more to the sticker price. The LS 460 now starts from $68,505, while the LS 600h L will set you back a cool $113,625, the second-most expensive Lexus only after the super-exclusive LFA.