Toyota Announces Prices for 2012 Corolla, Venza, Tundra; Lexus CT and LS

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.

Source: Toyota

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