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2012 Toyota Tundra
2012 Toyota Tundra
It seems like a very long time ago that Toyota introduced the Texas-made Tundra with the expectation that it would finally end American automakers' hegemony in the large-truck segment. Five years later, the Tundra struggles--and fails--to muster a sixth of the Ford F-series' sales volume. At the same time, Toyota has shifted much of its attention back to its cars, meaning the Tundra hasn't received as many updates as have its competitors. Still, the Tundra is a solid pickup truck. There are three engines, three body styles, two bed lengths, and a veritable laundry list of options. Things start off strong, with a base 4.0-liter V-6 that puts out 270 hp and a good midlevel option with the 310-hp, 4.6-liter V-8. Still, we'd say the 381-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 with variable valve timing best suits the Tundra's mission, especially if you'll be towing heavy loads; its maximum towing capacity is 10,400 pounds when properly equipped. Both V-8 engines team with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Tundra's only real shortcoming--aside from the fact that it's simply not exceptional enough to tear people from their Fords, Chevrolets, and Rams--is its ride quality. With an empty bed, it shudders and bounces more than its rivals. Its interior was truly exemplary when it debuted in 2007 and remains quite nice but, again, has fallen behind its American competition.
2012 Toyota Tundra Towing Endeavour Right Front Angle
The space shuttle Endeavour's flight over the skies of Southern California caused a stir among locals, but arguably just as highly anticipated was its land journey from LAX airport to the California Science Center near downtown Los Angeles. A 2012 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 4x4 played a brief but significant role in that journey, towing the historic shuttle toward its final home. The truck was purchased from a local area dealer, and was totally unmodified for the epic duty.
Toyota Tundra Endeavour Oversize Sign
In a prior post, we reported that the Toyota Tundra would get the privilege of towing the space shuttle Endeavour for part of its journey to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where it will become part of the permanent exhibition. The Tundra is still going to help out with the task, but the leg which it's going to get towing duties has changed. In a statement released by Toyota, the latest update is that the Tundra will be towing the Endeavour over the 405 freeway on October 12, 2012 on the Manchester Boulevard Bridge.
2010 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Front Three Quarter 1
The 2012 Toyota Tundra can tow almost anything you can throw at, especially when equipped with the 5.7-liter V-8 engine. That said, Toyota is about to throw the truck its biggest towing challenge yet: towing the Space Shuttle Endeavor.
2012 Toyota Tacoma Front Shot
Toyota is still playing catch up with its truck inventory because of the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan last year. The automaker will add Saturday shifts starting January 21 at its truck plant in Texas, which builds both the compact Tacoma and the full-size Tundra pickups. "The effects of the tsunami have run its course and we are back to rolling at full capacity of production," said Brandyn Moore, a spokeswoman for the plant, told Automotive News on Tuesday. "We are trying to catch back up and get the trucks back on inventory lots for the dealers." Many of Toyota’s global plants suffered shortages of sensors and specialty paint because of the March 2011 earthquake which also brought a tsunami and nuclear crisis to Japan. After the natural disasters, the San Antonio plant was idled twice for three-week periods. The plant that builds the Tundra and about half of the Tacoma pickups only ran three-day weeks for 11 weeks last summer. Toyota Tacoma pickup sales were up 10.7 percent in December, but Tundra sales were down 9.7 percent. "December sales were very good for the Tundra and Tacoma markets, so because of that, we have a recovery Saturday set for this weekend and possibly some more in March," Moore said. Toyota hopes inventory will be back up to its optimum dealer inventory target of around 70 days by the end of March. The automaker currently has only a 40 day supply of midsize Tacoma pickups, but has a strong 70 day supply of full-size Tundra trucks. Source: Automotive News

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2012 Toyota Tundra Specifications

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4.0L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
16 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
20 MPG
270 hp @ 5600rpm
278 ft lb of torque @ 4400rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)

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