Toyota has announced that its slightly redesigned 2012 Tacoma mid-size pickup will start at $16,875 (*plus $810 for delivery). For those keeping track, that figure is exactly $510 more than it was in 2011. That sum will net the buyer a Regular Cab 4x2 equipped with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission.

Opting for Ye Olde Four-Speed Automatic with the four-cylinder engine will add $900 to the bottom line, while ticking the box for the Access Cab will bring the sticker up to $19,665 with a manual transmission. The least-expensive Double Cab with a four cylinder and automatic (manual gearboxes are not offered on four-door models) will cost $22,175.

The cheapest way to get into a V6 Tacoma is to opt for the PreRunner package and five-speed automatic gearbox for $22,760. Want four-wheel drive? Be prepared to write a check for $20,725 with the four cylinder (Regular Cab, five-speed manual) or $25,055 with the V6 (Access Cab and six-speed manual).

Going for broke? Fill out the paperwork for a V6-powered Long Bed Double Cab with a five-speed automatic and be prepared to spend $27,835 for the privilege of driving it off the lot. Each of these figures is a wee bit higher than last year, and you can read all about it in detail after the break.

2012 Toyota Tacoma price list

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Toyota Announces Pricing for 2012 Tacoma Pickup Truck

TORRANCE, Calif., September 7, 2011 - - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2012 Tacoma pickup truck. The best-selling compact pickup in the market offers a refreshed exterior look and a redesigned, upgraded interior in all models for 2012. Changes focus on added comfort, usability and audio/infotainment performance.

The 2012 Tacoma continues to be available in three cab types in 4x2 and 4x4 configurations: Regular Cab, Access Cab, and the four-door Double Cab.

For 2012, Tacoma receives a fresh face with a redesigned hood, grille, headlamps, upper and lower front bumper, fog lamps, headlamps and antenna. Inside, customers will find a new center instrument panel design with a revised gauge cluster, as well as a new steering wheel. A redesigned center stack adds new air conditioner/heater controls and power point locations. Tacoma will also offer two new exterior colors, Spruce Mica and Nautical Blue Metallic.

The 2012 Tacoma interior also gets a new look with high-contrast black center console, switch plate covers, dash and upper door trim, while the SR5 grade features a new seat fabric design. Well aware that Tacoma owners use their trucks for hard work and hard play, new heavy-duty all-weather flooring is now available for Access and Double Cab models, while the more specialized TRD Sport and Off-Road models have new water-resistant fabric protection seats. All models now feature two front-deck "D" rings for added versatility.

Tacoma will be one of the first Toyota vehicles to offer the Entune™ multi-media system. The Toyota Entune system is a collection of popular mobile applications and data services, with three years of complimentary access. Once a smart phone is connected to the vehicle using Bluetooth wireless technology or a USB cable, Entune's features are operated using the vehicle's controls or, for some services, by voice recognition. Entune includes Bing™ and Pandora®; real-time info including traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports and stocks. Apps available in spring 2012 at no charge include iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com and OpenTable®. See toyota.com/entune for details.

The 2012 Tacoma line offers two engines: a 2.7-liter Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) four-cylinder that produces 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft. of torque and a 4.0-liter DOHC V6 that provides 236 horsepower with 266 lb-ft. of torque. In both engines, variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i) provides strong low-end and mid-range torque.

An Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence helps optimize performance and fuel economy. The V6 can be teamed with either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission. Four-cylinder models offer a choice between a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic transmission. When equipped with a V6 Tow Package, Access Cab and Double Cab models boast a maximum tow capacity of up to 6,500 pounds.

Standard on all Tacoma models is the Toyota Star Safety System™, which includes the anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC) and Smart Stop Technology.

The base MSRP for the 2012 Tacoma will range from $16,875 for the Regular Cab 4x2 equipped with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission, to $27,835 for the Tacoma Double Cab 4x4 long bed with a 4.0-liter V6 and five-speed automatic, reflecting price increases ranging from $10 to $645.

The MSRP for the 2012 Tacoma does not include the delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $810. The DPH fee for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.

All 2012 Tacomas will be assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Baja California (TMMBC) in Baja California, Mexico and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (TMMTX) in San Antonio, Texas.

The 2012 Tacoma will begin arriving at Toyota dealerships in September, 2011.

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      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      The only time I've ever seen a $17k Tacoma for sale has been on eBAY Motors
      theweegeean
      • 3 Years Ago
      The more I see this truck the more I like the front end over the previous design. It's less busy, sharper, and cleaner in my opinion. That said, I still want to see what the truck looks like in regular cab base form before I say whether it works on all trims, because that new bigger bumper and smaller grille could wreak havoc with the design in trucks with lower ground clearance.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Cali to Kansas
      • 3 Years Ago
      I will admit it I use to buy Ford and GM trucks. Until I bought the GMC Canyon in which I had mega problems after the first 3 months drive window bracket snapped, wheel bearings and a engine recall. If I had the money I would most definately buy the Tacoma.
      protovici
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hummm, F-150 or a truck that can say "TOYO" on the back..... Yeah, I'll go with the best selling truck and much better truck.
        Synthono
        • 3 Years Ago
        @protovici
        Not everyone wants or needs a full sized truck.
          billfrombuckhead
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Synthono
          Some people want a fake truck like the Tacoma as some sort of butch crutch like posers who wear cowboy hats and boots but are clerks. Reality is that the typical minivan is more capable for 90% of jobs than one those worthless Prerunners. In Europe, craftsman use vans to work out of, in America, those with threatened masculinity buy trucks.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Synthono
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        JaredN
        • 3 Years Ago
        @protovici
        The F150 is a great, full-sized truck. But a lot of us don't want a vehicle that big. I park in Boston parking garages, and a full-size pickup is a real bear to maneuver in these garages.
          Synthono
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JaredN
          protovici: A Cruze or Fit is going to be ill suited to ripping down old fencing, doing some landscaping or carrying home a fridge and freezer - all things I have done in a compact truck (specifically Ford Rangers in my case, though a Tacoma could do the job admirably).
          AcidTonic
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JaredN
          Not only that, the *first* manual transmission offering has been moved up to the F-250. So no ranger anymore with a manual. No manual in the F-150. First available manual is in a 6500lb+ GVW category where it doesn't even have to list EPA mileage numbers and is so big it won't fit in any normal sized garage. Yeah I'm not stepping up to a 250 to get a manual. I'm stepping away from Ford.
          protovici
          • 3 Years Ago
          @JaredN
          What??? Way do you even need a truck?? Maybe a chevy cruz or honda fit? Toyota trucks are worthless at any size.
      pwr2lbs
      • 3 Years Ago
      Diesel please!
      Oceanblue78
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow just when you think the front could not get worse on this truck.
      Dreez28
      • 3 Years Ago
      People who buy Japanese trucks are stupid. What good reason could you possibly have to buy a truck from a country that has no appreciable understanding of what a truck is or means to an American? Not to mention sending your money overseas as apposed to empowering our own economic powerhouse of automobile businesses. There would have to be serious issues with every single American automotive product for me to even consider buying a Toy Oh Duh or any other junk from across the ponds. You want good American automobiles? Give them a little money to play with. Look what a little bailout money did for GM. A company can't innovate and build quality products if it has to compete with the entire globe. Especially countries like China that pay their employees nickles a day. How do you compete with something that cheap? Join them right, send your work to China. Japan, Korea, that **** is all manufactured in China. And you import nuts are all supporting that communist bullshit with your vehicle purchases. Congratulations, you're an *******.
        B R
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dreez28
        You are an idiot. First - when the Japanese set their mind to doing something, they do it right. I drive a 2006 Tacoma 4x4 DC with the TRD Sport & SR-5 packages. This truck is a beast compared to a standard V6 F-150. I've comfortably pulled over 7,000 pounds, climbed mountains, forded streams, and used it as a daily commuter for the last 5 years. At 125,000 miles, the truck is still going strong and doing even more than I could have hoped to get from one of the full size American variants. Yes, I looked at the F-150, the Sport Trac, and even the Ranger (Of which I've owned 4). They didn't measure up. Second - Buying a foreign vehicle isn't "sending" our money overseas. These companies, unlike their American counterparts, have made a concerted effort in the past 20 years to build vehicles within the U.S. This results in employment opportunities that do not exist with the American companies that send their factories out of the country. Ever seen Roger & Me? GM has been into bankruptcy at least TWICE. Yet they've still been allowed to exist. Besides, these are publicly traded companies. Buy stock in them and then that money will come back here to you. The engine in the Sport Trac came from Germany, and the transmission from France. I saw how that worked out in the two world wars, and I'll be damned if I was going to sit on the side of the road with a transmission that surrendered. For all the idiots who scream "support a free market!" then shout "BUY AMERICAN!" I want to scream. It's like these fools in Texas who support the state seceding from the union, then proudly proclaim that they support America. They just don't get it.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dreez28
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        jtav2002
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dreez28
        What good reason? In the case of the vehicle in question here, because while it's getting a little long in tooth, it's still without a doubt better than any of the domestic competitors in the segment. Anyone looking at a truck in the segment with a not-biased view would see that spec wise, it's an easy choice. Additionally, the Tacoma is actually manufactured in the US(some trucks in Mexico). For a vehicle manufactured here by a foreign company, most of the money is actually staying in the US economy. But you wouldn't understand that because it's evident that you have no understanding of economics. Then again, most people I encounter with with the whole "only buy American even if it's not even made here" mentality tend to not be very educated. Also, our auto industry relies on a lot of sales in other countries as well. Look at how many Buicks GM moves in China. If you expect no one in America to purchase a vehicle from a foreign company, i assume you think it's okay to expect people in foreign companies to then not buy vehicles from an American company, correct? Good luck sustaining your auto industry if suddenly you're only relying on sales from the US and losing all the innovation and design that the manufacturers get from their foreign influenced divisions. Congratulations, you're a moron.
        Klinkster
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dreez28
        @Dreez28 - you don't get out of your house much, do ya? How about save a few nickles of your beer money and explore the world outside the USA. There's better beers out there too! LOL!
      Master Austin
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess with the Ranger out of the market, Toyota is wanting more for their little truck. Problem is, the majority of them that I have seen have been prices $23K+. Very hard for the consumer to swallow that pill when for the same amount you can get a larger F150 with the base V6 with almost similar fuel economy for the price.
        tenspeeder
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Master Austin
        You might pay the same upfront for a smaller Toyota, but if you look long-term, the Ford value sinks like a rock whereas the Toyota holds amazingly well.
          Justin
          • 3 Years Ago
          @tenspeeder
          That depends on the buyer.
      rc_car_nut
      • 3 Years Ago
      You can polish a turd but it's still a turd..... even if you use better polish..... LOL
      Javanese
      • 3 Years Ago
      Toyota just gave me one more reason NOT to buy this junk.
      Drew
      • 3 Years Ago
      "manual gearboxes are not offered on four-door models" Model # 7593: V6, 4 door Double cab, 4x4, 6MT. cake, eat.
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