2012 Toyota Tacoma: It's A Facelift (Of Course)
A new Toyota Tacoma is scheduled for release this fall, and pickuptrucks.com reckons this is it. And because this appears to be nothing more than a relatively mild facelift, we believe it. What would have been too surprising to be true: a completely redesigned, ground-up new compact truck from any automaker in the US market. Apparently building all-new compact pickups for the US market went out of style towards the end of the Clinton Administration… so we’ll have to make do with another facelifted 5+ year-old product. It’s OK, we’re gettig used to it. Video here
Carlson Fan on Aug 18, 2011
"Compare this thing to an ’85 Toyota underneath and it is virtually identical." BS. I sat my butt in a '93 Toyota PU for 11 years. The current Tacoma is a lot bigger than that truck was. "The full size trucks are way too big these days and it would drive me crazy trying to park one of those monsters" Of course the other side of that coin is the curretn full size 1/2 ton V8 trucks, (other than the Tundra as that thing is a pig) return pretty much the same MPG as the V6 Tacoma. Identical or better when towing. Imagine my surprise when I took my '97 Tahoe w/5.7 Vortec on a road trip and found it got almost 19 MPG on the highway running 70-75 MPH. My '93 Toyota PU w/3.0 V6 and a 5 speed would have given me 20 MPG at best. Both were 4WD vehicles. in town the Toyota still got 19 MPG and the Chevy was down around 14 MPG.
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