With all of the excitement around Toyota’s 0% financing offers, we thought it would be a good time to take a share our thoughts on the best full size truck out there: the rugged and always ready Toyota Tundra. The new 2012 model offers value, dependability, and most importantly, the capability to pull, haul, or tow just about anything you set your mind to. A 20-foot trailer that needs to go? Tundra 12 can handle it. 5,000 pounds of guts, glory, and steel to move? Tow away, you’re Tundra has you covered. The available 5.7-liter V8 engine on the 2012 Toyota Tundra has a 351 horsepower rating that can go head to head with it’s competitors any day of the week, and the Regular, Double, and CrewMax cabs offer as much room and seating as you want. Standard with all new Tundras is a heavy-duty battery and starter, wiper de-icer, daytime running lights, front and read mudguards, and heater power outside mirrors. Best of all, after a long day’s work, you can still relax on your way home with a top of the interior that lends itself to both work and play.
Back in the day, a truck was designed with just about anything other than comfort in mind – bumping, jostling, and the general feeling of having been thrown in to a more powerful equivalent of a horse drawn carriage was all you could expect from such a big machine. Thankfully, those days are behind us, and Toyota rolled out all of the stops for the 2012 “Most Dependable Large Pickup”*. Deep front seats, available leather interior, optional rearview camera, navigation, rear seat entertainment center with LCD screen, and a sonar system are available for to help you get anywhere you need to go.
And yes, we said a sonar system.
But even with all of the amazing features available to the Tundra 12, the best is the overall drivability that you find. Smooth gear changes and top-notch steering response protect you from feeling anything except the joy of the drive. Four-wheel disc breaks, a first and Toyota pickup exclusive, give you a solid and responsive stopping ability on just about any terrain out there, but if you plan on taking your Tundra out where the roads aren’t so friendly often, the TRD Off-Road Package will deliver a bit more power to help get you out whatever situations the outdoors can throw at you, as well as fog lamps, engine and fuel tank skid plates, and plenty more.**
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