The front end of the 2012 Toyota Tacoma has been redesigned, with a new grille, foglamps, headlights, and bumpers. Two tow hooks are now standard on all models, and there are two new colors -- Spruce Mica and Nautical Blue Metallic. The TRD Sport package is now offered with side mirrors that have integrated turn signal lamps, plus optional 18-inch chrome five-spoke wheels.
Big changes happen on the inside, too: The updated interior includes a redesigned instrument panel with a new gauge cluster; redesigned center stack with updated heat/vent/air-conditioning controls; and new steering wheel on some models. New options include heavy-duty all-weather flooring on Access Cab and Double Cab models, waterproof fabric on some trucks, new standard and optional stereos, and navigation and Entune infotainment system offered with the Double Cab V-6. Toyota hasn't announced any powertrain changes, but we'd anticipate something like that may soon follow this styling update.