2012 TOYOTA TACOMA:
MSRP Starting at $17,125
Fuel efficiency: 21 mpg city / 25 mpg highway
The 2012 Tacoma truck comes with a more refined interior and improvements in equipment. Among the exterior changes, highlights a new front grille, redesigned headlights, hood and the front bumper cover. Inside, you can see a new instrument panel and controls on the center console with redesigned distribution, along with audio controls on the steering wheel for certain versions and the Entune infotainment system integrated into the cabin. The audio system integrates Bluetooth connectivity and USB port. It also features a rearview mirror that displays information about the outside temperature, compass and also projects the image on the reverse camera. What have not changed are the engines, the 2.7L in the base model and the 4.0L V6 are still available in their different models. For better use of the cargo box, the Toyota Tacoma 2012 includes two fixed hooks on the sides of its platform to hold heavy items and bulky more securely. The 2012 Tacoma comes with 20" tires that have a terrific grip on the road and in mud. According to the Toyota MSRP, this is the cheapest pickup truck for sale in US at this moment.
2012 CHEVROLET COLORADO:
MSRP Starting at $17, 475
Fuel efficiency: 15 mpg city / 20 mpg highway
The new generation of this truck comes with new design, better performance and more comfort. It also looks much more powerful and has greater presence on the road. This Chevrolet Colorado 2012 is the result of five years of work, a huge investment and more than 1.5 million of miles driven all over the world to ensure that its capabilities meet the needs of customers who so far are located in more than 60 markets. It is available in three versions: LS, LT and LTZ which come with different levels of equipment. Its design is much better defined and some chrome elements make it look more sophisticated. With this model, Chevrolet wants to meet the business and personal needs of buyers in order it can be used anytime, anywhere. Thanks to the technical improvements made by Chevrolet, this pickup truck increased the towing capacity. The interior also had several changes in this 2012 model and now offers more comfort and functionality for all occupants. The body and elements design such as the lights, make the Colorado looks more robust and powerful and the headlights provide a very good level of lighting. For the new generation were also made modifications in the hood and front grille. It will be available with two engine options turbo-diesel 4 cylinders of 2.5L and 2.8L that give it 150 or 180 horsepower respectively. You can choose it with five-speed manual transmission or automatic six-speed.
2012 GMC CANYON:
MSRP Starting at $17,490
Fuel efficiency: 14 mpg city / 19 mpg highway
This pickup truck is considered by many experts as one of the most advanced in the American market. The 2012 model comes with more space in its cabin and enhanced features enough to give tough competition to other compact pickup trucks. The GMC Canyon is available in two trim levels, the SL and SLE. It comes equipped with an engine 3.5 liters DOHC 20-Valve line-5 capable of producing 220 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 225 lb-ft of torque at 2800 rpm. The best of this engine is that is entirely made of aluminum which facilitates the rapid cooling thereof. The best of this engine is that is entirely made of aluminum which facilitates the rapid cooling thereof. Thanks to a lighter weight of the engine, it saves fuel and allows a quicker acceleration. It comes equipped with a five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmission. The GMC Canyon 2012 offers very good fuel efficiency of 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. It also has an excellent level of equipment that undoubtedly makes driving it more enjoyable and pleasant. Among its internal equipment options are: AM / FM stereo with CD and MP3 player and 6 speakers, air conditioning, lights on alarm, 60/40 folding rear seat, heating front seats with power height and lumbar adjustment, central locking with remote command, computer on board, power steering, automatic dimming rearview mirror, folding electric door mirrors, front fog lamps, alloy wheels, leather upholstery, front and rear power windows and steering wheel with adjustable height. As for safety comes with front disc brakes and rear drum brakes, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and dual airbags for both driver and passenger, as well as stun alarm, front and rear ELR seatbelts, dynamic stability control, tire pressure indicator and third stop light.
2012 FORD RANGER:
MSRP Starting at $18,160
Fuel efficiency: 22 mpg city / 27 mpg highway
The new Ford Ranger 2012 offers more comfort and interior space than its competitors; besides of being extremely quiet in the cabin, an attribute that isn't often associated with a pickup truck. It has sound-deadening materials in the doors, roof and structure, achieving a high refinement of noise, vibration and harshness. One of the features that draw more attention from the new Ford Ranger 2012, is its ability to pass over rivers, going up and down on steep slopes and run on roads of stone, sand, dirt and snow without any problems. The new Ford Ranger is the first midsize pickup truck created with the new strategy established by Ford for the development of products known as One Ford. The new Ford Ranger 2012 is perfect for hard work, either in the construction or agriculture industry. It is capable of easily carry full loads in the road, without having to shift gears. Another remarkable characteristic of this pickup truck is its fuel economy. The propulsion systems of the all-new Ford Ranger 2012 are designed to offer customers a superior combination of power, with a fuel economy leader in its class. In terms of safety comes with air bags for chest, which deploy from the front seat driver and passenger. The air bags designed for the chest absorb impact and reduce crash forces experienced by passengers.
2012 NISSAN FRONTIER:
MSRP Starting at $19,010
Fuel efficiency: 14 mpg city / 19 mpg highway
The Nissan Frontier is a midsize truck versatile with excellent performance and popularity. It looks sturdy but elegant and its handling is surprisingly easy and comfortable. It is available with rear-wheel-drive (RWD) or four-wheel drive (FWD) of 5 or 6-speed manual transmission or automatic 5-speed. This pickup is a real workhorse with a very welcome and surprising touch of civility. It comes with two options of body, 4x4 and 4x2 and has a 261 horsepower 4.0L V6 engine and another one of 152 horsepower 2.5L 4-cylinder in line only for the King Cab model. This pickup truck offers in this new model an exceptional level of performance. For the family or for working fits almost any need or budget. It is one of the few alternatives for those looking for a double cab pick-up for working with all wheel drive and which is not diesel. This pickup truck is offered in 5 different versions: the S (King/Crew Cab), the SV 4 Cyl (King Cab), the SV V6 (King / Crew Cab), the PRO-4X (King / Crew Cab) and the SL (Crew Cab). The King Cab body is only available with the 4-cylinder engine. It has two regular front doors and two rear-hinged half-size in the back and rated for four passengers, both with very limited rear space making them suitable only for very short trips. The Crew Cab 4 doors and body has capacity for 5 passengers in a conventional rear seat with 60/40 folding backrest. The Frontier cabin is quite utilitarian but with a sporty touch that makes it visually interesting. It feels solid with very good build quality although some rigid plastic panels look somewhat cheap, fortunately are not the most prominent. The 2012 Nissan Frontier is our last and 5th vehicle on this list and for less than $20,000 another great cheap pickup truck you can find in many US dealerships.
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