2012 Toyota Tundra Receives Top Safety Rating

2012 is off to a great start for Peterson Toyota. With all the different cars on the roads this year the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has chosen the Toyota Tundra as one of three trucks to receive their award for Top Safety.  Peterson Toyota is happy to be associated with one of the trucks to receive this prestigious award.

The award recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rollover and rear crashes based on ratings in Institute evaluations,” IIHS said in announcing the list of 69 cars, 38 SUVs, five minivans and three pickups. “The ratings, which cover all four of the most common kinds of crashes, help shoppers pick vehicles that offer the highest levels of crash protection.

The 2012 Toyota Tundra is a full-size truck that is available with  a 4.6L V8 (327 pounds-feet of torque) or a 5.7L V8 (401 pounds-feet of torque) engine.  The 2012 Tundra is available in three cab types: the Regular Cab, Double Cab and the CrewMax.   The CrewMax comes with a 5 foot, 6 inch bed, while other versions can be ordered with a 6.5 foot or an 8 foot cargo bed.  Highlights on the Toyota Tundra exterior include:

  • 17-, 18- or 20-inch wheels
  • Optional power-sliding rear window
  • Optional power moonroof

Toyota has worked hard to design the interior of the Toyota Tundra to accommodate working people from knobs that are easy to grip to gauges that are easy to read.  The Tundra has plenty of storage as well.  There is a center console big enough to hold a laptop and hanging files!  The regular cab Tundra has enough room behind the seats to hold five gallon buckets. The seating is roomy, supportive and comfortable.  There is a Platinum Package available if you are interested in truck with a luxury feel.  Interior features include:

  • Standard dual-zone air conditioning
  • Two front 12-volt power outlets
  • Front bench or bucket seats
  • Optional leather upholstery

The Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup in every sense of the term, and is competitive with those from Chevy, Ford, Nissan, Ram and GMC. The Toyota delivers power, payload and tow ratings that meet any reasonable need, it’s exceptionally comfortable, and it’s easy to drive.  At Peterson Toyota come by to find out all that the  Tundra offers.  Please contact us if you are interested in test driving one of these amazing vehicles!

Peterson Toyota
9101 W. Fairview Ave.
Boise, Idaho 83704



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