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New FR-S BRZ Technology Info! Engine specs, CoG, Drag Coefficient, Dimensions, etc.

Key Info:

  • 460mm from ground to the center of the crank/gravity (low CG)
  • 53:47 F/R weight split
  • 0.27 Cd (coefficient of drag)
  • D-4S DI engine tech (direct injection pairs with secondary EFI)
  • 1,998cc Displacement
  • 200 HP
  • 151.2 ft-lbs torque
  • 7400rpm redline
  • 12.5:1 Compression ratio
  • 86mm x 86mm bore/stroke
  • Mcpherson front suspension / Double wishbone rear
  • Rear seats fold (as one unit)
  • Cup holders can slide / be removed
  • Can carry 4 tires in rear

Translated scans (big thanks to AKI !!!):

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Toyota TechStream Ver GTS_10.10.018 – Diagnostic Tools for FR-S/GT86/BRZ

UPDATE MAY. 15, 2015.

Hi boys, here I am again, here the newest version of diagnostic tools for GT86/BRZ – Multilanguage.
This tool let customize (reset errors) some vehicle options like does EcuScan for Fiat/Suzuky and many others for Renault, Audi and so on.

NO need for online activation , …..simply follow directions selecting market (EU,JP or USA) in accordance to your vehicle market setup and insert what you can read inside file xxxx.txt

Warning:

as for all diagnostic/setting tools:
NEVER runs on a laptop NOT fully of battery charge!
NEVER disconnect cable when performing setting!
NEVER CLOSE program while operating!
NEVER RUNS under high power consumption (navi,fans and climate control or light)!
OPERATE with open door and half window(preferably)

The software runs a diagnostic for cable (preferable before starting each action).

All that you need need is a cheaper J2534 TOOL (cheap MINIVCI,ACTIA,KTS,etc).

These are drivers (transparent J2534, cheaper chinese): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/…LE%202.0.1.msi

Install program (download here https://db.tt/dHYMcxyc ) and locate IT3System.ini

You can edit IT3System.ini without follow other actions to free the program

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;Available Function Setting
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[AvailableFunction]
MinorFunction=1
TISFunction=1
UserFunction=1

CHANGE TISFunction-=1 to 0

Warnpics may vary upon market settings (Usa or Europe), first screenshot is “Europe”.

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HANDLE ONLY IF YOU KNOW WHAT ARE YOU DOING.

Here in Europe each time you go to dealer for stupid things (simply accomodation for seat bealts or DRL setting) you pay a lot as a slot machine. So learn to manage these tools is important


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Last edited by Trap63; 05-30-2015 at 06:19 PM. Reason: updating software link

Bahrain Car Market was up 29% in November 2012. Toyota Prado in the sky.

Bahrain has one of most dynamic world’s car markets and November confirmed the trend with a 29% increase over last year. The 2012 is running towards the new all-time record with a yearly increase of 47%. Toyota above 40% of share.

 

 

Pushed by a very favorable economic environment, the Bahrain car market posted in November 3.717 sales, up 29.3%, with the 21st consecutive year-on-year increase. Year-to-date sales were 42.159, up 47.0% from last year and 2012 will post the new all-time record.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Toyota dominated the market, selling 1.524 units with a share of 41.0%, up 4.1 points of share from the previous month thanks to the large SUV Prado exploit. Year-to-date November sales were 15.883 with a share of 37.7%. Toyota held 10 models in the top 25, with the Prado as market leader and other 3 Toyota in the following positions.

Nissan was 2nd, selling 440 units with a share of 11.8%, down 2.2 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 5.700 with a share of 13.5%.Nissan held 4 models in the Top 25, with the Altima in 6th position.

Hyundai was 3rd, with 418 units and a share of 11.2%, down 0.9 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 4.950 with a share of 11.7%.The best-selling model was Tucson, 5th this month, while the Accent was 7th.

Mitsubishi climbed to the 4th position (6th year-to-date) selling 222 units with a share of 6.0%, up 0.4 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date November sales were 2.239 with a share of 5.3%.

Kia was 5th (4th year-to-date) selling 203 units with a share of 5.5%, up 3.4 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 2.418 with a share of 5.7%.

In the table below, the Top 25 brands, ranked by year to date position:

Rank

Brand

Nov

Ytd Nov

I Half

Q3

Oct

Nov

Ytd Nov

1

Toyota

1.524

15.883

38,5%

35,4%

36,9%

41,0%

37,7%

2

Nissan

440

5.700

12,8%

15,0%

14,6%

11,8%

13,5%

3

Hyundai

418

4.950

11,4%

12,4%

12,1%

11,2%

11,7%

4

Kia

203

2.418

6,5%

5,7%

2,1%

5,5%

5,7%

5

Honda

135

1.391

2,8%

3,8%

4,4%

3,6%

3,3%

6

Mitsubishi

222

2.239

4,9%

5,8%

5,6%

6,0%

5,3%

7

Lexus

149

1.241

2,7%

2,9%

3,7%

4,0%

2,9%

8

Ford

111

1.080

2,2%

3,0%

2,7%

3,0%

2,6%

9

Chevrolet

54

665

1,4%

1,8%

2,1%

1,5%

1,6%

10

Volkswagen

40

591

1,6%

1,2%

1,0%

1,1%

1,4%

11

Mazda

46

570

1,3%

1,4%

1,6%

1,2%

1,4%

12

BMW

38

539

1,5%

1,0%

0,8%

1,0%

1,3%

13

Isuzu

43

514

1,1%

1,4%

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

14

Mercedes

27

466

1,1%

1,1%

1,8%

0,7%

1,1%

15

GMC

36

419

0,9%

1,4%

0,6%

1,0%

1,0%

16

Fuso

15

194

0,4%

0,6%

0,4%

0,4%

0,5%

17

Dodge

26

348

0,9%

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

18

Suzuki

10

326

0,8%

1,0%

0,2%

0,3%

0,8%

19

Infiniti

15

295

0,7%

0,8%

0,5%

0,4%

0,7%

20

Jeep

17

281

0,7%

0,8%

0,5%

0,5%

0,7%

21

Porsche

31

260

0,7%

0,3%

0,6%

0,8%

0,6%

22

Land Rover

10

195

0,5%

0,5%

0,2%

0,3%

0,5%

23

Renault

16

135

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

24

Mini

5

43

0,1%

0,2%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

25

Hino

21

47

0,0%

0,1%

0,1%

0,6%

0,1%

Looking at the best-selling models, the Toyota Prado was the market leader (2nd last month and year-to-date) selling 426 units with a share of 11.5%, up 4.9 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 3.109 with a share of 7.4%.

The Land Cruiser was 2nd, with 296 units and a share of 8.0%,up 0.8 points from the previous month, followed by the Hilux in 3rd (4th last month and year-to-date) with 204 units and a share of 5.5%, up 1.1 points from October.

The Corolla was 4th (3rd last month and year-to-date) with 162 units and 4.4% of share, down 0.2 points from October, followed by the Hyundai Tucson in 5th (8th last month and 12th year-to-date) with 147 units and a share of 4.0%, up 0.8 points from the previous month

The Nissan Altima was 6th (5th last month and 14th year-to-date) with 127 units and 3.4% of share, down 0.2 points from the previous month, followed by the Accent in 7th (13th last month and 10th year-to-date) with 97 units and a share of 2.6%, up 0.7 points from October.

Behind it was a good month for the Lexus LX and RX, in 15thand 16th, up 10 spots from the last month, for the Kia Sorrento in 19th, up 14 spots and for the Hyundai Azera in 20th, up 25 spots from October. It wasn’t good for the Elantra in 22nd, down 16 spots.

In the table below, the Best 25 selling models, ranked for the last month position:

Rank Nov

Rank Oct

Rank Ytd

Models

Nov

Ytd Nov

I Half

Q3

Oct

Nov

Ytd Nov

1

2

2

Toyota Prado

426

3.109

6,7%

7,7%

6,6%

11,5%

7,4%

2

1

1

Toyota Land Cruiser

296

3.584

9,4%

7,5%

7,2%

8,0%

8,5%

3

4

4

Toyota Hilux

204

2.022

4,7%

5,0%

4,4%

5,5%

4,8%

4

3

3

Toyota Corolla

162

1.822

4,3%

4,3%

4,6%

4,4%

4,3%

5

8

12

Hyundai Tucson

147

1.312

2,6%

3,8%

3,2%

4,0%

3,1%

6

5

14

Nissan Altima

127

938

1,4%

3,0%

3,6%

3,4%

2,2%

7

13

10

Hyundai Accent

97

1.224

3,3%

2,6%

1,9%

2,6%

2,9%

8

10

9

Toyota Camry

88

1.227

3,3%

2,4%

2,5%

2,4%

2,9%

9

11

8

Honda Accord

88

704

1,6%

1,5%

2,2%

2,4%

1,7%

10

9

5

Toyota Hiace

79

1.223

3,2%

2,5%

3,0%

2,1%

2,9%

11

7

7

Nissan Sunny

73

1.058

2,0%

3,4%

3,3%

2,0%

2,5%

12

14

38

Toyota Avalon

60

598

1,5%

1,2%

1,7%

1,6%

1,4%

13

12

11

Toyota Yaris

57

494

1,3%

0,6%

2,0%

1,5%

1,2%

14

41

21

Kia Rio

55

653

1,8%

1,6%

0,4%

1,5%

1,5%

15

25

25

Lexus LX

54

497

1,4%

0,9%

0,8%

1,5%

1,2%

16

26

44

Lexus RX

54

497

1,4%

0,9%

0,8%

1,5%

1,2%

17

15

17

Toyota FJ Cruiser

48

484

1,1%

1,0%

1,6%

1,3%

1,1%

18

17

32

Nissan D22

45

467

1,0%

1,2%

1,4%

1,2%

1,1%

19

33

34

Kia Sorrento

45

415

0,8%

1,3%

0,5%

1,2%

1,0%

20

45

26

Hyundai Azera

42

372

1,0%

0,8%

0,3%

1,1%

0,9%

21

21

22

Toyota RAV4

41

517

1,3%

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

1,2%

22

6

6

Hyundai Elantra

40

1.060

2,5%

2,6%

3,5%

1,1%

2,5%

23

20

20

Nissan Tiida

31

858

2,5%

1,9%

1,1%

0,8%

2,0%

24

27

19

Isuzu D-Max

31

378

0,8%

1,1%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

25

60

13

Kia Carens

29

355

1,3%

0,2%

0,1%

0,8%

0,8%

Endless Hybrid Options

Hate going to the gas pump every week? There is no need to anymore with the Toyota Prius. This Hybrid comes in four different models with four different trims. One of these cars is bound to fulfill your needs. The 3rd generation Toyota Prius is the newest model of this Hybrid, but the Prius C, Prius V, and Prius Plug-in Hybrid are also full of options. The 3rd generation also comes in four trims, the Prius Two, Prius Three, Prius Four and Prius 5.

Each of these four trims offers something a little more than the previous trim. The Prius Two comes standard with the keyless ignition and Bluetooth capabilities. The Prius Three upgrades to the review camera and navigation system. The Prius Four has a power driver’s seat and heated seats as well as an upgraded stereo. The Prius Five upgrades to LED headlights and alloy wheels.

If the 3rd generation is not for you, the Prius C, Prius V and Prius Plug-in Hybrid are also options to consider. The Prius C is a subcompact hatchback designed smaller for the city, after all, that is what the C in Prius C stands for. The Prius C is offered in four trims, each with equipment specific upgrades from the next.

The Prius V is an extended hatchback wagon which provides more room for passengers as well as cargo.. The Prius V comes in three different trims, the two, three and five, again each offering something a little different and providing more room for cargo capacity as well as fuel efficiency. The Prius also comes as a plug-in hybrid which could eliminate the use of gas altogether.

No matter your needs, Prius comes in many different models and trims to encompass as many of them as possible.

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2012 Toyota Prius C: Newest Status Symbol?

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The L.A. Times ran a story recently that reports how the Prius has become a status symbol in rich neighborhoods in which the residents place a priority on environmental responsibility.

According to the article, Century City here in Los Angeles, for example, has an average annual income of $751,000, making it fifth on the wealthiest ZIP codes list. (Had no idea Century City was full of so many high rollers — L.A. residents, does that ranking seem right to you?) Anyway, in that big-money enclave, the homely, frugal Prius is the most popular vehicle, believe it or not.

This makes me wonder if the Prius C is destined to fill a similar niche. At the moment, it seems to be a much less common sight on the streets than its big brother, which could only serve to enhance its appeal with the wealthy, environmentally conscious set.

What do you think?

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV first drive: The electric SUV stands alone

(Credit: Wayne Cunningham/CNET)

When I took the wheel of the Toyota RAV4 EV during an event in Los Angeles, two things stuck out: a Prius shifter on the console and the all-digital instrument cluster. Clearly, this SUV would not be a typical RAV4. That feeling was accentuated when pushing the start button produced a silent system check, the car booting up, as opposed to the crank of an internal combustion engine.

The exterior of the RAV4 EV also offered a few clues to the nature of its drivetrain, not least of which were the EV and Electric logos on all sides. By comparison, the lack of a large front grille seemed almost subtle.

One cue that few would notice without a spec sheet was the LED low-beam headlights, tucked away in their casings next to standard projector high beams. Toyota made a smart move here, reducing energy usage of the low beams, while reducing costs on the high beams, which get less use.

2012 Toyota Sienna – The Best Minivan for You

Good

Seven to eight passenger seating capacity; potent and smooth V6 engine; offered four-wheel drive system.

Bad

Pricey options packages; quite a few lower grade plastics inside the cabin.

Introduction

2012 Toyota Sienna is a comfortable and voluptuous minivan, which is does everything well and is easy to live with and can be loaded with convenient features. For 2012, the XLE variant of Sienna gets additional standard equipments, most notably the automatic headlamps and power passenger seat. The exterior of Sienna is quite stylish and gets projector beam halogen headlights with auto on or off feature or High Intensity Discharge headlights with manual level control, auto on or off feature or Automatic High Beam, LED stop and taillamps, color keyed rear and front underbody spoilers and side rocker panels, black front grille insert with smoked chrome surround, gray metallic front grille insert with chrome surround, heated power color keyed auto dimming outside mirrors with memory functions, turn signal indicators, puddle lamps and reverse, power folding tilt down.

2012 Toyota Sienna

The Toyota Sienna is a family minivan produced and introduced by Japanese automobile manufacturing company known as Toyota at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana in Princeton, Indiana in United States for North American market. It replaced the 1st generation Previa van in the year 1997 with more traditional front wheel drive system and shares heavily revised platform with Toyota Camry. Both original Sienna and Previa were smaller as compared to other models in the market, but a redesign in 2004 increased dimensions to match those of rivals. At present, the Sienna is the only minivan available in its segment to provide four-wheel drive system. The 3rd generation Sienna was marketed in the month of February 2010 in United States and is the first Sienna to receive Top Safety Pick award from IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). For 2001 model year, it underwent mid-cycle refresh, including a redesign to both rear and front fascias that added redesigned bumper and front along with revised rear taillamps sporting more contemporary appearance. The company also redesigned center console area for adding more usability to HVAC controls with new locations for accessory switches (power sliding doors, rear vent and heated seats).

With bevy of offered convenience and comfort features and cavernous cabin, the modern 2012 Toyota Sienna is second to none as family hauler. It has been one of the most capable models in its segment and got top to bottom redesign, making it even more undeniable. Relative to its predecessor, the current 2012 Sienna presents shoppers with wide array of options, which include four-cylinder engine for those seeking higher fuel efficiency, SE variant with sport tuned suspension for more responsive handling. Other highlights are split screen video monitor for rearseat entertainment system and offered recliner-style seating for second row.

2012 Toyota Sienna interior

The 2012 Toyota Sienna has quiet cabin and smooth ride and its V6 powertrain offers vigorous acceleration. The four-wheel drive system is also available for those who frequently slog through snow and rain. Another bonus is the eight-passenger seating capacity of Sienna. Of course, the minivan class boasts some impressive choices such as talented Honda Odyssey that offers wide, distinctively configurable 2nd row seats with additional measure of versatility, Nissan Quest and Dodge Grand Caravan. But the all new 2012 Sienna is an ideal match for many of the strengths of its distinctive mix of features, variants and engines and overall competence.

Trim Levels, Body Styles and Optional Features

The 2012 Toyota Sienna is available in base; Limited, LE, XLE and Se trim levels. The XLE and LE come in seven and eight passenger configurations, while Limited and base are 7-passenger only and SE is eight-passenger only. All variants come with front wheel drive system, while Limited; LE and XLE can be equipped with four-wheel drive system. The base Sienna comes with standard features; these include sliding rear doors with power down windows, 17 inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, three-zone air conditioning, cruise control, four-speaker stereo system with auxiliary audio jack and CD player and telescoping steering wheel. The four-cylinder LE comes with heated side mirrors, privacy glass, overhead and floor consoles, manual river eight-way seat and steering column mounted stereo controls.

2012 Toyota Sienna interior 2012 Toyota Sienna interior

Stepping up to LE V6 variant of 2012 Toyota Sienna gets power sliding side doors, roof rack, power lumbar support for front seats, rearview auto dimming mirror, 3.5-inch display including backup monitor, six-speaker surround sound audio system with iPod/USB interface and satellite radio and Bluetooth phone and streaming audio. The sport-tuned SE is identically equipped to LE V6 but gets exceptional front fascia with foglamps, larger air intake and mesh inserts, more aggressive styling through 19 inch alloy wheels, tinted head and taillamps and lower body skirting. The SE also adds redesigned power steering, power liftgate and firmer suspension tuning. The cabin inside is slathered with inimitable instruments, leatherette/cloth upholstery; leather wrapped steering column and automatically controlled triple-zone climate system.

The 2012 Toyota Sienna XLE reverts back to LE but comes with automatic headlamps, distinctive metallic gray grille insert, tow prep package, sunroof, wood grain interior trim, leather upholstery, heated front seats, auto-down/ up power windows and power passenger and driver seats. The All Wheel Drive version of XLE gets second row lounge seats with popup footrests.

The 2012 Toyota Sienna Limited consists of satin chrome grille, 18 inch alloy wheels, dual sunroofs, power folding side mirrors with signal repeaters, puddle lamps and auto-dimming, keyless ignition/entry, rear and front parking sensors, driver memory functions, dual-tone leather seating, upgraded JBL 10-speaker premium surround sound stereo system, wood and leather steering wheel, split and power folding third-row seat and second-row lounge seats.

Many of the equipments and features of 2012 Toyota Sienna are grouped in different packages, which vary based on variant and purchasing region. Notable highlights are rain sensing wipers, xenon headlamps, rearseat DVD entertainment system with large screen, which can be split for displaying two different sources, navigation system with backup camera and adaptive cruise control.

Performance and Powertrains

Powering the LE and base trim levels of 2012 Toyota Sienna is an inline four-cylinder 2.7 liter engine with maximum output of 186 pound feet of torque and 187 horsepower. Offered on both trim levels and standard on others is the 3.5 liter burly V6 engine, which is good for pumping out 245 pound feet of torque and 266 horsepower. Both powertrains are teamed up with six-speed automatic transmission. The Limited, LE and XLE trim levels can be equipped with four-wheel drive system.

2012 Toyota Sienna engine

In performance testing, the 2012 Toyota Sienna V6 engine accelerated from 0 to 60 miles per hour in the time range of 7.9 seconds. The fuel economy for four-cylinder engine is 24 mpg highway, 19 mpg city and 21 mpg in combined driving, while for V6 model is 18 mpg city, 25 mpg highway and 21 mpg in combined driving.

Safety Features

Standard safety features on 2012 Toyota Sienna include antilock disc brakes, driver side knee airbag, traction and stability control, front head active restraints, front seat side airbags and side curtain full length airbags. The hill start assist and pre collision warning system are optional on Limited. In brake testing, the Limited variant came to a stop in 127 feet from 60 miles per hour.

In government testing, the 2012 Toyota Sienna got five-star rating for side crash protection and three-star rating for frontal crash protection, while the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave Sienna the highest rating of Good for side impact, roof strength and frontal offset crash protection.

Special Features and Interior Design

Lower variants of 2012 Toyota Sienna are pleasingly decked out with top notch fabric upholstery; on the other hand, the high end trim levels comes with unconvincing faux-wood cabin accents. The dashboard has been designed so both front passenger and driver feel majority of space is theirs, the company says. Its swoopy lines express separate spaces for both passengers with large dials for most important functions such as stereo volume and temperature adjustment.

2012 Toyota Sienna front

Load up the options, and you can get automatic tri-zone climate control, heated leather seats, navigation system and dual moonroofs. The optional rear entertainment system gets wide flip down display, which can play two different inputs, two DVDs, – DVD and video game with passengers listening to their individual programming through wireless headphones. With third row seats stowed and second-row seats out, it Sienna provides massive 150 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity.

Driving Impressions

The four-cylinder engine of 2012 Toyota Sienna is pretty quiet and smooth with enough power for dealing with freeway cruising and traffic with two passengers aboard. Star Safety System includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Antilock Braking System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology. At speeds greater than 5mph, when accelerator is depressed first and brakes then applied firmly for longer than one-half second, the Smart Stop Technology is engineered to help driver bring the minivan to complete stop. Its Safety Connect incorporates Stolen Vehicle Locator, Emergency Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification and Roadside Assistance. Overall, the ride quality of Sienna is plush, while the handling is competent in all versions.

2012 Toyota Camry – Most Popular Midsize Sedan

Good

New Web-based Entune system, which integrates navigation, audio and infotainment; refined cabin; revised styling.

Bad

Lacks manual transmission; lifeless steering in four-cylinder models.

Introduction

2012 Toyota Camry is a four-door, front wheel drive five-passenger sedan, which continues its reputation of quality, safety and reliability into an all-new seventh-generation for 2012. Although completely redesigned, it plays it safe with styling revisions, which make it look slightly tougher and suspension updates that make it slightly livelier. The 2012 Camry debuts a sophisticated, bold new design with more spacious cabin, even quieter ride and enhanced driving dynamics than before. With multimedia technology, class leading safety and fuel economy added in, the end result is best Camry ever made. The all new 2012 Camry blends an evolution of car’s values – safety, comfort, reliability and efficiency with engaging driving experience and more appealing design. Competition in the midsize sedan class is the strongest it’s ever been, and all new Camry is engineered for maintaining its long standing leadership while also broadening its appeal. Exclusive interior and exterior design badging and touches differentiate 2012 Camry from other Camry variants.

2012 Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is basically a series of midsize vehicles designed and engineered since 1982 by Toyota and marketed in plenty of automotive markets across the world. Between 1980 and 82, the Camry nameplate was delegated to four-door saloon called Toyota Celica Camry. The term is an Anglicized phonetic transcription of Japanese word kanmuri, which means crown. It is one of the best selling models of Toyota in North America and also sells very well in plenty of Asian markets along with Australia. Despite global success, it has not been marketed in Japan, its home marketed or Europe. Toyota Camry became an independent model line in the year 1982 with V10 series, offered in five-door liftback and four-door sedan body styles. The current generation Camry was launched in month of August 2011 and began United States sales in September 2011. The cabin inside received major redesign, while exterior received more angular styling and all new sheet metal.

The 2012 Toyota Camry is now in its seventh generation and shows little sharper look, including more aggressive side profile and front grille. More angular, tougher lines ring the exterior. It offers enhanced versions of 2010’s powertrains – 3.5 liter 268-horsepower V6 and respectably powerful 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine. Both powerplants are mated to six-speed automatic transmission and offer superior fuel economy. The four-cylinder engine offers 35 mpg in highway driving and nearly 100 horsepower more. Given that the midsize sedan class has changed considerably with models like Ford Fusion, Volkswagen Passat, Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima. Redesigned Nissan Altima and Honda Accord are also due in 2012.

2012 Toyota Camry interior

Trim Levels, Body Styles and Optional Features

The 2012 Toyota Camry is available in L, XLE, LE and SE trim levels. The base L comes packed with 16 inch steel wheels, Bluetooth, power folding mirrors, six-speaker CD sound system with USB and auxiliary input jacks, air conditioning, split folding rear seats, full power accessories, telescoping and tilt steering wheel and cruise control. The LE is equipped with automatic headlights, Bluetooth streaming stereo, remote keyless ignition, 6.1 inch touchscreen for car, audio and phone information and steering column mounted Bluetooth and audio controls.

The 2012 Toyota Camry SE includes 17 inch alloy wheels, sport tuned suspension, heated exterior mirrors, foglights, leather wrapped shifter and steering wheel, exclusive exterior and interior styling treatments, Display Audio system and sport seats. SE V6 models come with upgraded Display Audio system, which adds HD radio, navigation, voice recognition, Entune smartphone and satellite radio, 18 inch wheels and Web integration.

2012 Toyota Camry back seats

The luxurious 2012 Toyota Camry XLE reverts to LE’s softer suspension settings, and gets foglamps, heated exterior mirrors, automatically controlled dual-zone climate system, sunroof, power passenger four-way seat, Display Audio system with Entune and navigation and power driver eight way seat. XLE V6 models add rearview auto dimming mirror, rearview camera, heated front passenger and driver seats and leather upholstery. The premium JBL 10-speaker surround sound stereo system incorporated with hard drive based seven-inch touchscreen navigation system is optional on XLE V6 models.

2012 Toyota Sequoia – Truck Capability With 8-Passenger Seating

Pros

High towing capacity and brisk acceleration with 5.7 liter V8 engine; massive interior with flexible seating; graceful handling for its size; serene ride.

Cons

Well equipped versions are expensive; stereo controls are hard to reach while driving.

Introduction

2012 Toyota Sequoia is a large sport utility vehicle, which is capable of towing a trailer, while safely transporting the entire family in comfort. With user friendly features, versatility and class leading refinement, the Sequoia is one of the top picks amongst large sport utility vehicles. The Sequoia is a sport utility vehicle developed and designed on the proposition which you can’t expand your kids’ horizons with a wide screen television alone. Sequoia offers comfortable seating for up to eight passengers, along with plenty of cargo room for everyone’s gear. Inside, its host of high tech features will eliminate any possibility of homesickness. And to help make your adventures possible, it provides genuine all-terrain capability and a choice of two powerful engines. In short, it does much more than merely simplify trips to the local big-box store. The Sequoia provides you with the capability to show your family the original meaning of “remote.”

It’s remarkable what you can put in 2012 Toyota Sequoia, but it is even more outstanding what you and your family will get out of it. Its available power liftgate makes it easy to access the cavernous cargo bay and all your gear. Just press a button on the key fob and the liftgate gently releases upward. Judging by the pamphlets you brought back from Death Valley and the Badlands, your friends might think you had just subjected your family to an inhospitable ordeal. The Platinum trim level’s refined interior provides heated and ventilated front seats, heated second row seats and climate control. Press a button and the driver’s seat automatically adjusts to your preset position. When it’s time to depart, simply take the wheel and let your adventure unfold.

2012 Toyota SequoiaThe 2nd row seat of 2012 Toyota Sequoia will have your kids hoping they aren’t there yet. That’s because they can play video games or watch the latest movies on the available rearseat DVD entertainment system with 9-inch screen; plus, all their games and movies will stow tidily away in its many storage compartments. To keep front-seat passengers from feeling left out, the Sequoia provides an excellent JBL Synthesis stereo system with 14 speakers. Featuring a high resolution 7-inch touchscreen display with incorporated backup camera, this system also includes fourteen speakers including subwoofer, JBL Synthesis AM/FM 4-disc CD changer, auxiliary audio jack, SiriusXM Satellite Radio capability, handsfree phone capability, music streaming through Bluetooth wireless technology and USB port with iPod connectivity.

The Toyota Sequoia is basically a large sport utility vehicle developed and designed by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana in Princeton, Indiana. It is derived from Toyota Tundra pickup truck, however differs in its use of an independent rear suspension. The Sequoia is priced between the full-size Land Cruiser and the mid-size 4Runner and is the biggest sport utility vehicle presently marketed under the Toyota brand. Both the Land Cruiser and Sequoia offers eight-passenger seating capacity, however the Sequoia is little bigger unlike the Land Cruiser, with partially bigger leg room for the 3rd row, and more cargo space behind the 3rd row. Another difference is that the Sequoia is offered in two-wheel-drive its 4WD system isn’t the permanent 4WD system like the one found on Land Cruiser. As of 2011, it is marketed exclusively in Bolivia, United States, Chile, Canada, Puerto Rico, Middle East and Mexico.

2012 Toyota SequoiaThe Japanese automaker revealed the 2008 Toyota Sequoia at 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show, with sales starting that following December. Like the first Sequoia, the new model is based on new Tundra with major differences including a rear independent suspension featuring double wishbones with coil springs for enhanced ride comfort and room, a locking center differential on four-wheel drive models and a fully boxed frame. The cabin inside features the same dash like the new Tundra with power windows and doors, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a keyless entry and dual sun visors. Options include a rear DVD entertainment system, DVD based navigation with 7-inch screen and backup camera, heated seats with ventilated coolers in front row and warmers in second row offered in Platinum trim and a 14-speaker JBL audio system. The Limited trim level adds an enhanced JBL audio system, audio, climate, and hands-free Bluetooth mobile phone system controls, an electrochromic auto dimming sideview mirrors and rearview mirror with HomeLink transceiver and electroluminescent Optitron gauges. The Platinum model includes a rear air suspension that can lower for easy loading, Dynamic Laser Cruise Control and a standard DVD navigation with a backup camera.

The 0.36 drag coefficient of 2012 Toyota Sequoia is comparable to smaller crossover type vehicles. Its wipers, mirrors, roof header and A-pillar are shaped to help minimize wind noise and maximize aerodynamic efficiency. The vehicle underside airflow is optimized for reducing wind and drag noise and to help enhance directional control. Headlight washers are standard on all trims for enhanced visibility. On Limited, the big sideview mirrors come with automatic glare-resistance, turn-signal lamps and power retraction. Besides these features, the Platinum mirrors also include position memory, reverse linked tilt functions and puddle lamps. The wide rear door opening angle offers child seat installation and easy passenger egress/ingress. Standard on the Platinum and Limited models are front and rear parking sonar sensors, which emit audible warning to alert the driver of the position of solid objects and their distance from the vehicle.

2012 Toyota SequoiaThe 2012 Toyota Sequoia is a large, massive, refined, truck based and full size sport utility vehicle, which provides a large, well designed interior with eight-passenger seating capacity. Equally striking is its ride quality, with its independent rear suspension that is markedly superior unlike a number of other large sport utility vehicles. It has the hard-working angle covered too with available 5.7 liter 381-horsepower V8 engine which delivers a 7,400-pound towing capacity and strong acceleration. Most shoppers would likely be better served by one of the imposing large car based crossover sport utility vehicles, which are easier to drive, offer similar interior accommodations and boast stronger fuel economy – Ford Flex, Honda Pilot or Chevrolet Traverse (or its GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave siblings).

Variants, Body Types and Features

The 2012 Toyota Sequoia is a large sport utility vehicle that offers comfortable seating capacity for up to eight passengers and is available in three different trims – Limited, Platinum and SR5, all of which are available with a choice of rear or four wheel drive.

The base SR5 comes standard with foglights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, heated mirrors, privacy glass, running boards, a sunroof, a towing package, a power vertically sliding rear window, keyless entry, tri-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, a 40/20/40 reclining and sliding second-row bench seat, power front seats (four-way passenger and eight-way driver), cloth upholstery, 60/40-split reclining and fold-flat third-row bench, a leather wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, an eight-speaker sound system with satellite radio, a CD player, an iPod/USB audio interface and an auxiliary audio jack and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.

2012 Toyota Sequoia interior
Opting for Limited will get you power folding and auto dimming mirrors, 20-inch alloy wheels, a power liftgate, front and rear parking sensors, driver seat adjustable lumbar, leather upholstery, upgraded gauges, a power reclining and folding third-row seat, rear side window sunshades (second and third rows), a premium 14-speaker JBL sound system with a six-CD changer and a rearview camera. Available options on Limited models include a rearseat entertainment system, a navigation system with real-time traffic info, a four-CD changer which swaps out the six-disc and a touchscreen interface and second-row captain’s chairs.

Those options are included on the range topping Sequoia Platinum, which also adds load leveling rear air springs, 20-inch chrome-clad alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, adaptive shock absorbers, heated and cooled front seats, perforated leather upholstery, driver memory functions, a 10-way power driver seat (adds thigh adjustment), heated second row captain’s chairs, a four-CD changer and a power-adjustable steering wheel. There are only 2 options for SR5 models, including a Sport Appearance package that bundles a body color grille surround, second-row captain’s chairs and 20-inch chrome-clad alloy wheels. The Premium package includes many of Limited model’s extra standard features.

2012 Toyota Sequoia interior

What’s Beneath the Hood of 2012 Toyota Sequoia?

The 2012 Toyota Sequoia is available with one of two V8 powerplants. Both are mated to standard rear wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission. The optional all-wheel drive gets a 2-speed transfer case with push button locking and electronic shifting. Motivation for the base SR5 model comes from a 4.6 liter V8 engine, which is good for pulsating 310 horsepower with 327 pound feet of torque. The rated fuel economy is 20 mpg highway, 14 mpg city and 16 mpg in combined driving.

Powering the Platinum and Limited models is a 5.7 liter V8 engine with maximum output of 381 horsepower with 401 pound feet of torque. In performance testing, it accelerated from 0 to 60 miles per hour in the time range of 6.7 seconds and offered the fuel economy of 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway and 15 mpg in combined driving. Once properly equipped, the Sequoia can provide up to 7400 pounds of towing capacity.

2012 Toyota Sequoia engine

Safety & Reliability

Standard safety features on 2012 Toyota Sequoia include stability control, antilock disc brakes, trailer sway control, traction control, front knee airbags, three-row side curtain airbags and front-seat side-impact airbags. A back-up camera and front and rear parking sensors are standard on Platinum and Limited trims. The blind spot warning system is standard on Platinum version. In brake testing, the Toyota Sequoia came to a stop in 127 feet from 60 miles per hour, which is quite short distance for a sport utility vehicle in this segment.

Special Features and Cockpit Design

The passenger cabin of 2012 Toyota Sequoia offers plenty of room for passengers, cargo or a combination of the two. Besides its multitude of cupholders and vast cargo area, it provides a variety of other storage options. The dual level glove compartment has a large compartment below for large thing and a smaller compartment above for documents and other flat items. Featuring a 6.1-inch high-resolution touchscreen with integrated backup camera display and split screen capability, this system also includes eight speakers, AM/FM CD player, HD Radio with iTunes Tagging, SiriusXM Satellite Radio compatibility, handsfree phone capability, USB port with iPod connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, music streaming through Bluetooth wireless technology and phone book access. The front seat console on Platinum edition provides climate controls and cup holders for those in the 2nd row. There are also a handy 115V AC power outlet and RCA jacks for rearseat DVD entertainment system.

The large interior of 2012 Sequoia offers much more space and there is comfortable seating for eight with standard 3rd row, along with variety of seating configurations for handling any combination of payload and passengers. Or fold all the seats flat and unveil 120 cubic feet of cargo capacity, perfect for that drum kit, those home enhancement materials or that 8-person tent. Its reclining third-row seat is wide enough for three adults to ride in real comfort. Or utilize its 60/40 split-fold versatility for quickly accommodating both cargo and people.

2012 Toyota Sequoia

Driving Impressions

Like an all-star NBA center, the 2012 Toyota Sequoia moves pretty well for a vehicle its size. It comes standard with Star Safety System, a suite of six advanced safety features designed to help keep drivers out of harm’s way. The system includes Traction Control (TRAC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Smart Stop Technology (SST) and Brake Assist (BA). The 5.7 liter V8 is equipped with dual independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). The Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS) switches the intake tract length in two stages, based on throttle angle and engine RPM for optimizing torque across the engine speed range.

In the six-speed automatic transmission for all models, the company’s flexible torque converter lock-up control improves efficiency with lock-up occurring in 4th, 5th and 6th gears. The Multi Mode four wheel drive system available for all trim levels uses a 2-speed transfer case with lockable Torsen limited slip center differential for powering both the rear and front wheels. The transfer case is shifted electronically through a rotary knob, and it locks with the push of a button. Overall, the Toyota Sequoia is for big roads, wide open spaces and big loads.

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