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Redesigned 2012 Toyota Yaris starts at $14,875; Sequoia, Tundra and Sienna prices up slightly

Tue, 09 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0700

The base price of the redesigned Toyota Yaris small car starts at about $1,000 more than the current car. Meanwhile, prices are only slightly changed for the 2012 Toyota Sequoia, Tundra and Sienna models.

The 2012 Yaris subcompact stickers for $14,875, including shipping charges, for the L-grade, three-door hatchback with a five-speed manual transmission. It's about the same price as current models with the convenience package.

The price increase for the second-generation Yaris reflects added standard features. A new five-door SE hatchback model with a four-speed automatic transmission is also available for 2012, offering an improved suspension and starting at $17,960. New model-year pricing for the Yaris goes into effect on Aug. 31.

Pricing for the Toyota Sequoia will stay about the same, with overall series increases of about $239. The 2012 Sequoia models range from $41,915 for the V8-equipped SR5, to $62,790 for the platinum-grade model. Those prices go into effect on Aug. 29.

The full-size Tundra pickup has overall price increases of about $348 for the series, with the V6-equipped Tundra Grade Double Cab with five-speed automatic transmission starting at $28,100, and the V8-equipped CrewMax Limited with a six-speed automatic stickering for $44,330.

Major changes for the Tundra include a black upper instrument panel and carpeting, regardless of exterior and interior colors. A Cold Area Package, daytime running lights and heated mirrors are also standard features for 2012, and a backup camera is now included on Limited-grade models. New model-year pricing for the Tundra goes into effect on Sept. 1.

Lastly, the Toyota Sienna van is virtually unchanged for 2012. The front-wheel-drive base model starts at $25,330, and the all-wheel-drive limited model starts at $41,380--reflecting a $174 price increase overall for the series. Sienna pricing goes into effect on Sept. 6.

By Michelle Koueiter