Some 2012 Toyota, Lexus models get a price increase

2012 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Motor Corp. has released prices on some 2012 model year vehicles including the 2012 Corolla, Matrix, Tundra, Venza and Highlander. Select models for the 2012 Toyota and Lexus models will see an increase in price.

For the Toyota brand, those models include the FJ Cruiser, Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, and Tundra Double Cab and CrewMax models. 2012 Lexus models that see a price bump include LS 460 and LS 600h L models and CT 200h.

2012 Toyota Corolla: Prices for the 2012 Corolla will range from $16,130 for the L grade with a 5-speed manual transmission to $18, 820 for the S grade with a 4-speed automatic. The price reflect increases ranging from $220 to $310 or 1.2 to 1.8 percent. The prices for the 2012 Corolla take effect with the start of production on December 5, 2011.

2012 Toyota Tundra: The base prices will range from $24,435 for the 4.0- liter V6 with a 5-speed automatic to $29,960 for the long bed 5.7-liter V8 with a 6-speed automatic, an increase of $720, or a percentage increase ranging from 2.4 to 3.0 percent. Prices will take effect December 19.

2012 Toyota Venza: Venza LE models will range in price from $27,425 for the four-cylinder front- wheel-drive to $29,775 for the V6 all-wheel-drive, an increase of $240 on a comparably- equipped basis, or 0.8 percent.

2012 Toyota Highlander / FJ Cruiser: The price increases on Toyota models range from $125 for the FJ Cruiser to $400 for the Highlander Hybrid. The model-by-model adjustments reflect individual percentage increases ranging from 0.40 to 1.1 percent.

2012 Toyota Matrix: Matrix pricing carries over unchanged from 2011. The base MSRP will continue to range from $18,845 for the L grade with a five- speed manual transmission to $21,715 for the S grade with all-wheel-drive and a four- speed automatic.

2012 Lexus CT 200h, LS 460, LS 600h L: Price increase of $500. The new prices will become effective for vehicles with December 2011 production.

– By: Omar Rana