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Selected Style 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 15 20 $21,307 $22,195
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 14 19 $25,621 $27,550
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 15 20 $21,681 $22,585
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 14 19 $25,737 $27,675
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 15 20 $25,023 $26,340
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS 14 19 $27,830 $29,925
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT 14 19 $28,276 $30,405
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $33,531 $36,055
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $26,961 $28,380
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT 15 21 $29,308 $31,515
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ 15 21 $33,810 $36,355
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 19 $28,804 $30,320
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 14 19 $29,755 $31,995
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 14 19 $30,476 $32,770
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Xtra Fuel Economy 15 22 $32,108 $34,525
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,539 $39,290
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 14 18 $24,609 $25,635
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 13 18 $28,932 $31,110
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 14 18 $24,897 $25,935
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 13 18 $29,211 $31,410
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $28,899 $30,420
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS 13 18 $30,852 $33,175
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT 13 18 $31,299 $33,655
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,460 $39,205
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $29,953 $31,530
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT 15 21 $32,326 $34,760
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,739 $39,505
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $31,796 $33,470
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 13 18 $32,708 $35,170
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 13 18 $33,452 $35,970
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $39,469 $42,440
2WD Reg Cab 126" XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 126" XL 17 23 $22,100 $23,500
2WD Reg Cab 126" STX 17 23 $24,739 $27,010
2WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 17 23 $25,805 $28,215
2WD Reg Cab 145" XL 17 23 $22,372 $23,800
2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 17 23 $26,075 $28,520
2WD Reg Cab 145" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $22,372 $23,800
2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $26,075 $28,520
2WD SuperCab 145" XL 17 23 $25,562 $27,325
2WD SuperCab 145" STX 17 23 $27,205 $29,795
2WD SuperCab 145" XLT 17 23 $28,097 $30,805
2WD SuperCab 145" FX2 15 21 $31,301 $34,425
2WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 15 21 $32,094 $35,320
2WD SuperCab 163" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $25,834 $27,620
2WD SuperCab 163" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $28,362 $31,105
2WD SuperCrew 145" XL 17 23 $28,873 $30,980
2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT 17 23 $30,291 $33,285
2WD SuperCrew 145" FX2 15 21 $33,498 $36,910
2WD SuperCrew 145" Lariat 15 21 $34,291 $37,805
2WD SuperCrew 145" King Ranch 15 21 $38,736 $42,825
2WD SuperCrew 145" Platinum 15 21 $40,337 $44,635
2WD SuperCrew 145" Harley-Davidson 13 18 $44,227 $49,030
2WD SuperCrew 157" XL 15 21 $29,974 $32,195
2WD SuperCrew 157" XLT 15 21 $31,388 $34,520
2WD SuperCrew 157" FX2 15 21 $33,763 $37,205
2WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat 15 21 $34,556 $38,105
2WD SuperCrew 157" King Ranch 15 21 $39,001 $43,125
2WD SuperCrew 157" Platinum 15 21 $40,602 $44,935
4WD Reg Cab 126" XL 16 21 $26,301 $28,140
4WD Reg Cab 126" STX 16 21 $27,770 $30,435
4WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 16 21 $28,834 $31,640
4WD Reg Cab 145" XL 16 21 $26,572 $28,440
4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 16 21 $29,100 $31,940
4WD Reg Cab 145" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $26,572 $28,440
4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $29,100 $31,940
4WD SuperCab 145" XL 16 21 $28,654 $30,740
4WD SuperCab 145" STX 16 21 $30,235 $33,220
4WD SuperCab 145" XLT 16 21 $31,126 $34,225
4WD SuperCab 145" FX4 14 19 $34,469 $38,005
4WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 14 19 $34,991 $38,595
4WD SuperCab 163" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $28,925 $31,040
4WD SuperCab 163" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $32,220 $35,465
4WD SuperCrew 145" XL 14 19 $32,657 $35,165
4WD SuperCrew 145" XLT 14 19 $34,019 $37,495
4WD SuperCrew 145" FX4 14 19 $36,666 $40,485
4WD SuperCrew 145" Lariat 14 19 $37,187 $41,075
4WD SuperCrew 145" King Ranch 14 19 $41,632 $46,100
4WD SuperCrew 145" Platinum 14 19 $43,234 $47,910
4WD SuperCrew 145" Harley-Davidson 12 16 $47,124 $52,305
4WD SuperCrew 157" XL 14 19 $32,930 $35,465
4WD SuperCrew 157" XLT 14 19 $34,285 $37,795
4WD SuperCrew 157" FX4 14 19 $36,931 $40,785
4WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat 14 19 $37,453 $41,375
4WD SuperCrew 157" King Ranch 14 19 $41,898 $46,400
4WD SuperCrew 157" Platinum 14 19 $43,499 $48,210
4WD SuperCab 133" SVT Raptor 11 16 $38,867 $42,975
4WD SuperCrew 145" SVT Raptor 11 16 $41,433 $45,875
2WD SuperCab 163" XL 15 21 $25,834 $27,620
2WD SuperCab 163" XLT 15 21 $28,362 $31,105
4WD SuperCab 163" XL 15 21 $28,925 $31,040
4WD SuperCab 163" XLT 15 21 $32,220 $35,465
2WD SuperCrew 157" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $29,974 $32,195
2WD SuperCrew 157" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $31,388 $34,520
2WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $34,556 $38,105
4WD SuperCrew 157" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $32,930 $35,465
4WD SuperCrew 157" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $34,285 $37,795
4WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $37,453 $41,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,307
$22,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,195
$23,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$392 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line It counts a savvy Hybrid model in its ranks, but mostly, the 2012 Chevy Silverado appeals to the prosaic truck buyer that doesn't need as much in the way of infotainment. Efficient and burly, the 2012 Ford F-150 shares the lead in full-size trucks thanks to extreme capability and extreme high-tech features.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 62.5 60.5
Front Head Room (in) 41.5 41.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 66.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.4
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in) 39.4 38.3
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 116.5 134.4
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 205.6 213.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 13.4 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 73.6 74.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 47.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 119.0 125.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.7 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) 41.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.9 79.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 34.7 34.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 62.4 60.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 21.0 22.4
Cargo Volume (ft³) 60.7 65.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 61.5 60.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.6 50.0
Tailgate Width (in) 61.5 60.3
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7 78.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 13.7 x 0.5
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.61 x 2.36 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.99 x 1.18 13.8 x 0.6
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Driver Side Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 26
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.73 20.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 41.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3 20.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2304 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA T7B
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17 P235/75R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2004 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QU1 T7B
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P245/70R17 P235/75R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P245/70R17 P235/75R17
Front Tire Order Code QU1 T7B
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 480 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 720 825
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 1375
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4800 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4800 5500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 9100 -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3750 3500
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1784 2010
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6400 6450
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3200 3150
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2676 2675
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - 10400
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 15.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 2100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 145 155
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 750
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 2800 278 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LU3 99M
Displacement 4.3L/262 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 195 @ 4600 302 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.34
Trans Order Code M30 446
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.14
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 4.17
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.52
Trans Type 4 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside Regular Cab Pickup
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ford F-150
Body Code E63 126" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 1.38 32.0
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200 3750
Suspension Type - Rear 2-stage multi-leaf Live axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750 3500
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 1.81 36.1
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-Float Beam
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 1.3
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750 3800
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200 3150
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.23 3.55
Axle Type - Front Independent Long-Spindle
Frame
Frame Type Hydroformed Fully-boxed
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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