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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2012 GMC Sierra 1500

  2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT Angular Front Exterior View 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$22,195
$22,195
Invoice $21,307 $21,307
MPG
City/Highway
13/22 12/22
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review The 2012 GMC Sierra has one of the greenest pickup trucks in its lineup, but some of its early spec-sheet triumphs have been bested by the latest F-150 and Ram. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Thousands of possible build combinations
  • Class-leading gas mileage in Hybrids
  • Even in luxury versions, a real workhorse
  • Handles and rides better than the average truck

Dislikes:

  • Front seats need some work
  • Lacks accessories like a factory bedliner
  • Styling isn't as rugged as the truck really is
  • Gas mileage has lagged on non-Hybrid models

Likes:

  • Great handling, for the class
  • A wide lineup of engines
  • Nicely trimmed interior--either one
  • Class-leading gas mileage in the Hybrid

Dislikes:

  • Plain-looking, even compared to the Silverado
  • Seats don't have much lateral support
  • Rear seat back is too vertical
  • Sierra Hybrid loses back-seat storage to batteries
  • Hybrid's pricetag is high, goes higher
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