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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 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" SLE 14 19 $26,007 $27,965
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 15 20 $21,681 $22,585
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 14 19 $26,119 $28,085
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 15 20 $25,023 $26,340
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SL 14 19 $28,016 $30,125
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE 14 19 $28,713 $30,875
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $33,996 $36,555
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $26,961 $28,380
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLE 15 21 $29,690 $31,925
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLT 15 21 $34,275 $36,855
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 19 $28,804 $30,320
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SL 14 19 $29,946 $32,200
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 14 19 $30,820 $33,140
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Xtra Fuel Economy 15 22 $32,452 $34,895
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $37,004 $39,790
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 13 18 $42,277 $45,460
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 14 18 $24,609 $25,635
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 13 18 $29,313 $31,520
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 14 18 $24,897 $25,935
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 13 18 $29,592 $31,820
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $28,899 $30,420
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SL 13 18 $31,038 $33,375
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE 13 18 $31,680 $34,065
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $36,925 $39,705
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $29,953 $31,530
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLE 15 21 $32,712 $35,175
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLT 15 21 $37,204 $40,005
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $31,796 $33,470
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SL 13 18 $32,898 $35,375
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 13 18 $33,833 $36,380
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $39,934 $42,940
AWD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 12 18 $45,207 $48,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,307
$21,307
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,195
$22,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$370 / 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 41.5 41.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 65.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Hip Room (in) 62.5 62.5
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 116.5 116.5
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 205.6 205.6
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 13.4 13.4
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 73.6 73.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 47.2 47.2
Wheelbase (in) 119.0 119.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.7 7.7
Cab to Axle (in) 41.9 41.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.9 80.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 34.7 34.7
Overhang, Front (in) 39.4 39.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 62.4 62.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 21.0 21.0
Cargo Volume (ft³) 60.7 60.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 61.5 61.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.6 50.6
Tailgate Width (in) 61.5 61.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7 78.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.61 x 2.36 11.6 x 2.4
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.99 x 1.18 13.0 x 1.2
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Driver Side Driver Side
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 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2004 2004
Rear Tire Order Code QU1 QU1
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2304
Front Tire Size P245/70R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P245/70R17 P245/70R17
Front Tire Order Code QU1 QU1
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2304 2304
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 720 720
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4800 4800
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4800 4800
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 9100 9100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 480 480
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3750 3750
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1784 1784
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6400 6400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3200 3200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2676 2676
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - 10000
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
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
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 12.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 145 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 2800 260 @ 2800
Engine Order Code LU3 LU3
Displacement 4.3L/262 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 195 @ 4600 195 @ 4600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.63
Trans Order Code M30 M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Silverado 1500 GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code E63 E63
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 1.38 1.4
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200 3200
Suspension Type - Rear 2-stage multi-leaf 2-stage multi-leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750 3750
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 1.81 1.8
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.23 3.23
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Frame
Frame Type Hydroformed Hydroformed
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 10.7
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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