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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2012 Ram 1500

  2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$22,195
$22,570
Invoice $21,307 $21,080
MPG
City/Highway
13/22 13/20
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 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 Ram 1500 is big and burly yet very detail-oriented; and for those who want a good ride and refined interior, it's one of the best bets. 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:

  • Best-looking of the big trucks
  • Powerful, relatively efficient HEMI V-8
  • Ride and roadholding
  • Innovative storage systems
  • Serious hauling capability

Dislikes:

  • Coarse, weak base V-6
  • Blemished safety scores
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