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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
Reg Cab 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $28,226 $30,350
Reg Cab 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $28,226 $30,350
Reg Cab LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $28,533 $30,680
Reg Cab LB 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $28,533 $30,680
Double Cab 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 14 19 $28,268 $30,560
Double Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $29,419 $31,805
Double Cab 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $29,419 $31,805
Double Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 17 $37,981 $41,060
Double Cab 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 18 $37,981 $41,060
Double Cab LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $30,336 $32,795
Double Cab LB 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $30,336 $32,795
CrewMax 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 14 19 $30,882 $33,385
CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $32,033 $34,630
CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $32,033 $34,630
CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 17 $40,326 $43,595
CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 18 $40,326 $43,595
Reg 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT 16 20 $23,394 $25,155
Reg 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 15 20 $24,510 $26,355
Reg LB 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT 16 20 $23,702 $25,485
Reg LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $25,696 $27,630
Dbl 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT 16 20 $25,312 $27,365
Dbl 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 15 20 $25,446 $27,510
Dbl 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $26,599 $28,755
Dbl LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $27,514 $29,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,307
$23,394
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,195
$25,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$419 / 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. Just as tough as the competition, the 2012 Toyota Tundra isn't quite as rugged-looking, as fuel-efficient, or as strong in the towing department.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.5
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Hip Room (in) 62.5 63.0
Front Head Room (in) 41.5 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 66.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.7 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) 41.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.9 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 34.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 39.4 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 116.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 205.6 209.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 13.4 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 73.6 75.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 47.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 119.0 126.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) 61.5 66.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 62.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 21.0 22.2
Cargo Volume (ft³) 60.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 61.5 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.6 50.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 13.6 x - TBD -
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 13.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 26.4
Fuel Tank Location Driver Side NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3 3.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.73 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 39.2
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P245/70R17 P255/70R18
Front Tire Order Code QU1 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2304 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17 P255/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2004 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QU1 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P245/70R17 P255/70R18
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 9100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 480 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 720 520
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 520
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4800 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4800 5200
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - 10000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3750 3700
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1784 2061
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6400 6200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3200 3900
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2676 2519
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 145 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 4.3L/262 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 195 @ 4600 236 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA 6.3
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 2800 266 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LU3 NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 16
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.04
Trans Order Code M30 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.00
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.52
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.40
Trans Type 4 5
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside Reg Cab
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Toyota Tundra 2WD Truck
Body Code E63 127" WB
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200 w/stabilizer bar
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.23 3.91
Axle Type - Front Independent - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 1.38 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 2-stage multi-leaf Live rear axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 1.81 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750 - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type Hydroformed - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 10.2
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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