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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 15 20 $21,307 $22,195
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 15 20 $21,681 $22,585
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 14 18 $24,609 $25,635
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 14 18 $24,897 $25,935
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 15 20 $25,023 $26,340
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 14 19 $25,621 $27,550
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 14 19 $25,737 $27,675
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $26,961 $28,380
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS 14 19 $27,830 $29,925
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 19 $28,804 $30,320
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT 14 19 $28,276 $30,405
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $28,899 $30,420
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 13 18 $28,932 $31,110
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 13 18 $29,211 $31,410
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT 15 21 $29,308 $31,515
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $29,953 $31,530
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 14 19 $29,755 $31,995
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 14 19 $30,476 $32,770
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS 13 18 $30,852 $33,175
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $31,796 $33,470
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT 13 18 $31,299 $33,655
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Xtra Fuel Economy 15 22 $32,108 $34,525
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT 15 21 $32,326 $34,760
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 13 18 $32,708 $35,170
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 13 18 $33,452 $35,970
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $33,531 $36,055
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ 15 21 $33,810 $36,355
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,460 $39,205
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,539 $39,290
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,739 $39,505
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $39,469 $42,440
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Reg 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT 16 20 $23,394 $25,155
Reg LB 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT 16 20 $23,702 $25,485
Reg 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 15 20 $24,510 $26,355
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
Reg LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $25,696 $27,630
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
Reg Cab 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $28,226 $30,350
Reg Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $28,226 $30,350
Double Cab 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 14 19 $28,268 $30,560
Reg Cab LB 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $28,533 $30,680
Reg Cab LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $28,533 $30,680
Double Cab 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $29,419 $31,805
Double Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $29,419 $31,805
Double Cab LB 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $30,336 $32,795
Double Cab LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $30,336 $32,795
CrewMax 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 14 19 $30,882 $33,385
CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $32,033 $34,630
CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $32,033 $34,630
Double Cab 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 18 $37,981 $41,060
Double Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 17 $37,981 $41,060
CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 18 $40,326 $43,595
CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 17 $40,326 $43,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,307
$23,394
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,195
$25,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$419 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
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 to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
119.0 126.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
Driver Side NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P255/70R18
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4800 5200
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
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2676 2519
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
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 2800 266 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LU3 NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Toyota Tundra 2WD Truck
Body Code
E63 127" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside Reg Cab
Suspension
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 -
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
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
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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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