Compare 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD vs 2012 Ford Super Duty F-450

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
2012 Ford Super Duty F-450
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2WD Reg Cab 133.7" Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 133.7" Work Truck N/A N/A $27,354 $29,100
2WD Ext Cab 144.2" Work Truck N/A N/A $29,168 $31,030
2WD Ext Cab 158.2" Work Truck N/A N/A $29,351 $31,225
4WD Reg Cab 133.7" Work Truck N/A N/A $30,131 $32,055
2WD Reg Cab 133.7" LT N/A N/A $29,950 $32,205
2WD Crew Cab 153.7" Work Truck N/A N/A $31,052 $33,035
2WD Crew Cab 167.7" Work Truck N/A N/A $31,236 $33,230
4WD Ext Cab 144.2" Work Truck N/A N/A $31,945 $33,985
4WD Ext Cab 158.2" Work Truck N/A N/A $32,129 $34,180
2WD Ext Cab 144.2" LT N/A N/A $32,229 $34,655
2WD Ext Cab 158.2" LT N/A N/A $32,410 $34,850
4WD Reg Cab 133.7" LT N/A N/A $32,880 $35,355
4WD Crew Cab 153.7" Work Truck N/A N/A $33,830 $35,990
4WD Crew Cab 167.7" Work Truck N/A N/A $34,013 $36,185
2WD Crew Cab 153.7" LT N/A N/A $33,991 $36,550
2WD Crew Cab 167.7" LT N/A N/A $34,172 $36,745
4WD Ext Cab 144.2" LT N/A N/A $35,293 $37,950
4WD Ext Cab 158.2" LT N/A N/A $35,474 $38,145
4WD Crew Cab 153.7" LT N/A N/A $37,055 $39,845
2WD Ext Cab 144.2" LTZ N/A N/A $37,130 $39,925
4WD Crew Cab 167.7" LT N/A N/A $37,237 $40,040
2WD Ext Cab 158.2" LTZ N/A N/A $37,311 $40,120
2WD Crew Cab 153.7" LTZ N/A N/A $39,427 $42,395
2WD Crew Cab 167.7" LTZ N/A N/A $39,608 $42,590
4WD Ext Cab 144.2" LTZ N/A N/A $40,059 $43,075
4WD Ext Cab 158.2" LTZ N/A N/A $40,241 $43,270
4WD Crew Cab 153.7" LTZ N/A N/A $42,356 $45,545
4WD Crew Cab 167.7" LTZ N/A N/A $42,538 $45,740
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4WD Crew Cab 172" XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab 172" XL N/A N/A $45,486 $49,395
4WD Crew Cab 172" XLT N/A N/A $50,660 $55,145
4WD Crew Cab 172" Lariat N/A N/A $54,009 $58,865
4WD Crew Cab 172" King Ranch N/A N/A $58,490 $63,845
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,354
$45,486
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,100
$49,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$823 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 68.0
Passenger Capacity
3 6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
60.3 67.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 68.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 42.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 67.6
Second Head Room (in)
- 40.8
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
116.5 154.2
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
225.0 263.0
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 8.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
77.6 79.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
52.6 52.4
Wheelbase (in)
133.7 172.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.8 8.0
Cab to Axle (in)
56.0 56.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.0 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
38.7 35.4
Overhang, Front (in)
38.8 38.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.0 20.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
75.5 77.3
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 60.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.6 50.9
Tailgate Width (in)
61.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
97.8 98.0
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA 58.6
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
62.5 60.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.57 14.5 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.17 x 1.34 15.4 x 0.5
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
36 37.5
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Midship
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
24 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.9 50.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 52.5
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 660
Rear Tire Size
LT245/75R17 LT245/75R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - 660
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2580 2910
Rear Tire Order Code
QHQ TBK
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2910
Front Tire Size
LT245/75R17 LT245/75R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 660
Spare Tire Size
NA LT245/75R17E
Front Tire Order Code
QHQ TBK
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3195 2910
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1530 2625
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
2550 6125
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10200 17500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10200 24500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
13000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3165 4767
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
9300 13300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6200 9000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
16000 33000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2431 3411
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4400 6000
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 38.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 2100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 157
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 750
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes Yes
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
380 @ 4200 800@ 1600
Engine Order Code
L96 99T
Displacement
6.0L/366 6.7L/406
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
360 @ 5400 400 @ 2800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA NA
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
HD Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Model
NA New Venture 271
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 3.97
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.72
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.51
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.12
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.31
Trans Order Code
MYD 44W
Summary
Body Code
E63 172" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 8' Fleetside Crew Cab Pickup
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Ford Super Duty F-450 DRW
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 4.30
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6200 9000
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 35
Axle Type - Rear
Semi Floating Full-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.31 1.26
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6200 9500
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
4400 6000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 4.30
Axle Type - Front
Independent Dana Super 60 Monobeam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 35
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
4400 6000
Frame
Frame Type
Hydroformed Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - NA
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
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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