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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $36,042 $38,755
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $40,831 $43,905
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $49,262 $52,970
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $39,817 $42,815
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $43,482 $46,755
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $52,149 $56,075
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door SV 12 18 $41,389 $45,470
4WD 4-Door SL 12 18 $43,889 $48,220
4WD 4-Door Platinum 12 18 $50,162 $55,120
2WD 4-Door Platinum 13 19 $47,525 $52,220
2WD 4-Door SL 13 19 $41,252 $45,320
2WD 4-Door SV 13 19 $36,298 $39,870
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,042
$36,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,755
$39,870
Monthly Payment Estimate
$646 / month
$665 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe is no longer fresh-faced, but it remains one of the best bets for those needing tough, true truck capability and plenty of passenger space. It's lacking in some features and its interior is a bit cheap, but the 2012 Nissan Armada has rugged good looks and a beefy V-8 powertrain.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 37.9 35.9
Front Hip Room (in) 60.3 61.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.7 63.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0 41.9
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 60.6 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 65.0
Passenger Capacity 9 8
Third Leg Room (in) 25.6 32.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 40.0
Third Hip Room (in) 49.1 48.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 64.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 202.0 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.1 -
Height, Overall (in) 76.9 77.2
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - -
Wheelbase (in) 116.0 123.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 10.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 79.3
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.7 -
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 9.8
Length, Overall (in) - 207.7
Liftover Height (in) - 35.4
Track Width, Rear (in) - 67.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 81.4 20.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 108.9 97.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 15.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.9 20.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 55.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 41.7 36.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 49.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 60.3 56.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.8 12.6 x 0.6
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.2 13.8 x 1.2
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 28.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.8 20.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 40.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code ZVL NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QGI NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R18
Front Tire Order Code QGI NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 825 - TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7100 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3200 3399
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2778 2740
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11000 15100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4100 4299
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2670 2632
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.6 12.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 650
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4000 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code LMG NA
Displacement 5.3L/323 5.6L/339
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 5400 317 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.36
Trans Order Code MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 3.82
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.52
Trans Type 6 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Tahoe Nissan Armada
Body Code E52 123.2" WB
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.10 0.87
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4100 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.41 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3250 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 2.93
Axle Type - Front Independent - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 12.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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