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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 126" XL 17 23 $22,100 $23,500
2WD Reg Cab 126" STX 17 23 $24,739 $27,010
2WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 17 23 $25,805 $28,215
2WD Reg Cab 145" XL 17 23 $22,372 $23,800
2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 17 23 $26,075 $28,520
2WD Reg Cab 145" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $22,372 $23,800
2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $26,075 $28,520
2WD SuperCab 145" XL 17 23 $25,562 $27,325
2WD SuperCab 145" STX 17 23 $27,205 $29,795
2WD SuperCab 145" XLT 17 23 $28,097 $30,805
2WD SuperCab 145" FX2 15 21 $31,301 $34,425
2WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 15 21 $32,094 $35,320
2WD SuperCab 163" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $25,834 $27,620
2WD SuperCab 163" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $28,362 $31,105
2WD SuperCrew 145" XL 17 23 $28,873 $30,980
2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT 17 23 $30,291 $33,285
2WD SuperCrew 145" FX2 15 21 $33,498 $36,910
2WD SuperCrew 145" Lariat 15 21 $34,291 $37,805
2WD SuperCrew 145" King Ranch 15 21 $38,736 $42,825
2WD SuperCrew 145" Platinum 15 21 $40,337 $44,635
2WD SuperCrew 145" Harley-Davidson 13 18 $44,227 $49,030
2WD SuperCrew 157" XL 15 21 $29,974 $32,195
2WD SuperCrew 157" XLT 15 21 $31,388 $34,520
2WD SuperCrew 157" FX2 15 21 $33,763 $37,205
2WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat 15 21 $34,556 $38,105
2WD SuperCrew 157" King Ranch 15 21 $39,001 $43,125
2WD SuperCrew 157" Platinum 15 21 $40,602 $44,935
4WD Reg Cab 126" XL 16 21 $26,301 $28,140
4WD Reg Cab 126" STX 16 21 $27,770 $30,435
4WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 16 21 $28,834 $31,640
4WD Reg Cab 145" XL 16 21 $26,572 $28,440
4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 16 21 $29,100 $31,940
4WD Reg Cab 145" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $26,572 $28,440
4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $29,100 $31,940
4WD SuperCab 145" XL 16 21 $28,654 $30,740
4WD SuperCab 145" STX 16 21 $30,235 $33,220
4WD SuperCab 145" XLT 16 21 $31,126 $34,225
4WD SuperCab 145" FX4 14 19 $34,469 $38,005
4WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 14 19 $34,991 $38,595
4WD SuperCab 163" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $28,925 $31,040
4WD SuperCab 163" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $32,220 $35,465
4WD SuperCrew 145" XL 14 19 $32,657 $35,165
4WD SuperCrew 145" XLT 14 19 $34,019 $37,495
4WD SuperCrew 145" FX4 14 19 $36,666 $40,485
4WD SuperCrew 145" Lariat 14 19 $37,187 $41,075
4WD SuperCrew 145" King Ranch 14 19 $41,632 $46,100
4WD SuperCrew 145" Platinum 14 19 $43,234 $47,910
4WD SuperCrew 145" Harley-Davidson 12 16 $47,124 $52,305
4WD SuperCrew 157" XL 14 19 $32,930 $35,465
4WD SuperCrew 157" XLT 14 19 $34,285 $37,795
4WD SuperCrew 157" FX4 14 19 $36,931 $40,785
4WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat 14 19 $37,453 $41,375
4WD SuperCrew 157" King Ranch 14 19 $41,898 $46,400
4WD SuperCrew 157" Platinum 14 19 $43,499 $48,210
4WD SuperCab 133" SVT Raptor 11 16 $38,867 $42,975
4WD SuperCrew 145" SVT Raptor 11 16 $41,433 $45,875
2WD SuperCab 163" XL 15 21 $25,834 $27,620
2WD SuperCab 163" XLT 15 21 $28,362 $31,105
4WD SuperCab 163" XL 15 21 $28,925 $31,040
4WD SuperCab 163" XLT 15 21 $32,220 $35,465
2WD SuperCrew 157" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $29,974 $32,195
2WD SuperCrew 157" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $31,388 $34,520
2WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $34,556 $38,105
4WD SuperCrew 157" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $32,930 $35,465
4WD SuperCrew 157" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $34,285 $37,795
4WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $37,453 $41,375
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" SLE 14 19 $26,007 $27,965
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 15 20 $21,681 $22,585
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 14 19 $26,119 $28,085
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 15 20 $25,023 $26,340
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SL 14 19 $28,016 $30,125
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE 14 19 $28,713 $30,875
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $33,996 $36,555
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $26,961 $28,380
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLE 15 21 $29,690 $31,925
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLT 15 21 $34,275 $36,855
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 19 $28,804 $30,320
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SL 14 19 $29,946 $32,200
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 14 19 $30,820 $33,140
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Xtra Fuel Economy 15 22 $32,452 $34,895
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $37,004 $39,790
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 13 18 $42,277 $45,460
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 14 18 $24,609 $25,635
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 13 18 $29,313 $31,520
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 14 18 $24,897 $25,935
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 13 18 $29,592 $31,820
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $28,899 $30,420
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SL 13 18 $31,038 $33,375
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE 13 18 $31,680 $34,065
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $36,925 $39,705
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $29,953 $31,530
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLE 15 21 $32,712 $35,175
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLT 15 21 $37,204 $40,005
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $31,796 $33,470
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SL 13 18 $32,898 $35,375
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 13 18 $33,833 $36,380
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $39,934 $42,940
AWD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 12 18 $45,207 $48,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,100
$21,307
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,500
$22,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$370 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Efficient and burly, the 2012 Ford F-150 shares the lead in full-size trucks thanks to extreme capability and extreme high-tech features. The 2012 GMC Sierra has one of the greenest pickup trucks in its lineup, but some of its early spec-sheet triumphs have been bested by the latest F-150 and Ram.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.6 65.2
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 60.5 62.5
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 13.4
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.6 73.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - 47.2
Wheelbase (in) 125.8 119.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 7.7
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 41.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.2 80.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 34.1 34.7
Overhang, Front (in) 38.3 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 134.4 116.5
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 213.1 205.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 65.5 60.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 60.3 61.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 50.6
Tailgate Width (in) 60.3 61.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.8 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 60.3 62.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 22.4 21.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x 0.6 13.0 x 1.2
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.7 x 0.5 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 11.6 x 2.4
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 26
Fuel Tank Location Midship Driver Side
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.7 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 20.0 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.0 16.7
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2004
Rear Tire Order Code T7B QU1
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2304
Front Tire Size P235/75R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P235/75R17 P245/70R17
Front Tire Order Code T7B QU1
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2304
Spare Tire Order Code T7B NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P235/75R17 P245/70R17
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 480
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 825 720
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1375 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 4800
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500 4800
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 9100
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10400 10000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3500 3750
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2010 1784
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6450 6400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3150 3200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2675 2676
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.0 12.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 155 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750 600
Maximum Alternator Watts 2100 NA
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 278 @ 4000 260 @ 2800
Engine Order Code 99M LU3
Displacement 3.7L/226 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 6500 195 @ 4600
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.00
Trans Type 6 4
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 1.63
Trans Order Code 446 M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Summary
Body Style Regular Cab Pickup Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
Vehicle Name Ford F-150 GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code 126" WB E63
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3500 3750
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 36.1 1.8
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Float Beam Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Double-wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.3 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3800 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3150 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 3.23
Axle Type - Front Long-Spindle Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32.0 1.4
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3750 3200
Suspension Type - Rear Live axle 2-stage multi-leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Frame
Frame Type Fully-boxed Hydroformed
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 10.7
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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