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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" 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
2WD King Cab SWB S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab SWB S 13 18 $25,830 $28,520
2WD King Cab SWB SV 13 18 $27,638 $30,520
4WD King Cab SWB S 12 17 $28,406 $31,370
4WD King Cab SWB SV 12 17 $30,214 $33,370
4WD King Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $32,655 $36,070
2WD Crew Cab SWB S 13 18 $28,135 $31,070
2WD Crew Cab SWB SV 13 18 $29,627 $32,720
2WD Crew Cab SWB SL 13 18 $34,798 $38,440
2WD Crew Cab LWB SV 13 18 $30,033 $33,170
4WD Crew Cab SWB S 12 17 $30,711 $33,920
4WD Crew Cab SWB SV 12 17 $32,203 $35,570
4WD Crew Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $34,644 $38,270
4WD Crew Cab SWB SL 12 17 $37,238 $41,140
4WD Crew Cab LWB SV 12 17 $32,636 $36,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,307
$25,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,195
$28,520
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$475 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. The 2012 Nissan Titan has held up well over a long lifespan, but its gas mileage, towing and hauling, and performance have fallen to the back of the full-size pickup truck pack.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 65.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.8
Passenger Capacity 3 6
Front Hip Room (in) 62.5 61.3
Front Head Room (in) 41.5 41.0
Second Leg Room (in) - 33.0
Second Hip Room (in) - 60.3
Second Head Room (in) - 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 64.9
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 13.4 10.2
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 73.6 74.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 47.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 119.0 139.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.7 10.2
Cab to Axle (in) 41.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 80.0 79.5
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) 205.6 224.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 21.0 19.9
Cargo Volume (ft³) 60.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 61.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.6 50.0
Tailgate Width (in) 61.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7 79.1
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 62.4 63.8
Brakes
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 ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 12.6 x 0.6
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x 2.4 NA
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 28.0
Fuel Tank Location Driver Side NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 45.6
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.7 19.5
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2004 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QU1 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2304 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P245/70R17 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P245/70R17 Full-Size
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 P265/70R18
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4800 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4800 7400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 9100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 480 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 720 950
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6400 7000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3200 3699
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2676 2666
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 15099
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3750 4200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1784 2181
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.6 12.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 145 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 650
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 2800 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code LU3 NA
Displacement 4.3L/262 5.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 195 @ 4600 317 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 18
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.82
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.52
Trans Type 4 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.36
Trans Order Code M30 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.00
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Vehicle Name GMC Sierra 1500 Nissan Titan
Body Code E63 139.8" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside King Cab
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 1.8 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Dana
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.4 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.23 2.93
Axle Type - Front Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 1.4 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 2-stage multi-leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Frame
Frame Type Hydroformed Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.7 12.2
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 - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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