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Selected Style 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
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
$25,830
$21,307
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,520
$22,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$475 / month
$370 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. 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 13 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.9 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 61.3 62.5
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 -
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 41.5
Second Hip Room (in) 60.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.1 65.2
Passenger Capacity 6 3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 224.6 205.6
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 10.2 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) 139.8 119.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 10.2 7.7
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 41.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.5 80.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 34.7
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 116.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.9 21.0
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 60.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - 61.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 50.6
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 61.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 79.1 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 63.8 62.4
Brakes
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) 12.6 x 0.6 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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x 1.2 13.0 x 1.2
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 28.0 26
Fuel Tank Location NA Driver Side
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 19.5 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 45.6 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2304
Front Tire Size P265/70R18 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P245/70R17
Front Tire Order Code NA QU1
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2304
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R18 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2004
Rear Tire Order Code NA QU1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 480
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 950 720
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 4800
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7400 4800
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 9100
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4200 3750
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2181 1784
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7000 6400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3699 3200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2666 2676
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15099 10000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.8 12.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
Displacement 5.6L/- TBD - 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 317 @ 5200 195 @ 4600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 385 @ 3400 260 @ 2800
Engine Order Code NA LU3
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.61 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 1.63
Trans Order Code NA M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.06
Summary
Body Style King Cab Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
Vehicle Name Nissan Titan GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code 139.8" WB E63
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 2.93 3.23
Axle Type - Front NA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 1.4
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3200
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf 2-stage multi-leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3750
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 1.8
Axle Type - Rear Dana Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Hydroformed
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 12.2 10.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 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 - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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