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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 120.5" Express
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 14 20 $21,080 $22,570
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 14 20 $21,080 $22,570
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 14 20 $21,080 $22,570
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 14 20 $24,791 $26,650
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 14 20 $24,791 $26,650
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" R/T 14 20 $29,644 $32,135
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $21,345 $22,870
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $21,345 $22,870
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 14 20 $25,056 $26,950
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 20 $25,056 $26,950
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $24,974 $26,695
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 14 20 $28,785 $30,865
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 20 $28,785 $30,865
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 20 $28,785 $30,865
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 20 $28,785 $30,865
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $33,025 $35,630
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $35,945 $38,910
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $28,550 $30,740
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 20 $30,845 $33,220
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 14 20 $30,845 $33,220
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 20 $30,845 $33,220
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 20 $30,845 $33,220
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $34,619 $37,485
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $37,173 $40,370
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 20 $39,744 $43,275
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 14 19 $24,743 $26,585
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 13 19 $24,743 $26,585
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 13 19 $24,743 $26,585
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 14 19 $28,060 $30,220
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $28,060 $30,220
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 13 19 $32,339 $35,055
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $25,008 $26,885
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 19 $25,008 $26,885
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $28,325 $30,520
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $28,325 $30,520
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $29,003 $31,105
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $31,756 $34,085
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 19 $31,756 $34,085
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 19 $31,756 $34,085
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $31,756 $34,085
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $35,997 $38,850
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $38,498 $41,660
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $31,480 $33,960
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $33,774 $36,440
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 19 $33,774 $36,440
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 19 $33,774 $36,440
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $33,774 $36,440
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $37,549 $40,705
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $40,036 $43,515
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 13 19 $42,607 $46,420
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 14 20 $24,974 $26,695
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 13 19 $29,003 $31,105
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 14 20 $28,550 $30,740
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 13 19 $31,480 $33,960
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman HD 14 20 $26,686 $28,905
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $24,974 $26,695
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $28,550 $30,740
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 19 $29,003 $31,105
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 19 $31,480 $33,960
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Limited Edition 14 20 $39,744 $43,275
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Limited Edition 13 19 $42,607 $46,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,830
$21,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,520
$22,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$475 / month
$376 / 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 Ram 1500 is big and burly yet very detail-oriented; and for those who want a good ride and refined interior, it's one of the best bets.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 6 3
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.9 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 61.3 62.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 -
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 40.3
Second Hip Room (in) 60.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.1 66.0
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 123.7
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 224.6 209.0
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 10.2 9.0
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.6 74.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 139.8 120.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 10.2 9.7
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.5 79.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 34.8
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - 40.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 63.8 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.9 20.1
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 57.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 79.1 76.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x 1.2 13.2 x 1.1
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) 12.6 x 0.6 13.8 x 0.9
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
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) 28.0 26.0
Fuel Tank Location NA Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - 19.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 19.5 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 45.6 39.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA TTJ
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P265/70R18 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA TTJ
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R18 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 950 1365
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7400 9100
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4200 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2181 1968
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7000 6200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3699 3900
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2666 2739
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15099 14000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.8 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 730
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 385 @ 3400 407 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA EZH
Displacement 5.6L/- TBD - 5.7L/345
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 317 @ 5200 390 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 14
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.50
Trans Type 5 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.75
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.61 3.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 1.67
Trans Order Code NA DG1
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Summary
Body Style King Cab Regular Cab Pickup
Vehicle Name Nissan Titan Ram 1500
Body Code 139.8" WB 120.5" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Dana Solid
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 2.93 3.55
Axle Type - Front NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Multi-link coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 12.2 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 -
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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