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Selected Style 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
Reg Cab 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $28,226 $30,350
Reg Cab 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $28,226 $30,350
Reg Cab LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $28,533 $30,680
Reg Cab LB 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $28,533 $30,680
Double Cab 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 14 19 $28,268 $30,560
Double Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $29,419 $31,805
Double Cab 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $29,419 $31,805
Double Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 17 $37,981 $41,060
Double Cab 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 18 $37,981 $41,060
Double Cab LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $30,336 $32,795
Double Cab LB 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $30,336 $32,795
CrewMax 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 14 19 $30,882 $33,385
CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $32,033 $34,630
CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $32,033 $34,630
CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 17 $40,326 $43,595
CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 18 $40,326 $43,595
Reg 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT 16 20 $23,394 $25,155
Reg 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 15 20 $24,510 $26,355
Reg LB 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT 16 20 $23,702 $25,485
Reg LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $25,696 $27,630
Dbl 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT 16 20 $25,312 $27,365
Dbl 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 15 20 $25,446 $27,510
Dbl 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $26,599 $28,755
Dbl LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $27,514 $29,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,080
$23,394
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,570
$25,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$376 / month
$419 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. Just as tough as the competition, the 2012 Toyota Tundra isn't quite as rugged-looking, as fuel-efficient, or as strong in the towing department.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 62.9 63.0
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.0 66.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.4 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 34.8 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 40.0 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 123.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 209.0 209.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.0 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.6 75.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 120.5 126.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.7 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) 36.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) 60.4 66.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 76.3 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 66.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 20.1 22.2
Cargo Volume (ft³) 57.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 66.4 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.0 50.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x 0.9 13.6 x - TBD -
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) 13.2 x 1.1 13.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.0 26.4
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center Variable 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.3 39.2
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 19.1 3.7
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P255/70R18
Front Tire Order Code TTJ NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code TBS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P275/60R20 P255/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code TTJ NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P275/60R20 P255/70R18
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 520
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 9100 5200
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 5200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1365 520
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2739 2519
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6200 6200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3900 3700
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14000 10000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1968 2061
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3900 3900
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 10.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 390 @ 5600 236 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA 6.3
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 407 @ 4000 266 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EZH NA
Displacement 5.7L/345 4.0L/241
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.00 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 2.04
Trans Order Code DG1 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.00 3.52
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.50 1.40
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Body Code 120.5" WB 127" WB
Body Style Regular Cab Pickup Reg Cab
Vehicle Name Ram 1500 Toyota Tundra 2WD Truck
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 3.91
Axle Type - Front NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link coil Live rear axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Solid - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3900 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - w/stabilizer bar
Frame
Frame Type Ladder type - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 3
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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