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Selected Style 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
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" LT 14 19 $25,621 $27,550
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 15 20 $21,681 $22,585
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 14 19 $25,737 $27,675
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 15 20 $25,023 $26,340
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS 14 19 $27,830 $29,925
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT 14 19 $28,276 $30,405
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $33,531 $36,055
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $26,961 $28,380
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT 15 21 $29,308 $31,515
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ 15 21 $33,810 $36,355
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 19 $28,804 $30,320
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 14 19 $29,755 $31,995
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 14 19 $30,476 $32,770
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Xtra Fuel Economy 15 22 $32,108 $34,525
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,539 $39,290
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 14 18 $24,609 $25,635
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 13 18 $28,932 $31,110
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 14 18 $24,897 $25,935
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 13 18 $29,211 $31,410
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $28,899 $30,420
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS 13 18 $30,852 $33,175
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT 13 18 $31,299 $33,655
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,460 $39,205
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $29,953 $31,530
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT 15 21 $32,326 $34,760
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,739 $39,505
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $31,796 $33,470
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 13 18 $32,708 $35,170
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 13 18 $33,452 $35,970
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $39,469 $42,440
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,394
$21,307
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,155
$22,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$419 / month
$370 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. It counts a savvy Hybrid model in its ranks, but mostly, the 2012 Chevy Silverado appeals to the prosaic truck buyer that doesn't need as much in the way of infotainment.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 63.0 62.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 41.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.7 65.2
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - 47.2
Wheelbase (in) 126.8 119.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 7.7
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 41.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.9 79.9
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
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 209.8 205.6
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 13.4
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 75.8 73.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 60.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 66.4 61.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 50.6
Tailgate Width (in) 66.4 61.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - TBD - 62.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 22.2 21.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.9 x - TBD - 12.99 x 1.18
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) 13.6 x - TBD - NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 11.61 x 2.36
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) 26.4 26
Fuel Tank Location NA Driver Side
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.7 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 18.1 16.73
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.2 39.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QU1
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P255/70R18 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P255/70R18 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 P255/70R18 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2004
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 480
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 520 720
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 520 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 4800
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5200 4800
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5200 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 9100
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3700 3750
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2061 1784
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6200 6400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3900 3200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2519 2676
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - TBD - NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 266 @ 4000 260 @ 2800
Engine Order Code NA LU3
Displacement 4.0L/241 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 236 @ 5200 195 @ 4600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler 6.3 NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Trans PTO Access - TBD - NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 1.63
Trans Order Code NA M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off - TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
Vehicle Name Toyota Tundra 2WD Truck Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Body Code 127" WB E63
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 1.81
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.4 1.42
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) w/stabilizer bar 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.91 3.23
Axle Type - Front - TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 1.38
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3200
Suspension Type - Rear Live rear axle 2-stage multi-leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) NA 3750
Frame
Frame Type - TBD - Hydroformed
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.2 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 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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