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Reg 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT 16 20 $23,394 $25,155
Reg LB 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT 16 20 $23,702 $25,485
Reg 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 15 20 $24,510 $26,355
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
Reg LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $25,696 $27,630
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
Reg Cab 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $28,226 $30,350
Reg Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $28,226 $30,350
Double Cab 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 14 19 $28,268 $30,560
Reg Cab LB 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $28,533 $30,680
Reg Cab LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $28,533 $30,680
Double Cab 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $29,419 $31,805
Double Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $29,419 $31,805
Double Cab LB 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $30,336 $32,795
Double Cab LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $30,336 $32,795
CrewMax 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 14 19 $30,882 $33,385
CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $32,033 $34,630
CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $32,033 $34,630
Double Cab 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 18 $37,981 $41,060
Double Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 17 $37,981 $41,060
CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 18 $40,326 $43,595
CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 17 $40,326 $43,595
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2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 15 20 $21,307 $22,195
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 15 20 $21,681 $22,585
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 14 18 $24,609 $25,635
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 14 18 $24,897 $25,935
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 15 20 $25,023 $26,340
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 14 19 $26,007 $27,965
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 14 19 $26,119 $28,085
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $26,961 $28,380
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SL 14 19 $28,016 $30,125
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 19 $28,804 $30,320
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $28,899 $30,420
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE 14 19 $28,713 $30,875
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 13 18 $29,313 $31,520
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $29,953 $31,530
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 13 18 $29,592 $31,820
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLE 15 21 $29,690 $31,925
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SL 14 19 $29,946 $32,200
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 14 19 $30,820 $33,140
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SL 13 18 $31,038 $33,375
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $31,796 $33,470
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE 13 18 $31,680 $34,065
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Xtra Fuel Economy 15 22 $32,452 $34,895
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLE 15 21 $32,712 $35,175
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SL 13 18 $32,898 $35,375
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 13 18 $33,833 $36,380
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $33,996 $36,555
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLT 15 21 $34,275 $36,855
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $36,925 $39,705
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $37,004 $39,790
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLT 15 21 $37,204 $40,005
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $39,934 $42,940
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 13 18 $42,277 $45,460
AWD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 12 18 $45,207 $48,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,394
$21,307
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,155
$22,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$419 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
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. 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.7 65.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 13.4
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
75.8 73.6
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 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
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
209.8 205.6
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 - 13.0 x 1.2
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 11.6 x 2.4
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 39.7
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 16.7
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2004
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QU1
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2304
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
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 NA
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 9100
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10000 10000
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
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.1 12.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - NA
Engine
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
6.3 NA
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
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
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tundra 2WD Truck GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code
127" WB E63
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
NA 3750
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 1.8
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.4 1.4
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 - 1.4
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
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - Hydroformed
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 10.7
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
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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