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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 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,394
$25,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,155
$28,520
Monthly Payment Estimate
$419 / month
$475 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 63.0 61.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 41.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.7 65.1
Passenger Capacity 3 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 64.9
Second Leg Room (in) - 33.0
Second Hip Room (in) - 60.3
Second Head Room (in) - 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 10.2
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.9 79.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 209.8 224.6
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 10.2
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 75.8 74.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 126.8 139.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 50.0
Tailgate Width (in) 66.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7 79.1
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - TBD - 63.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 22.2 19.9
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 66.4 - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.6
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) 13.9 x - TBD - 13.8 x 1.2
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 28.0
Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 18.1 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.2 45.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P255/70R18 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P255/70R18 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P255/70R18 P265/70R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 520 950
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 520 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5200 7400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2061 2181
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6200 7000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3900 3699
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2519 2666
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 15099
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3700 4200
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.1 12.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/241 5.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 236 @ 5200 317 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler 6.3 NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 266 @ 4000 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 15
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access - TBD - NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.36
Trans Order Code NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off - TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 3.82
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.52
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Tundra 2WD Truck Nissan Titan
Body Code 127" WB 139.8" WB
Body Style Reg Cab King Cab
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) w/stabilizer bar - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.91 2.93
Axle Type - Front - TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Live rear axle Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - Dana
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.4 1.34
Frame
Frame Type - TBD - Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.2 12.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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