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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 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
$23,394
$21,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,155
$22,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$419 / month
$376 / 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. 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 16 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 63.0 62.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.7 66.0
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 126.8 120.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 9.7
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.9 79.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 34.8
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - 40.0
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 123.7
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 209.8 209.0
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 9.0
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 75.8 74.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 66.4 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in) 66.4 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7 76.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - TBD - 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 22.2 20.1
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 57.5
Brakes
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) 13.6 x - TBD - 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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.9 x - TBD - 13.2 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 26.0
Fuel Tank Location NA Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.7 19.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 18.1 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.2 39.3
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P255/70R18 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P255/70R18 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 P255/70R18 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code NA TTJ
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 520 1365
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 520 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5200 9100
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3700 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2061 1968
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6200 6200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3900 3900
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2519 2739
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 14000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.1 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 730
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - TBD - NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 266 @ 4000 407 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA EZH
Displacement 4.0L/241 5.7L/345
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 236 @ 5200 390 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler 6.3 NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 14
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.50
Trans Type 5 6
Trans PTO Access - TBD - NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 1.67
Trans Order Code NA DG1
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 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 3.00
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab Regular Cab Pickup
Vehicle Name Toyota Tundra 2WD Truck Ram 1500
Body Code 127" WB 120.5" WB
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - Solid
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.4 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) w/stabilizer bar - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.91 3.55
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-link coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type - TBD - Ladder type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.2 11.6
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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