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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Its Competition

 
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT Angular Front Exterior View
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Even discounting its clone, the GMC Sierra, the 2012 Chevy Silverado has some tough competition in the full-size pickup arena.

The Ford F-150 has been relentlessly improved over the past few years, and now has turbo V-6 engines and voice-controlled navigation systems in the race to grab every personal-use truck buyer it can find.

Toyota' Tundra has been a half-flop in its latest form, but it's staggeringly capable as a towing and hauling machine, even if the spacey styling is a turn-off.

The Nissan Titan is the least changed truck in this group, over its lifespan, but it still has Nissan's rorty "Endurance" V-8 to recommend it, along with better handling than the usual truck.

At the top of the list, we'd put the Ram 1500--the old Dodge Ram got a remake in 2009 and has one of the best interiors in the business, some of the highest towing and hauling figures, and one of the nicest powertrains in its gas-quaffing HEMI form.

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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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Efficient and burly, the 2012 Ford F-150 shares the lead in full-size trucks thanks to extreme capability and extreme high-tech features.
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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.
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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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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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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.
MSRP From     
$22,195$23,500$22,195$28,520$25,155$22,570
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6Gas V8Gas V6Gas V8
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD King Cab SWB SReg Cab 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT (Natl)2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
333633
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Reg Cab 6.5' WidesideRegular Cab PickupReg Cab 6.5' WidesideKing CabReg CabRegular Cab Pickup
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic

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