Compare 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche vs 2012 GMC Sierra 1500

2012 Chevrolet Avalanche
2012 GMC Sierra 1500
Add Vehicle
Select style
2WD Crew Cab LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalanche 2WD Crew Cab LS 15 21 $34,224 $36,800
Avalanche 2WD Crew Cab LT 15 21 $37,381 $40,195
Avalanche 2WD Crew Cab LTZ 15 21 $43,710 $47,000
Avalanche 4WD Crew Cab LS 15 21 $37,060 $39,850
Avalanche 4WD Crew Cab LT 15 21 $40,217 $43,245
Avalanche 4WD Crew Cab LTZ 15 21 $46,783 $50,305
Select style
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 13 18 $42,277 $45,460
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SL 14 19 $29,946 $32,200
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 14 19 $30,820 $33,140
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $37,004 $39,790
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 19 $28,804 $30,320
Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Xtra Fuel Economy 15 22 $32,452 $34,895
Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SL 14 19 $28,016 $30,125
Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE 14 19 $28,713 $30,875
Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $33,996 $36,555
Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 15 20 $25,023 $26,340
Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLE 15 21 $29,690 $31,925
Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLT 15 21 $34,275 $36,855
Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $26,961 $28,380
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 14 19 $26,007 $27,965
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 15 20 $21,307 $22,195
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 14 19 $26,119 $28,085
Sierra 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 15 20 $21,681 $22,585
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SL 13 18 $32,898 $35,375
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 13 18 $33,833 $36,380
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $39,934 $42,940
Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $31,796 $33,470
Sierra 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SL 13 18 $31,038 $33,375
Sierra 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE 13 18 $31,680 $34,065
Sierra 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $36,925 $39,705
Sierra 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $28,899 $30,420
Sierra 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLE 15 21 $32,712 $35,175
Sierra 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLT 15 21 $37,204 $40,005
Sierra 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $29,953 $31,530
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 13 18 $29,313 $31,520
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 14 18 $24,609 $25,635
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 13 18 $29,592 $31,820
Sierra 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 14 18 $24,897 $25,935
Sierra 1500 AWD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 12 18 $45,207 $48,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,224
$42,277
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,800
$45,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
$613 / month
$758 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The showpiece of the 2012 Chevy Avalanche is the clever midgate, but it's also easy to drive, and has lots of useful storage hidden inside and out. 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
15 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
60.3 62.5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
62.3 65.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 65.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 40.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 65.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
52.9 47.2
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 143.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.1 9.0
Cab to Axle (in)
NA 32.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 80.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.0 32.9
Overhang, Front (in)
38.8 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
NA 148.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
221.3 230.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 12.3
Cab to End of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
76.6 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 50.6
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 61.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
63.3 Min, 98.2 Max 69.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
50.0 62.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
22.5 21.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
45.5 53.2
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
50.0 61.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x 0.8 - TBD -
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.2 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 Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail Driver Side
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 26
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.8 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.0 47.2
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 2044
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS ZRS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/55R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 2044
Rear Tire Order Code
QAN QSS
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 2304
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/55R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
QAN QSS
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5100 6600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 990
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 6600
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7000 6800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 3650
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2978 3075
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 12000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 3950
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2862 2136
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4000 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
LMG L9H
Displacement
5.3L/325 6.2L/378
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5400 403 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.36
Trans Order Code
MYC MYC
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.53
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.85
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Avalanche GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code
NA E63
Body Style
4 Door Crew Cab Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46 1.4
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 2-stage multi-leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.12 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 3950
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 1.8
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Over Shock Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 3950
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 3650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 3.42
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Frame
Frame Type
Body on Hydroformed
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 13.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 1
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

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue