Compare 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2012 Ford F-150

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 14 19 $29,755 $31,995
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 14 19 $30,476 $32,770
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,539 $39,290
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 19 $28,804 $30,320
Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Xtra Fuel Economy 15 22 $32,108 $34,525
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS 14 19 $27,830 $29,925
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT 14 19 $28,276 $30,405
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $33,531 $36,055
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 15 20 $25,023 $26,340
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT 15 21 $29,308 $31,515
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ 15 21 $33,810 $36,355
Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $26,961 $28,380
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 14 19 $25,621 $27,550
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 15 20 $21,307 $22,195
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 14 19 $25,737 $27,675
Silverado 1500 2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 15 20 $21,681 $22,585
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 13 18 $32,708 $35,170
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 13 18 $33,452 $35,970
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $39,469 $42,440
Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $31,796 $33,470
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS 13 18 $30,852 $33,175
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT 13 18 $31,299 $33,655
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,460 $39,205
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $28,899 $30,420
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT 15 21 $32,326 $34,760
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,739 $39,505
Silverado 1500 4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $29,953 $31,530
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 13 18 $28,932 $31,110
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 14 18 $24,609 $25,635
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 13 18 $29,211 $31,410
Silverado 1500 4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 14 18 $24,897 $25,935
Silverado 1500 Hybrid 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" 1HY 20 23 $37,459 $39,640
Silverado 1500 Hybrid 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" 2HY 20 23 $43,866 $46,420
Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" 1HY 20 23 $40,483 $42,840
Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" 2HY 20 23 $46,890 $49,620
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2WD Reg Cab 126" STX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 126" STX 17 23 $24,739 $27,010
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 126" XL 17 23 $22,100 $23,500
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 17 23 $25,805 $28,215
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 145" XL 17 23 $22,372 $23,800
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 145" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $22,372 $23,800
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 17 23 $26,075 $28,520
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $26,075 $28,520
F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" FX2 15 21 $31,301 $34,425
F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 15 21 $32,094 $35,320
F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" STX 17 23 $27,205 $29,795
F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" XL 17 23 $25,562 $27,325
F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" XLT 17 23 $28,097 $30,805
F-150 2WD SuperCab 163" XL 15 21 $25,834 $27,620
F-150 2WD SuperCab 163" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $25,834 $27,620
F-150 2WD SuperCab 163" XLT 15 21 $28,362 $31,105
F-150 2WD SuperCab 163" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $28,362 $31,105
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" FX2 15 21 $33,498 $36,910
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" Harley-Davidson 13 18 $44,227 $49,030
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" King Ranch 15 21 $38,736 $42,825
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" Lariat 15 21 $34,291 $37,805
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" Platinum 15 21 $40,337 $44,635
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XL 17 23 $28,873 $30,980
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT 17 23 $30,291 $33,285
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" FX2 15 21 $33,763 $37,205
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" King Ranch 15 21 $39,001 $43,125
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat 15 21 $34,556 $38,105
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $34,556 $38,105
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" Platinum 15 21 $40,602 $44,935
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" XL 15 21 $29,974 $32,195
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $29,974 $32,195
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" XLT 15 21 $31,388 $34,520
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $31,388 $34,520
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 126" STX 16 21 $27,770 $30,435
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 126" XL 16 21 $26,301 $28,140
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 16 21 $28,834 $31,640
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 145" XL 16 21 $26,572 $28,440
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 145" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $26,572 $28,440
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 16 21 $29,100 $31,940
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $29,100 $31,940
F-150 4WD SuperCab 133" SVT Raptor 11 16 $38,867 $42,975
F-150 4WD SuperCab 145" FX4 14 19 $34,469 $38,005
F-150 4WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 14 19 $34,991 $38,595
F-150 4WD SuperCab 145" STX 16 21 $30,235 $33,220
F-150 4WD SuperCab 145" XL 16 21 $28,654 $30,740
F-150 4WD SuperCab 145" XLT 16 21 $31,126 $34,225
F-150 4WD SuperCab 163" XL 15 21 $28,925 $31,040
F-150 4WD SuperCab 163" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $28,925 $31,040
F-150 4WD SuperCab 163" XLT 15 21 $32,220 $35,465
F-150 4WD SuperCab 163" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $32,220 $35,465
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" FX4 14 19 $36,666 $40,485
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" Harley-Davidson 12 16 $47,124 $52,305
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" King Ranch 14 19 $41,632 $46,100
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" Lariat 14 19 $37,187 $41,075
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" Platinum 14 19 $43,234 $47,910
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" SVT Raptor 11 16 $41,433 $45,875
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" XL 14 19 $32,657 $35,165
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" XLT 14 19 $34,019 $37,495
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" FX4 14 19 $36,931 $40,785
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" King Ranch 14 19 $41,898 $46,400
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat 14 19 $37,453 $41,375
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $37,453 $41,375
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" Platinum 14 19 $43,499 $48,210
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" XL 14 19 $32,930 $35,465
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $32,930 $35,465
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" XLT 14 19 $34,285 $37,795
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $34,285 $37,795

Pricing

Invoice Price

$29,755
$24,739

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$31,995
$27,010

Monthly Payment Estimate

$533 / month
$450 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

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. 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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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

14 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

19 mpg 23 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

65.4 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

65.2 66.6

Second Head Room (in)

40.5 -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

65.1 -

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 41.4

Passenger Capacity

6 3

Front Hip Room (in)

62.5 60.5

Second Leg Room (in)

38.7 -

Front Head Room (in)

41.2 41.0

Exterior Dimensions

Overhang, Front (in)

39.4 38.3

Frame Width, Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)

148.9 134.4

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)

230.2 213.1

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

12.3 - TBD -

Cab to End of Frame (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

73.8 74.6

Ground to Top of Frame (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)

47.2 - TBD -

Wheelbase (in)

143.5 125.8

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

9.0 - TBD -

Cab to Axle (in)

32.0 - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

80.0 79.2

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)

32.9 34.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)

- TBD - NA

Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)

62.4 60.3

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

21.0 22.4

Cargo Volume (ft³)

53.2 65.5

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)

61.5 60.3

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

50.6 50.0

Tailgate Width (in)

61.5 60.3

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)

69.3 78.8

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.99 x 1.18 13.8 x 0.6

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes NA

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

NA NA

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA 13.7 x 0.5

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

11.61 x 2.36 NA

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 26

Fuel Tank Location

Driver Side Midship

Steering

Steering Type

Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock

3 20.0

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center

16.73 20.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

47.2 41.7

Tires

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

2004 - TBD -

Rear Tire Order Code

QU1 T7B

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Tire Size

P245/70R17 P235/75R17

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

- TBD - - TBD -

Spare Tire Size

P245/70R17 P235/75R17

Front Tire Order Code

QU1 T7B

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)

2004 - TBD -

Spare Tire Order Code

NA T7B

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

- TBD - - TBD -

Rear Tire Size

P245/70R17 P235/75R17

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 1375

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4700 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4700 5500

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 5500

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

6700 -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

470 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

705 825

Weight Information

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

6800 6450

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

3650 3150

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

3008 2675

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

10000 10400

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

3950 3500

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

2091 2010

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 15.0

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

NA NA

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

145 155

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

600 750

Maximum Alternator Watts

NA 2100

Engine

Engine Oil Cooler

NA NA

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

305 @ 4600 278 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

L20 99M

Displacement

4.8L/293 3.7L/226

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

302 @ 5600 302 @ 6500

Engine Type

Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V6

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

14 17

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

16 19

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

19 23

Transmission

Transfer Case Model

NA NA

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.69

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.06 4.17

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA NA

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.52

Trans Type

4 6

Trans PTO Access

NA NA

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.86

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.29 3.40

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.63 2.34

Trans Order Code

M30 446

Transfer Case Power Take Off

NA NA

Trans Power Take Off

NA NA

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 1.14

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ford F-150

Body Code

E63 126" WB

Body Style

Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside Regular Cab Pickup

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

46 36.1

Axle Type - Rear

Semi-Floating Semi-Float Beam

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Double-wishbone

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.42 1.3

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

3950 3800

Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)

3650 3150

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.23 3.55

Axle Type - Front

Independent Long-Spindle

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

35 32.0

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)

3650 3750

Suspension Type - Rear

2-stage multi-leaf Live axle

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA NA

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

NA NA

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)

3950 3500

Frame

Frame Type

Hydroformed Fully-boxed

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

2 3

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

11.6 9.6

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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