Compare 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2012 Ford F-150 vs 2012 GMC Sierra 1500

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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2012 Ford F-150
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2012 GMC Sierra 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
Select style
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
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

$29,755
$24,739
$42,277

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$31,995
$27,010
$45,460

Monthly Payment Estimate

$533 / month
$450 / month
$758 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
8.2
7.6

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. 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

14 mpg 17 mpg 13 mpg

Highway

19 mpg 23 mpg 18 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

65.4 - 65.4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

65.2 66.6 65.2

Second Head Room (in)

40.5 - 40.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

65.1 - 65.1

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 41.4 41.3

Passenger Capacity

6 3 5

Front Hip Room (in)

62.5 60.5 62.5

Second Leg Room (in)

38.7 - 38.7

Front Head Room (in)

41.2 41.0 41.2

Exterior Dimensions

Overhang, Front (in)

39.4 38.3 39.4

Frame Width, Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)

148.9 134.4 148.9

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)

230.2 213.1 230.2

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

12.3 - TBD - 12.3

Cab to End of Frame (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

73.8 74.6 73.8

Ground to Top of Frame (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)

47.2 - TBD - 47.2

Wheelbase (in)

143.5 125.8 143.5

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

9.0 - TBD - 9.0

Cab to Axle (in)

32.0 - TBD - 32.0

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

80.0 79.2 80.0

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)

32.9 34.1 32.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)

- TBD - NA - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)

62.4 60.3 62.4

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

21.0 22.4 21.0

Cargo Volume (ft³)

53.2 65.5 53.2

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)

61.5 60.3 61.5

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

50.6 50.0 50.6

Tailgate Width (in)

61.5 60.3 61.5

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)

69.3 78.8 69.3

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.99 x 1.18 13.8 x 0.6 13.0 x 1.2

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr Pwr

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes NA Yes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

NA NA NA

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA 13.7 x 0.5 - TBD -

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

11.61 x 2.36 NA 11.6 x 2.4

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

NA NA NA

Aux Fuel Tank Location

NA NA NA

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

26 26 26

Fuel Tank Location

Driver Side Midship Driver Side

Steering

Steering Type

Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock

3 20.0 3

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center

16.73 20.0 16.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

47.2 41.7 47.2

Tires

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

2004 - TBD - 2044

Rear Tire Order Code

QU1 T7B QSS

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD - 2304

Front Tire Size

P245/70R17 P235/75R17 P275/55R20

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Spare Tire Size

P245/70R17 P235/75R17 P265/70R17

Front Tire Order Code

QU1 T7B QSS

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)

2004 - TBD - 2044

Spare Tire Order Code

NA T7B ZRS

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Rear Tire Size

P245/70R17 P235/75R17 P275/55R20

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 1375 NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4700 5000 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4700 5500 6600

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 5500 NA

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

6700 - 6600

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

470 500 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

705 825 990

Weight Information

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

6800 6450 6800

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

3650 3150 3650

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

3008 2675 3075

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

10000 10400 12000

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

3950 3500 3950

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

2091 2010 2136

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5 20 x 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5 20 x 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 15.0 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

NA NA NA

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

145 155 145

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

600 750 600

Maximum Alternator Watts

NA 2100 NA

Engine

Engine Oil Cooler

NA NA NA

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

305 @ 4600 278 @ 4000 417 @ 4300

Engine Order Code

L20 99M L9H

Displacement

4.8L/293 3.7L/226 6.2L/378

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

302 @ 5600 302 @ 6500 403 @ 5700

Engine Type

Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas/Ethanol V8

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

14 17 13

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

16 19 14

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

19 23 18

Transmission

Transfer Case Model

NA NA NA

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.69 0.67

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.06 4.17 4.03

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA NA NA

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.52 1.53

Trans Type

4 6 6

Trans PTO Access

NA NA NA

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.86 0.85

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.29 3.40 3.06

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.63 2.34 2.36

Trans Order Code

M30 446 MYC

Transfer Case Power Take Off

NA NA NA

Trans Power Take Off

NA NA NA

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 1.14 1.15

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic Automatic

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ford F-150 GMC Sierra 1500

Body Code

E63 126" WB E63

Body Style

Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside Regular Cab Pickup Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

46 36.1 1.8

Axle Type - Rear

Semi-Floating Semi-Float Beam Semi-Floating

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Double-wishbone Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.42 1.3 1.4

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

3950 3800 3950

Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)

3650 3150 3650

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.23 3.55 3.42

Axle Type - Front

Independent Long-Spindle Independent

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

35 32.0 1.4

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)

3650 3750 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

2-stage multi-leaf Live axle 2-stage multi-leaf

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA NA NA

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

NA NA NA

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)

3950 3500 3950

Frame

Frame Type

Hydroformed Fully-boxed Hydroformed

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

2 3 1

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

11.6 9.6 13.1

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

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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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