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Compare 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2012 GMC Sierra 1500

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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
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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
$42,277
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,995
$45,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$758 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
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. 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 13 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Front Hip Room (in)
62.5 62.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
65.4 65.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 65.2
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 40.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.1 65.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.2 47.2
Wheelbase (in)
143.5 143.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.0 9.0
Cab to Axle (in)
32.0 32.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.0 80.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.9 32.9
Overhang, Front (in)
39.4 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
148.9 148.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
230.2 230.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
12.3 12.3
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.8 73.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
53.2 53.2
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.5 61.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.6 50.6
Tailgate Width (in)
61.5 61.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
69.3 69.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
62.4 62.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.0 21.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.61 x 2.36 11.6 x 2.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.99 x 1.18 13.0 x 1.2
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26
Fuel Tank Location
Driver Side Driver Side
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.73 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.2 47.2
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3 3
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
QU1 QSS
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2004 2044
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZRS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P275/55R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2004 2044
Rear Tire Order Code
QU1 QSS
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2304
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P275/55R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/70R17
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6700 6600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
470 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
705 990
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4700 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4700 6600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3950 3950
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2091 2136
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6800 6800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3650 3650
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3008 3075
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10000 12000
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
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - 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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 403 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
305 @ 4600 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
L20 L9H
Displacement
4.8L/293 6.2L/378
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 13
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.36
Trans Order Code
M30 MYC
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 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.53
Trans Type
4 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code
E63 E63
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 3.42
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 1.4
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-stage multi-leaf 2-stage multi-leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3950 3950
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 1.8
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3950 3950
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 3650
Frame
Frame Type
Hydroformed Hydroformed
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 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
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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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