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Compare 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2012 Ram 1500

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2012 Ram 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 Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 20 $30,845 $33,220
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 14 20 $28,550 $30,740
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $37,173 $40,370
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Limited Edition 14 20 $39,744 $43,275
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 20 $39,744 $43,275
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 20 $30,845 $33,220
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 20 $30,845 $33,220
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 14 20 $30,845 $33,220
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $28,550 $30,740
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $34,619 $37,485
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $28,550 $30,740
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 20 $28,785 $30,865
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 14 20 $24,974 $26,695
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $35,945 $38,910
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 20 $28,785 $30,865
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 20 $28,785 $30,865
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 14 20 $28,785 $30,865
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $24,974 $26,695
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $33,025 $35,630
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $24,974 $26,695
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 14 20 $21,080 $22,570
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 14 20 $24,791 $26,650
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" R/T 14 20 $29,644 $32,135
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 14 20 $24,791 $26,650
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 14 20 $21,080 $22,570
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 14 20 $21,080 $22,570
1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 20 $25,056 $26,950
1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 14 20 $25,056 $26,950
1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $21,345 $22,870
1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $21,345 $22,870
1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman HD 14 20 $26,686 $28,905
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 19 $33,774 $36,440
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 13 19 $31,480 $33,960
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $40,036 $43,515
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Limited Edition 13 19 $42,607 $46,420
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 13 19 $42,607 $46,420
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 19 $33,774 $36,440
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $33,774 $36,440
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $33,774 $36,440
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $31,480 $33,960
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $37,549 $40,705
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 19 $31,480 $33,960
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 19 $31,756 $34,085
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 13 19 $29,003 $31,105
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $38,498 $41,660
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 19 $31,756 $34,085
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $31,756 $34,085
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $31,756 $34,085
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $29,003 $31,105
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $35,997 $38,850
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 19 $29,003 $31,105
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 13 19 $24,743 $26,585
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $28,060 $30,220
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 14 19 $28,060 $30,220
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 14 19 $24,743 $26,585
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 13 19 $32,339 $35,055
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 13 19 $24,743 $26,585
1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $28,325 $30,520
1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $28,325 $30,520
1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $25,008 $26,885
1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 19 $25,008 $26,885
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,755
$30,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,995
$33,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$554 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
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 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 41.0
Second Hip Room (in)
65.4 63.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 66.0
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.1 65.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Front Hip Room (in)
62.5 63.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.0 79.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.9 34.6
Overhang, Front (in)
39.4 40.0
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
148.9 152.6
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
230.2 229.0
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
12.3 9.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.8 75.1
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.2 48.4
Wheelbase (in)
143.5 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.0 9.6
Cab to Axle (in)
32.0 28.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
61.5 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
69.3 67.4
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 52.4
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
62.4 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.0 20.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
53.2 50.3
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.5 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.6 51.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.61 x 2.36 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.99 x 1.18 13.2 x 1.1
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 13.8 x 0.9
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26.0
Fuel Tank Location
Driver Side Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.2 44.9
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3 17.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.73 Variable
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2004 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QU1 TTJ
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P245/70R17 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QU1 TTJ
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2004 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBS
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
705 1298
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (N/A)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4700 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4700 8650
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (N/A)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6700 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
470 500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2091 2216
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6800 6800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3650 3700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3008 2954
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10000 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3950 3900
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 20 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 730
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
305 @ 4600 407 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L20 EZH
Displacement
4.8L/293 5.7L/345
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 390 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
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 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.50
Trans Type
4 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.67
Trans Order Code
M30 DG1
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ram 1500
Body Code
E63 140.5" WB
Body Style
Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside Crew Cab Pickup
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3950 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Solid
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3950 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 3700
Suspension Type - Rear
2-stage multi-leaf Multi-link coil
Frame
Frame Type
Hydroformed Ladder type
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 11.6
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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