Compare 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2012 Toyota Tundra

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2012 Toyota Tundra
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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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CrewMax 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tundra 2WD Truck CrewMax 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 15 20 $28,060 $30,335
Tundra 2WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $29,213 $31,580
Tundra 2WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD N/A N/A $37,495 $40,535
Tundra 2WD Truck Double Cab 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT 16 20 $25,312 $27,365
Tundra 2WD Truck Double Cab 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 15 20 $25,446 $27,510
Tundra 2WD Truck Double Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $26,599 $28,755
Tundra 2WD Truck Double Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD N/A N/A $35,150 $38,000
Tundra 2WD Truck Double Cab LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $27,514 $29,745
Tundra 2WD Truck Reg Cab 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT 16 20 $23,394 $25,155
Tundra 2WD Truck Reg Cab 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 15 20 $24,510 $26,355
Tundra 2WD Truck Reg Cab LB 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT 16 20 $23,702 $25,485
Tundra 2WD Truck Reg Cab LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $25,696 $27,630
Tundra 4WD Truck CrewMax 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 14 19 $30,882 $33,385
Tundra 4WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $32,033 $34,630
Tundra 4WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 18 $40,326 $43,595
Tundra 4WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $32,033 $34,630
Tundra 4WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 17 $40,326 $43,595
Tundra 4WD Truck Double Cab 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT 14 19 $28,268 $30,560
Tundra 4WD Truck Double Cab 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $29,419 $31,805
Tundra 4WD Truck Double Cab 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 18 $37,981 $41,060
Tundra 4WD Truck Double Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $29,419 $31,805
Tundra 4WD Truck Double Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 17 $37,981 $41,060
Tundra 4WD Truck Double Cab LB 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $30,336 $32,795
Tundra 4WD Truck Double Cab LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $30,336 $32,795
Tundra 4WD Truck Reg Cab 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $28,226 $30,350
Tundra 4WD Truck Reg Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $28,226 $30,350
Tundra 4WD Truck Reg Cab LB 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 18 $28,533 $30,680
Tundra 4WD Truck Reg Cab LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $28,533 $30,680

Pricing

Invoice Price

$29,755
$28,060

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$31,995
$30,335

Monthly Payment Estimate

$533 / month
$506 / 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. Just as tough as the competition, the 2012 Toyota Tundra isn't quite as rugged-looking, as fuel-efficient, or as strong in the towing department.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

14 mpg 15 mpg

Highway

19 mpg 20 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

65.4 63.0

Front Shoulder Room (in)

65.2 66.6

Second Head Room (in)

40.5 38.7

Second Shoulder Room (in)

65.1 65.4

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 42.5

Passenger Capacity

6 6

Front Hip Room (in)

62.5 63.0

Second Leg Room (in)

38.7 44.5

Front Head Room (in)

41.2 40.2

Exterior Dimensions

Overhang, Front (in)

39.4 - TBD -

Frame Width, Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)

148.9 - TBD -

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)

230.2 228.7

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

12.3 - TBD -

Cab to End of Frame (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

73.8 75.6

Ground to Top of Frame (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)

47.2 - TBD -

Wheelbase (in)

143.5 145.7

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

9.0 - TBD -

Cab to Axle (in)

32.0 - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

80.0 79.9

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)

32.9 - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)

62.4 - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

21.0 22.2

Cargo Volume (ft³)

53.2 - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)

61.5 66.4

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

50.6 50.0

Tailgate Width (in)

61.5 66.4

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)

69.3 66.7

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.99 x 1.18 13.9 x - TBD -

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 13.6 x - TBD -

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 26.4

Fuel Tank Location

Driver Side NA

Steering

Steering Type

Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock

3 3.7

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center

16.73 18.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

47.2 44.0

Tires

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

2004 - TBD -

Rear Tire Order Code

QU1 NA

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Tire Size

P245/70R17 P255/70R18

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

- TBD - - TBD -

Spare Tire Size

P245/70R17 P255/70R18

Front Tire Order Code

QU1 NA

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)

2004 - TBD -

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

- TBD - - TBD -

Rear Tire Size

P245/70R17 P255/70R18

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 700

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4700 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4700 7000

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 7000

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

6700 -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

470 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

705 700

Weight Information

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

6800 6800

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

3650 3900

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

3008 2888

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

10000 13500

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

3950 4050

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

2091 2363

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 12.9

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

NA - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

145 - TBD -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

600 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Watts

NA - TBD -

Engine

Engine Oil Cooler

NA 9.8

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

305 @ 4600 327 @ 3400

Engine Order Code

L20 NA

Displacement

4.8L/293 4.6L/285

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

302 @ 5600 310 @ 5600

Engine Type

Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection EFI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

14 15

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

16 17

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

19 20

Transmission

Transfer Case Model

NA NA

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.59

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.06 3.52

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA NA

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.40

Trans Type

4 6

Trans PTO Access

NA - TBD -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.72

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.29 3.22

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.63 2.04

Trans Order Code

M30 NA

Transfer Case Power Take Off

NA NA

Trans Power Take Off

NA - TBD -

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Toyota Tundra 2WD Truck

Body Code

E63 146" WB

Body Style

Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside CrewMax Cab

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

46 - TBD -

Axle Type - Rear

Semi-Floating - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Double wishbone

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.42 1.4

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

3950 - TBD -

Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)

3650 w/stabilizer bar

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.23 3.91

Axle Type - Front

Independent - TBD -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

35 - TBD -

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)

3650 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

2-stage multi-leaf Live rear axle

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA NA

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

NA NA

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)

3950 NA

Frame

Frame Type

Hydroformed - TBD -

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

2 2

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

11.6 10.7

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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