Compare 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2012 Ford F-150

2012 GMC Sierra 1500
2012 Ford F-150
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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
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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
$42,277
$24,739
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,460
$27,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$758 / month
$450 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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
13 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 3
Front Hip Room (in)
62.5 60.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 -
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 41.0
Second Hip Room (in)
65.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 66.6
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.7 x 0.5
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.2 13.8 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26
Fuel Tank Location
Driver Side Midship
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
16.7 20.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.2 41.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3 20.0
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 P235/75R17
Front Tire Order Code
QSS T7B
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2044 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS T7B
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P275/55R20 P235/75R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2044 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QSS T7B
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2304 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P275/55R20 P235/75R17
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6600 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
990 825
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 1375
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 5500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12000 10400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3950 3500
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2136 2010
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6800 6450
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3650 3150
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3075 2675
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 15.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 750
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 2100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 155
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
403 @ 5700 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
417 @ 4300 278 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L9H 99M
Displacement
6.2L/378 3.7L/226
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 17
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.34
Trans Order Code
MYC 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)
1.15 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.17
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside Regular Cab Pickup
Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 1500 Ford F-150
Body Code
E63 126" WB
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Independent Long-Spindle
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.4 32.0
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.8 36.1
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Float Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.4 1.3
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3950 3800
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 3150
Frame
Frame Type
Hydroformed Fully-boxed
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.1 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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