Compare 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2012 Nissan Titan

2012 GMC Sierra 1500
2012 Nissan Titan
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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 Crew Cab LWB SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Titan 2WD Crew Cab LWB SV 13 18 $30,033 $33,170
Titan 2WD Crew Cab SWB S 13 18 $28,135 $31,070
Titan 2WD Crew Cab SWB SL 13 18 $34,798 $38,440
Titan 2WD Crew Cab SWB SV 13 18 $29,627 $32,720
Titan 2WD King Cab SWB S 13 18 $25,830 $28,520
Titan 2WD King Cab SWB SV 13 18 $27,638 $30,520
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB SV 12 17 $32,636 $36,050
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $34,644 $38,270
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB S 12 17 $30,711 $33,920
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB SL 12 17 $37,238 $41,140
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB SV 12 17 $32,203 $35,570
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $32,655 $36,070
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB S 12 17 $28,406 $31,370
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB SV 12 17 $30,214 $33,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,277
$30,033
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,460
$33,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$758 / month
$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
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. The 2012 Nissan Titan has held up well over a long lifespan, but its gas mileage, towing and hauling, and performance have fallen to the back of the full-size pickup truck pack.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 40.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.1 64.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Front Hip Room (in)
62.5 61.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 40.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 41.0
Second Hip Room (in)
65.4 60.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 65.1
Exterior Dimensions
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
148.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
230.2 244.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
12.3 10.3
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.8 74.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
143.5 159.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.0 10.3
Cab to Axle (in)
32.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.0 79.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.9 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
39.4 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.0 19.9
Cargo Volume (ft³)
53.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.6 50.0
Tailgate Width (in)
61.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
69.3 87.0
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
62.4 63.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 0.6
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 1.2
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 28.0
Fuel Tank Location
Driver Side NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.7 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.2 51.2
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2304 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P275/55R20 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QSS NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2044 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P275/55R20 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2044 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QSS NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 9400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6600 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
990 929
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3075 2900
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12000 15099
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3950 4200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2136 2372
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6800 7101
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3650 3699
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
Engine Order Code
L9H NA
Displacement
6.2L/378 5.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
403 @ 5700 317 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
417 @ 4300 385 @ 3400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.52
Trans Type
6 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.36
Trans Order Code
MYC NA
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 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 3.82
Summary
Body Code
E63 159.5" WB
Body Style
Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 1500 Nissan Titan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.4 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3950 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 2.93
Axle Type - Front
Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.4 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-stage multi-leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3950 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.8 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Dana
Frame
Frame Type
Hydroformed Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.1 12.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
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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