Compare 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2012 Toyota Tundra

2012 GMC Sierra 1500
2012 Toyota Tundra
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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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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 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 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
$42,277
$28,060
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,460
$30,335
Monthly Payment Estimate
$758 / month
$506 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
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. 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
13 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
18 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
5 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)
13.0 x 1.2 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 )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.6 x - TBD -
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
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
16.7 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.2 44.0
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2044 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QSS NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2304 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P275/55R20 P255/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 P255/70R18
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 P255/70R18
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 7000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6600 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
990 700
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6800 6800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3650 3900
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3075 2888
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12000 13500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3950 4050
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2136 2363
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 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
417 @ 4300 327 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
L9H NA
Displacement
6.2L/378 4.6L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
403 @ 5700 310 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 3.52
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.04
Trans Order Code
MYC 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)
1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 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)
1.8 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.4 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3950 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 w/stabilizer bar
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 3.91
Axle Type - Front
Independent - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.4 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - 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
1 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.1 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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