Compare 2012 Toyota Tundra vs 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2012 Toyota Tundra
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,060
$29,755
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,335
$31,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$506 / month
$533 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
63.0 65.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.6 65.2
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 40.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.4 65.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
63.0 62.5
Second Leg Room (in)
44.5 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - 148.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
228.7 230.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 12.3
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
75.6 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 47.2
Wheelbase (in)
145.7 143.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 9.0
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 32.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.9 80.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 39.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- TBD - 62.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
22.2 21.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 53.2
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
66.4 61.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 50.6
Tailgate Width (in)
66.4 61.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
66.7 69.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 x - TBD - 12.99 x 1.18
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x - TBD - NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.61 x 2.36
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)
26.4 26
Fuel Tank Location
NA Driver Side
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.7 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.1 16.73
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.0 47.2
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2004
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QU1
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P255/70R18 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P255/70R18 P245/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA QU1
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2004
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R18 P245/70R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 470
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 705
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7000 4700
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7000 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 6700
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
13500 10000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4050 3950
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2363 2091
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6800 6800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3900 3650
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2888 3008
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
327 @ 3400 305 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA L20
Displacement
4.6L/285 4.8L/293
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5600 302 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
9.8 NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Trans PTO Access
- TBD - NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
- TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Body Style
CrewMax Cab Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tundra 2WD Truck Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Body Code
146" WB E63
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.4 1.42
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3950
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
w/stabilizer bar 3650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.91 3.23
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 35
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3650
Suspension Type - Rear
Live rear axle 2-stage multi-leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
NA 3950
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - Hydroformed
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.7 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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