Compare 2012 Toyota Tundra vs 2012 GMC Sierra 1500

2012 Toyota Tundra
2012 GMC Sierra 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" 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,060
$42,277
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,335
$45,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
$506 / month
$758 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
44.5 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
63.0 65.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.6 65.2
Passenger Capacity
6 5
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
66.4 61.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
66.7 69.3
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
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.6 x 2.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.2
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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 Ratio (:1), On Center
18.1 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.0 47.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.7 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R18 P275/55R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2044
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QSS
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2304
Front Tire Size
P255/70R18 P275/55R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P255/70R18 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA QSS
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2044
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZRS
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7000 6600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 990
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 6600
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2888 3075
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
13500 12000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4050 3950
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2363 2136
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6800 6800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3900 3650
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 20 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
9.8 NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
327 @ 3400 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA L9H
Displacement
4.6L/285 6.2L/378
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5600 403 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
- TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.53
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.85
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.36
Trans Order Code
NA MYC
Summary
Body Code
146" WB E63
Body Style
CrewMax Cab Crew Cab 5.8' Wideside
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tundra 2WD Truck GMC Sierra 1500
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 1.8
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.4 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3950
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
w/stabilizer bar 3650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.91 3.42
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 1.4
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - Hydroformed
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.7 13.1
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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