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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Regular Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive LT

Quick Specs

Gas/Ethanol V8
14/19 MPG(2)
302 HP
Rear Wheel Drive
3 Adults
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1MSRP does not include destination and handling
2Based on 2010 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
Engine Order CodeL20
Engine TypeGas/Ethanol V8
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM302 @ 5600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM305 @ 4600
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)19
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)- TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)4800
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)480
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)4800
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)720
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)9100
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)12.99 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)11.61 x 2.36
Front Wheel Size (in)17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Size (in)17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel MaterialSteel
Rear Wheel MaterialSteel
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Frame TypeHydroformed
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)119.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)205.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)79.9
Height, Overall (in)73.6
Overhang, Front (in)39.4
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)47.2
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)116.5
Cab to Axle (in)41.9
Cab to End of Frame (in)- TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)34.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)- TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)- TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)7.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)13.4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity3
Front Head Room (in)41.5
Front Leg Room (in)41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)65.2
Front Hip Room (in)62.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year11.6
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Trans Order CodeM30
Trans Type4
Trans Description Cont.Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)1.63
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)0.70
Reverse Ratio (:1)2.29
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)145
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)3200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)3750
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)2676
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)1784
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)6400
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)10000
Suspension Type - FrontIndependent
Suspension Type - Rear2-stage multi-leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)3200
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)3750
Axle Type - FrontIndependent
Axle Type - RearSemi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)3200
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)3750
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear3.23
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)1.81
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)1.38
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)1.42
Front Tire Order CodeQU1
Rear Tire Order CodeQU1
Front Tire SizeP245/70R17
Rear Tire SizeP245/70R17
Spare Tire SizeP245/70R17
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)2004
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)2304
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)- TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front- TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear- TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare- TBD -
Steering TypePwr
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center16.73
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)39.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)- TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)26
Fuel Tank LocationDriver Side
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)78.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)61.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)62.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)50.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)21.0
Tailgate Width (in)61.5
Vehicle NameChevrolet Silverado 1500
Body StyleReg Cab 6.5' Wideside
Body CodeE63
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