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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Extended Cab Standard Box 4-Wheel Drive LT

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$33,655(1)
Gas/Ethanol V8
13/18 MPG(2)
4.8L/293
302 HP
Automatic
Four Wheel Drive
6 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
Engine Order CodeL20
Engine TypeGas/Ethanol V8
Displacement4.8L/293
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM302 @ 5600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM305 @ 4600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)18
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)- TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)5500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)825
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)10400
Brakes
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
Wheels
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
Frame TypeHydroformed
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)143.5
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)230.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)79.9
Height, Overall (in)73.7
Overhang, Front (in)39.4
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)47.2
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)141.4
Cab to Axle (in)41.5
Cab to End of Frame (in)- TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)33.4
Ground to Top of Frame (in)- TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)- TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)9.0
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)11.8
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity6
Front Head Room (in)41.2
Front Leg Room (in)41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)65.2
Front Hip Room (in)62.5
Second Head Room (in)39.2
Second Leg Room (in)34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)65.3
Second Hip Room (in)61.9
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year12.4
Transmission
DrivetrainFour 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
Transfer Case ModelMagna MP3023/4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low2.69
Electrical
600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)145
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)3950
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)3950
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)3217
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)2057
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)7000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)11000
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontIndependent
Suspension Type - Rear2-stage multi-leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)3950
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)3950
Axle Type - FrontIndependent
Axle Type - RearSemi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)3950
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)3950
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front3.42
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear3.42
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)1.81
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)1.38
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)1.42
Tires
Front Tire Order CodeQVL
Rear Tire Order CodeQVL
Front Tire SizeP265/70R17
Rear Tire SizeP265/70R17
Spare Tire SizeP265/70R17
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)2304
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
Steering TypePwr
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center16.73
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)46.9
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
60.7
- TBD -
Summary
Vehicle NameChevrolet Silverado 1500
Body StyleExt Cab 6.5' Wideside
Body CodeE63
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