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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Truck - Overview

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$22,195 – $42,440 MSRP

$21,307 – $39,469 Invoice

13 / 18 MPG City/Hwy

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Truck

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Overview

What's New for 2012:

  • Minor cosmetic upgrades
  • New Custom Sport Truck package
  • Chevy WiFi Internet

Exterior Features
The 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a full-size pickup truck, and is offered in three different cabs (Regular, Extended, and Crew) and three beds (short, standard, and long). There are 2- and 4-door body styles.

Interior Features
The 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers seating for up to 6 passengers. Base models feature vinyl upholstery and bare-bone interiors with air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, and a basic audio package. Upgraded models are fitted with cloth or leather upholstery, full power accessories, cruise control, and infotainment systems.

Optional Features
Options on the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 include the Z71 Off-Road package, upgraded 18- or 19-inch wheels, sunroof, power-sliding rear window, navigation, and more.

Under the Hood
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 standard-duty models are fitted with four different engines. Base models feature a 4.3-liter V-6 engine rated at 195 horsepower. Optional engines include a 4.8-liter V-8 rated at 302 horsepower and a 5.3-liter V-8 rated at 315 horsepower. A 6.2-liter V-8 that produces 403 horsepower is also available. There is also a hybrid, with a 6.0-liter V-8 engine rated at 332 horsepower with two 60-kW electric motors. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with 4-wheel drive optional.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are:
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD with 4.3-liter V-6 engine: 15/20/17 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD with 4.8-liter V-8 engine: 14/19/16 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD with 5.3-liter V-8 engine: 15/21/17 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD with 6.2-liter V-8 engine: 13/18/14 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid 2WD with hybrid-electric 6.0-liter V-8 gasoline engine: 20/23/21 mpg (city/highway/combined)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 include front and side curtain air bags. In government crash tests, the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab received an overall rating of 5 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Silverado 1500 received a "Good" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset crash protection.

Available Trims for the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Truck

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Work Truck 4 speed automatic $22,195 195-hp / 4.3L 6-cyl 15/20
LT 4 speed automatic $27,550 302-hp / 4.8L 8-cyl 14/19
LS 4 speed automatic $29,925 302-hp / 4.8L 8-cyl 14/19
Xtra Fuel Economy 6 speed automatic $34,525 315-hp / 5.3L 8-cyl 15/22
LTZ 6 speed automatic $36,055 315-hp / 5.3L 8-cyl 15/21

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