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2012 Ram 1500 2013 Ford F-150 2012 GMC Sierra 1500
     
2WD Regular Cab 6.3 Ft Box ST
  • 2WD Regular Cab 6.3 Ft Box ST
  • 2WD Regular Cab 6.3 Ft Box Tradesman
  • 2WD Regular Cab 6.3 Ft Box Express
  • 2WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box ST
  • 2WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box Tradesman
  • 4WD Regular Cab 6.3 Ft Box ST
  • 4WD Regular Cab 6.3 Ft Box Tradesman
  • 4WD Regular Cab 6.3 Ft Box Express
  • 2WD Regular Cab 6.3 Ft Box SLT
  • 2WD Regular Cab 6.3 Ft Box Outdoorsman
  • 2WD Quad Cab 6.3 Ft Box ST
  • 2WD Quad Cab 6.3 Ft Box Express
  • 4WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box ST
  • 4WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box Tradesman
  • 2WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box SLT
  • 2WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box Outdoorsman
  • 4WD Regular Cab 6.3 Ft Box SLT
  • 4WD Regular Cab 6.3 Ft Box Outdoorsman
  • 4WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box SLT
  • 4WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box Outdoorsman
  • 2WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box ST
  • 2WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box Express
  • 2WD Quad Cab 6.3 Ft Box SLT
  • 2WD Quad Cab 6.3 Ft Box Big Horn
  • 2WD Quad Cab 6.3 Ft Box Lone Star
  • 2WD Quad Cab 6.3 Ft Box Outdoorsman
  • 4WD Quad Cab 6.3 Ft Box ST
  • 4WD Quad Cab 6.3 Ft Box Express
  • 2WD Regular Cab 6.3 Ft Box R/T
  • 2WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box Big Horn
  • 2WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box SLT
  • 2WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box Lone Star
  • 2WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box Outdoorsman
  • 4WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box ST
  • 4WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box Express
  • 4WD Quad Cab 6.3 Ft Box SLT
  • 4WD Quad Cab 6.3 Ft Box Big Horn
  • 4WD Quad Cab 6.3 Ft Box Lone Star
  • 4WD Quad Cab 6.3 Ft Box Outdoorsman
  • 4WD Regular Cab 6.3 Ft Box Sport
  • 2WD Quad Cab 6.3 Ft Box Sport
  • 4WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box SLT
  • 4WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box Big Horn
  • 4WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box Lone Star
  • 4WD Crew Cab 5.6 Ft Box Outdoorsman
  • 2WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box Sport
  • 4WD Quad Cab 6.3 Ft Box Sport
  • 2WD Quad Cab 6.3 Ft Box Laramie
  • 2WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box Laramie
  • 4WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box Sport
  • 4WD Quad Cab 6.3 Ft Box Laramie
  • 2WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box Laramie Longhorn Edition
  • 4WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box Laramie
  • 4WD Crew Cab 5.7 Ft Box Laramie Longhorn Edition
2WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box STX
  • 2WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD SuperCab 8 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD SuperCab 8 Ft Box XL w/HD Payload Pkg
  • 4WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 4WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box XL
  • 4WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box XL w/HD Payload Pkg
  • 2WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box XLT
  • 2WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box XLT
  • 2WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box XLT w/HD Payload Pkg
  • 2WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box STX
  • 4WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box STX
  • 4WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 4WD SuperCab 8 Ft Box XL
  • 4WD SuperCab 8 Ft Box XL w/HD Payload Pkg
  • 2WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box XLT
  • 2WD SuperCab 8 Ft Box XLT
  • 2WD SuperCab 8 Ft Box XLT w/HD Payload Pkg
  • 2WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box XL w/HD Payload Pkg
  • 4WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box XLT
  • 4WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box XLT
  • 4WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box XLT w/HD Payload Pkg
  • 4WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box STX
  • 2WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box XLT
  • 4WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box XLT
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box XLT
  • 2WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box XTL w/HD Payload Pkg
  • 2WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box FX2
  • 4WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 4WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box XL w/HD Payload Pkg
  • 2WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box Lariat
  • 4WD SuperCab 8 Ft Box XLT
  • 4WD SuperCab 8 Ft Box XLT w/HD Payload Pkg
  • 2WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box FX2
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box XLT
  • 4WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box XLT
  • 4WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box XLT w/HD Payload Pkg
  • 2WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box Lariat
  • 2WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box Lariat
  • 2WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box Lariat w/HD Payload Pkg
  • 4WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box FX4
  • 4WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box Lariat
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box FX4
  • 4WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box FX4
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box Lariat
  • 4WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box Lariat
  • 4WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box Lariat w/HD Payload Pkg
  • 2WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box King Ranch
  • 4WD SuperCab 5-1/2 Ft Box SVT Raptor
  • 2WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box King Ranch
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box SVT Raptor
  • 2WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box Platinum
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box King Ranch
  • 2WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box Platinum
  • 4WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box King Ranch
  • 2WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box Limited
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box Platinum
  • 4WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box Platinum
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box Limited
Regular Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Regular Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Regular Cab Long Box 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Regular Cab Standard Box 4-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Regular Cab Long Box 4-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Extended Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Regular Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Regular Cab Long Box 2-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Extended Cab Long Box 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Extended Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive SL
  • Crew Cab Short Box 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Extended Cab Standard Box 4-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Extended Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Regular Cab Standard Box 4-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Extended Cab Long Box 4-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Regular Cab Long Box 4-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Extended Cab Long Box 2-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Crew Cab Short Box 2-Wheel Drive SL
  • Crew Cab Short Box 2-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Extended Cab Standard Box 4-Wheel Drive SL
  • Crew Cab Short Box 4-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Extended Cab Standard Box 4-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Crew Cab Short Box 2-Wheel Drive XFE
  • Extended Cab Long Box 4-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Crew Cab Short Box 4-Wheel Drive SL
  • Crew Cab Short Box 4-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Extended Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive SLT
  • Extended Cab Long Box 2-Wheel Drive SLT
  • Extended Cab Standard Box 4-Wheel Drive SLT
  • Crew Cab Short Box 2-Wheel Drive SLT
  • Extended Cab Long Box 4-Wheel Drive SLT
  • Crew Cab Short Box 4-Wheel Drive SLT
  • Crew Cab Short Box 2-Wheel Drive Denali
  • Crew Cab Short Box All-Wheel Drive Denali

Prices

MSRP $22,570 $24,070 $22,195
Invoice $21,080 $22,325 $21,307
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.8 8.4 8.8
Critics' Rating 9.5 8.5 9.1
Performance 9.1 8.3 8.3
Interior 8.8 8.6 8.1
Safety 7.4 9.3 8.1
Reliability 3.5 3.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent handling
  • Powerful V8 engines
  • Luxurious interior
  • Clever storage options
  • Strong towing capacity
  • Available business-ready on-board computer
  • Comfortable, spacious seats
  • Powerful V8 engines
  • Fairly good fuel economy
  • Capable towing and hauling abilites
  • Comfortable seats 
Cons
  • Downmarket back seat materials
  • Underpowered V6 engine
  • Poor fuel economy for the class
  • SYNC difficult to use
  • Poor 6.2-liter V8 fuel economy
  • Sluggish base V6
  • Outdated four-speed transmission with smaller engines
  • Cheap-feeling interior, even in more expensive trims

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.7L/226 Gas/Ethanol V6 3.7L/227 Gas V6 4.3L/262
MPG 14 City / 20 Hwy 17 City / 23 Hwy 15 City / 20 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Regular Cab Pickup Regular Cab Pickup Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 120.5 125.9 119.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.4 79.2 80.0
Height, Overall (in) 74.6 74.8 73.6

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Optional
Privacy Glass Optional
Sliding Rear Window Optional
Power Windows Optional Optional Optional

Exterior Features

Bed Liner Optional Optional Optional
Pickup Bed Tonneau Cover Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional Optional

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Optional Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain Standard Optional
Tires - Front On/Off Road Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Optional Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Standard Optional
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Optional
Compact Spare Tire Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 9100

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Optional Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional Optional
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional Optional Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 3 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 41.0 41.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.4 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.0 66.6 65.2
Front Hip Room (in) 62.9 60.5 62.5
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 57.5 65.5 60.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 17.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Optional
Cassette Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Optional Optional
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional
Front Tow Hooks Optional Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Optional Optional
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Optional Optional Optional
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.7L/226 3.7L/227 4.3L/262
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 215 @ 5200 302 @ 6500 195 @ 4600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 235 @ 4000 278 @ 4000 260 @ 2800
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 39.5 41.7 39.7

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Optional Standard Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23 20
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.0 26.0 26

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link coil Live Axle 2-stage multi-leaf

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
4-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional Standard Optional
Manual Optional Optional
Transmission Overdrive Switch Standard Standard