2012 Chevrolet Truck Specifications

Detailed 2012 Chevrolet Truck specs

One of the top-selling vehicles in the whole General Motors line-up, the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is defined with four powerplants and three cab styles. On regular and extended cab models, the 2012 Chevrolet also has a choice of a 6-foot standard box or 8-foot long box bed size. Coming in Work Truck, LS, LT, XFE or LTZ trim levels, common features found on all 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks include front and side airbags, air conditioning as well as dual 12-volt power outlets. XM Satellite radio, OnStar, Bluetooth connectivity and cruise control are available features on the 2012 Silverado. Multiple engine options are available with the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. A 195 horsepower, 4.3 liter V-6 engine is found on the base Work Truck model fitted with a four-speed automatic transmission. Optional on the Work Truck but standard on LS and LT models of the 2012 Silverado, a 4.8 liter Vortec V-8 powerplant produces 302 horsepower. A 5.3 liter and a top of the line 403 horsepower, 6.2 liter V-8 engine are also available powerplant choices. The 2012 Chevrolet Silverado V-8 engine line-up is FlexFuel capable for running E85 blended gasoline. All powerplants can be matched with either rear wheel or four-wheel drivetrains.

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The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 full-size pickup receives few notable changes for 2012. Several small styling tweaks have been made, including a new split grille and a new aerodynamic front bumper for LS and LT models without tow hooks. Two new trim packages are available: White Diamonds and Custom Sport Truck. New 20-inch chrome wheels are also available.

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Top-notch interiors to suit work or luxury use; extensive features and options; fuel economy; strong tow ratings

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Full-size trucks are used in such a wide range of situations--from construction fleets to long-distance driving--and the two different interiors offered in the Silverado and the nearly identical GMC Sierra help satisfy shoppers better than most other competing models. LS and LT models are probably the best fit for buyers who need the sturdy, get-messy capability of a pickup at least some of the time, but the LTZ is the choice for those who need a pickup that doesn't compromise luxury. And for those who need a pickup but want to make a greener choice, with even lower operating costs, the Silverado Hybrid has 25% better fuel economy without sacrificing much towing or hauling ability.


Detailed 2012 Chevrolet Truck specs

Silverado 1500-V8

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