Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,806 - $23,888
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
195-403
Seats
3-6
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,806 - $23,888
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
195-403
Seats
3-6

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 3.5 Comfort 3.5 Styling 3.6 Value 3.6

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Reviews

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Comfortable, roomy Chevy Silverado.

My 2012 Chevy Silverado has not had any manufacturer problems. It has been a great, dependable vehicle, with comfortable seating and plenty of legroom, cup holders and storage space. It is easy to see out of without any blind spots to cause trouble. The only downfall is the gas mileage which is about 16 mpg, but considering it is a truck I suppose it's normal. I particularly love the storage space in the doors and the extra space in the console. I feel safe in it, but sometimes feel that it is too big for my short stature getting in and out of. It does have cloth seats that are not the best feeling in our opinion, so we have always had seat covers on the seats. Overall it's a great vehicle, drives well and has some great features. It is a truck you can use for work or family travels and has always stood up to its Chevrolet name!

- Tammie O

The best choice I have ever made and even with high mileage

Well to really understand the Chevy Silverado you really need to just drive it yourself. The smooth ride on the highway is just incredible and sometimes you honestly get scared that the car may be off since it's so quiet. As long as you keep it well taken care of and follow protocol in regards to oil change and all that necessary tasks done on a timely basis that the owner manual instructs of you then reaching 150K miles will not really show which just makes me happy that I made the choice I made when I first got the truck

- Phillip R

Chevy Silverado dependable, stylish and practical.

The Silverado is a reliable truck with a luxury feel to it. I get about 18 mpg with mostly highway travels. My truck is 6 years old and with regular oil changes I have not had any major issues. Take size into consideration, if you are not used to a large I would suggest try parking it on your test drive to see if it is for you. I have driven buses before and there are tight beach cities that can be a headache to park . I have also used my truck to move several friends and it has never let my down.

- Grace G

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,806 - $18,739
$15,351 - $19,754

Horsepower

Horsepower
302 hp
302 - 403 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
Vortec 4.8L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI FlexFuel capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (302 hp [225.2 kW] @ 5600 rpm 305 lb
VORTEC 4.8L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING V8 SFI FLEXFUEL
Vortec 4.8L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI FlexFuel capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (302 hp [225.2 kW] @ 5600 rpm 305 lb
Vortec 5.3L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI FlexFuel
VORTEC 4.8L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING V8 SFI FLEXFUEL
VORTEC 6.2L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING V8 SFI E85
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.2 in.
41.2 - 41.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.3 - 38.7 in.
34.3 - 38.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.2 - 40.5 in.
39.2 - 40.5 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
53.2 - 60.7 cu. ft.
53.2 - 75.5 cu. ft.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 6
3 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Chrome Wheels

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
143.5 in.
119 - 157.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
46.9 - 47.2 ft.
39.7 - 51.2 ft.

Width

Width
79.9 - 80 in.
79.9 - 80 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
302 hp
302 - 403 hp

Torque

Torque
305 ft. lbs.
305 - 417 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
5500 - 9500 .lbs
8900 - 10700 .lbs

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
470 - 500 .lbs
470 - 500 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26 gal.
26 - 34 gal.

Combined

Combined
14 - 19 mpg
13 - 19 mpg

City

City
13 - 14 mpg
12 - 13 mpg

Highway

Highway
18 - 19 mpg
18 - 19 mpg

Category Name: Transmission

Overdrive

Overdrive
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Optional

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety