$27,550 - $35,970
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$27,550 - $35,970
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
12-15 City / 18-21 HWY
Horsepower
302-403
Seats
3-6

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, 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-ft torque [411.8 N-m] @ 4600 rpm), iron block (Standard on all models except C*10953 Models. Not available on C*10953 models.)
  • Engine, Vortec 5.3L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI FlexFuel with Active Fuel Management capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (with gas - 315 hp [234.8 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 335 lb-ft of torque [452.2 N-m] @ 4000 rpm), iron block (Not available with CK10543 or CK10753 models. On CC10543 or CC10753 models, retail orders require (PDU) All-Star Edition, (PDA) Texas Edition, (PEB) Custom Sport Truck Package or (PEF) Florida Edition.)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode (On Crew Cab models, requires (L20) Vortec 4.8L V8 SFI Flex-Fuel engine. Not available on C*10953 models.)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode (Included and only available with (LMG) or (LC9) Vortec 5.3L engines or (L9H) Vortec 6.2L V8 SFI engine.)
  • Rear axle, 3.23 ratio (Refer to Engine/Axle chart for availability.)
  • Rear axle, 3.08 ratio (Refer to Engine/Axle chart for availability.)
  • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio (Refer to Engine/Axle chart for availability.) (With (LMG) Vortec 5.3L V8 Engine, Requires (K5L) heavy-duty cooling package)
  • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio (Refer to Engine/Axle chart for availability.) (With (LC9) Vortec 5.3L V8 Engine, Requires (K5L) heavy-duty cooling package)
  • Suspension Package, Handling/Trailering, heavy-duty includes 46 mm piston monotube shocks and 36mm front stabilizer bar (Includes 36mm front stabilizer bar when (NHT) Max Trailering Pack is ordered.)
  • GVWR, 6400 lbs. (2903 kg) (Standard on C*10703, C*10903 and CC10753 models.)
  • GVWR, 6800 lbs. (3084 kg) (Requires CC10753, CC10543 or CK10903 models. Standard on CC10543 models.)
  • GVWR, 6900 lbs. (3330 kg) (Requires CC10953 models.)
  • GVWR, 7000 lbs. (3175 kg) (Requires CC10753 models and (L9H) Vortec 6.2L V8 SFI engine and (NHT) Max Trailering Pack or CK10753, CK10953, or CK10543 models. Standard on CK10753, CK10953, or CK10543 models.)
  • Cooling, external engine oil cooler heavy-duty air-to-oil, integral to driver side of radiator tank (Included and only available with (L9H) Vortec 6.2L V8 SFI engine or (K5L) Heavy Duty Cooling Package.)
  • Transfer case, electronic Autotrac with rotary dial controls (Requires 4WD models.)
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Four wheel drive
  • Battery, heavy-duty 600 cold-cranking amps, maintenance-free with rundown protection and retained accessory power
  • Alternator, 145 amps
  • Recovery hooks, front, Black (Standard on 4WD models. Not available with (WEA) Z71 Appearance Package.)
  • Frame, fully-boxed, hydroformed front section
  • Suspension, front independent, coil over shock
  • Suspension, rear 2-stage multi-leaf springs, semi-elliptic
  • Steering, power, rack-and-pinion
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, front disc/rear drum
  • Exhaust, aluminized stainless-steel muffler and tailpipe

Exterior Features

  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) 6-lug chrome-styled steel includes chrome center caps (spare wheel will not cosmetically match the other 4 wheels) (Upgradeable to (P46) 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) 6-lug aluminum wheels, (N87) 4 - 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) aluminum wheels or (S80) 4 - 20" x 8.5" (50.8 cm x 21.6 cm) chrome clad aluminum wheels. Not available with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
  • Tires, P245/70R17 all-season, blackwall includes a blackwall spare tire (Requires 2WD models. Not available with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package or (WEA) Z71 Enhanced Package.)
  • Tires, P265/70R17 all-season, blackwall includes a blackwall spare tire (Requires 4WD models. Not available with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package or (WEA) Z71 Enhanced Package.)
  • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) steel spare (spare wheel will not cosmetically match the other 4 wheels)
  • Spare tire lock keyed cylinder lock that utilizes same key as ignition and door
  • Tire carrier, outside spare, winch-type mounted under frame at rear
  • Bumper, front chrome (Includes chrome bumper bar and end caps with painted silver lower section.)
  • Bumper, rear chrome, step-style with pad
  • Air dam, Black
  • Moldings, bodyside, body-colored (Moldings are deleted if any SEO paint is ordered.)
  • Grille, chrome surround
  • Headlamps, dual halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and flash-to-pass feature
  • Lamps, dual cargo area lamps
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, Black, manual-folding (Upgradeable to (DPN) outside vertical camper mirrors.)
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver- and front passenger-side glass) (With Regular Cab models, includes rear window. With Extended Cab models, includes rear and rear quarter windows. With Crew Cab models or (C49) rear-window defogger, includes light-tinted rear window.)
  • Wipers, front intermittent wet-arm with pulse washers
  • Door handles, Black
  • Pickup box, Fleetside

Entertainment Features

  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume and TheftLock
  • Audio system feature, speaker system (Includes 4 speakers on Regular Cab and 6 speakers on Extended and Crew Cab Models.)
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (Not available with (UE0) OnStar, delete. Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)

Interior Features

  • Seats, front 40/20/40 split-bench, 3-passenger, driver and front passenger manual reclining center fold-down armrest with storage, lockable storage compartment in seat cushion (includes auxiliary power outlet), adjustable outboard head restraints and storage pockets on Extended and Crew Cab models
  • Seat trim, Premium Cloth
  • Seat adjuster, manual lumbar control on the driver-side
  • Seat, rear 60/40 folding bench (folds up), 3-passenger, folding (includes child seat top tether anchor) (Requires Extended or Crew Cab Models.)
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting with rubberized vinyl floor mats (Extended and Crew Cab models also include rear floor mats) (May be substituted with (BG9) Black rubberized vinyl floor covering.)
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, adjustable with brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with theft-deterrent locking feature
  • Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, odometer, fuel level, engine temperature, and tachometer (Includes voltmeter and oil pressure indicators.)
  • Driver Information Center with odometer, trip odometer and message center (monitors numerous systems depending on vehicle equipment level including low fuel, turn signal "on", transmission temperature and oil change notification) (Driver Information Center controls are operated through the trip odometer button unless (UK3) steering wheel mounted audio controls is ordered. On 1LT, 1SF and 1LZ, includes 8-point compass and outside temperature.)
  • Warning tones headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver and passenger buckle up reminder and turn signal on
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down
  • Windows, power, rear access door (Requires Extended Cab Models.)
  • Door locks, power includes Remote Keyless Entry
  • Remote vehicle starter prep package includes Remote Keyless Entry with 2 transmitters, panic button and content theft alarm (To enable remote start capability, new key fobs and vehicle reprogramming are required. Please see dealer for details. Remote Keyless Entry does not lock/unlock tailgate.)
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, located on steering wheel
  • Cup holders, front (Also includes rear cupholders on Extended and Crew Cab models.)
  • Power outlets, 2 auxiliary instrument panel-mounted with covers, 12-volt
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger, sliding with clip and illuminated vanity mirror on driver and passenger-side, Opal Gray-colored
  • Assist handle, front passenger (Also includes rear assist handles in the headliner on Extended and Crew Cab Models.)
  • Coat hooks, rear driver and passenger side
  • Lighting, interior with dome and reading lights, illuminated entry feature and backlit instrument panel switches

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance and traction control includes electronic trailer sway control and hill start assist
  • Daytime Running Lamps, with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Air bags, head curtain side-impact, front outboard seating positions with rollover sensor (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat outboard occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Air bags, seat-mounted side-impact, driver and right-front passenger for thorax and pelvic protection (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat outboard occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan Includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock (requires power locks), Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Door locks, rear child security (Crew Cab models only.)
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (does not apply to spare tire)

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Reviews

4.42
166 Reviews
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The best choice I have ever made and even with high mileage

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

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

Clean look/design with comfortable ride.

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

Clean body style. Overall pretty reliable. Comfortable driving. Not too big. Can haul ton of pellets even though it's a half ton. Very convenient to haul anything. Can seat 6 when needed. Has not shown rust yet. Mileage is not too bad. I can drive my much more economical car commuting 1 hour each way to work but I drive the Silverado because it is much more comfortable.

- Sean D

Spacious, always runs well and has plus features like stereo, air conditioning.

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

Problems with lights. Slight scratches and light problems but nothing major. It gets irritating at times worrying about air conditioning as well even though the temperature cools and heats very quickly. At times the radio or lights in my car staying on for a while even without my car on will drain battery and cause it to die and need to be jumped.

- Ryan K

Best Truck for Travel or everyday use

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

My Silverado is a lifelong dream for me. It is extremely reliable. It is comfortable enough to take long road trips. We use it to drive back and forth to New York, 1200 miles one way, to visit relatives. It has 4 wheel drive and a V8 engine which makes it great in all kinds of terrain including the mountains.

- Karen P

My Chevy Silverado. Most reliable truck I've ever owned

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

Only thing I don't like about my truck is how it's has a inch lift in the rear. I wish that GM evened out the truck and put in a better rear suspension to supplement the extra lift. As for reliability I've had my truck for 4 years now and it's never broken down. I've never had any issues.

- John M

Think twice about a 2011-2013 Silverado 1500

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

Torque converter is bad. The shocks have worn out to easily. The inside system for entertainment is way outdated. The truck requires a lot of maintenance, more so that the average truck in order to stay running well. I feel as if the truck was poorly designed and gas mileage isn't great.

- Wes D

Passenger seat swivels out and lowers.

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

It's a great running truck and has plenty of power. I can depend on it to start when I need it to. It is fun and very comfortable to drive long distances. Fuel mileage is not that great but makes up for it with plenty of room and the versatility that comes with a truck.

- Gary S

Smooth riding cool air conditioning hot heat perfect all the way around.

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

I have the 4.8 motor with a cam long tube headers and supercharger it rides nice shifts nice I have a 4/6 drop on it is fast and fun I race it a lot brake system sucks on it only negative thing to say. Another plus is that the ac in it is amazing it blows really cold.

- Caleb S

Perfection In every single way possible

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

Nothing wrong with it at all I love it and everything about it. Great look inside and out and amazing gas mileage for a full size truck. Fits my entire family with room to spare and extra storage under all the seats and in the bed as well! It's perfect in every way

- Heather J

Mocha Metallic Silverado 1500

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

The truck's idle is a little rough, but seems okay. Acceleration is good. It's comfortable and I love the steering wheel radio controls and the auto air conditioning function. The crew cab is great for the family and the dual glove compartments are convenient.

- Megan H

Chevy truck, has great horsepower and gets great gas mileage for being a truck.

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

This truck is amazing. It is really great for moving large objects and carrying home improvement supplies. The only downfall is that the vehicle had paint chipping a few years ago and we got it retouched, but it is starting to chip again and starting to rust.

- Heather V

2012 Chevy Silverado Review

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

It's a very comfortable and spacious vehicle. It drives really smooth. It has a good amount of console space on the inside. Plenty of cup holders. It's not good on gas and it doesn't have much power. Those are my only two complaints about the vehicle

- Ashley L

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