Chevrolet introduced numerous trucking options for buyers and fans. However, there are some impressive trucks with significant level of reputation and trust in the markets. The most popular and powerful Chevrolet Avalanche was among these efforts. Basically, this model was a truck with 5 doors and with a seating capacity of 6 passengers. Initially, Chevrolet introduced this truck with full-size pickup label. Some important details about this model are given below.
Chevrolet Avalanche: History and Features
There were three specialized trim levels of 2nd generation of Chevrolet Avalanche. The first or base trim level was LS with 17 inches alloy wheels & tires. This trim level was famous because of the OnStar Telemetric system. Chevy also included the power bucket seat for the drivers in this trim level. The LS trim level provided outstanding FM/AM stereo, MP-3, CD (single disc) player and input jack for the audio. There were 6 speakers in this level.
Second trim level was LT which was a Midlevel approach. Company included the dual front bucket with remote start. This model also got radio (XM satellite), bluetooth, Telephonic system (hands free), and keyed doors. Tailgate handles, side mirrors, wood interior and other features were included to make it distinctive.
Third trim level was LTZ. This was among the top line products. The trim level obtained popularity because of highly improved security system, leather seats, FM/AM stereo, 6-Disc CD player, DVD, MP-3 and XM radio. There were Bluetooth, Telephonic system (hands free), 8 speakers, Amplified sound (Bose CenterPoint) and memory for the drivers. The alloy wheels were also upgraded to 20 inches. This trim level was equipped with specialized video and audio controls, self leveling, and ride suspension. Black diamond edition was launched in 2013 without any trim level. This product was very limited in production and the model was closed.
Engine Options and Fuel Economy
Engines in Chevrolet Avalanche were highly powerful. This model obtained attention due to the specialized power production systems. The first engine introduced with the Chevrolet Avalanche was 5.3 liters with V-8 version. There was a very efficient Active Fuel Management (Vortec 5300). The power production capacity of this engine was 320 horsepower. On the other hand, second generation was equipped with a 6.0-liter V-8 engine. VortecMax technology was equipped with VVT. Chevy also included Active Fuel Management. The power production capacity was 367 horsepower. Chevrolet added the displacement of 5.3 liters. Fuel injection system of this truck was electronic with gas and ethanol. The Chevrolet Avalanche obtained excellent running efficiency because of advanced engine setups. The fuel tank of this truck was of 31.5 gallons. The estimated fuel economy on highway was 21 miles per gallon. The vehicle can travel 15 miles per gallon in city.
Suspension specifications were excellent because of front (3500 lbs) and rear (4200 lbs). Chevy introduced a special bar diameter of 1.42 inches with coil over shock. Rear axle type was emi-Floating while spring capacity of this model was 4100 lbs.
Technical specifications and Safety
Chevrolet Avalanche included specialized features and specifications in this truck are as given below.
- Curb weight of 2893 lbs.
- Front axle 3500 lbs.
- Front leg room 41.3 inches.
- Second shoulder room 65.20 inches.
- Front head room 41.10 inches.
- Cab to axle (TBD).
- Ground clearance 9.10 inches.
- Height 76.60 inches.
- Length 221.30 inches.
- Front overhang 38.80 inches.
- Load floor 31.00 inches.
Chevrolet Avalanche enhanced the cargo capacity by adding extra box width (50 inches) and length (63.30 inches). The wheelbase of cargo was 50 inches while cargo volume was 45.5 (cubic ft). Height of cargo box was 22.50 inches.
The Chevrolet Avalanche was more similar to the GMC Sierra All Terrain X in this matter. Chevy introduced airbags for all directions. There were powerful ABS brakes, daytime running lights, traction control, parking aids, fog lights, tire pressure monitor, back-up camera and stability control.
Price and Rumors
The last model of Chevrolet Avalanche was launched in 2013. The basic cost of this interesting pickup truck was $40,000 in USA. There are rumors that Chevrolet will introduce updated versions of this model soon.