Compare 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche vs 2008 Dodge Ram

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche
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2WD Crew Cab 130" LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Crew Cab 130" LS 14 20 $30,593 $33,435
2WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/1LT 14 20 $31,389 $34,305
2WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/2LT 14 20 $31,389 $34,305
2WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/3LT 14 20 $31,389 $34,305
2WD Crew Cab 130" LTZ 14 20 $31,389 $34,305
4WD Crew Cab 130" LS 14 19 $33,383 $36,485
4WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/1LT 14 19 $34,179 $37,355
4WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/2LT 14 19 $34,179 $37,355
4WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/3LT 14 19 $34,179 $37,355
4WD Crew Cab 130" LTZ 14 19 $34,179 $37,355
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2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 16 19 $19,729 $22,150
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 16 19 $19,974 $22,435
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 13 17 $22,554 $25,435
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 13 17 $22,799 $25,720
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 16 19 $23,370 $26,320
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 12 16 $23,701 $26,705
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 12 16 $23,994 $27,045
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST 13 17 $25,464 $28,755
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 12 16 $25,722 $29,055
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 12 16 $26,015 $29,395
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 12 16 $27,158 $30,655
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 13 17 $27,202 $30,775
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT 13 17 $27,778 $31,445
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST 12 16 $28,448 $32,155
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT 13 18 $29,848 $33,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 12 16 $30,272 $34,275
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT 12 16 $30,779 $34,865
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 18 $31,893 $36,230
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT 13 17 $32,668 $36,980
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie 13 18 $33,606 $38,100
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 17 $35,006 $39,780
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie 13 17 $36,426 $41,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,593
$19,729
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,435
$22,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$557 / month
$369 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche is the truck for those who can't decide whether they need a pickup or an SUV. The 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 is a solid truck due for its 2009 model makeover, but it's good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 65.0
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 -
Passenger Capacity
6 3
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
62.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 67.0
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 120.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 8.2
Cab to Axle (in)
NA 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 79.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.0 32.9
Overhang, Front (in)
38.8 39.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
NA 41.8
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
NA 122.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
221.3 207.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 7.4
Cab to End of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
76.6 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
52.9 47.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 63.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
63.0 Min, 98.2 Max 76.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
50.0 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
22.5 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
45.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
50.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x .78 13.9 x 0.86
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 x 1.18 13.2 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 26
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.0 41.5
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 2004
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 684
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 2004
Rear Tire Order Code
QAN TSB
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 684
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QAN TSB
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1080 330
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7200 3300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
13000 8000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2824 2543
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7000 6025
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2656 1972
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3400 3700
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.8 16.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 136
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
340 @ 4200 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LY5 EKG
Displacement
5.3L/325 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5200 210 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Type
4 6
Trans PTO Access
N/A NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
M30 DEJ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Code
NA 120.5" WB
Body Style
4 Door Crew Cab Reg Cab 6.3' Bed
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Avalanche Dodge Ram 1500
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.81 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Leaf spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.12 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4000 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.81 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Over Shock Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4000 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.21
Axle Type - Front
Independent NA
Frame
Frame Type
Body on Ladder

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