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Selected Style 2WD Crew Cab 130" LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Crew Cab 130" LS 14 20 $32,977 $35,460
2WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/1LT 14 20 $33,786 $36,330
2WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/2LT 14 20 $35,763 $38,455
2WD Crew Cab 130" LTZ 14 20 $40,594 $43,650
4WD Crew Cab 130" LS 14 19 $35,814 $38,510
4WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/1LT 14 19 $36,623 $39,380
4WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/2LT 14 19 $38,599 $41,505
4WD Crew Cab 130" LTZ 14 19 $43,431 $46,700
AWD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door AWD 4-Door 11 14 $57,156 $61,130
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,977
$57,156
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,460
$61,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$591 / month
$1019 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line By offering the best of both worlds, the 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche makes choosing between a truck and an SUV a heck of a lot easier. The 2009 Cadillac Escalade stands out in any crowd; it's the only transforming luxury truck/SUV out there.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 11 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 14 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 65.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 64.4 64.4
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 39.1
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 41.1
Second Hip Room (in) 62.3 62.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 65.3
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 52.9 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 130.0 130.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.1 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.1 79.1
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.0 31.9
Overhang, Front (in) 38.8 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) NA - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 221.3 222.0
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.1 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 76.6 74.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 45.5 60.3
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 50.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 63.0 Min, 98.2 Max 63.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA 108.9
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 50.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 22.5 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.5 x .78 13.6 x 0.8
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-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 13.0 x 1.2
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 31
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Rail - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.75 17.75
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.0 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.0 3.0
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code QAN QXK
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS ZRS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/65R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QAN QXK
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/65R18
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 760
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 7600
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2822 2995
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11000 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4100 4100
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2654 2995
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7000 7200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3500 3800
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts NA NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 145 145
Engine
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4400 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code LY5 L9H
Displacement 5.3L/325 6.2L/376
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5200 403 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 11
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 14
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD HD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA Borg Warner BW 4481 AWD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.53
Trans Type 6 6
Trans PTO Access N/A NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive AWD
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.36
Trans Order Code MYC MYC
Summary
Body Code NA NA
Body Style 4 Door Crew Cab 5 Door Crew Cab
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Avalanche Cadillac Escalade EXT
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 3.42
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 1.81 46
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 3925
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.12 1.10
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 4000
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 1.81 46
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Coil Over Shock Coil springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 1.41
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 3800
Frame
Frame Type Body on Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 1
 
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