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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
4WD Crew Cab RT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,376 $28,000
4WD Crew Cab RTX 15 20 $25,828 $29,500
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $27,568 $30,425
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr RTL 15 20 $29,976 $33,090
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr & Navi RTL 15 20 $31,783 $35,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,977
$25,376
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,460
$28,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$591 / month
$467 / month
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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 2008 Honda Ridgeline is a flexible light-duty truck with a plush feel, but it can't tackle all the tasks a full-size truck does well.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 62.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.8
Front Hip Room (in) 64.4 57.6
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) 62.3 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 63.2
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.1 -
Cab to End of Frame (in) NA -
Height, Overall (in) 76.6 70.3
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 52.9 -
Wheelbase (in) 130.0 122.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.1 -
Cab to Axle (in) NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.1 76.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.0 -
Overhang, Front (in) 38.8 -
Frame Width, Rear (in) NA -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) NA -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 221.3 -
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.2
Length, Overall (in) - 206.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 66.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 22.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³) 45.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 50.0 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 49.5
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 63.0 Min, 98.2 Max -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 50.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.5 x .78 13.1 x 0.4
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 12.6 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 22
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Rail -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.0 42.6
Steering Type Pwr Var Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.38
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code QAN NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 -
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P245/65SR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 -
Rear Tire Order Code QAN NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 -
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P245/65SR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2822 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4100 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2654 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3500 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4500
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.8 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 145 130
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4400 245 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LY5 J35A91
Displacement 5.3L/325 3.5L/212
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5200 247 @ 5750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 1.57
Trans Order Code MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 2.69
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.02
Trans Type 6 5
Trans PTO Access N/A -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.53
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 1.89
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.53
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Avalanche Honda Ridgeline
Body Code NA -
Body Style 5 Door Crew Cab 4 Door Crew Cab
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 .91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 -
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 1.81 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.12 1.0
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 1.81 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Over Shock MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Body on -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 4WD Pickup Trucks
 
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