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Selected Style 2WD Crew Cab LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Crew Cab LS 15 21 $33,224 $35,725
2WD Crew Cab LT 15 21 $36,111 $38,830
2WD Crew Cab LTZ 15 21 $42,607 $45,815
4WD Crew Cab LS 15 21 $36,060 $38,775
4WD Crew Cab LT 15 21 $38,948 $41,880
4WD Crew Cab LTZ 15 21 $45,444 $48,865
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
$33,224
$57,156
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,725
$61,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$595 / month
$1019 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Chevrolet Avalanche flexes its midsection to show off a versatile Midgate, but you'll notice its luxe features and nicely trimmed cabin, too. 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 15 mpg 11 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 14 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 62.3 62.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 65.3
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 40.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 65.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 64.4 64.4
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 39.1
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 31
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Rail - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.0 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.75 17.75
Tires
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
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
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
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
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2822 2995
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 145 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts NA NA
Engine
Fuel System SFI SFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4000 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code LMG L9H
Displacement 5.3L/325 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 5400 403 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 11
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.85
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive AWD
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Crew Cab 5 Door Crew Cab
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Avalanche Cadillac Escalade EXT
Body Code NA NA
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4100 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) 4100 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 3800
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) 3500 3925
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.12 1.10
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Frame
Frame Type Body on Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 -
 
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