Compare 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche vs 2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT
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2WD Crew Cab LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Crew Cab LS 15 21 $33,759 $36,300
4WD Crew Cab LS 15 21 $36,595 $39,350
2WD Crew Cab LT 15 21 $36,646 $39,405
4WD Crew Cab LT 15 21 $39,483 $42,455
2WD Crew Cab LTZ 15 21 $42,961 $46,195
4WD Crew Cab LTZ 15 21 $46,035 $49,500
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AWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $58,119 $62,160
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $62,972 $67,350
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $65,206 $69,740
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,759
$58,119
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,300
$62,160
Monthly Payment Estimate
$605 / month
$1036 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche flexes its midsection to show off a versatile Midgate, but you'll notice its luxe features and nicely trimmed cabin, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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 65.2
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)
60.3 60.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
63.3 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 -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
45.5 60.3
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
50.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 - TBD -
Brakes
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
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
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
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
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
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5100 7600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 760
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 7600
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2823 3024
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 4100
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2655 2834
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7000 7200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 3800
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System
SFI SFI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4000 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
LMG L94
Displacement
5.3L/325 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5400 403 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 18
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
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
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
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)
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
Frame
Frame Type
Body on Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 13.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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