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Selected Style 2WD Crew Cab LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Crew Cab LS 15 21 $33,759 $36,300
2WD Crew Cab LT 15 21 $36,646 $39,405
2WD Crew Cab LTZ 15 21 $42,961 $46,195
4WD Crew Cab LS 15 21 $36,595 $39,350
4WD Crew Cab LT 15 21 $39,483 $42,455
4WD Crew Cab LTZ 15 21 $46,035 $49,500
4WD Crew Cab RT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $26,415 $29,150
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $28,860 $31,855
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 20 $31,458 $34,730
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 20 $33,581 $37,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,759
$26,415
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,300
$29,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$605 / month
$486 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. If you need a better-driving truck that can haul the goods on occasion, the 2011 Honda Ridgeline might be a better choice than a true full-sizer.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 60.3 57.6
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
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 62.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
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 77.8
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 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.1 -
Cab to End of Frame (in) NA -
Height, Overall (in) 76.6 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.2
Length, Overall (in) - 207.0
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 Width @ Top, Rear (in) 50.0 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 49.5
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 63.3 Min, 98.2 Max -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 50.0 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 22.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³) 45.5 -
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
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Rail -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 22
Steering
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), At Lock 3.0 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.38
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 -
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P245/65TR17
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 P245/65TR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code QAN NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5100 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 765 500
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3500 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2823 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4100 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2655 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4504
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.8 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 145 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 5400 250 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI MPFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4000 247 @ 4300
Engine Order Code LMG NA
Displacement 5.3L/325 3.5L/212
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 1.61
Trans Order Code MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 0.77
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 2.70
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.07
Trans Type 6 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.54
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
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
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 -
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 1.81 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.12 1.00
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4100 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 1.81 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Over Shock MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4100 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - W/Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Body on -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 2
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 4WD Standard Pickup Truck
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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