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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 $33,461 $35,980
2WD Crew Cab LT 15 21 $35,921 $38,625
2WD Crew Cab LTZ 15 21 $41,459 $44,580
4WD Crew Cab LS 15 21 $36,297 $39,030
4WD Crew Cab LT 15 21 $38,757 $41,675
4WD Crew Cab LTZ 15 21 $44,533 $47,885
AWD 4-Door Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $65,113 $69,640
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $62,878 $67,250
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $58,961 $63,060
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,461
$58,961
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,980
$63,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$600 / month
$1051 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The clever, useful Chevy Avalanche takes a final bow largely unchanged; we like the idea, but not enough truck buyers were into its short bed or its fold-down midgate.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.30 41.30
Front Hip Room (in) 60.30 60.50
Second Leg Room (in) 39.10 39.10
Front Head Room (in) 41.10 41.10
Second Hip Room (in) 62.30 62.30
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.20 65.20
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 40.00 40.00
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.20 65.30
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - 22.00
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 52.90 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 130.00 130.00
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.10 9.2
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.10 79.10
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.00 25.0
Overhang, Front (in) 38.80 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 221.30 222.00
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.10 9.2
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 76.60 74.50
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 45.5 45.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 50.00 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.00 - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in) 50.00 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 63.30/98.20 53.0
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA 54.3
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 50.00 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 22.50 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.5 x 0.78 13.5 x 0.787
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) 13.0 x 1.18 13 x 1.18
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31.5 31
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Rail NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.8 17.75
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.0 43.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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 N/A N/A
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/65R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare N/A N/A
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 N/A N/A
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
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 1140
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2812 2899
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7000 7200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3500 3800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2893 3036
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11000 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4100 4100
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.6 17.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 145 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 5400 403 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
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
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
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.9 0.85
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.1 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.4 2.36
Trans Order Code MYC MYC
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.2 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Model NA N/A
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.7 0.66
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.0 4.02
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.5 1.52
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Avalanche Cadillac Escalade EXT
Body Code 130" WB N/A
Body Style Crew Cab Pickup Crew Cab Pickup
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 3.42
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46.0 1.81
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3450 3925
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 5-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) 46.0 1.81
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Coil Over Shock Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 1.41
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 3800
Frame
Frame Type Body on Frame Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.7 13.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 (2012) 1 (2012)
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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