Compare 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche vs 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT

2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT
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2WD Crew Cab LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Crew Cab LS 15 21 $33,461 $35,980
2WD Crew Cab LT 15 21 $35,921 $38,625
4WD Crew Cab LS 15 21 $36,297 $39,030
4WD Crew Cab LT 15 21 $38,757 $41,675
2WD Crew Cab LTZ 15 21 $41,459 $44,580
4WD Crew Cab LTZ 15 21 $44,533 $47,885
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AWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $58,961 $63,060
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $62,878 $67,250
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $65,113 $69,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,461
$58,961
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,980
$63,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$600 / month
$1051 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
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
City
15 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31.5 31
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.0 43.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.8 17.75
Tires
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
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
Trailering
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
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
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 4100
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
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.6 17.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5400 403 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 13
Transmission
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
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.9 0.85
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
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup Crew Cab Pickup
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Avalanche Cadillac Escalade EXT
Body Code
130" WB N/A
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type
Body on Frame Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 (2012) 1 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.7 13.1
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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