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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
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman
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Cab Size

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 14 20 $21,654 $23,100
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 14 20 $21,654 $23,100
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 17 25 $26,132 $28,160
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" R/T 14 20 $30,808 $33,445
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $21,994 $23,485
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 17 25 $26,398 $28,460
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $26,058 $27,795
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 14 20 $26,058 $27,795
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 17 25 $29,778 $31,975
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 20 $29,778 $31,975
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 20 $29,778 $31,975
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 17 25 $29,778 $31,975
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $34,196 $36,940
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $36,141 $39,125
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $28,249 $30,275
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 14 20 $28,249 $30,275
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 17 25 $31,793 $34,280
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 20 $31,793 $34,280
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 20 $31,793 $34,280
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 17 25 $31,793 $34,280
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $35,789 $38,795
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $37,723 $40,980
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 20 $41,090 $44,785
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 14 19 $25,092 $26,860
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 14 19 $25,092 $26,860
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 16 23 $29,401 $31,730
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 14 19 $33,503 $36,365
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 19 $25,357 $27,160
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 16 23 $29,666 $32,030
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 19 $29,129 $31,140
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 14 19 $29,129 $31,140
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 16 23 $32,850 $35,320
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 19 $32,850 $35,320
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 19 $32,850 $35,320
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 16 23 $32,850 $35,320
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 14 19 $37,158 $40,160
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 19 $39,036 $42,270
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 19 $31,163 $33,495
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 14 19 $31,163 $33,495
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 16 23 $34,708 $37,500
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 19 $34,708 $37,500
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 19 $34,708 $37,500
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 16 23 $34,708 $37,500
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 14 19 $38,703 $42,015
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 19 $40,570 $44,125
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 19 $43,938 $47,930
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" HFE 18 25 $26,618 $28,710
2WD Crew Cab 149" Tradesman 14 20 $28,514 $30,575
2WD Crew Cab 149" Sport 14 20 $36,054 $39,095
2WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie 14 20 $37,988 $41,280
2WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 20 $41,355 $45,085
4WD Crew Cab 149" Tradesman 14 19 $31,429 $33,795
4WD Crew Cab 149" SLT 16 23 $34,973 $37,800
4WD Crew Cab 149" Big Horn 14 19 $34,973 $37,800
4WD Crew Cab 149" Lone Star 14 19 $34,973 $37,800
4WD Crew Cab 149" Outdoorsman 16 23 $34,973 $37,800
4WD Crew Cab 149" Sport 14 19 $38,969 $42,315
4WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie 14 19 $40,836 $44,425
4WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 19 $44,203 $48,230
2WD Crew Cab 149" Big Horn 14 20 $32,059 $34,580
2WD Crew Cab 149" Lone Star 14 20 $32,059 $34,580
2WD Crew Cab 149" Outdoorsman 17 25 $32,059 $34,580
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Limited Edition 14 20 $41,090 $44,785
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Limited Edition 14 19 $43,938 $47,930
2WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie Limited Edition 14 20 $41,355 $45,085
4WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie Limited Edition 14 19 $44,203 $48,230
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,461
$21,654
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,980
$23,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$600 / month
$385 / 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. The 2013 Ram 1500 leads full-size trucks in interior quality, gas mileage, and handling; it adds infotainment to the list this year, but we're mixed on its new air suspension, and towing capacity is down.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.20 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.30 41.000
Front Hip Room (in) 60.30 62.900
Second Leg Room (in) 39.10 -
Front Head Room (in) 41.10 40.300
Second Hip Room (in) 62.30 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.20 66.000
Passenger Capacity 5 3
Second Head Room (in) 40.00 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 76.60 74.600
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 52.90 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 130.00 120.500
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.10 9.700
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 36.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.10 79.400
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.00 34.800
Overhang, Front (in) 38.80 40.000
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 123.700
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 221.30 209.000
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.10 9.000
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 45.5 57.500
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 50.00 66.400
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.00 51.000
Tailgate Width (in) 50.00 60.400
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 63.30/98.20 76.300
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 50.00 66.400
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 22.50 20.100
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.5 x 0.78 13.800 x 0.900
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 13.200 x 1.100
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 26.000
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Rail Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.8 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.0 39.500
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - 19.100
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear N/A N/A
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code QAN TTM
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 N/A
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front N/A N/A
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare N/A N/A
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 N/A
Rear Tire Order Code QAN TTM
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 N/A
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 765 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5100 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2812 2107.8
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7000 6025
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3500 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2893 2576.2
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11000 - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4100 - TBD -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.6 14.000
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 730
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 145 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 5400 310 @ 5650
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 330 @ 3950
Engine Order Code LMG EVE
Displacement 5.3L/325 4.7L/287
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 - TBD -
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.9 0.750
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.1 3.000
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.4 1.670
Trans Order Code MYC DG1
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.2 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.7 0.670
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.0 3.000
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.5 1.500
Trans Type 6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Avalanche Ram 1500
Body Code 130" WB 120.5" WB
Body Style Crew Cab Pickup Regular Cab Pickup
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 3.550
Axle Type - Front Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46.0 N/A
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3450 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.12 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4100 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46.0 N/A
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Solid
Suspension Type - Front Coil Over Shock Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type Body on Frame Ladder Type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.7 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 (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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