Compare 2009 GMC Sierra Denali vs 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche

2009 GMC Sierra Denali
2009 Chevrolet Avalanche
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2WD Crew Cab 143.5"
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2WD Crew Cab 130" LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Crew Cab 130" LS 14 20 $32,977 $35,460
2WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/1LT 14 20 $33,786 $36,330
2WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/2LT 14 20 $35,763 $38,455
4WD Crew Cab 130" LS 14 19 $35,814 $38,510
4WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/1LT 14 19 $36,623 $39,380
4WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/2LT 14 19 $38,599 $41,505
2WD Crew Cab 130" LTZ 14 20 $40,594 $43,650
4WD Crew Cab 130" LTZ 14 19 $43,431 $46,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,804
$32,977
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,870
$35,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
$681 / month
$591 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
By offering the best of both worlds, the 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche makes choosing between a truck and an SUV a heck of a lot easier.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 14 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 65.3
Second Head Room (in)
- 40.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 65.2
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 64.4
Passenger Capacity
- 6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
- 41.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 62.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- 52.9
Wheelbase (in)
- 130.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 9.1
Cab to Axle (in)
- NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 79.1
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 31.0
Overhang, Front (in)
- 38.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- 50.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 22.5
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 45.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- 50.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 50.0
Tailgate Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 63.0 Min, 98.2 Max
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13 x 1.18
Brake Type
- Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.5 x .78
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 31
Fuel Tank Location
- Inboard LH Frame Rail
Steering
Steering Type
- Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.75
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 43.0
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2135
Rear Tire Order Code
- QAN
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2135
Front Tire Size
- P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- NA
Spare Tire Size
- P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
- QAN
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2135
Spare Tire Order Code
- ZRS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 750
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 750
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2654
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2822
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 11000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 4100
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- 17
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 16.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 310 @ 5200
Engine Type
- Gas V8
Fuel System
- SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 335 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
- LY5
Displacement
- 5.3L/325
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
- N/A
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.36
Trans Order Code
- MYC
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.53
Trans Type
- 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
- Chevrolet Avalanche
Body Code
- NA
Body Style
- 4 Door Crew Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- 1.81
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
- Coil Over Shock
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.42
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4000
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3400
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.08
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- 1.81
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3400
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 1.12
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4000
Frame
Frame Type
- Body on
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3

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