2008 Chevrolet Avalanche vs. Its Competition

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche 2WD Crew Cab 130" LTZ Rear Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

When you look at this list of competitors, they are the usual suspects one would find when comparing only pickups.

The 2008 Chevy Avalanche functions well as a pickup, and offers towing capabilities that are more than competitive with any of these rivals.

What the Avalanche offers over these challengers is that rare combination of five-passenger comfort with an eight-foot bed, something that you won't find in most pickups--at least, not at the same time.

All the others are similar full-size trucks with no midgate, but a choice of engines, transmissions, box lengths, and drivetrains.

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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche is the truck for those who can't decide whether they need a pickup or an SUV.
7.4
The 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 is a solid truck due for its 2009 model makeover, but it's good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want.
7.6
The Ford F-150 is a solid truck that is due for its 2009 model makeover, but it’s good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want.
7.6
The 2008 Nissan Titan is a solid choice for guys who don't want to drive Ford, Chevy, Dodge or Toyota.
MSRP From    
$33,435$22,150$17,900$24,390$22,290
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V8Gas V6Gas V6Gas V8Gas V6
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
2WD Crew Cab 130" LS2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD King Cab SWB XE2WD Reg 126.8" V6 (SE)
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
63363
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Crew CabReg Cab 6.3' BedReg Cab 6.5' StylesideKing CabReg Cab
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD