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2009 Chevrolet Avalanche vs. Its Competition

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2009 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ
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Two types of buyers are most interested in the Avalanche: those who need serious long-bed pickup truck ability but also have to haul passengers, and those who like the style and innovative Midgate design.

Versus any of the full-size pickup or SUV competition, the Avalanche offers that rare combination of five-passenger comfort with an eight-foot bed, something you won't find in most pickups—at least not at the same time.

The Cadillac Escalade EXT, which is similar structurally to the Avalanche and has a similar Midgate setup, is the choice for those who like the design but want even more luxury.

For those who simply like the design of the Avalance and Escalade but don’t necessarily need the long-bed pickup capability or the flexibility, the Honda Ridgeline is a possibility; it has a design that’s a fresh break from the pickup norm, and like the Avalanche, it appeals to those who are looking for something different, style-wise.

2009 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ2009 Chevrolet Avalanche2009 Cadillac Escalade EXT2009 Cadillac Escalade EXT2008 Honda Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RT Open Doors2008 Honda Ridgeline
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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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The 2009 Cadillac Escalade stands out in any crowd; it's the only transforming luxury truck/SUV out there.
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The 2008 Honda Ridgeline is a flexible light-duty truck with a plush feel, but it can't tackle all the tasks a full-size truck does well.
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Gas Mileage  
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 14 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V6
EPA Class  
N/AN/A4WD Pickup Trucks
Style Name  
2WD Crew Cab 130" LSAWD 4-Door4WD Crew Cab RT
Rear Wheel DriveAWDFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
4 Door Crew Cab5 Door Crew Cab4 Door Crew Cab
Automatic w/ODHD Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
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