Shopping for a new Chevrolet Avalanche?
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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
not much people space
Car and Driver
True pickup-truck fans might shun the Avalanche's relatively short cargo bed
Kelley Blue Book
cabin features straightforward ergonomics and top-notch fit and finish
Despite a limited bed, the 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche offers a fair amount of versatility when it comes to storage space because of its Midgate.
Car and Driver comments that there's "not much people space" inside the 2008 Chevy Avalanche. Cars.com says that "two rows provide seats for up to six occupants," however. Edmunds reports that the "more common front bucket-seat arrangement seats five, but the [2008 Chevy] Avalanche can accommodate up to six occupants when equipped with the split-bench front seat." According to ConsumerGuide, the Chevrolet Avalanche 2008's "bucket seats are supportive and provide generous room."
Car and Driver raves about "cargo flexibility" in the 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche, noting "this truck has GM's innovative Midgate feature, which allows pass-through capability between the cargo box and the cabin, vastly increasing versatility." Cars.com says Chevrolet Avalanche 2008 rear seats "can fold to extend the cargo bed, but once the midgate is down there is no partition separating the driver and front passenger from the elements." They also report that the "Avalanche's bed measures 5.3 feet long and has 45.5 cubic feet of volume -- roughly equal to a four-door Dodge Dakota Club Cab." Kelley Blue Book notes "true pickup-truck fans might shun the Avalanche's relatively short cargo bed and SUV foundation, but the Midgate gives it a degree of versatility that's absent from traditional pickups."
According to Edmunds, the interior is "constructed of high-quality materials, the cabin features straightforward ergonomics and top-notch fit and finish." ConsumerGuide says the 2008 Chevy Avalanche is "trimmed mostly with hard plastic, but many surfaces are textured, lending an upscale appearance," and notes that "gauges are large and easy to read...the climate controls are mounted slightly low but are no trouble to reach."
ConsumerGuide also reports that while there is "noticeable highway-speed wind rush and tire rumble...bump noise is well-suppressed, [and] engine whine intrudes only in rapid acceleration."
The 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche has full-size passenger space and, when it’s needed, full-size truck capacity.