Compare 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche vs 2011 Ram 1500

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche
2011 Ram 1500
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2WD Crew Cab LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalanche 2WD Crew Cab LS 15 21 $33,759 $36,300
Avalanche 2WD Crew Cab LT 15 21 $36,646 $39,405
Avalanche 2WD Crew Cab LTZ 15 21 $42,961 $46,195
Avalanche 4WD Crew Cab LS 15 21 $36,595 $39,350
Avalanche 4WD Crew Cab LT 15 21 $39,483 $42,455
Avalanche 4WD Crew Cab LTZ 15 21 $46,035 $49,500
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2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $35,988 $39,015
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 20 $39,219 $42,665
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $27,543 $29,585
1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $33,877 $36,630
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $34,351 $37,255
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $23,617 $25,240
1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $31,891 $34,475
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Adventurer 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $23,745 $25,430
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" R/T 14 20 $28,777 $31,115
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 14 19 $23,745 $25,430
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $24,011 $25,730
1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $24,011 $25,730
1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $19,822 $21,110
1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $19,822 $21,110
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $38,862 $42,160
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 13 19 $42,092 $45,810
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $30,482 $32,805
1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $36,818 $39,850
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $36,864 $40,005
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $27,601 $29,650
1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $34,820 $37,695
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Adventurer 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $27,015 $29,000
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 13 18 $27,015 $29,000
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 13 19 $31,471 $34,035
1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $27,281 $29,300
1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $27,281 $29,300
1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $23,875 $25,565
1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 18 $23,875 $25,565
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,759
$29,926
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,300
$32,165
Monthly Payment Estimate
$605 / month
$536 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche flexes its midsection to show off a versatile Midgate, but you'll notice its luxe features and nicely trimmed cabin, too. The 2011 Ram 1500 vies with the latest Ford F-150 as the most desirable full-size pickup truck you can buy.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 65.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
60.3 63.2
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 41.0
Second Hip Room (in)
62.3 63.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 66.0
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 9.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
76.6 75.1
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
52.9 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.1 9.0
Cab to Axle (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 79.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.0 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
38.8 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
NA 152.6
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
221.3 229.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
45.5 50.3
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
50.0 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
63.3 Min, 98.2 Max 67.4
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
50.0 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
22.5 20.0
Brakes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x .78 13.8 x 0.87
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 x 1.18 13.2 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 26
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
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.0 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.0 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QAN TTJ
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS TBS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QAN TTJ
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/60R20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 1305
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5100 8700
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2655 2205
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7000 6800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 3700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2823 2923
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 3900
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.8 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 700
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 160
Engine
Displacement
5.3L/325 5.7L/345
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5400 390 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4000 407 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LMG EZH
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
Transmission
Trans Type
6 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.67
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 1.67
Trans Order Code
MYC DGQ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 3.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Avalanche Ram 1500
Body Code
NA 140.5" WB
Body Style
4 Door Crew Cab Crew Cab 5.7' Bed
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.81 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 3700
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)
1.81 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Solid
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Over Shock Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Body on Ladder type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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