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.
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|2009 Chevrolet AvalancheBrowse Used Listings||2009 Cadillac Escalade EXTBrowse Used Listings||2008 Honda RidgelineBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 14 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V6|
|N/A||N/A||4WD Pickup Trucks|
|2WD Crew Cab 130" LS||AWD 4-Door||4WD Crew Cab RT|
|Rear Wheel Drive||AWD||Four Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Crew Cab||5 Door Crew Cab||4 Door Crew Cab|
|Automatic w/OD||HD Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2009 Chevrolet Avalanche vs. 2009 Cadillac Escalade EXT||2009 Chevrolet Avalanche vs. 2008 Honda Ridgeline|