2011 Chevrolet Avalanche vs. Its Competition

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 2WD Crew Cab 130" LS Side Exterior View
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Avalanche offers a rare combination of six-passenger comfort and an eight-foot pickup bed when you need it (though not at the same time).

The Cadillac Escalade EXT is structurally identical to the Avalanche but carries a stiff luxury premium.

The Honda Ridgeline is a cheaper choice, but not by much-and the light-duty truck only has a short pickup bed, offering no flexibility with cabin and bed space.

The Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram both come in four-door versions with fixed beds and fixed rear seats, but often at a much lower base price than the highly featured Avalanche.

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 2WD Crew Cab 130" LS Side Exterior View2011 Chevrolet Avalanche
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2011 Ford F-150 XLT2011 Ford F-150
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2011 Honda Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL w/Navi Side Exterior View2011 Honda Ridgeline
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2011 Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Angular Front Exterior View2011 Ram 1500
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Quick Specs
7.8
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.
8.2
All-new engines across the 2011 Ford F-150 model line finally give these full-size trucks strong (yet efficient) performance to match their macho looks.
7.4
If you need a better-driving truck that can haul the goods on occasion, the 2011 Honda Ridgeline might be a better choice than a true full-sizer.
8.2
The 2011 Ram 1500 vies with the latest Ford F-150 as the most desirable full-size pickup truck you can buy.
MSRP From   
$36,300$22,790$29,150$20,810
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6Gas V8
EPA Class   
N/AN/A4WD Standard Pickup TruckN/A
Style Name   
2WD Crew Cab LS2WD Reg Cab 126" XL4WD Crew Cab RT2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Adventurer *Ltd Avail*
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
6353
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Crew CabReg Cab Pickup4 Door Crew CabReg Cab 6.3' Bed
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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