The Avalanche is almost a unique vehicle in the car world--if it weren't for the conceptually similar Cadillac Escalade EXT, it would be alone in offering its nifty midgate.
If you're shopping the Avalanche and can't swing the Caddy, take a look at the Honda Ridgeline, which doesn't let the cockpit and pickup bed mingle, but has some of the storage flexibility of the Chevy.
If that's not an option, the crew-cab versions of the best-selling pickups will do in a pinch--the GMC Sierra, Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 all have something to recommend them, even though none have the midgate.
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|2012 Chevrolet AvalancheBrowse Used Listings||2012 Ford F-150Browse Used Listings||2012 GMC Sierra 1500Browse Used Listings||2012 Honda RidgelineBrowse Used Listings||2012 Ram 1500Browse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas/Ethanol V8|
|N/A||N/A||N/A||4WD Standard Pickup Truck||N/A|
|2WD Crew Cab LS||2WD Reg Cab 126" XL||2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck||4WD Crew Cab RT||2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Crew Cab||Regular Cab Pickup||Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside||4 Door Crew Cab||Regular Cab Pickup|
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|2012 Chevrolet Avalanche vs. 2012 Ford F-150||2012 Chevrolet Avalanche vs. 2012 GMC Sierra 1500||2012 Chevrolet Avalanche vs. 2012 Honda Ridgeline||2012 Chevrolet Avalanche vs. 2012 Ram 1500|