There's plenty of power from the 1500 model's V8 engine. Like the Suburban, the Avalanche is built on the same superb platform as the Silverado pickup. For every day driving at this point of being so old, I would advise against it. The titan of the Avalanche. Power-adjustable pedals move up to 3 inches closer to the driver.
The availability to tow is great. That's an impressive combination for someone who wants the utility of an eight-foot bed yet needs seating for four, five or six people. This is typically measured in liters 3. Dealer states dimming switch needs replacement. . The folding midgate gives this model flexible cargo-carrying ability.
OnStar always knows the location of your vehicle. I had to put new aftermarket catalytic converter. However, the problem recurred 3 days later. Change Vehicle Change Vehicle Change Vehicle Failed to get data, please try again. I do because I use it like one. It may not be cheap, but the Avalanche is one slick, innovative truck, an impressive concept vehicle that made it all the way to production.
Drivetrain Warranty: This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. This truck is a powerful sport engine that can still pull. I usually range at about 13-15 in town and 17-18 on the highway, although I've got 20 on the highway a couple of times. That's a real boon for the vertically challenged, who won't have to sit as close to the steering wheel and air bag in order to reach the pedals. Parts are not always easy to find like they would be for a comparable Silverado and the fuel economy is pretty bad.
The ride quality is really fantastic. It was easily replaced under warranty, and has otherwise been trouble-free. Dealer said it was the u-joint. Overall, this is one of the most interesting trucks available today. Avalanche comes in only one trim level, and includes a level of luxury equipment associated with premium cars. Some people don't call it a truck.
When I have something long to haul like sheets of plywood, I fold down the rear seats and the mid gate wall in 60 seconds and I'm ready to go. Faults: So far the only thing to go wrong is that the baffling in my muffler has come loose. I moved a full size clothes washer and clothes dryer in the bed from Dallas to San Antonio one day, and the truck rode better, not worse! When I activate Tow Mode with a button on the gear shift lever, this truck has torque like a Ford Triton V-10 engine. Or you can press the emergency button and they'll send out the troops. If your vehicle is stolen, OnStar can pinpoint its location and direct the authorities to apprehend and recover.
Alternatively, you can fold down the rear seats but leave the Midgate in place, which creates cargo space inside the cab; there's nearly 54 cubic feet of interior cargo volume with the rear seat folded and Midgate in place. We take it to North Maine I mean at the border North Maine from mid Atlantic state through Canada to Maine with no worries and the wife packs the kitchen sink in to. I tow a small trailer sometimes and it tows nice also. I thought it would be to windy with the back down but that is not the case! One thing that surprises many people is the size of the Avalanche. Failed to get data, please try again. Faults: The radio stopped working at 1500 miles; then, there was a transmission problem at 3800 miles dealer solved the problem. Overall, it's a great truck for a used second car to do the dirty work for home improvement projects, to pull a trailer and in snow unstoppable in any weather.
Instead of carpet, however, the Midgate is backed with a tough composite material impervious to gravel or anything else you can throw at it. I bought it when it had 75,000 miles on it and I am still driving it confidently today. I don't have any complaints about it, other than keeping the cladding black. A properly equipped Avalanche 1500 is rated to tow up to 8200 pounds. The heavy-duty Avalanche 2500 offers big towing capability. Avalanche 1500 models are powered by a 5.