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2011 Chevrolet Avalanche Truck

Price Range: $36,300 - $49,500 | 15 MPG City - 21 MPG Highway

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2011 Chevrolet Avalanche Truck

Benefits of Driving a 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche Truck

The 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche's design is virtually unique in the market. It attempts to solve both passenger-hauling needs and cargo-hauling needs with a single truck. There's almost nothing else quite like the Avalanche's folding mid-gate in the market-- it allows the bed to be expanded only when needed and have more interior space the rest of the time. Overall, handling and ride quality are a step above what might be expected in a full-size pickup and the cabin has a refined feel with top-notch materials. Towing capacity is an impressive 8,100 pounds.

What's new for 2011?

For 2011, the Chevrolet Avalanche carries over largely unchanged, though all models now feature Bluetooth and rear audio controls, as well as roof rails. Front bucket seats replace the 40/20/40 split bench in LS trim, and the power sunroof is no longer available on that model. New exterior colors include Steel Green Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, and Inferno Orange Metallic.

Model Strengths

  • Flexible and unique mid-gate arrangement
  • towing prowess
  • comfortable interior appointments
  • ride and handling relative to other trucks

Model Review

The 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche is offered in LS, LT and LTZ models, each with a choice of rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. Standard on all models is a 310-horsepower, 5.3-liter V8 engine, hooked up to a responsive 6-speed automatic transmission.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

Rollover Resistance

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Opt

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Back-Up Camera Opt
Handsfree Wireless Std


Alarm Opt
Anti-theft System Std
Telematics Opt
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2011 Chevrolet Avalanche Truck

2WD Crew Cab LS


Engine Type 5.3L Gas/Ethanol V8
Horsepower 320 @ 5400 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 335 @ 4000 RPM
Optional Engines ,


Fuel Capacity 31.0 gal
Fuel Economy 15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 651 miles


Driven Wheels RWD


Rims 17 x 7.5 in.
Tires P265/70R17
Spare Tire Full-Size Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 6 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 41.1 in. / 41.3 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 40.0 in. / 39.1 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 45.5 cubic ft.


Wheelbase 130.0 in.
Overall Length 221.3 in.
Width 79.1 in.
Height 76.6 in.
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2011 Chevrolet Avalanche Truck

2WD Crew Cab LS


Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Telematics Standard
Driver Lumbar Optional
Front Bucket Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Telematics Optional


Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Full-Size Spare Tire Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Parking assist Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Roof Rack Standard
Running Boards Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trailer Hitch Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Optional
Auxiliary Power Outlet Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional
Front Split Bench Seat Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Parking assist Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional


AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
AM/FM Stereo Optional
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional
CD Player Optional
MP3 Player Optional