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2008 Chevrolet Avalanche Truck

2WD Crew Cab 130' LS

Starting at | Starting at 14 MPG City - 20 MPG Highway

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  • $33,435 original MSRP
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Benefits of Driving a 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche Truck

The 2008 Chevy Avalanche's unique midgate system gives it a distinctive look and allows it to function as both a truck and an SUV. Avalanche complements its flexibility with up to 8,000 pounds of towing capacity, available four-wheel drive and corresponding off-road ability, and competitive pricing.

What's new for 2008?

The Chevy Avalanche was completely redesigned for 2007 and therefore is carried over for the 2008 mostly unchanged. Side curtain air bags and XM satellite radio are now standard on all trim levels, and the LT and LTZ trims now have OnStar Turn-by-Turn navigation. The standard seats are slightly redesigned to include covered storage, and two Convenience Packages are newly available on LS and LT trims.

Model Strengths

  • Flexible design
  • distinctive looks
  • improved interior.

Model Review

The Chevrolet Avalanche continues to come in both two- and four-wheel drive for 2008. An iron-block 5.3L V8 with 320 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of torque is standard on two-wheel-drive Avalanches, while an aluminum-block 5.3L that provides 310 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque is standard with four-wheel-drive. An all-aluminum 6.0L V8 that produces 366 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque and utilizes variable valve timing is available regardless of drivetrain, and Active Fuel Management is featured on all 2008 Avalanche engines.

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2008 Chevrolet Avalanche: Whats New

Source: The Car Connection

Based on the 2007 Silverado pickup, the Chevrolet Avalanche arrived last year to the rodeo on a new chassis, with a much more sophisticated look and feel.

But as it has been since its debut, the Avalanche is defined by its unique Midgate, which opens the panel between the cabin and the bed to extend the bed from 5'3" to 8'2". With the rear seat up and the Midgate closed, the Avalanche has room for up to six passengers.

The Avalanche is available in LS, LT, and LTZ models and with either rear- or-four-wheel drive. The standard engine is a 320-horsepower 5.3-liter V-8 with cylinder deactivation. A 6.0-liter, 366-horsepower V-8 available; it also shuts off cylinders under low engine loads to reduce fuel consumption. An E85 flex-fuel version is offered.

A heavy-duty Z71 Off-Road package is available and features larger recovery hook openings, larger, more prominent fog lamps, and specific grille texture and platinum chrome grille trim. Eighteen-inch wheels and tires are also part of the package.

Major available technology features include rear park assist, a rearview camera system, DVD navigation, and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with an eight-inch screen.

The 2008 edition adds standard curtain airbags to all model lines. A split-bench seat can now be ordered on the LS edition; LTZ models get new woodgrain trim and brighter instrument pointers, too.

 

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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.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

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

Passenger Restraint

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

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt

Security

Anti-theft System Std
Telematics Opt
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 5 Years/100,000 Miles
Corrosion 6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance 5 Years/100,000 Miles

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Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

2-year/24,000-Mile1 CPO Scheduled Maintenance Plan.

12-Month/12,000-Mile2 Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty.

5-year/100,000-Mile3 Powertrain Limited Warranty for model years up to 2014.

1Covers only scheduled oil changes with filter, tire rotations and 27 point inspections, according to your vehicle's recommended maintenance schedule for up to 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Does not include air filters. Maximum of 4 service events. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.
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2Whichever comes first from date of purchase. See participating dealer for limited warranty details.

3Whichever comes first from original in-service date. See participating dealers for limited warranty details.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 2009-2014 model year / Under 75,000 miles
Lease Term Certified No
Point Inspection 172-Point Vehicle Inspection and Reconditioning
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Return/Exchange Program 3-Day 150-Mile Satisfaction Guarantee
Roadside Assistance Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $0

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