www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/avalanche-1500/2012/ The 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche SUT is a cross between a pickup truck and a sport utility vehicle, hence th...
www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/avalanche-1500/2012/ The 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche SUT is a cross between a pickup truck and a sport utility vehicle, hence the distinction SUT.
The Avalanche is built on the same platform as many other Chevy and GMC vehicle including the Silverado truck and the Cadillac Escalade.
What separates the Avalanche from traditional pickup truck is the fact that the second row seating can fold down and giving you access to the truck bed.
The side rails are taller than a normal truck and the hard tonneau cover is standard.
The 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche has a base price of $36,800 with the top of the line LTZ 4x4 model costing $50,305.nnThe Chevy Avalanche is powered by a 5.3 liter Vortec V-8 engine that makes 320 horsepower and 335 lb-ft.
The transmission is a 6-speed automatic.
The Vortec engine is E85 compatible and features Active Fuel Management Technology which is Chevy's way of saying cylinder deactivation.
This means the Avalanche can switch off 4-cylinders when cruising on the highway.
Fuel economy figures are 15 MPG in the city and 21 MPG on the highway.nnThere are 3 different trim levels: LS, LT, and LTZ.
The LS is the base model which comes standard with 17-inch wheels, Bluetooth, power seats, OnStar, roof rack, and dual climate control.
Stepping up to the LT trim offers integrated fog lamps, heated seats, leather, remote start, Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist, and a great 7-speaker sound system from Bose.
Finally, the top of the line LTZ model offers all the bells and whistles but at a premium price.
On top of the LT additions the LTZ gets 20-inch polished aluminum rims, Navigation, Rear view camera, SiriusXM, heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel, and comfortable 12-way power adjustable front bucket seats.
All 3 trim level can be purchased with either 2 or 4-wheel drive.nnThe 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche is all about utility.
The cargo box can be locked down to securely store any valuables.
The bed can hold materials 4x8 feet in size.
There is 50" of space between the two wheel wells and the Avalanche has over 45 cubic feet of cargo volume.
The 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche has a 5100 lb.