It may not be cheap, but the Chevrolet Avalanche is one slick, innovative truck. Just as with horsepower, the 8100 Vortec torque varied -- in small increments -- between 2002 and 2006. Introduced last year and revised for 2003, this is an impressive concept vehicle that made it all the way to production. Avalanche was nominated for the award and was magazine's for 2002. Though Avalanche sold well overall, sales of the 2500 version were dismal. The Chicago Auto Show loves to boast… Computers used to be content to make pie charts, transmit e-mail, and help us share dirty pictures on the Internet.
General Motors has also identified the original source of the faded cladding. America's longest-running auto show enters its 98th season this week, filling the ginorrmous, 1. The Avalanche feels smooth, quiet, and tight, with no squeaks or rattles. A special Z71 package was offered for the second generation Avalanche. Avalanche 1500 models are powered by a 5. Your plywood or drywall stays dry inside the covered bed, out of the pouring rain.
Flipping the seat bottoms forward and folding the seat backs and Midgate down provides flat cargo space and access to the cargo bay behind it. We think it looks better, cleaner, if a bit plainer this way. StabiliTrak stability control is now available on 1500 models with two-wheel drive and we recommend it. Each 2013 Avalanche buyer received a limited-edition coffee table book with photographs of the owner's 2013 Avalanche, a copy of the from their vehicle, and a complete history of the Avalanche from 2002 to 2013. You have an eight-foot bed capable of hauling 4x8-foot sheets of plywood.
The new truck, on sale this summer, is offered in two- and four-wheel drive, and the Z71 off-road package will be available later in the model year. You can walk all over it, and the cover keeps your cargo dry, clean, and safe from thieves. The bed is protected by a well-designed lockable cover rated to support 250 pounds. Suddenly, though, they seem to be taking over our cars. Flush-mounted cargo lights in the bed rate very high on our coolness scale and can make a big difference when loading cargo at night. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. The compression ratio of the 8100 Vortec was 9.
Aside from these details, a Z66 On-Road sticker on the rear side panels identified an Avalanche equipped with this package. The Avalanche comes with a coffee warmer, and the ultimate in sun visors. For 2003, the Avalanche is available without the plastic body cladding. Summary Chevrolet Avalanche combines clever engineering with advanced materials science to provide a solution for people who need a full-size pickup with an eight-foot bed, but want comfortable five- or six-passenger seating. Is this a good thing? Full leather seating surfaces were an available option, also removing the cloth door panel inserts, and also added heated front seats. Exterior Features The exterior of the North Face Edition is also given the look of a vehicle at home in the wild.
Though Avalanche would remain in showrooms through the 2013 model year, 2500 models were dropped from the lineup after 2005. In 2002 and 2003, the 8. Avalanche 1500 models ride as well as a fully loaded Suburban, maybe even better. The heavy-duty Avalanche 2500 offers big towing capability. In 2007, it was replaced by the more compact and more powerful 6. The Driver Convenience Package also includes an eight-button, steering-wheel-mounted control system that the driver can program to access trip-computer functions, as well as OnStar and entertainment systems. Only its price gives us pause, but it seems reasonable given the capability and versatility this truck offers and the amount of engineering that went into it.
The Avalanche is essentially a modified Chevrolet Suburban; the two vehicles share fully 85 percent of their parts. Includes dvd player with remote control, overhead display and two wireless infrared headphones. The new electrical system architecture ha. The Z66 On-Road package featured all the equipment that the Z71 Off-Road package offered, but replaced the off-road suspension with sport on-road suspension, and did not offer four-wheel-drive. When we tested the all-new Avalanche for Motor Trend's 2002 Truck of the Year competition, we…. This product was designed to etch into the plastic and bond a new layer of tinted acrylic over the faded plastic. Dual-zone automatic climate control also comes as part of the package.
Shoppers vastly preferred the lighter-duty Avalanche, mostly because of its smoother ride and relatively frugal 5. It added power dual front bucket seats, , , hands-free telephone system, and exterior color-keyed door handles, tailgate handle, and side mirrors, wood interior trim, as well as other features. The bed cover comes off in three pieces and slides into a nice fabric bag; these pieces attach to the side of the bed to minimize the space they take up. A neutral position allows the Avalanche to be flat-towed. The overall displacement ranged from 8,095 cc to 8,128 cc, a very minor fluctuation attributable to changes in the cylinder heads. For 2003, braking performance and pedal feel have been improved.