New and Used Avalanche Prices, Chevrolet Avalanche Model Years and History

Chevrolet Avalanche Models

2013 Chevrolet Avalanche trims

2013 Avalanche

Now standard with power adjustable pedals, rear vision camera, and remote engine start, the 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche is a sport utility truck with 45.5 cubic feet of cargo volume and a towing capacity of 8,100 lbs.

2012 Chevrolet Avalanche trims

2012 Avalanche

Introduced in 2001 as a more urban-oriented pickup truck, the 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche continues to reflect versatile utility as the vehicle’s production future remains in question.

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche trims

2011 Avalanche

The 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche combines the best of a full-size SUV with the cargo carrying capabilities of a pickup.

2010 Chevrolet Avalanche trims

2010 Avalanche

The 2010 Chevrolet Avalanche is a full-size blend between a pickup truck and a SUV, with seating for five or six depending on configuration and a cargo bed in the rear.

2009 Chevrolet Avalanche trims

2009 Avalanche

With its convertible mid-gate configuration, the 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche is one of the best crew-cab pickups for transporting a combination of passengers and cargo.

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche trims

2008 Avalanche

A carryover from 2007, the Chevrolet Avalanche is a very functional blend of a SUV and a pickup truck.

2007 Chevrolet Avalanche trims

2007 Avalanche

Available with seating for up to six passengers, the 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche is a full-size pickup that has been totally redesigned for the new year.

2006 Chevrolet Avalanche trims

2006 Avalanche

A stylish blend of a pickup truck and an SUV, the 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche has seating for five passengers and a cargo bed.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche trims

2005 Avalanche

Blending the usefulness of a pickup truck bed with the interior comfort of a SUV, the 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche provides seating for five passengers and plenty of room to haul any cargo.

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche trims

2004 Avalanche

The 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche is a six-passenger mashup between a full-size pickup truck and a sport utility vehicle, combining a comfortable interior with a useful cargo bed.

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About Avalanche

Similar to a crew cab in design, the Avalanche featured a series of unique styling details. Introduced for the 2002 model year, the biggest selling point of the truck was innovative storage features. The Avalanche allowed longer cargo loads to fit by opening the vehicle's Midgate and folding down the rear seating. A pair of Top-Box Storage compartments was also part of the cargo options presented to Chevrolet Avalanche owners. When the Midgate was not opened, up to six passengers fit inside the four-door truck's cabin. The 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche was presented with two Vortex V-8 powerplant options. A 1500 level variant featured a 285-horsepower 5.3-liter V-8 while an Avalanche 2500 model came with a 340-horsepower 8.1-liter engine was available.


Both engines were mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and could be equipped with rear-wheel or four-wheel drivetrains (the Avalanche 2500 would be offered only in four-wheel drive in 2004). A massive refresh was contacted on the Chevrolet Avalanche for the 2007 model year. Phasing out the contrast colored body cladding, the 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche received a more mature, sophisticated exterior look. The interior also received some stylistic improvements such as more room and better designed controls. A new 366-horsepower 6.0-liter V-8 became the top performance powerplant for the Avalanche.


This larger powerplant was discontinued following the 2009 model year. In 2007, the Chevrolet truck's 5.3-liter engine was also introduced with an E85 compatible version. For 2009, a smoother six-speed automatic gearbox replaced the four-speed transmission. Production of the Chevrolet Avalanche concluded during the 2013 model year with a commemorative Black Diamond badged model.