Avalanche 1500: Excellent full-size pickup truck

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Chevrolet Avalanche 1500

The Chevrolet Avalanche is available in LS, LT, and LTZ trims. The Avalanche 1500 is a half-a-ton four-door full-size pickup with enough room to accommodate six passengers. Avalanche 1500 models come with a 320-horsepower 5.3-Litre V8 Flex Fuel engine with Active Fuel Management coupled to a six-speed transmission.

About the Chevrolet Avalanche 1500

The Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 is a vehicle with plenty to offer. There is the feature of a unique fold-down rear bulkhead for access to the enclosed bed of the vehicle and all Avalanche 1500's come as half ton, full-size pickup with four doors. There is enough room for six passengers to be accommodated comfortably, and the engine is a 5.3-Litre, V8 FlexFuel with Active Fuel Management paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and 320 horsepower. During 2012 the Avalanche 1500 received two new exterior colours as well as a new audio system with navigation.

Well designed Details

The attention to detail is impressive with the design well thought out for the needs of outdoor enthusiasts. Included are sensible features such as ground illuminating side mirrors with auto dimming on the driver's side, compass and temperature indicator on the inside rear-view mirror, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and heavy-duty trailering equipment. Flush-mounted cargo lights for illuminating the bed, foldaway tie-down hooks, as well as the footholds and handholds for access to climbing on to the bed. The hard cover of the bed is most useful as it is made with a sturdy material that easily supports weight while things are organized on the bed. The Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 is an ideal utility pickup which at the same time considers passenger comfort.

Safety Features

The safety features that come standard on all the Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 models include front seat and side curtain airbags, an automatic passenger-sensing system that measures the weight and seat-belt in the front passenger seat and automatically de-activates the airbag if a small child is sitting there, with the airbag re-arming when an adult is detected. The design of the front airbags for driver and passenger protects the head when a frontal crash occurs.

The vehicle is equipped with LATCH rear-seat child safety seat anchors, Stabilitrak with Proactive Roll Avoidance and the OnStar crash-notification system. The anti-lock brakes automatically sense when a tire has stopped rotating under extreme braking, modulating the brake pressure to allow tire rotation and increasing the vehicle's ability to turn while braking.

The Avalanche 1500 is equipped with Stability Control that automatically senses when the vehicle's handling limits have been exceeded. It then reduces the engine power or applies select brakes as a preventative help for the driver so that they do not lose control of the vehicle.