Love all the options and lockable rear storage. The fuel management system for better mileage is great. Drives and runs smooth. The luxurious interior is wonderful. We enjoy the electric side steps and rear view back up camera feature. My favorite vehicle to date.
Overall the vehicle has been what I hoped for. Its black with chrome and black leather with Bose sound system, Nav and rear view camera. I'm really enjoying the key fob starting feature so I don't have to go into the cold to start it. When I get in the LTZ is already warm inside. It has a smooth ride, a great feel and my wife trys driving it more than her own car. Its a 5 passenger SUV with the bed of a truck for hauling or towing. The 5.3L engine doesn't give it a lot of horse power but then it would use more gas..... My overall rating is a 5, but it does have some draw backs. 1) Its an SUV and therefore pay more for insurance then a truck. 2) The engine switches from V4 to V8 for better gas miles, but barely manages to give me 14.9 mpg city and 18.9 mpg hwy. 3) The dash lights during the day are almost invisable. 4) With gas at $3 it cost me $78 to fill the tank, so if gas prices are your concern don't get it, as you won't be happy.
ONE OF THE FIRST COMMERCIALS OUT FOR THE AVALANCHE ON TV WAS ABOUT 2 YOUNG MEN HAVING TO CHANGE BEFORE THEY PICKED UP THEIR GIRLS. ONE FELLOW THOUGHT HIS BUDDY MEANT TO CHANGE HIS CLOTHES AND OF COURSE THE DRIVER HAD MEANT TO CLOSE OFF THE FULL SIZE PICK UP PORTION OF THIS VEHICLE AND TURN IT INTO A VERY USER FRIENDLY 5 SEAT PASSENGER SUV. THIS COMMERCIAL REALLY PIQUED OUR CURIOSITY AND WE JUST HAD TO CHECK THIS TRUCK OUT AT THE DEALER. THIS TRUCK IS EVERYTHING THE COMMERCIAL SHOWED IT TO BE AND MORE. ADD BEING ABLE TO CARRY DOG KENNELS, FISHING AND CAMPING EQUIPMENT PLUS HAULING A LARGE TRAILER WITH 3-4 ATVS AND 2 GRANDSONS AND YOU JUST START TO GET THE PICTURE. THE AVALANCHE'S SLEEK LINES AND RICH COLORS ALSO MAKE YOU FEEL JUST AS PROUD WHEN YOU DROP IT OFF FOR THE VALET TO PARK WHILE ATTENDING SHOWS OR PLAYS IN CHICAGO OR DALLAS. THE VERSATALITY OF THIS TRUCK IS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. I TAKE IT JUST FOR SHOPPING EVERYWHERE AND FOR EVERYTHING. THE NICE STURDY BED LINER IT CAME WITH STOPS MOST PARCELS FROM BEING TOSSED ABOUT EVERYWHERE. TRAVELLING WITH THIS TRUCK IS ALSO A DREAM. THE DRIVERS SEAT ADJUSTS ELECTRONICALLY AND ADD TO THAT A BOSE RADIO AND CD PLAYER FOR LISTENING ENJOYMENT FOR ALL AGE GROUPS. THE ONLY THING I WOULD CHANGE IS TO HAVE BOTH FRONT SEATS ADJUST ELECTRONICALLY, AND TO UPGRADE THE TIRES. THE ORIGINALS WERE GOOD ENOUGH BUT I FAVOR MICHELINS FOR A TOP OF THE LINE SMOOTH RIDE. VALUE FOR THE MONEY IS QUITE EXCELLENT CONSIDERING WE ARE 60 YEARS OLD AND WILL NEVER FINANCE ANOTHER VEHICLE, NOR WILL WE EVER RIDE ABOUT IN SOMETHING TOO LIGHT TO SERVE OUR PURPOSES AND KEEP THE RIDE PLEASURABLE SIMULTANEOUSLY. GREAT TRUCK.