(4.5) 19 reviews
MSRP: $10,631$22,931
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 16-17
Engine: 320-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 (flexible; E85)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: 7,200 lbs.
2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

Our Take on the 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

Our Take

General Motors introduced a novel concept for 2002 with the original Chevrolet Avalanche sport utility vehicle/pickup crossover. A trick midgate could fold into the four-door cab, extending the cargo bed to the back of the front seats. It gave owners the best of both worlds: seating for up to six... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Gas mileage
  • Price with options
  • Tepid acceleration (5.3-liter V-8)
  • Bed cover removal and stowage
  • Child seat compatibility

Notable Features

  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system
  • Standard V-8
  • Available four-wheel drive

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.