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2008 Chevrolet Avalanche
2008 Chevrolet Avalanche
Available Price Range $11,738-$23,378 Trims6 Combined MPG 16-17 Seats 5-6

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
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Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in August 2006 about the 5.3L LTZ 4x4 version of the 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what details are different this year, check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. Chevy's redesigned 2007 Avalanche retains its forebear's midgate magic, but the entire package ha... Read full review for the 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 15 reviews

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Chevy Avalanche - A "Swiss Army knife" truck

by Omicron from Boulder County, CO on August 9, 2010

After looking at all comparable vehicles I discovered there ARE no comparable vehicles. Closest thing is the Ford Explorer Sport Trac and they are much smaller and very underpowered. Quality, fit, an... Read Full Review

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.

Finance

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Asking Price Range
$33,435 - $37,355
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Safety

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Avalanche LS

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Avalanche LS

Overall Rollover Rating
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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