11 reviews
2009 Chevrolet Avalanche
2009 Chevrolet Avalanche
Available Price Range $12,573-$25,381 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 17 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche

Our Take

When it debuted for 2002, the Avalanche upset the trend of making more SUV-like pickups. Chevy simply made its popular Suburban into a pickup; it gave the Avalanche more versatility, but it didn't lose any of the SUV's inherent creature comforts. Perhaps the ultimate vehicular multitool... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Spending $50,000 isn't difficult
  • Blind spots larger than in standard pickup
  • No more 2500 model for heavier towing

Notable Features

  • Six-speed automatic standard
  • 3.08:1 rear axle ratio for some models
  • Available brake controller integrated with ABS
  • Backup camera helps with visibility, trailer hookup


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 11 reviews

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Love my Avalanche

by Katherine from Pescadero, Ca on June 3, 2009

I've had an assortment of trucks through the years but the Avalanche is my all time favorite. Bought it in '08, so far have around 13K trouble free miles. It's sturdy comfy leather seats, excellent so... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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