(4.8) 11 reviews
MSRP: $17,068$33,248
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 18
Engine: 320-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 (flexible; E85)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: 5,100 lbs.
2012 Chevrolet Avalanche

Our Take on the 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche

Our Take

Chevrolet proved the midgate design, which offers the best of a pickup truck and SUV, can be extremely popular. Since its inception in 2002, the Avalanche has been one of the more versatile trucks, with the ability to extend its cargo bed from slightly more than five feet to a total of eight fee... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Poor rear visibility for backing up

Notable Features

  • New touch-screen navigation radio
  • 320-hp V-8
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • RWD or 4WD

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.