Chevrolet Avalanche

2012 Chevrolet Avalanche

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  • (4.9) 14 reviews
  • MSRP: $17,018$32,734
  • 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

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

2012 Chevrolet Avalanche Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

It is what a sport-utility truck ought to be — a truck with an emphasis on utility . . . and versatility.I did not understand the Chevrolet Avalanche at first. Like many Washington careerists, I thought it was another example of misplaced Detroit bravado, an attempt to answer a question no one asked with a big truck that could be transformed from a plush, full-size sport-utility vehicle... Read full review for the 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche

Consumer Reviews

4.9

Average based on 14 reviews

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A better ride in a truck

by like trucks from Warrenton, VA on April 19, 2012

I bought the Avalance because it is built on the Suburban platform which gives a better ride that the Silverado 1500 of which I have had 6. The Avalanch only has 2 or 3 features that are not available... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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2012 Chevrolet Avalanche Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Avalanche LS

Overall Rollover Rating
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 is currently 1 recall 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

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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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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