2003 Chevrolet Avalanche User Reviews

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Jamie writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Lots of room, will go just about anywhere

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Hard on gas

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For Fun — Fun to drive, hard on gas! Lots of power, drives like a big car. Not a big fan of the brakes, not as responsive as a car. Handles great, but hard to get around the city with it, parking etc.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Michael writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 2500 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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5

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Tons of fun, love my Black Pearl

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Blind spots, but I got towing mirrors for those.

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One Of The Best Trucks Chevy Every Built. — Tons of power, it is a 8.1L we're talking about. Body cladding makes it look very aggressive and screams Chevy. Fuel economy isn't great, it's not supposed to be with big trucks like this though. This Av 2500 is amazing to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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RJ writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Wears many different hats for your needs. Fun and easy to drive.

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Big ouch at the pump, big truck means tougher to park, cheap plastic gm interior.

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Very Versitile Truck, With Great Attributes!! — This was a fun and versitile truck for my needs. Seats 5 large guys comfortably, room in the back for anything, and if it didn't fit, the mid gate and/or back window could come down, and the cover could be removed when needed! Nice interior...though poor/cheap GM quality! Great acceleration considering size...braking however was a little on the poor side! I miss this truck...I don't miss paying for the gas!

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mhoward2003 writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 Crew Cab SB Review
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Love this truck. Luxury of a car & utility of a truck. Low maintenance.

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Love this truck. Parking are sometimes too small.

mhoward2003
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Great Truck — This truck has taken my family on many trips and vacations. Seats are very comfortable, back seats have plenty of leg room for adults. The heated seats are great when it's cold or your back aches. Three passengers fit comfortably in the back seat.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rick writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 Crew Cab SB Review
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It's BIG.  Its comfy, and has plenty of power

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The price

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I Will Buy A Newer One Soon. — I love the flexibility of my Avalanche. I can haul the whole family (6 of us) or fold the seats down and haul full sheets of plywood. I can tow 8,000 pounds with ease. We can comfortably cruise down the highway at 70 mph and still get 20 mpg. Not too bad for a 6,300 pound vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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pb145271 writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 Crew Cab SB Review
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5

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More than a Truck it actually has room inside for people as well as additional cargo.

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actually having to put hands on the rear window running the risk of potnetial damage not to mentiion the poorly designed resin surround from cracking around the edge of the window.

pb145271
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Love My Avalanche Best Truck Ever. — I bought this truck to replace a truck and a crossover something for work and hauling kids and materials. someone mentioned to me try an Avalanche.. Why not? Truck look , truck style, comfort inside, power under the hood, modern toys and gadgets what more can you ask for. This truck drives like a dream and best of all its still a truck you can bolt on your stuff add upgrades and by god its a CHEVY.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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taps1953 writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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All the above

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Fuel costs for my commute

taps1953
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Love This Truck — Best truck I have ever owned. I wish I did not have to sell this truck. I have to commute to far to work now. I need to get a small car for commuting. This truck rides like a Cadillac. Great Power and handling. You will forget your riding in a truck when driving.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Love that everything in the back or in the toolboxes can be locked up.  Love that I can use it when I need to hit Home Depot or just take the kids to soccer

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Pretty much only the fuel economy

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Love My Avalanche! — Love this truck one of my favorite vehicles ive owned. Glad I dont drive far though gas prices would make it impossible to own if I did at 13 MPG. Maintenance is pretty simple on it there is plenty of room to work on it if needed and the parts are common and inexpensive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cathye writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 Crew Cab SB Review
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4

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Does everything I have ever needed it to do.

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Biggest con is the gas mileage, which wasn't as much of an issue in 2003.

Cathye
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Reliable And Safe — I really like my Avalanche. I had a red one prior to this one that was wrecked. My Avalanche has hauled everything from feed, to groceries, to animals and held up remarkably well. It rides well, has plenty of interior space, is comfortable on long trips and has enough power to do whatever I need.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Will writes:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4 Dr 1500 North Face Edition 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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the exclusive mid-gate

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nothing

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Perfect — It's my favorite truck ever, it's perfect, it can be a pickup, an SUV, anything, plus its rugged cladding keeps the paint nice. and you can't beat a chevy. that thing will live longer than i will haha. And the gas mileage isn't as bad as everyone thinks it is.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Reviews From Other Years

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Reviews

Fun, Versatile, Full On 4wd With Acceptable Mpg By brewman1947

Soft ride unless you modify suspension. Newer GM Avalanche get beter MPG. There are so many options on this model that you can carry adventure gear, haul construction materials, take your family to t... Read More

Great By khodges

Need more gear for pulling, or maybe I chose incorrectly. needs a little more leg room for us tall fellows. love all the options from the sunroof, removable back glass for those nice spring days. The ... Read More

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Reviews

One Truck That Does It All. By SkiMD

I bought this truck because I wanted a daily commuter that would turn into a weekend getaway. I don't tow, or carry loads other than my luggage, so I can't comment on the technical aspects most people... Read More

Great Runing And Driving Truck By campierce

I love the look of this truck it has always rand and drove great for me with no issues even with 177k miles on it, I really like the versatility of the crew cab that would fold down to create a full b... Read More

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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Reviews

Versatile Vehicle By Wes12345

I love the 3 panel covers in the rear - great to take one off and let the muddy dogs enjoy the ride in the rear while keeping the front of the truck clean. Also like the side compartments - can hold a... Read More

Avalanche/suburban Lover By mycars123

Went from a 6 young kids family camper to teens and needed a truck to haul a boat and , things for the new house finally. So I traded in the Suburban which I loved for the Avalanche which is built on ... Read More

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2006 Chevrolet Avalanche Reviews

A Great Handling Car With Good Towing Capacity And Load Carrying Cpabilities. By RobClev

This is a beautiful vehicle and very comfortable on the road. It is versatile for hauling and trailering. It handles really well with it's premium handling package under most conditions. The Vortec... Read More

Great By Cynmorton

Excellent ride, great handling and an overall great truck. This truck does it all. It can dress up for special occasions and can haul a boat or building materials and is a work horse. I love mine a... Read More

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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche Reviews

Excellent By jayjay45

This vehicle handles like a dream it has plenty of room for passengers heated everything! I can adjust the peddles even. Great speed, the mirrors are perfect sunroof. Which I didn't want but now I lov... Read More

Reliable And Comfterbale To Drive By bretts05Jeep

The acceleration is ok, though it feel like it could use a little more off the line throttle response. The break peddle is a little stiff but it has good stopping power. Handles great at highway speed... Read More

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