2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Overview

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1500
Avg. Price: $10,712
2500
Avg. Price: $14,028

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Average User Score

4.55 stars

Based on 22 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 Vehicle For Long Family Trips, Great Wrok & Family Vehicle In One. by Don
 — The Avalanche fits the bill very well. A great road trip vehicle and a good work truck when needed. Very comfortable. Not quite as long as an extended cab PU, and much shorter than a four door PU, but... Read More
Awesome by hopelessava
 — I really like this truck. It is great. You get a pickup and a SUV at the same time. Gas is crazy expense where I live. So that is the only downfall. When we go camping everything is in the back. It i... Read More

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 22 reviews

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche

The Chevy Avalanche returned with minimal changes for the 2004 model year after a number of minor alterations and upgrades for 2003. The only notable change is a new optional anti-skid system on the two-wheel-drive versions of the truck.

The Avalanche continued to receive positive reviews for its ample passenger and cargo room, interior and bed storage space, and impressive towing capacities. The "crossover pickup," as Chevy has dubbed it, has been in relatively high demand since its 2001 debut, largely because of its unique styling. Yet reviewers have found that the Avalanche's road manners are more pleasant than some might expect, and it was even named Motor Trend magazine's SUV of the Year for 2002. Its refinement is similar to that of the Suburban, as the two massive vehicles share the same engines, platforms, brakes, and transmissions.

Like the Suburban, this popular SUV's downside is fuel economy. A 4WD Avalanche will average in the low teens for mixed-driving miles-per gallon. Road testers have also warned that the steering could be more responsive, and there is some palpable suspension float on rougher surfaces. According to owners, some common trouble spots include transmission slippage and an occasionally faulty blower motor.

The Avalanche has an unladen weight of 5,437 pounds and stretches over 18 feet in length. Chevy offered two different powerplant options for the massive SUV, distinguished from one another by the common 1500 and 2500 badges. A 5.3-liter V8 powers the Avalanche 1500, making 285 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. The Avalanche 2500 gets an 8.1-liter V8 that produces 340 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. A four-speed automatic transmission is paired with both engines. Towing capacity is 8,300 pounds on the 1500 model and 12,000 with the 2500.

Although there are no specific trim levels, buyers do get a choice of two- or four-wheel drive, and between 1500 and 2500 for power. There are no cab-size or bed-length variations for this vehicle. An optional Z71 suspension package provides a more trail-oriented feel, while a Z66 package for the RWD 1500 puts the focus on street performance. Other options include OnStar, leather upholstery, a sunroof, and a special North Face appearance package (1500 only).

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My 2004 Chev.avalance, Mod.1500 Base 4x4, Vibrates When Reaching 70 Mph Or ...

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Hi Have 2004 Avalanche, It Seems To Make Alot Of Clunking When Going Up Hil...

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What Causes Multiple Popping Noises Under Drivers Side , After Hot And Whil...

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My Blower Resister Went Out & I Replaced It And It Out Again, What Could Be...

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04 Avalanche Popping Sound Under Drivers Side

popping noise is one or multiply and a series of ten or so together under truck drivers side after warm

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