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4.55 stars

Based on 21 reviews

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
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

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Overview

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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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ddan
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Engine Coolant Hot, Temperature Gage In The Red, But Will Not Over Heat, Wh...

The dash engine coolant hot notification is on, temperature gage is in the red, never overheats. What is the problem?

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omargsickles
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2004 Chevy Avalanche Climate Control

My 2004 Avalanche 1500 a/c will switch to full heat while driving. This is a real problem in Fl. If I stop and shut off the engine, it will reset and switch to cool. What is needed to repair?

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chawkins2020
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Rear Break Lights Aren't Working On The P Assager Side. I Changed The Bulbs...

Reverse light works but that is it on the p assager side.

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mlbeggs
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2004 Avalance Oil Pressure Fluctuates And Engine Overheats

I have a 2004 Avalanche with 117,000 on it. All services done on time and by mechanics. The other day I got a high engine temp warning so I pulled over and shut it down. After inspection my oil pres...

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tsouder2
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My Climate Control H/ac Not Working. .

Climate control console lights work fine. But there is no heat or AC. The blower does not work. checked all fuses , what else should I consider?

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