2009 Chevrolet Avalanche Trims

LS
Base
Avg. Price: $21,049

A 5.3-liter V8 engine, generating 310 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque, powers the rear-wheel-drive Chevrolet Avalanche LS for 2009. The V8 links to a Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic transmission with a tow/haul mode and a tap-up/tap-down feature, so drivers can shift manually. The Avalanche LS cruises on a Premium Ride Suspension and 17-inch wheels, and comes equipped with Chevy's StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, which makes small brake applications as necessary during emergency maneuvers to help drivers maintain control of the vehicle.

The Avalanche LS's cabin carries six passengers, and features a Midgate in the cab's rear wall, which folds down to extend the cargo bed to more than 8 feet. Other standard features include a lockable three-piece cargo cover made of a composite material, and lockable storage compartments along the rear bed, which provide plenty of storage space for gear. Inside, features include a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver's seat, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and an audio system with XM satellite radio and an MP3 input jack. In addition, premium cloth seats, a 60/40-split reclining rear bench seat, and updated OnStar 8.0 all come standard, as do driver, passenger, and head-curtain side-impact airbags.

4WD
Avg. Price: $23,813

The 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 4WD comes equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine producing 310 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque. The V8 features FlexFuel capability, so it can run on E85 fuel, and Active Fuel Management, which shuts down four cylinders when they're not needed to conserve fuel. The powerplant also includes a Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic transmission, which has a tow/haul mode and a tap-up/tap-down feature, which drivers can use to make manual shifts. Other performance-related features include Chevy's Autotrac four-wheel-drive system, four-wheel antilock brakes, and an Electronic Stability Control System, which improves stability and helps drivers maintain control of the vehicle in emergency situations.

The Avalanche LS 4WD's cabin seats six passengers. To extend the vehicle's cargo area to 8 feet, drivers can fold down the rear seats and lower the Midgate, located in the cab's rear wall. Exterior features include halogen headlights, lockable storage compartments along the rear bed, and a lockable three-piece cargo cover. Inside, the Avalanche LS 4WD comes equipped with such features as cloth seats, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, and a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat. Bluetooth wireless connectivity, OnStar 8.0, and a six-speaker audio system with XM satellite radio also come standard. Safety features include head-curtain side-impact airbags, as well as dual-stage front airbags. The Avalanche LS 4WD cruises on a Premium Ride Suspension and 17-inch wheels.

LT1
Base
Avg. Price: $22,599

As the Avalanche's mid-range trim, the rear-wheel-drive '09 LT1 comes equipped with a number of features not included in the base trim, such as front bucket seats with six-way power adjustment for the driver and passenger, a floor console, rear audio controls, and front foglights. Other standard features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, OnStar with turn-by-turn navigation, and an audio system with a CD player and XM satellite radio. Head-curtain side-impact airbags and Chevy's StabiliTrak electronic stability control system are among the LT1's standard safety features.

The six-passenger cabin features GM's exclusive Midgate, which folds down, along with the rear seats, to expand cargo space to more than 8 feet. A lockable three-piece cargo cover, made with a composite material, keeps the cargo area dry in inclement weather, while lockable storage compartments along the bed provide plenty of room for gear. Under the hood, the '09 Avalanche LT1 comes equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine, which generates 310 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque. The engine can run on E85 fuel, thanks to its FlexFuel capability, and has an Active Fuel Management system, which conserves fuel by shutting down four of the engine's eight cylinders when they're not required. The engine links to a Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift feature. A Premium Smooth Ride Suspension and 17-inch wheels provide the foundation for a smooth, capable ride.

4WD
Avg. Price: $25,244

Drivers seeking the stability and traction provided by a four-wheel-drive system, as well as the passenger and cargo space of a sport utility truck, can opt for the 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche LT1 4WD. It's powered by a 310-hp, 5.3-liter V8 engine, which generates 335 lb-ft of torque and comes equipped with an Active Fuel Management system, which shuts down four of the engine's eight cylinders when they're not required to conserve fuel. The engine also features FlexFuel capability, so it can run on E85 fuel, and links to a Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic transmission with a tap-up/tap-down manual shift feature. The LT1 4WD rides on 17-inch wheels and a Premium Smooth Ride Suspension.

Standard features for the '09 Avalanche LT1 4WD include front bucket seats with six-way power adjustment, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, OnStar with turn-by-turn navigation, and an AM/FM/CD audio system with XM satellite radio and rear audio controls. The cabin seats six passengers and features fold-down rear seats and a Midgate, which drivers can lower to expand the rear cargo space to more than 8 feet. Other standard features include a lockable three-piece cargo cover and lockable storage compartments, as well as front foglights and heated exterior mirrors.

LT2
Base
2 national listings
Avg. Price: $23,655

The rear-wheel-drive 2009 Chevy Avalanche LT2 comes well-equipped with such standard features as leather-appointed seats, power-adjustable pedals, dual-zone automatic climate control, and Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist, which uses sensors in the rear bumper to detect stationary objects within 8 feet of the vehicle when backing up and alerts the driver using flashing lights and beeps. Other standard features include power-adjustable front bucket seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. The LT2's six-passenger cabin features fold-down rear seats and a Midgate behind the rear seats, which drivers can lower to extend the rear cargo space to 8 feet. A lockable three-piece composite cover keeps cargo in the rear bed dry and safe.

Power comes in the form of a FlexFuel-capable, 310-hp 5.3-liter V8 engine with Active Fuel Management, which conserves fuel by shutting down four cylinders when they're not required, such as when idling or at cruising speeds. The engine connects to a six-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission with a manual shift feature. A Premium Smooth Ride Suspension and 17-inch wheels come standard, while a Z71 options package, available only the the LT2 and top-of-the-line LTZ trims, adds such features as a Z71 suspension, Z71-specific 18-inch wheels, an automatic locking rear differential, high-pressure shocks, a Z71-specific front fascia, and a Z71-specific instrument gauge cluster, among other features.

4WD
Avg. Price: $24,183

In addition to a long list of standard features, the 2009 Avalanche LT2 4WD comes equipped with Chevy's Autotrac on-demand four-wheel-drive system, which ensures maximum stability and traction in all types of driving conditions. The LT2's six-passenger cabin keeps occupants comfortable with such features as leather seats, six-way power-adjustable front bucket seats, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, dual-zone climate control, and a remote starter system. In addition, an Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist, which also comes standard, alerts drivers via flashing lights and beeps when stationary objects are within 8 feet of the vehicle when backing up. For communication and entertainment, the LT2 includes Bluetooth wireless connectivity and an audio system with a 6-CD changer and XM satellite radio.

A 310-hp, 5.3-liter V8 engine powers the LT2 4WD. The engine features FlexFuel capability, so it can run on E85 fuel, and Active Fuel Management, which shuts down four of the engine's eight cylinders when they're not required. The V8 links to a six-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission with a tap-up/tap-down manual shift feature. GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability control system and a Premium Smooth Ride suspension come standard, while options include the Z71 options package, which adds such features as an upgraded suspension, unique 18-inch wheels, high-pressure shocks, and a unique front fascia. In addition, drivers can add a Luxury Package, which includes heated front seats and a Bose audio system.

LTZ
Base
Avg. Price: $25,064

The top-of-the-line Avalanche LTZ offers a number of features not available in other Avalanche trims, including heated and cooled leather-appointed front bucket seats, a Bose Centerpoint surround-sound system, Rainsense front wipers, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, and an Autoride suspension, which continually and automatically varies the shock-damping rate, depending on the road surface, steering angle, and other factors, to maximize handling and passenger comfort. In addition, a rear self-leveling feature helps maintain the appropriate rear suspension level when fully loaded or pulling a trailer. Other standard features for the rear-wheel-drive, six-passenger LTZ include a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, dual-zone climate control, a remote starter, and an Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist, which uses beeps and flashing lights to alert drivers when stationary objects are within 8 feet of the vehicle when backing up.

A 5.3-liter Vortec V8 engine generating 310 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque powers the LTZ, but drivers can opt for a 6.0-liter V8 producing 366 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come equipped with Active Fuel Management, which shuts down four cylinders when they're not required to conserve fuel, and link to a six-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. Such features as GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability program, an automatic locking rear differential, roof-mounted luggage-rack side rails, and chrome-capped power-folding heated exterior mirrors with auto-dimming on the driver's side also come standard.

4WD
Avg. Price: $27,822

As the best-equipped Avalanche trim available for 2009, the LTZ 4WD comes with a wide range of standard features, including Chevy's Autotrac four-wheel-drive system, which provides additional traction and stability in all types of driving conditions. It joins such standard features as an Autoride suspension, which continually makes adjustments to the shocks to ensure optimal handling and ride comfort, and an automatic locking rear differential, which locks the rear axle and sends maximum power to the rear wheels when it detects rear slippage. A 310-hp, 5.3-liter V8 engine provides standard power, while an optional 6.0-liter V8 upgrades the power quotient to 366 hp. Both engines feature FlexFuel capability, so they can run on E85 fuel, and Active Fuel Management, which conserves fuel by shutting down four of the eight cylinders when they're not necessary, such as at cruising speeds. A six-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission with a manual shift feature comes standard.

Inside, the six-passenger Avalanche LTZ 4WD includes such standard features as heated and cooled leather-appointed front bucket seats, a leather-wrapped multifuntion steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable pedals, and a Bose Centerpoint surround-sound audio system with a 6-CD changer, XM satellite radio, rear audio controls, and a subwoofer in the center console. Other standard features include Bluetooth wireless connectivity, a remote starter system, and an Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist, which alerts the driver using beeps and flashing lights when it detects stationary objects within 8 feet of the vehicle when backing up. Outside, standard features include Rainsense front wipers, roof-mounted luggage-rack side rails, and chrome-capped, power-folding, heated outside mirrors with auto-dimming on the driver's side.