2011 Chevrolet Avalanche Trims

Average Price:$25,008
Sort of a combination pickup truck and full-size SUV, the five-passenger 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS pickup can do it all. Though the base trim of the lineup, the LS still packs the uni... Read More

Sort of a combination pickup truck and full-size SUV, the five-passenger 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS pickup can do it all. Though the base trim of the lineup, the LS still packs the unique removable mid-gate, which effectively removes the rear cabin wall and window to convert the bed from 5 feet to just over 8 feet long. Other truck-oriented features include a trailer hitch and wiring, as well as step running boards complementing the more SUV-like roof rack. Inside, expect cloth upholstery, power-adjustable front bucket seats, power accessories, cruise control, dual-zone air conditioning, a single-CD player with six speakers, satellite radio, and a USB connection. OnStar/Bluetooth hands-free communications technology is standard as well, while options include 20-inch polished alloy wheels, a heavy-duty trailer towing package, and power-folding step running boards. Additionally, an available front bench seat makes room for an extra passenger in the spacious cabin.

Safety-wise, the 2011 Avalanche LS boasts four-wheel ABS, traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, daytime running lights, a post-collision safety system, and OnStar safety communications system. Front fog/driving lights and turn-signal-integrated mirrors are optional safety features.

Powering the 2011 Avalanche LS are a standard 5.3-liter Flex Fuel V8 and six-speed auto-manual transmission. This rear-wheel-drive (RWD) pickup puts out 320 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque, and will tow 8,100 pounds with the available heavy-duty trailer package. Expect, meanwhile, a rather lackluster 15/21 mpg from the V8, in spite of variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation at highway speeds.

Powertrain: 5.3L 320 hp V8 Flex Fuel Vehicle Engine, 4X2, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 18
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front and rear side curtain airbags · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Mast antenna · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: MP3, USB · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Separate rear audio · XM satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.0 · Front brake width: 1.18 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.5 · Rear brake width: .79 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote: keyless/illuminated entry · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls, phone · Storage: door pockets - front, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, under front seats, front seatback, lockable trunk in bed
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.08
Engine Alternator: 145 amps · Battery: maintenance-free, 600 CCA, heavy duty · Battery saver · Cylinder Deactivation
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, low oil level
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 6
Rear Seats Folding: flip and fold, split folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack: with crossbars
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: short and long arm (SLA) · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch · Trailer wiring: 7-pin
Truck Features Bed equipment: rubber bed mat · Midgate: folding · Pickup bed type: fleetside · Running boards: step · Tonneau cover: hard
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger
LS 4WD
Average Price:$26,869
Add on-demand four-wheel-drive traction to the base Avalanche LS and beget the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 4WD. This full-size crew cab pickup uses center and rear locking differentials... Read More

Add on-demand four-wheel-drive traction to the base Avalanche LS and beget the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 4WD. This full-size crew cab pickup uses center and rear locking differentials, electronic hi-lo gear selection, and auto-locking hubs to provide go in the snow, while offering such standard appearance niceties as 17-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, and step running boards. Inside, the LS 4WD mirrors its rear-wheel-drive sibling with its unique removable mid-gate, increasing bed length from just over 5 feet to a tad over 8 feet. Additional cabin conveniences include premium cloth upholstery, power front bucket seats, power accessories, dual-zone air conditioning, cruise control, and tilt-wheel steering. Standard entertainment features include a single-CD player with six speakers, XM satellite radio, and a USB connection, with OnStar/Bluetooth hands-free technology ensuring constant communication capability. Again, options for the LS 4WD include 20-inch alloy wheels, a heavy-duty trailer towing package, and power-retractable step running boards. An available bench front seat gives this unique pickup six-passenger capability.

Standard safety equipment for the 2011 Avalanche LS 4WD includes four-wheel ABS, traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, OnStar post-collision safety communication technology, and daytime running lights. Available safety equipment includes front fog/driving lights and turn-signal-integrated mirrors.

The ubiquitous 320-hp, variable-valve-timed 5.3-liter FFV (Flex Fuel) V8 engine powers the 2011 Avalanche LS 4WD. A standard six-speed auto-manual transmission, meanwhile, helps it churn out some 335 lb-ft of torque for a maximum 8,000 pounds of towing capacity when the available heavy-duty tow package is selected. Mileage for all 4WD Avalanche trims is presently unavailable, though the V8 also boasts cylinder deactivation at highway speeds.

Adds to LS:
Enhanced Powertrain: 4X4
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front and rear side curtain airbags · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Mast antenna · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: MP3, USB · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Separate rear audio · XM satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.0 · Front brake width: 1.18 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.5 · Rear brake width: .79 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote: keyless/illuminated entry · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls, phone · Storage: door pockets - front, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, under front seats, front seatback, lockable trunk in bed
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 6
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.08 · Center differential: mechanical · Locking differential: center · Transfer Case: electronic
Engine Alternator: 145 amps · Battery: maintenance-free, 600 CCA, heavy duty · Battery saver · Cylinder Deactivation
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, low oil level
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 6
Rear Seats Folding: flip and fold, split folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack: with crossbars
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim type: aluminum alloy
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: short and long arm (SLA) · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Tow hooks: front · Trailer hitch · Trailer wiring: 7-pin
Truck Features Bed equipment: rubber bed mat · Midgate: folding · Pickup bed type: fleetside · Running boards: step · Tonneau cover: hard
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger
Average Price:$28,493
Sporting a pickup bed and an SUV cabin, the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LT offers the best of both worlds. Officially a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) five-passenger crew cab pickup, the LT comes ... Read More

Sporting a pickup bed and an SUV cabin, the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LT offers the best of both worlds. Officially a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) five-passenger crew cab pickup, the LT comes equipped with such standard appearance features as 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rack, and step running boards. Cabin comforts and conveniences include, besides the unique mid-gate bed-extending feature, power-adjustable front bucket seats, dual-zone climate control, power accessories including heated outside mirrors, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, upgraded cabin accents, and remote engine start. Entertainment features, meantime, include a single-CD player, satellite radio, seven Bose premium speakers, and a USB connection. Also, OnStar/Bluetooth hands-free communications technology graces this well-endowed brute. Options include 20-inch alloy wheels, rear-seat DVD entertainment, a power sunroof, and the Z-71 Off-Road Suspension Package with 18-inch alloys, beefed up shocks and springs, and upgraded appearance features. There’s also the option of front bench seating that’ll allow an additional passenger aboard.

For 2011, the Avalanche LT boasts such standard safety items as four-wheel ABS, traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, rear parking sensors, and dusk-sensing headlights. OnStar post-collision safety communications technology is also standard, with turn-signal-integrated mirrors remaining an option for the LT.

Powering the 2011 Avalanche LT is a standard variable-valve-timed 5.3-liter Flex Fuel V8 engine. Combined with the standard six-speed auto-manual transmission, the V8 puts out some 320 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque. Despite cylinder deactivation at highway speeds, expect no better than 15/21 mpg from the V8, but this puppy will tow 8,100 pounds with the available heavy-duty towing package installed.

Adds to LS:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front and rear side curtain airbags · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Mast antenna · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: MP3, USB · Rear headphone jacks · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand speakers · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Separate rear audio · XM satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · 7 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.0 · Front brake width: 1.18 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.5 · Rear brake width: .79 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote: keyless/illuminated entry · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering · Rear power outlet: 12V · Rear view camera · Rear view monitor · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls, phone · Storage: door pockets - front, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, front seatback, lockable trunk in bed
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.08 · Locking differential: rear
Engine Alternator: 145 amps · Battery: maintenance-free, 600 CCA, heavy duty · Battery saver · Cylinder Deactivation · Remote engine start
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, low oil level
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 6
Rear Seats Folding: flip and fold, split folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack: with crossbars
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system · Parking sensors: rear
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: short and long arm (SLA) · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch · Trailer wiring: 7-pin
Truck Features Bed equipment: rubber bed mat · Midgate: folding · Pickup bed type: fleetside · Running boards: step · Tonneau cover: hard
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger
Average Price:$30,287
A capable all-weather crew cab pickup, the five-passenger 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 4WD might lull passengers into feeling like they’re aboard a full-size SUV. Remove the unique mid-g... Read More

A capable all-weather crew cab pickup, the five-passenger 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 4WD might lull passengers into feeling like they’re aboard a full-size SUV. Remove the unique mid-gate, however, and an additional 2.5 feet of cargo space is added to the 5-foot-plus pickup bed, improving its worth as a highly capable load hauler. Appearance features standard with the LT 4WD include 17-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, and step running boards. Cabin amenities, meantime, include power-adjustable front bucket seats, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, power windows, doors and heated mirrors, tilt-wheel steering, and remote engine start. Entertainment goodies, meantime, include a single-CD player, seven Bose premium speakers, satellite radio, and a USB connection. Additionally, safe communications are ensured with OnStar/Bluetooth hands-free phone technology. Options-wise, the LT 4WD offers a power sunroof, rear-seat DVD entertainment, 20-inch alloy wheels, heavy-duty towing package, and the justifiably famous Z-71 Off-Road Suspension Package. Available front bench seating offers space for an additional passenger.

Though it features on-demand four-wheel-drive (4WD) traction, the 2011 Avalanche LT 4WD doesn’t stop there. Four-wheel ABS, traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, rear parking sensors, and dusk-sensing headlights are all standard safety equipment as well. The OnStar post-collision safety communications system is also standard, while turn-signal-integrated mirrors are an available safety feature.

As with the entire Avalanche lineup, a 320-hp Flex Fuel 5.3-liter V8 engine gives the 2011 LT 4WD its go. Helped by the standard six-speed auto-manual transmission, expect some 335 lb-ft of torque from the V8, enough oomph to tow 8,000 pounds with the available heavy-duty trailering package installed. The part-time 4WD system, meanwhile, features electronic hi-lo gear selection, center and rear locking differentials, and auto-locking hubs.

Adds to LS:
Enhanced Powertrain: 4X4
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front and rear side curtain airbags · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Mast antenna · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: MP3, USB · Rear headphone jacks · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand speakers · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Separate rear audio · XM satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · 7 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.0 · Front brake width: 1.18 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.5 · Rear brake width: .79 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote: keyless/illuminated entry · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering · Rear power outlet: 12V · Rear view camera · Rear view monitor · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls, phone · Storage: door pockets - front, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, front seatback, lockable trunk in bed
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 6
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.08 · Center differential: mechanical · Locking differential: rear, center · Transfer Case: electronic
Engine Alternator: 145 amps · Battery: maintenance-free, 600 CCA, heavy duty · Battery saver · Cylinder Deactivation · Remote engine start
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, low oil level
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 6
Rear Seats Folding: flip and fold, split folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack: with crossbars
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system · Parking sensors: rear
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim type: aluminum alloy
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: short and long arm (SLA) · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Tow hooks: front · Trailer hitch · Trailer wiring: 7-pin
Truck Features Bed equipment: rubber bed mat · Midgate: folding · Pickup bed type: fleetside · Running boards: step · Tonneau cover: hard
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger
Average Price:$32,088
As the flagship of the fleet, the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ five-passenger crew cab pickup ratchets up the comfort and convenience goodies accordingly. Expect, for example, 20-inch a... Read More

As the flagship of the fleet, the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ five-passenger crew cab pickup ratchets up the comfort and convenience goodies accordingly. Expect, for example, 20-inch alloy wheels, step running boards, a trailer hitch and wiring, and a roof rack as standard appearance and utility amenities, as well as a 5-foot bed that stretches to more than 8 feet with the removal of the unique mid-gate – the rear cabin wall and window. An active, self-leveling suspension graces this elegant pickup as well. Comfort and convenience amenities, meantime, include leather upholstery, power-adjustable, heated front bucket seats, power accessories, including heated, power-retractable, reverse-tilting outside mirrors, cruise control, dual-zone air conditioning, universal remote garage door opener, remote engine start, and memory for driver's settings. Entertainment features include a single-CD player with eight Bose premium speakers speakers, satellite radio, and a USB connection. Additionally, the top-shelf LTZ boasts voice-activated DVD navigation and OnStar/Bluetooth hands-free communications technology, while options include a power sunroof, heavy-duty trailer-towing package, rear-seat DVD entertainment, and power-retractable step running boards, as well as front bench seating for added passenger capacity.

Safety in the 2011 Avalanche LTZ is covered by standard four-wheel ABS, traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, turn-signal-integrated mirrors, rear parking sensors, and dusk-sensing headlights. Standard OnStar post-collision safety communications technology is also standard

Again, a standard 5.3-liter ethanol-capable V8 powerplant and six-speed auto-manual transmission provide the 2011 Avalanche LTZ with 320 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque. This potent V8 also comes with variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation at highway speeds, though the result is a lackluster 15/21 mpg. With the available heavy-duty trailer towing package, however, this hefty rear-wheel-drive-only pickup can haul 8,100 pounds of trailer without breaking a sweat.

Adds to LS:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front and rear side curtain airbags · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Mast antenna · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: MP3, USB · Rear headphone jacks · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand speakers · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Separate rear audio · Sirius Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 3 subwoofers · 5.1 surround audio · 8 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.0 · Front brake width: 1.18 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.5 · Rear brake width: .79 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Center console trim: simulated wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote: keyless/illuminated entry · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering · Rear power outlet: 12V · Rear view camera · Rear view monitor · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls, phone · Storage: door pockets - front, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, front seatback, lockable trunk in bed · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Cooled · Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 12
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.08 · Locking differential: rear
Engine Alternator: 145 amps · Battery: maintenance-free, 600 CCA, heavy duty · Battery saver · Cylinder Deactivation · Remote engine start
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color with chrome accents · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: chrome · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: chrome · Roof rack color: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, low oil level
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights: puddle lamps · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Memorized Settings Includes driver seat · Includes rear view mirror · Number of drivers: 2
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, power folding, integrated turn signals, driver side auto-dimming, reverse gear tilt, heated · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Cooled · Heated: multi-level heating · Power adjustments: 12
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: flip and fold, split folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack: with crossbars
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system · Parking sensors: rear
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium leather, perforated
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Active · Front Arm Type: short and long arm (SLA) · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Leveling: self leveling suspension · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system w/voice activation · Phone: hands free · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Real Time Traffic · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch · Trailer wiring: 7-pin
Truck Features Bed equipment: rubber bed mat · Midgate: folding · Pickup bed type: fleetside · Running boards: step · Tonneau cover: hard
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger
Average Price:$33,991
Topping the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche trim lineup is the LTZ 4WD five-passenger full-size crew cab pickup. Featuring the unique mid-gate system, whereby the rear cabin window and wall ca... Read More

Topping the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche trim lineup is the LTZ 4WD five-passenger full-size crew cab pickup. Featuring the unique mid-gate system, whereby the rear cabin window and wall can be removed, this well-endowed truck’s bed expands from just over 5 feet to over 8 feet long. Additionally, such appearance goodies as 20-inch polished alloy wheels, a roof rack, a trailer hitch and wiring, and step running boards are all standard, as is an active, self-leveling suspension system. Inside, the LTZ 4WD presents standard leather upholstery, heated, power-adjustable front bucket seats, cruise control, leather-and-wood-accented steering wheel, dashboard, and door trim, dual-zone climate control, power accessories, including heated, reverse-tilting, power-retractable outside mirrors, remote engine start, universal remote garage door opener, and memory for driver's settings. Entertainment is provided by the standard single-CD player with ten Bose premium speakers, satellite radio, and a USB connection, while a voice-activated DVD navigation system and OnStar/Bluetooth hands-free phone technology keep passengers pointed in the right direction and connected to the outside world. Options, meanwhile, include six-passenger front bench seating, a power sunroof, heavy-duty Trailering Package, rear-seat DVD entertainment, and power-retractable step running boards.

Safety-wise, the 2011 Avalanche LTZ 4WD uses a center and rear locking differential, electronic hi-lo gear selection, and auto-locking hubs to provide on-demand four-wheel-drive traction. This all-weather, almost-all-terrain pickup’s safety prowess is further bolstered by four-wheel ABS, traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, turn-signal-integrated mirrors, OnStar post-collision safety technology, and rear parking sensors.

The standard powertrain for the 2011 Avalanche LTZ 4WD is a 320-hp 5.3-liter Flex Fuel V8 engine and six-speed auto-manual transmission. Expect 335 lb-ft of torque from this combo, as well as E85 ethanol capability, variable valve timing, and cylinder deactivation at highway speeds as well. Fuel-efficiency numbers are unavailable for this 4WD heavy hauler, but mileage will be tepid, at best. Trailer-towing capacity, meantime, is 8,000 pounds.

Adds to LS:
Enhanced Powertrain: 4X4
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front and rear side curtain airbags · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Mast antenna · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: MP3, USB · Rear headphone jacks · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand speakers · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Separate rear audio · Sirius Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 3 subwoofers · 5.1 surround audio · 8 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.0 · Front brake width: 1.18 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.5 · Rear brake width: .79 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Center console trim: simulated wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote: keyless/illuminated entry · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering · Rear power outlet: 12V · Rear view camera · Rear view monitor · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls, phone · Storage: door pockets - front, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, front seatback, lockable trunk in bed · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Cooled · Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 12
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.08 · Center differential: mechanical · Locking differential: rear, center · Transfer Case: electronic hi-lo gear selection
Engine Alternator: 145 amps · Battery: maintenance-free, 600 CCA, heavy duty · Battery saver · Cylinder Deactivation · Remote engine start
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color with chrome accents · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: chrome · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: chrome · Roof rack color: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, low oil level
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights: puddle lamps · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Memorized Settings Includes driver seat · Includes rear view mirror · Number of drivers: 2
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, power folding, integrated turn signals, driver side auto-dimming, reverse gear tilt, heated · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Cooled · Heated: multi-level heating · Power adjustments: 12
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: flip and fold, split folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack: with crossbars
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system · Parking sensors: rear
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium leather, perforated
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize non-matching
Spare Wheel Rim type: aluminum alloy
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Active · Front Arm Type: short and long arm (SLA) · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Leveling: self leveling suspension · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system w/voice activation · Phone: hands free · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Real Time Traffic · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Tow hooks: front · Trailer hitch · Trailer wiring: 7-pin
Truck Features Bed equipment: rubber bed mat · Midgate: folding · Pickup bed type: fleetside · Running boards: step · Tonneau cover: hard
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger