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2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT
4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$53,950
1 listings nationwide

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2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
LS Black Diamond Edition 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,937
16 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT
4WD

You’d better get out of the way—the Cadillac Escalade EXT is back for 2013 with very few changes. This massive machine is like a Transformer: It’s both a luxury SUV and a heavy-duty tr...

2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
LS Black Diamond Edition 4WD

Due to the fact that it will be its final year of production, the 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche remains virtually unchanged from the 2012 edition. Fans of the car-like pickup truck—the Aval...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT
4WD
80
writes:
The Cadillac Escalade Ext Premium is in a class of its own for SUVs. Only thing that comes close is the Denali...
Handling Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche LT Black Diamond Edition 4WD worse.
"Even though the EXT is AWD it doesn’t feel like it when you drive it. The magnetic ride control makes the EXT a great handling and very responsive vehicle."
Back Seats Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche LT Black Diamond Edition 4WD worse.
"The back seats are very similar but the Cadillac Escalade Ext quality is better."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche LT Black Diamond Edition 4WD worse.
"I believe that the cargo capacity is the same for both vehicles. The survey did not offer the option to choose that."
Value Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche LT Black Diamond Edition 4WD better.
"From the research that I have done, I bought a 2013 Escalade Ext because I wanted it not for its resale value. The Ext does give you great value for its quality but it has terrible resale value."
Would Buy Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche LT Black Diamond Edition 4WD worse.
"I bought a 2013 Cadillac Escalade Ext for its quality, styling, performance and its comfortable ride although it doesn’t feel like a normal Cadillac it is an SUV."
2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
LS Black Diamond Edition 4WD
70
writes:
Purchased the 2013 Avalanche Black Diamond LT. Fully loaded. Beautiful, smooth drive. Great power pickup on...
Power Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 4WD worse.
"Did not notice a difference in power. Each vehicle accelerated smoothly and quickly when needed on the Interstate."
Handling Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 4WD worse.
"I dont know if it was the fact the 2012 was a 4WD vehicle, an alignment problem or what; but the 2013 without 4WD was definitely a smoother handling vehicle."
Looks/Style Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 4WD worse.
"Vehicles are almost identical in style and looks. The 4WD vehicle sits a bit higher on its frame; but, both had 20 wheel base; but the 4WD drive is higher on its base to account for 4WD and off-road driving. This was not an important factor for me and I did not particularly like the higher frame."
Front Seats Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 4WD worse.
"Cant say that there was any difference in the front seats since I only looked at vehicles that had heated and/or cooled front seats. Both were quite comfortable. I only looked at vehicles with leather seats. Both had manual control for seat adjustment and lumbar adjustments. Both were quite comfortable."
Back Seats Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 4WD worse.
"Never been in the back seats but did not observe any obvious difference between the two models."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 4WD worse.
"Dont think there is any difference in cargo capacity. Both seem to have the same towing capacity in normal driving mode, and each has the same passenger capacity."
Family Car Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 4WD worse.
"The 4WD vehicle was a bit more difficult to steer, particularly when turning corners. The 2013 LT model was a smoother drive. Safety features seem to be equal in both vehicles. If I had a serious need for 4WD, I probably would have selected the 2012 4WD vehicle."
Value Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 4WD worse.
"The extremely low mileage on the vehicle I purchased. Vehicle seems to have been very well cared for. Little use of truck bed, no accidents reported, exterior only has a few minor scratches."
Would Buy Ranked 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 4WD worse.
"2013 is the last year Chevrolet manufactured the Avalanche. The vehicle I purchased has had a single owner before me. The vehicle is in excellent condition with below average mileage. This vehicle drives like an SUV but has a truck bed that looks almost unused. The 2012 models Ive viewed are also excellent vehicles but its hard to find either a 2012 or 2013 model with less than 35,000 miles. If I really needed 4WD I probably would have purchased the 2012 model; but, 4WD was not critical to me and the cost and low mileage of the 2013 model along with its excellent condition sold me."
writes:
This truck drive well until we got on a rural country road and it seemed to pull to the right just a little, m...
Looks/Style Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ Black Diamond Edition RWD better.
"We love the original factory chrome wheels that was on this truck!"
Front Seats Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ Black Diamond Edition RWD worse.
"Just seemed to be slightly better condition than other truck!"
writes:
This truck drove really nice, smooth, quiet ride, but is a little pricey for the vehicle! We are also not a f...
Looks/Style Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ Black Diamond Edition RWD better.
"We love the original factory chrome wheels that was on this truck!"
Front Seats Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ Black Diamond Edition RWD worse.
"Just seemed to be slightly better condition than other truck!"

Specs

2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT
4WD
2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
LS Black Diamond Edition 4WD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
13 MPG
15 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
18 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 31 gal 31 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power
403 hp @ 5,700 RPM
320 hp @ 5,400 RPM
Torque
417 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM
335 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
9.9:1
Displacement
6,200 cc
5,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
4.06 in x 3.62 in
3.78 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Optional Optional
Passenger Airbag Optional Optional
Front Side Airbags Optional Optional
Curtain Airbags Optional Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Optional Optional
CD Player Optional Optional
Radio Optional Optional
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Driver Power Seats Optional Optional
Passenger Power Seats Optional Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 41.3 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 39.1 in 39.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 54.3 cu ft 45.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,239 lbs 1,397 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 7,600 lbs 5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 7,600 lbs 8,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 222 in 221.3 in
Width 79.1 in 79.1 in
Height 74.5 in 76.6 in
Wheelbase 130 in 130 in
Bed Length 63 in 63.3 in

Available Options

2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT
4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Raven
  • Midnight Green Metallic
  • Radiant Silver Metallic
  • White Diamond Tricoat
  • Xenon Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Livery Package
2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
LS Black Diamond Edition 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Blue Topaz Metallic
  • Fairway Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic

Option Packages

  • All-Star Edition
  • LPO, 20" (50.8 CM) Chrome 5-Single Spoke Notched Design Wheels
  • LPO, 20" (50.8 CM) Chrome 6-Single Spoke Design Wheels
  • LPO, 20" (50.8 CM) Chrome 6-Spoke Chiseled Design Wheels
  • LPO, 20" (50.8 CM) Chrome 6-Tapered Spoke Design Wheels
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 12-Spoke High-Gloss Black Painted With Highly Polished Rim Design Wheels
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) Chrome 6-Spoke Multi-Featured Design Wheels
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) Chrome 8-Single Open Spoke Design Wheels
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) Chrome 8-Single Spoke Design Wheels
  • LPO, Assist Steps, Chromed Tubular, 6" Oval (Dealer Installed)
  • LPO, Chrome Grille
  • LPO, Heated Seats Kit, Driver And Front Passenger
  • Texas Edition
  • Wheels, 4-20" X 8.5" (50.8 CM X 21.6 CM) Polished Aluminum

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