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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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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$40,300

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab 4WD
George Kennedy Preview:

The Chevrolet Silverado, a full-size pickup truck, is part of one of the most competitive segments in the new-car market. For 2020, it adds another arrow to its quiver with the additio...

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

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!"
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab 4WD
No User Reviews

Specs

2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
LS Black Diamond Edition 4WD
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab 4WD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4X4
4X4
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
15 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
21 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 31 gal 24 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power
320 hp @ 5,400 RPM
355 hp @ 5,600 RPM
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Torque
335 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
383 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
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Cylinders
8 cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.9:1
11:1
11:1
Displacement
5,300 cc
5,300 cc
4,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.78 in x 3.62 in
3.78 in x 3.62 in
3.92 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional --
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional --
Passenger Power Seats Optional --
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 41.3 in 44.5 in
Back Legroom 39.1 in 43.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 45.5 cu ft --
Maximum Payload 1,397 lbs --
Standard Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 7,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 8,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 221.3 in 231.7 in
Width 79.1 in 81.2 in
Height 76.6 in 75.5 in
Wheelbase 130 in 147.4 in
Bed Length 63.3 in 69.9 in

Available Options

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
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Cajun Red Tintcoat
  • Havana Brown Metallic
  • NORTHSKY Blue Metallic
  • Red Hot
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Shadow Gray Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • LPO, Tri-Fold Soft Tonneau Cover
  • Engine, 5.3L Ecotec3 V8
  • LPO, Assist Steps - 4" Black - Round
  • LPO, Assist Steps - 4" Chromed Round
  • CHEVYTEC Spray-On Bedliner, Black With Chevrolet Logo
  • Custom Convenience Package
  • Custom Value Package
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 6-Spoke Low Gloss Black Wheels With Machined Accents
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) Bright Chrome Wheels
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) Carbon Flash Metallic Wheels
  • LPO, Assist Steps, Chromed Tubular, 6" Rectangular
  • LPO, Assist Steps- 6" Black Rectangular, Wheel-To-Wheel
  • LPO, Off-Road Assist Steps
  • LPO, Sport Bar, Bed-Mounted, Tubular
  • LPO, Tonneau Cover, Premium Soft Roll-Up
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) High Gloss Black Wheels

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