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2020 GMC Sierra 1500
AT4 Crew Cab 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$61,883
2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
LS Black Diamond Edition 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,973
18 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 GMC Sierra 1500
AT4 Crew Cab 4WD
George Kennedy Preview:

For 2020, the Sierra 1500 features a number of upgrades to keep it at the forefront of the full-size light-duty pickup truck market. Shoppers can choose from a range of engines, incl...

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.

2020 GMC Sierra 1500
AT4 Crew Cab 4WD
No User Reviews
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

2020 GMC Sierra 1500
AT4 Crew Cab 4WD
2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
LS Black Diamond Edition 4WD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4X4
4X4
4X4
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
--
--
--
15 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
--
--
21 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 24 gal 31 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Diesel
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power
--
277 hp @ 3,750 RPM
355 hp @ 5,600 RPM
320 hp @ 5,400 RPM
Torque
--
460 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
383 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
335 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
--
11:1
9.9:1
Displacement
6,200 cc
3,000 cc
5,300 cc
5,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
4.06 in x 3.62 in
--
3.78 in x 3.62 in
3.78 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
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 Standard Optional
CD Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 44.5 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 43.4 in 39.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 45.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,397 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 9,400 lbs 5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 8,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 231.7 in 221.3 in
Width 81.2 in 79.1 in
Height 78.4 in 76.6 in
Wheelbase 147.5 in 130 in
Bed Length 69.9 in 63.3 in

Available Options

2020 GMC Sierra 1500
AT4 Crew Cab 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Dark Sky Metallic
  • Onyx Black
  • Pacific Blue Metallic
  • Red Quartz Tintcoat
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Smokey Quartz Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • Engine, 6.2L Ecotec3 V8
  • Engine, Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I6
  • AT4 CARBONPRO Edition
  • AT4 Preferred Package
  • AT4 Premium Package
  • Driver Alert Package I
  • Driver Alert Package II
  • LPO, Accessory Assist Step, Off-Road, Black
  • LPO, Assist Step And Tonneau Package
  • LPO, Assist Steps, Black Tubular, 6" Rectangular Wheel To Wheel
  • LPO, Auxiliary Trailer Camera, Wired, One Camera And Hardware
  • LPO, Black Tubular Assist Steps, 4" Round
  • LPO, Black Tubular Assist Steps, 6" Rectangular
  • LPO, Body Color Wheel Arch Moldings
  • LPO, Cargo Convenience Package
  • LPO, Cat-Back Performance Exhaust
  • LPO, Front Brake Kit-Performance
  • LPO, Performance Air Intake System
  • LPO, Performance Upgrade Package
  • LPO, Rear Seat Infotainment System With DVD Player
  • LPO, Tri-Fold Hard Tonneau Cover
  • LPO, Tri-Fold Soft Tonneau Cover
  • MULTIPRO Audio System By Kicker
  • Off-Road Performance Package
  • Sunroof, Power
  • Technology Package
  • Wheels, 20" X 9" (50.8 CM X 22.9 CM) Machined Aluminum With Carbon Grey Metallic Accents
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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