Fabulous in every way. Quiet, strong, versatile, and gets better mpg than Tundra. Have owned every truck known to man. This by far is the best beast out there! Has the appeal of a Cadillac, with plenty of features that would have you believe you were driving one.
For those who don't need a truck all the time, but need one occasionally the Avalanche is a perfect fit. It is built on a Suburban frame so it rides much more smoothly than a truck. The bed can be made into an 8 footer and makes a great bed for camping trips with the seats folded down. Very good build quality. GM makes good trucks and SUVs, my previous vehicle was a Tahoe.
Fold down seats that allow for modularity with bed. Side tool boxes. Interior design.
An extra gear in the transmission for better highway mileage.
I owned a 2002 and traded it for an 07 Tundra. Big mistake! The ride quality and interior comfort can't compare! My 08 LTZ is awesome! Extremely comfortable! The remote start gets the truck just right before you climb in. I love that it has everything! Back-up camera is too cool! Averaging 17MPG overall which is 2 MPG better than my 02. I have averaged over 20 on highway trips! Bedmat keeps cargo where you put it, but makes some things hard to load/unload. Tows like a dream! 5.3 has plenty of what you need in a truck...power!
Super comfy seats! Innovative midgate. Back-up camera, NAV, Bose Audio, Rear seat DVD keeps the kids quiet on long trips! Power fold-in mirrors.
Bigger glovebox and center console. More interior storage compartments. 5 or 6 speed auto would make fuel mileage even better. Move DVD screen from headliner to headrests.
Can honestly say this is most comfortable truck I have ever driven. I have only ever owned Dodge and cross shopped this with the new crew-cab Ram. The Avalanche drives as well as the Ram even with its new coil rear suspension. The Avalanche interior is very sophisticated - more SUV than truck.
Best seats I have ever sat in. Auto 4wd is excellent in winter weather we have had. Very impressed with highway mileage - pushing 20-21 if I drive 60- 65mph. Weathertight bed has been great.
Cabin air filtration would help with dust. Telescope steering could improve driving position somewhat. Would like a console organizer as standard rather than buying as an accessory.
I own a 2008 LTZ and absolutely love it! It drives extremely smooth. I have had little to no maintenance issues. The feautres are absolutely great. It is everything I would want in an SUV but also in a truck.
DVD, OnStar, navigation, heated seats, turning on vehicle while inside (cold days especially)