2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Consumer Review: Second one is the charm

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Crew Cab - Consumer Review

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Second one is the charm
By Chuck Bachorski on


2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


This is my second Avalanche. The 2002 model had many flaws. On my new vehicle, I ditched the cladding. This gives the truck a cleaner appearance and will prevent the cladding from coming loose. The ride on this vehicle is smoother, the braking is better and the fit/finish is tighter than the 2002 model. Fuel economy is approximately 16 mpg overall. I get 19+ MPG on the highway, which is pretty good for a vehicle of this size.

Best Features

Heated seat surface and back. Bose stereo system, power pedals, and driver information center.

Worst Features

Put a step into the non-cladded bumper a la the cladded version. Do something to eliminate the driveline clunking when shifting into reverse, and get the memory seats to remember their settings. They seem to forget an awful lot.
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