2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Review

Pros & Cons

  • Versatile and innovative cab configuration, strong V8 engines, substantial towing ability, comfortable daily driver.
  • Some cheap interior pieces, lifeless steering, fewer drivetrain choices than comparable trucks.
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Combining the comforts of a Suburban with the practicality of a Silverado, the Avalanche is a crossover vehicle that creatively provides the best of both worlds.

2005 Highlights

Changes for 2005 include a new optional touchscreen navigation system and a chrome exterior accent package. Interior trim has been split up into LS and LT levels. Steering wheel radio controls and OnStar are now standard on all models.

Consumer reviews

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Beware of Transmission Problems
1500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
Love the concept and versatility, but disappointed with reliability. I have had to replace the transmission at 32 months/49,000 miles (at considerable out-of-pocket expense) and continue to have problems with steering and front suspension noise.
Great Vehicle A real buy.
1500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
LT2 & Z-71. This truck goes everywhere, anytime, in all conditions. 19+ mpg highway/13.5 mpg city. Will tow or haul most anything in style. Quiet ride, lots of luxury everywhere, auto everything, great stereo, easy to drive. This is my 2nd Avalanche. I am about to buy #3 (2009) Had only minor problems when new (1x in shop). Since new, just oil changes, rotate tires, and gas. I love the look too. Get a lot of compliments, even from high dollar car owners. If you find a clean low mileage Avalanche, buy it. Do not buy expecting great gas mileage. This is a big truck that is 4 wheel drive designed for work & hauling. Buy knowing that this is a 6700 lb truck with a big V8.
Been a great vehicle for over 6 years now
1500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
I really love my Avalanche. I bought it new and has been a great vehicle. I've had zero engine issues. things I've done are had to replace speedometer that sprung one day when it was about 10 below 0 outside. Had to have a airbag sensor replaced and replaced one of the oxygen sensors - which I found out is recommended after about 5 years anyway. Also a transmission solenoid was replaced, that was only $120 w/labor. I run the E85 a lot in the summer and I tow a heavy camper with it. Its not the best towing vehicle for something heavy but it gets by. I run Amsoil and engine still runs like new with 65k.
Happy with it
1500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
Very fun to drive. For a truck, it has averaged about 16.5 MPG, which is not bad. I tow a boat and a travel trailer at times. It has been in the shop three times, twice with transmission problems, at the dealer a week each time, other time was a computer problem. I have had major tire problems, none of the orginal tires are on the vehicle, I have had it 14 months now.


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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Used 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Overview

The Used 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche is offered in the following submodels: Avalanche Crew Cab. Available styles include 1500 4dr Crew Cab LS Rwd (5.3L 8cyl 4A), 1500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A), and 2500 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD (8.1L 8cyl 4A). Pre-owned Chevrolet Avalanche models are available with a 5.3 L-liter flex-fuel (FFV) engine or a 8.1 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 325 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche comes with rear wheel drive, and four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic. The Used 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche?

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LS is priced between $13,438 and$13,438 with odometer readings between 77400 and77400 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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