Used 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

$24,780 - $26,995
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

2011 Highlights

The Chevrolet Avalanche carries into 2011 essentially unchanged.


  • Versatile midgate-based body style
  • smooth ride
  • comfortable seating.


  • Higher price than regular crew-cab pickups
  • large size and rear-quarter blind spots hinder maneuverability in tight spots.

Used 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche for Sale

Chevrolet Avalanche 2011 LT 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Black Dark Cashmere/Light Cashmere leather55,750 miles
Used 2011Chevrolet AvalancheLT
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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Chevrolet Avalanche 2011 LS 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Steel Green Metallic Ebony premium cloth60,519 miles
Used 2011Chevrolet AvalancheLS
Est.Loan: $451/mo
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Chevrolet Avalanche 2011 LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A) Blue Granite Metallic Ebony leather113,208 miles
Used 2011Chevrolet AvalancheLT
Est.Loan: $309/mo
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Dealer Notes

Very Nice Previously Certified MD Inspected 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Crew Cab, LT 4x4 Pickup with 29 Service Records Since New!!! Loaded with Awesome 5.3 V-8 Engine, 6 Speed Automatic Transmission Heated Leather Seats, Alloy Wheels, Running Boards, Bed Liner, Power Windows, Power Locks, Cruise Control, Tow Package, Steering Wheel Controls, ABS Brakes, Electronic Stability Control, Power Mirrors, Upgraded Stereo and Much Much More!! This vehicle also comes with a Warranty!

Sheer Silver Metallic Ebony leather153,382 miles
Used 2011Chevrolet AvalancheLT
Est.Loan: $256/mo
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It is a Fixer-Upper: a low-cost car option for those with the ability to perform mechanical repairs themselves

Victory Red Dark Cashmere/Light Cashmere premium leather45,848 miles
Used 2011Chevrolet AvalancheLTZ
Est.Loan: $492/mo
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Black Ebony leather61,349 miles
Used 2011Chevrolet AvalancheLT
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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**1-OWNER**HEATED LEATHER**Z71**4WD** Great 1-Owner Local Trade!! '11 Chevrolet Avalanche LT Z71 in Black / Black with Heated Leather Seats, Remote Start, CD Player / XM Radio and MORE!! RARE!! Text us at 410-935-6645 for availability or text the last 8 of VIN to 96300 to have a link sent directly to your phone! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE at one of Marylands Largest Pre-Owned Dealers: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add reconditioning, certification and other fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at

Edmunds' Expert Review

Thanks to its practical midgate configuration, the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche is an ideal crew-cab pickup for carrying a combination of passengers and cargo.

vehicle overview

Like peanut butter and chocolate, sometimes combining two seemingly unrelated things results in something that's a pleasant surprise. In the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche's case, it's the combination of both pickup and SUV attributes that proves to be so appealing. The Avalanche is based on GM's full-size truck architecture and comes in a four-door crew-cab body style. Unlike a truck, however, the Avalanche's cab and bed aren't separate; instead, the Avalanche features an SUV's one-piece body.

Separating these two sections is an innovative "midgate" that gives the Avalanche its unique flexibility. With it in place you have a quiet, comfortable SUV-like interior; fold it down and you get an extended cargo area that stretches all the way from the lockable tailgate to the back of the front seats. The three-piece hard tonneau cover over the bed can either be left in place to keep cargo secure or removed to carry taller items like dirt bikes or large home appliances. As with all big trucks, the Avalanche's main downside is its plus-sized dimensions, which can make it a handful in heavy traffic and tight spaces. The other notable downside is a price tag that's substantially higher than comparable crew cab pickups.

Truck shoppers who like the Avalanche's versatile design might also want to check out the 2011 Honda Ridgeline; though it lacks the Avalanche's cargo room and towing capacity, it offers an equally innovative SUV/pickup hybrid design in a more nimble, less expensive and more fuel-efficient package. And if luxury is your thing, you might also look at the Chevy's upscale cousin, the 2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT. But overall we think the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche is a solid pick for people needing the best of both the pickup and SUV worlds.

trim levels & features

The 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche is a full-size crew-cab pickup with a removable rear window and exclusive midgate. There are three trim levels: base LS, midlevel LT and premium LTZ.

The LS features a composite cargo bed, a removable three-piece cargo cover, side assist steps, a roof rack and deep-tinted rear privacy glass. Inside you'll find full power accessories, dual-zone manual air-conditioning, front bucket seats with a power driver seat, Bluetooth, OnStar and a single-CD stereo with an auxiliary audio jack, an iPod/USB port, satellite radio and rear-seat audio controls.

The LT adds rear parking assist, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable pedals, remote engine start, a premium Bose sound system and enhanced OnStar with turn-by-turn navigation. The top-drawer LTZ offers standard 20-inch polished alloy wheels, outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, an adaptive suspension, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a navigation system, a rearview camera and a Bose surround-sound audio system. Many of these upper-trim-level features are available as options on the lower trims.

Add the Z71 Off Road package and you get specialized springs and shock absorbers, upgraded 18-inch off-road tires, front recovery hooks, a skid plate and a high-capacity air cleaner. The Z71 looks different, too, thanks to beefy fender flares, an aggressive front fascia and tubular side assist steps.

Depending on the trim level, other stand-alone or packaged options include 20-inch chromed wheels, power running boards, an integrated trailer-brake controller, a sunroof, a front bench seat and a rear-seat entertainment system.

performance & mpg

The 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche is available with either two-wheel drive (2WD) or four-wheel drive (4WD). LS and LT 4WD models get a single-speed transfer case, while a two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing is standard on the LTZ and available as an option on lower trim levels.

All 2011 Avalanche models come equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 that generates 320 horsepower and 335 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. A properly equipped 2WD Avalanche can tow up to 8,100 pounds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway and 17 mpg combined for both 2WD and 4WD models.


Standard safety features on the Chevrolet Avalanche include antilock disc brakes, stability control, front side-impact airbags and full-length side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, plus GM's OnStar emergency communications system.

The Avalanche has not been rated using the government's new, more strenuous 2011 crash testing procedures. However, its 2010 ratings (which aren't comparable to the new methodology) were a top five-star rating in all front- and side-impact tests.


Without a full load, the 5.3-liter V8 under the hood of the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche gives the big truck better-than-average acceleration. Both handling and steering feel are respectable, but maneuverability is hampered by the Avalanche's substantial size and huge blind spots to the sides and rear of the vehicle. With the midgate buttoned up, the Avalanche is a bit smoother and quieter than a traditional pickup.


Climb up into the Avalanche and you'll find a passenger cabin that can seat up to six passengers with the available 40/20/40-split front bench seat or five with the standard front buckets. The interior has a comfortable, quality feel to it with clearly laid out gauges and controls.

When it comes time to haul stuff instead of people, the Avalanche's 5-foot-3-inch cargo bed expands to just over 8 feet with the midgate folded down. The transformation process is relatively easy if you leave the rear window and hard tonneau cover in place, but you'll need to remove and stow the rear glass and bed cover to take full advantage of the Avalanche's full pickup-like capabilities.

Cargo bins along the side of the bed provide a home for small items and feature drain plugs so they can do double-duty as rolling ice chests. The rear tailgate and bed cover also lock to keep valuable cargo secure.

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Features & Specs

LTZ 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)LT 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)LS 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)LTZ 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)LS 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelflex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)
Horsepower320 hp @ 5400 rpm320 hp @ 5400 rpm320 hp @ 5400 rpm320 hp @ 5400 rpm320 hp @ 5400 rpm320 hp @ 5400 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • 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

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover22.8%

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche


Consumer Rating

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Gotta Love the Av
This is my second Avalanche. First a WBH 2004 and now 2011. Would buy another one if they still were being built. Reliable, dependable, comfortable, and one of a kind. You gotta love this beast!
the Terrible 5.3L engine
There have been complaints about the 5.3L engine since 2007, yet GM has done nothing about it. With only 62000 miles, I had to have $1100 worth of repairs to the engine, due to poor design. The engine had developed a solid engine 'miss', only 20,000 miles after purchasing the truck used. The independent mechanic shop had to look up the cause/effect/recommended repair on their independent web reference. The result: due to a design fault in the valve cover(s) , a replacement had been designed by GM that - supposedly - fixed the problem; oh, that and a premature tune-up, because the spark plugs had been completely gunked up with oil from the poor design. Now, only 20,000 miles later, the same problem has popped up again. A different repair shop described the same remedy as before! This shop owner said he LOVED this engine, as it earned him a lot of money! Personally, he owns a similar truck, but with the 6.0 L engine.
The reasonable man's Cadillac Ext
If you're looking for versatility and luxury look no further than the Avalanche LTZ. I couldn't decide between a large SUV or a pickup truck for my farm needs and driving my kid to school. I always liked the look of the newer escalades and the avalanche, and having owned a deville DTS, it's easy to get spoiled by interior comforts, like heated and cooled leather seats. The ride is very smooth for a truck, the auto ride suspension takes control of bumps and hills. The Bose stereo sounds great and can be upgraded fairly easily, along with the read flip down DVD. Having a removable cover on the truck bed is key, fitting 6 bales of hay without even taking it off. That plus the midgate option makes this the most versatile truck on the market in my opinion. Why they stopped making them in 2013 is beyond me. If you are lucky enough to find one for a good deal, hold onto it.
Used 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche Overview

The Used 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include LTZ 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LT 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), LS 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A), and LS 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche?

Price comparisons for Used 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LT is priced between $13,695 and $23,990 with odometer readings between 55750 and 153382 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS is priced between $24,780 and $24,780 with odometer readings between 60519 and 60519 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ is priced between $26,995 and $26,995 with odometer readings between 45848 and 45848 miles.

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