With its superior ride, quiet cabin and added versatility, the Avalanche scored the highest of any pickup we'd tested during that period of time. The folding midgate gives this model flexible cargo-carrying ability. However, removing the rear window is time consuming and extending the cargo bed turns the truck into a two-seater.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Great will cross high water of the 100' wide river on my way to my mine. Rides great in the snow. I love this truck rides like a fine car. Will power down rough roads and trails in comfort. Somebody start making this truck again, best truck I ever owned and I have owned 14 so far."

Mark E., AK (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Good vehicle reliability, power, comfort, excellent bargain"

Jesus C., TX (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"The ride and handling is close to the new siverado's I have test drove."

JOHN M., WI (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Very quiet a few compliant"

Anonymous, SC (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Best truck ever, fold down seats and water tight bed covers with locking tailgate, will keep 8' sheets of plywood, safe and dry. Locking in bed sidewall storage great for tie downs, tools, and other stuff you may need. Four door will carry six in style. Best Truck Chevy ever made then stopped making; are they stupid."

Mark E., AK (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"seats are very comfortable on long trips. went on vacation last year to Maine. was not tired the entire trip. seats have a lot of adjustments to get comfortable"

Douglas W., OH (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"When new, the truck rode like a sedan. Amazing suspension system."

Anonymous, MD (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Excellent seating position with wide and supportive cushions"

Anonymous, SC (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Fits my body well; good back support, controls positioned well. Smooth ride, well controllable given the size of the vehicle."

Anonymous, MB (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"very comfortable and easy to adjust to your liking; for long road trips, this is the vehicle I use. for a 4 wheel drive, rides very smooth on all roads except for rough roads"

Douglas W., OH (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Seats are super,leather soft & fit perfectly !!"

Len W., FL (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"As comfortable as any sedan but with the high seating driving is great. With a bad back the big cabin is so much better than any sedan"

J D., AZ (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Versatility of the Avalanche back seat / cargo area. Tilt down backseat, removable rear window, pickup bed and solid, removeable covers, towing capacity."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)


MANUEL C., IN (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Great truck, best one I have ever had. I wish I could get another one new."

ALTON B., GA (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say


MANUEL C., IN (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Great p/u. Suck gas and too pricey."

SAM B., NM (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Rides like a Cadillac, very comfortable interior, and a great work truck"

PETER K., NY (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Great paint job. Looks new even though it sits out every day and night."

JUDY K., OH (2004 Chevrolet Avalanche)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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