The Avalanche is a full-sized crew-cab pickup with a unified cab and cargo bed. A removable panel behind the rear seats adds versatility by letting the cargo area extend into the cabin. A three-piece removable cover makes the cargo area weatherproof and secure. Virtues include a comfortable ride, a quiet cabin and available full-time four-wheel drive.
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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

"acceleration is fantastic and the handling is great for all types of weather conditions, rain, snow, ice etc."

JACK M., IN (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"For a big three ton vehicle it's surprisingly nimble once you get used to its dimensions."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Great acceleration, power, comfortable seats. Awesome look for the LTZ, I get compliments on it all the time. The versatility of the bed is second to none. I can't understand why they quit manufacturing them since the truck is so versatile, I can move or carry most anything. I really enjoy the heated seats in the winter and cooled in the summer. Major Repairs I have encountered have been the rear tailgate lock which failed to open. This appears to be a common failure on all Avalanches and..."

Gary S., IL (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"I'd like it to have more horsepower for better acceleration."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"the avalanche engine and transmission combination is not very good. When passing the transmission always tends to down shift and the engine is slow to accelerate"

Eugene L., TX (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Good running V-8 engine provides great acceleration for a truck and it is responsive. Small turning radius makes it easy to make turns."

Donald E., MI (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Most comfortable seats ever"

Anonymous, AR (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Lumbar settings and air cooled seats"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Drive line clunk when towing"

MICHAEL B., IA (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"The vehicle rides beautifully, particularly on the highway. A throwback to the full frame cars of old."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"it is a very comfortable ride both short and long trips"

JACK M., IN (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"This is a great all around vehicle. Since it is built on Suburban platform it has a great ride and I wonderful road cruiser. You pay for the comfort in mileage but feel extremely safe on the open road"

Anonymous, NE (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Uncomfortable Rear seat. Rattle in Instrument panel"

B H., MI (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"very comfortable with little noise, a great truck"

JOHN D., TX (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"seats are very comfortable for long rides."

Robert A., LA (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"the Avalanche has the most comfortable seats for long trips of any car or truck that I have owned"

Eugene L., TX (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Very quite ride. Seats are comfortable."

R H., PA (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"worst car ever owned"

Robert L., VT (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"I use this as my long distance driving vehicle as well as for hauling items locally. It packs well and is very versatile. I will frequently drive up to 10 hours at a time and am no worse for the wear at the end of the trip. The level of outside noise is fairly low."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"The ride is more comfortable than other trucks since the Avalanche is built on a Suburban suspension system."

Mike M., TX (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Large bucket seats are comfy, LTZ has little noise and the suspension that adjusts is very comfortable for a truck."

Donald E., MI (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)


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

What Owners Say

"i love how i can lower down the back seat panels and put in a 4 foot x 8 foot piece of sheet rock and close the tailgate."

Lawrence A., KS (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"A very good looking truck"

JOHN D., TX (2011 Chevrolet Avalanche)
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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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