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

"It is an excellent multi-use vehicle."

WILLIAM C., WV (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"The 5.3 engine accelerates well, and handles very for a full size truck"

DAVID H., MI (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Smooth ride, can drink an open cup of hot coffee on a bumpy road, very tight turning circle."

Anonymous, LA (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"The Avalanche accelerates quickly and assertively without having to press the pedal very much. The handling is very responsive for such a large vehicle, and it has a relatively small turning radius."

Alan H., TX (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Acceleration is better than adequate. However, low speed acceleration, while towing up a steep hill, is lacking. Sometimes it can’t get out of its own way. I think it is in the electronics. It’s like it doesn’t know what to do, so it does nothing. It just goes very slow with little or no acceleration."

David H., WV (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Good excelleration"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Handles well for a big vehicle. Acceleration could be better."

Wayne R., PA (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Very Smooth riding truck with plenty of power."

Carl J., TN (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"handles really good, last truck was an Avalance, that's why bought another. very comfortable."

Marlene B., IA (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Powerful and responsive"

Andy M., BC (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Great pickup and handles and rides like a large car."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"This vehicle is reliable and performs well. IT handles well and stand up to my wife's abusive riving habits. For a full size truck it gets better economy than our newer full size GM vehicle."

Anita H., NY (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Always have big time power for passing"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Very comfortable for trips. Handles very nicely. Ride is superb, vision is excellent, and one does not feel "beat" at the end of a trip."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Rides very quiet, seats are very comfortable, heat and air are great"

DAVID H., MI (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Large comfortable cooled & heated seats; nice comfortable ride; good fit for a 6'3" driver."

Anonymous, KS (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"AC does not cool as well as it once did"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"big comfortable seats that are air cooled.; A marvelous help on hot days."

Anonymous, KS (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Big roomy driving position. Heated and air conditioned seats."

Wayne R., PA (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Very quiet. Very smooth ride while towing travel trailer. Straight driving is effortless. This vehicle does not move around on the road. The Leather seats offer the most comfort and support I’ve ever experienced."

David H., WV (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Power adjustable seats, heated, cooled and comfortable. Smooth quiet ride."

Ron S., CA (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"ride is still great, comfort is great, most of time smoothe ride"

Marlene B., IA (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Excellent ride"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Ride is fantastic, turning radius best for any truck. Bad points are dash bracing and vibration are terrible."

Anonymous, LA (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"best all round pick up ever owned"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"The noise and seat comfort are great. You don’t experience road noise. The seat support you well"

Gary G., OH (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Very comfortable, rides more like a luxury car than a truck."

Andy M., BC (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"I am sorry that they do make the avalanche any more. It is great truck and I am going to drive it until the wheels fall off."

JOHN H., NE (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"The price I paid was respectable . The truck rides good and the truck bed being cover keeps whatever I have stored dry"

Gary G., OH (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"good vehicle, very flexible"

John B., FL (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Original vehicle had many remote options that GM has allowed Google to eliminate by controlling which smartphones will work. Previously any phone would work."

William K., CT (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Versatility"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"I am remodeling my house. The Avalanche comes in very handy carrying my supplies and lumber."

Lawrence T., CA (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It a very good looking truck and rides very good. It is like you are driving a car."

JOHN H., NE (2013 Chevrolet Avalanche)

"Arm rest on drivers side used to pull door closed cracked in half you have to buy expensive part of door"

Anonymous, MS (2013 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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