Largely unchanged from last year, the 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche is an attempt to combine the best of pickups and SUVs. New features are the OnStar system, Bluetooth connectivity and a rear back-up camera that does not require a navigation system. The LTZ trim now includes features such as heated and cooled leather seats and a Bose surround-sound stereo as standard. Available with either 2WD or 4WD, 2WD models boast a 5.3L V8 with 310 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque and a new 6-speed automatic transmission. Optional is a larger 6.0L V8 delivering 366 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 14 mpg city/20 mpg hwy and 16 mpg combined for 2WD versions with the 5.3L engine. Chevy Avalanche photos show a flexible mid-gate design, a removable partition separating the cabin from the bed, which considerably enhances its functionality. The mid-gate design allows a variety of configurations, including a fully open pickup bed or a fully enclosed dry cargo area.Read more Read less
For 2009, Chevy's versatile Avalanche gets only modest changes, largely in the realm of exterior and interior color changes, as well as some equipment shuffling. The 4-speed automatic and 4-speed super-duty automatic transmissions have been dropped, and a new 6-speed automatic becomes standard on all models. A heavy-duty tow package is available, as is an integrated trailer brake controller. Bluetooth connectivity is standard on all Avalanche models, and is easily activated with steering wheel controls. A new luxury package is available.
Flexible design; distinctive looks; flexible cargo capacity
The 2009 Chevy Avalanche's unique mid-gate system gives it a distinctive look and allows it to function as both a truck and an SUV. Avalanche complements this flexibility with up to 8,000 lb of towing capacity, an available four-wheel drive system and corresponding off-road ability. Such versatility, plus its competitive pricing, makes the Avalanche a strong contender in a class that it invented.
Crew Cab 1500 LS 2WD
Crew Cab 1500 LS 4WD
Crew Cab 1500 LT 2WD
Crew Cab 1500 LT 4WD
Crew Cab 1500 LTZ 2WD
Crew Cab 1500 LTZ 4WD