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Chevrolet Avalanche Discontinued After 2013

General Motors announced last week that it will discontinue the Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck after the 2013 model year. The fate of the Avalanche’s corporate twin, the Cadillac Escalade EXT, is still unclear. "Long term, I don't think we're ready to talk about that yet, but there's nothing that changes the current Cadillac Escalade EXT," Cadillac Spokesman Dave Caldwell told The Detroit News. For 2013, the Avalanche will gain a special trim level, called the Black ... continue reading»

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Honda Ridgeline Receives Updates for 2012

Despite rumors of its demise after the 2011 model year, the Honda Ridgeline will be with us for at least another year, and for 2012, receives a few exterior tweaks, better fuel economy and a new trim level. In addition to a new Honda Ridgeline Sport model, upgrades to Honda’s sport utility truck “for 2012 include a refreshed grille design, aerodynamic improvements, friction reduction measures in the engine and a new EPA fuel rating of 15/21/17 city ... continue reading»

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Test Drive: 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ

I recently drove the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche to a press event in Monticello, N.Y. along with my colleague, Rachel Smith, who covers small cars and compact SUVs. While we cover very different classes, we both found things to like about the Avalanche during the six-hour drive. Rachel got a kick out of towering over the small cars she covers, and I was surprised how capable and comfortable this pickup/SUV combination was. The Chevrolet Avalanche is a sport-utility truck ... continue reading»

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