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2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 2011 Toyota Tundra
     
2-Wheel Drive LS
  • 2-Wheel Drive LS
  • 4-Wheel Drive LS
  • 2-Wheel Drive LT
  • 4-Wheel Drive LT
  • 2-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • 4-Wheel Drive LTZ
Regular Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Regular Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Regular Cab Long Box 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Regular Cab Standard Box 4-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Regular Cab Long Box 4-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Extended Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Regular Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Regular Cab Long Box 2-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Extended Cab Long Box 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Extended Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive SL
  • Crew Cab Short Box 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Extended Cab Standard Box 4-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Extended Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Regular Cab Standard Box 4-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Regular Cab Long Box 4-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Crew Cab Short Box 2-Wheel Drive SL
  • Extended Cab Long Box 4-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Extended Cab Long Box 2-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Extended Cab Standard Box 4-Wheel Drive SL
  • Crew Cab Short Box 2-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Extended Cab Standard Box 4-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Crew Cab Short Box 4-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Extended Cab Long Box 4-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Crew Cab Short Box 2-Wheel Drive XFE
  • Crew Cab Short Box 4-Wheel Drive SL
  • Crew Cab Short Box 4-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Extended Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive SLT
  • Extended Cab Long Box 2-Wheel Drive SLT
  • Extended Cab Standard Box 4-Wheel Drive SLT
  • Crew Cab Short Box 2-Wheel Drive SLT
  • Extended Cab Long Box 4-Wheel Drive SLT
  • Crew Cab Short Box 4-Wheel Drive SLT
  • Crew Cab Short Box 2-Wheel Drive Denali
  • Crew Cab Short Box All-Wheel Drive Denali
2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed V6 (Natl)
  • 2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed V6 (Natl)
  • 2WD Regular Cab Long Bed V6 (Natl)
  • 2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed 4.6L V8 (Natl)
  • 2WD Double Cab Standard Bed V6 (Natl)
  • 2WD Regular Cab Long Bed 5.7L V8 (Natl)
  • 2WD Double Cab Standard Bed 4.6L V8 (Natl)
  • 2WD Double Cab Standard Bed 5.7L V8 (Natl)
  • 2WD Double Cab Long Bed 5.7L V8 (Natl)
  • 4WD Regular Cab Standard Bed 5.7L V8 (Natl)
  • 4WD Regular Cab Standard Bed 5.7L FFV V8 (Natl)
  • 2WD CrewMax Short Bed 4.6L (Natl)
  • 4WD Regular Cab Long Bed 5.7L V8 (Natl)
  • 4WD Regular Cab Long Bed 5.7L FFV V8 (Natl)
  • 4WD Double Cab Standard Bed 4.6L V8 (Natl)
  • 2WD CrewMax Short Bed 5.7L (Natl)
  • 4WD Double Cab Standard Bed 5.7L V8 (Natl)
  • 4WD Double Cab Standard Bed 5.7L FFV V8 (Natl)
  • 4WD Double Cab Long Bed 5.7L V8 (Natl)
  • 4WD Double Cab Long Bed 5.7L FFV V8 (Natl)
  • 4WD CrewMax Short Bed 4.6L (Natl)
  • 4WD CrewMax Short Bed 5.7L (Natl)
  • 4WD CrewMax Short Bed 5.7L FFV (Natl)
  • 2WD Double Cab Standard Bed 5.7L V8 Limited (Natl)
  • 2WD CrewMax Short Bed 5.7L Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD Double Cab Standard Bed 5.7L V8 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD Double Cab Standard Bed 5.7L FFV V8 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD CrewMax Short Bed 5.7L Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD CrewMax Short Bed 5.7L FFV Limited (Natl)

Prices

MSRP $36,300 $21,235 $24,435
Invoice $33,759 $20,386 $22,726
Avg. Paid $24,253 $14,423 $17,878

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.4 8.1
Critics' Rating 8.2 9.3 8.5
Performance 7.2 8.5 8.2
Interior 7.6 8.2 7.6
Operating Cost 7.3 7.3 7.4
Safety N/A 8.1 9.3
Reliability 3.5 4.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Innovative Midgate
  • Powerful available V8 engines
  • Comfortable seats
  • Good reliability score
  • Powerful available V8
  • Strong safety and reliability scores
  • Spacious interior on CrewMax models
Cons
  • Questionable handling and ride comfort
  • Lackluster base engine
  • Low-rent interior
  • Less-refined ride than some rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Ethanol V8 5.3L/325 Gas V6 4.3L/262 Gas V6 4.0L/241
MPG 15 City / 21 Hwy 15 City / 18 Hwy 16 City / 20 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 5 Door Crew Cab Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside Reg Cab

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 130.0 119.0 126.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.1 80.0 79.9
Height, Overall (in) 76.6 73.6 75.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Optional
Privacy Glass Standard Optional Optional
Sliding Rear Window Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional Optional

Exterior Features

Bed Liner Optional Optional
Pickup Bed Tonneau Cover Optional
Running Boards Standard Optional Optional

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain Optional
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Optional
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional
Chrome Wheels Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Optional Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 9100

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Optional Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Luggage Rack Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional Optional
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Optional Optional
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 6 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 41.5 40.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 65.2 66.7
Front Hip Room (in) 60.3 62.5 63.0
Second Head Room (in) 40.0
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2
Second Hip Room (in) 62.3
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 45.5 60.7 - TBD -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Optional Standard
MP3 Player Standard Optional Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Optional Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Split Bench Seat Optional Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Optional

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional Optional
Adjustable Pedals Optional
Front Tow Hooks Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Optional Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard Optional
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 5.3L/325 4.3L/262 4.0L/241
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 320 @ 5400 195 @ 4600 236 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 335 @ 4000 260 @ 2800 266 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 43.0 39.7 39.2

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 15 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 18 20
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 26 26.4

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Coil Over Shock Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 2-stage multi-leaf Trapezoidal

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Optional
Transmission Overdrive Switch Standard