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2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 2011 Ford F-150 2011 GMC Sierra 1500
     
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
2WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box STX
  • 2WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box XLT
  • 4WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box XLT
  • 4WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box STX
  • 2WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box XLT
  • 4WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 4WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box STX
  • 2WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 4WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box XLT
  • 4WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box XLT
  • 2WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box XLT
  • 4WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box STX
  • 4WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box XLT
  • 2WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box FX2
  • 2WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box XLT
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box Lariat
  • 4WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box FX2
  • 2WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box FX2
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box XLT
  • 4WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box XLT
  • 2WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box Lariat
  • 4WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box FX4
  • 2WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box Lariat
  • 4WD SuperCab 6-1/2 Ft Box Lariat
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box FX4
  • 4WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box FX4
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box Lariat
  • 4WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box Lariat
  • 4WD SuperCab 5-1/2 Ft Box SVT Raptor
  • 2WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box King Ranch
  • 2WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box King Ranch
  • 2WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box Platinum
  • 2WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box Platinum
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box SVT Raptor
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box King Ranch
  • 4WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box King Ranch
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box Platinum
  • 4WD SuperCrew 6-1/2 Ft Box Platinum
  • 2WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box Lariat Limited
  • 2WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box Harley-Davidson
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box Lariat Limited
  • 4WD SuperCrew 5-1/2 Ft Box Harley-Davidson
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

Prices

MSRP $36,300 $22,790 $21,235
Invoice $33,759 $21,427 $20,386
Avg. Paid $24,253 $15,026 $14,423

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.3 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.2 9.2 9.3
Performance 7.2 8.6 8.5
Interior 7.6 9.1 8.2
Operating Cost 7.3 7.5 7.3
Safety N/A 8.9 8.1
Reliability 3.5 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Innovative Midgate
  • High-quality interior
  • Great towing capacity
  • Powerful new engines
  • Great safety score
  • Powerful available V8 engines
  • Comfortable seats
  • Good reliability score
Cons
  • Questionable handling and ride comfort
  • Reliability score is just below the class average
  • Lackluster base engine

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/Ethanol V6 3.7/227 Gas V6 4.3L/262
MPG 15 City / 21 Hwy 17 City / 23 Hwy 15 City / 18 Hwy

Exterior

Body

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

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 130.0 125.9 119.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.1 79.2 80.0
Height, Overall (in) 76.6 74.8 73.6

Doors & Windows

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

Towing

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 6 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 41.0 41.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.4 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 66.6 65.2
Front Hip Room (in) 60.3 60.5 62.5
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 65.5 60.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 17.4

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Optional Optional
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional 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

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

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
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 Optional
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard Optional Optional
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Displacement 5.3L/325 3.7/227 4.3L/262
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 320 @ 5400 302 @ 6500 195 @ 4600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 335 @ 4000 278 @ 4000 260 @ 2800
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 43.0 41.7 39.7

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard Standard Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 23 18
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 26 26

Suspension

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

Transmission

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