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Chevrolet Avalanche 1500

The Chevy Avalanche is an unusual vehicle that combines SUV and pickup truck features.  Based onGeneral Motors' full-size SUV platform, it also has an open truck bed with a fold down seat that extends the truck bed into inside the cabin for versatility in hauling. In a way, it supersizes the concept of a supercab. CARFAX can help you research and find an used Avalanche based on price, specifications and especially vehicle history that only CARFAX provides showing 1-owner vehicles, those reported free of accidents and damage, and other important criteria.

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Used Chevrolet Avalanche 1500: In Depth


The Chevrolet Avalanche is a good option for those that require a robust truck for work purposes, while putting comfort at the forefront, whether that means family or a work crew. Since its inception in 2001, the Avalanche has proven that it can withstand abuse just like heavy-duty pickups. It took a bit of time to takeoff but once the concept of a dual-purpose SUV truck was accepted by consumers, it became popular. The Chevy Avalanche started out fairly boxy-looking truck but has evolved into a sleeker, more rounded-bodied multi-purpose vehicle.

Truck buyers will notice that there are three trim packages available for the Avalanche, the LS, LT and LTZ. Each offers a few more interior luxuries than the than the previous. Each trim package is available in a 2-wheel drive option and a 4-wheel drive option. The LS is the base model with the LTZ being the most loaded package. Even the base, LS trim package is OnStar compatible. OnStar has many advantages from accident detection to a monthly report for vehicle performance and maintenance.

Perhaps you are looking for specific options such as a USB port for mobile devices, the ability to use Chevy HotSpot or some of the many other technological advances included in the 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche. Cruise control and power programmable door locks come standard on all trim packages. 

Whether it is the 20-inch tires that are standard on the LTZ package or a simple design from the LS model, the Chevrolet Avalanche has something to offer every driver. Every 2013 Avalanche wears a black diamond badge signifying that is is equipped with a rear vision camera system for added safety. This truck looks good driving through city streets or towing ATVs to the off-road course on weekends. It will easily fit 5-adults comfortably, along with providing enough leg room for the back seat passengers of this 4-door SUV truck. The versatility of the ability to fold down the back seat to open up the bed even more is a feature that is found to be desirable. This is a fun way to take the family camping as a tent can be built over the bed of the vehicle with sleeping bags on the floor. The value that the 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche is able to offer with the advanced technology and inclusions for environment friendliness make this a smart purchase.


Safety features are packed into the 2013 Avalanche. These includes adjustable pedals, traction control, electronic stability control and integrated turn signal mirrors. Along with these features, there are ample air bags, including side and side head air bags and rear headaches as well as the driver and passenger air bags. Additional safety features include 4-wheel ABS brakes, daytime running lights and 4-wheel disc brakes. In safety tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has the Avalanche rated as average, reaching 3 out of 5 stars, for rollover crashes. 


  • The 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche received the J.D. Power award for Highest Ranked Large Light Duty Pickup. This was awarded based upon initial quality.
  • The dual classification of SUV Truck leaves consumers scratching their heads while the truck mainly performs as a pickup truck but has additional storage that would be comparative with an SUV

Begin viewing models of the Chevrolet Avalanche with the 2001 year model as it was the first to view how it changed in body style, handling, strength and performance until the final model year, 2013. You will see how this vehicle is capable of being a family vehicle and doubling as a strong work truck. It is capable of towing a small boat and hauling camping equipment for outings. In short, the Chevrolet Avalanche is a good choice if you require a vehicle that can tow small trailers and take the entire family out for errands. By using the tools available at, you can use advanced search tools to find the ideal Avalanche that fits what you need and want in a truck. 

Vehicle Overview

Number of Owners Chevrolet Avalanche 1500

Carfax Facts

On average, 27 percent of used Chevrolet Avalanche 1500s have only had one previous owner. 36 percent have only had two.

Average Odometer Reading

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If you're looking for a used Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 with less than 80,000 miles, start your search with the 2008 model year.

2013 Avalanche 1500 Specifications

  • From $35,980
  • 5.3-liter V8 SFI FlexFuel engine

  • 15 city / 21 hwy mpg

  • 2WD / 4WD
  • 6-speed automatic transmission


  • 320 hp @ 5400 rpm

  • 130 inches

I was looking to purchase a Chevrolet Avalanche with low mileage. Upon doing a CARFAX, I found the vehicle had been in a $14,000 accident. I ended the deal as I could not afford the resale risk. The CARFAX gave me the information to make an informed decision.

—William Thompson