2013 Chevrolet Avalanche Overview
What’s New for the 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
The 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche receives the “Black Diamond” addition to its name during its final year in production, with more standard features, too.
2013 Chevrolet Avalanche Exterior
Imagine a vehicle that took the front-end of an SUV and combined it with the bed of a pickup truck. More likely than not, you just pictured the 2013 Chevy Avalanche, a great brute of a truck that combines the creature comforts normally found in an SUV with the practicality of a pickup. The rugged body angles and hearty lines of the Avalanche come together to create an interesting silhouette that is difficult to forget.
2013 Chevrolet Avalanche Performance
A 5.3-liter V8 powers the 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche, churning out 320 horsepower and 335 lb-ft or torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, along with rear-wheel-drive, though a four-wheel-drive system is available as an option. When properly equipped, the Avalanche can tow a hefty 8,100 pounds.
2013 Chevrolet Avalanche Efficiency
According to the EPA, estimated fuel economy for the 2013 Avalanche is 17 mpg combined for both rear-and four-wheel-drive models.
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2013 Chevrolet Avalanche Interior
Function and style come together within the Avalanche’s interior, with quality materials and well-placed gauges and controls reminding passengers of the pickup truck/SUV hybrid’s working-class roots. In the front seat, a large covered storage box separates the supportive standard front bucket seats, while the rear passengers get their own air vent and audio controls. Cargo space is extremely abundant for the Avalanche, especially when the rear seats are folded down.
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2013 Chevrolet Avalanche Safety
Antilock disc brakes, stability control, multiple airbags, trailer sway control, and hill-start assist are all standard safety features, along with rear parking sensors, a review camera, and GM’s OnStar emergency telematics system.