2008 Chevrolet Avalanche – Top Speed

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Chevrolet Avalanche

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

on 08.17.2007 00:00 by Simona

Avalanche is the industry’s most utility vehicle, combining the attributes of an SUV with the cargo of a truck. It is based on GM’s SUV platform, which features fuel economy and flex-fuel a sharp, precise driving interior refinement and notable

Avalanche is also designed safety in mind. It delivers a safety system of occupant and crash-avoidance technology with such as standard StabiliTrak control system with new mitigation technology. For 2008, list of standard safety is enhanced with the inclusion of curtain side impact air on all models.

Previously, they optional on some models.

The Avalanche is available in LS, LT and LTZ models, 2WD and 4WD. The standard powertrain an efficient 5.3L V-8 with Fuel Management™ technology seamlessly switches from to four-cylinder operation to save A 6.0L V-8 engine with Fuel Management and variable timing (VVT) is also giving Avalanche customers choices for selecting a vehicle has the capability they demand.

of Avalanche’s engines are FlexFuel-capable, they can run on E85 ethanol-based fuel.

available is the popular Z71 Off Road package. This optional includes the Z71 Off Road suspension high-pressure, gas-charged monotube 18-inch on/off road automatic-locking differential, front hooks, a durable skid and high-capacity air cleaner. Large, wheel flares, an aggressive fascia and chrome tubular steps, door handle mirror caps and front inserts provide a one-of-a appearance.

On the inside, a brushed look replaces the woodgrain for a more rugged appearance. included are leather-appointed bucket that are available in solid Ebony with Light inserts, and Ebony with Brown inserts.

Additional changes for ’08 customer preferences and further Avalanche’s style. They a change to a 40/20/40-split bench in LS models that provides storage space in the center woodgrain trim added to the center console on LTZ and brighter pointers in the gauge cluster. are also two new exterior colors: Granite Metallic and Deep Metallic.

Midgate flexibility

unparalleled flexibility enables it to as an SUV, truck or both, to the exclusive Midgate. Pioneered on the Avalanche, the Midgate opens to the cargo-carrying capability from the bed’s 5-foot-3-inch-long (1.6 m) to 8 feet 2 inches (2.5 m). The seat must be folded to maximum storage capability; the rear seat up and the Midgate Avalanche has room for up to six passengers.

the Midgate is open and the rear is folded flat, Avalanche can 4-foot by 8-foot (1.2 m by 2.4 m) of plywood with the tailgate Storage compartments alongside the box provide ample and lockable The storage compartments also drains, so they can be filled ice and used as coolers.

A three-piece cargo cover with panels also is available.

flexible attributes also a central-locking tailgate and cargo retaining straps. Also, the is spring-loaded to reduce the effort to open or close it.


Avalanche is powered by the small-block V-8 Standard on 2WD models is an iron-block 5.3L V-8 with 320 horsepower kW)* and 340 lb.-ft. of torque Nm)*, which offers Fuel Management. The 5.3L V-8, standard on Avalanche 4WD delivers 310 horsepower (231 and 335 lb.-ft. (454 Nm)* of

The 5.3L engines are mated to a 4L60 four-speed electronically automatic transmission.

Two versions of the 5.3L V-8 including an aluminum-block that is standard in 4WD models are with E85, a renewable made of 85 percent ethyl (ethanol) and 15 percent gasoline.

An 6.0L V-8 with variable timing (VVT), as well as Fuel Management is available on 2WD and 4WD It is rated at 366 horsepower (273 VVT helps optimize camshaft to improve low-rpm torque and horsepower. The system is enabled by a dual-equal cam phaser the industry’s application of VVT on a mass-produced V-8 cam-in-block

The unique dual-equal phaser the camshaft timing at the same for both the intake and exhaust A Hydra-Matic 4L70 electronically four-speed automatic transmission is with the engine.

Its aerodynamics to Avalanche’s efficient performance. A raked windshield and smooth contribute to good airflow the vehicle, while a dditional to efficiency include a low, front air dam, tight and gaps between the fascias, and grille openings, and front-end that nearly eliminates air paths.

Interior refinement and

Avalanche’s interior represents a level of refinement, comfort, and convenience. It is roomy and airy, to a low instrument panel and deep that improve outward

Avalanche’s front seats are to provide comfort and easy Door pillar-mounted first-row safety belts facilitate a seat design, which enhances cargo space the seats. Comfort comes firm seat foams, aggressive bolsters. The rear is unique to the Avalanche and enables access to the Midgate system.

The seat folds flat, longer items to be carried the cargo bed and into the rear compartment.

Avalanche’s spacious creates an environment that quality and precision. Flush-mounted and controls, such as the climate center stack, create a “single unit” appearance. there are almost no exposed hardware or latches, as all models enclosing “close-outs” around the bottoms and door sill plates.

Comfort features an efficient HVAC system, and storage capability with the largest center console bin, a large glove box and storage compartments. Avalanche offers a host of available features, including:

Ultrasonic Parking Assist

Remote starting

Avalanche also an impressive audio/navigation lineup, provides quality entertainment and GM’s family of CD/MP3-compatible leads the audio lineup, an available DVD entertainment system includes an 8-inch screen in-dash loading). A touch-screen radio is available and incorporates the monitor for the available rear-camera

Distinctive design

Avalanche’s design is lean and agile, a steeply raked windshield and roofline that accentuates the length. Avalanche wears the face of Chevrolet, with a Chevy gold bowtie, on a twin-port horizontal grille. The grille surround is inset an argent texture mesh.

Fog and headlamps feature jewel-like

Avalanche’s front end styling its capability. It includes the fast-rake a bulging power dome a prominent fender design integrated wheel flares; grille and headlamps; and a full-wrap The wraparound fascia eliminates the bumper-to-body gap and is one of the numerous attributes gives the Avalanche a refined

It also enhances aerodynamics.

offers a range of 17-inch and wheels. Seventeen-inch wheels and are standard, with 20-inch wheels available (standard on The larger wheels fill wheelhouses, giving the vehicle a stance.

Avalanche also convenient power articulating boards, which blend with the vehicle’s design. automatically move downward and when the doors are opened, a lower step-in height.

on LTZ models is the Chrome Appearance It includes a stainless steel tip, chrome recovery and the choice of one of six 20-inch wheel

Full-size SUV foundation

Avalanche is on GM’s full-size SUV platform, incorporates features such as a boxed frame, coil-over-shock suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and a interior system that the vehicle’s comfort, quality and Wide front and rear enhance handling and vehicle for a more confident road

A stiff frame reduces transmitted to the passenger cabin, the strength and accuracy of the fully frame also enable mounting and tuning of chassis and components. This helps vibration. Even the tires on the 17-inch and 20-inch wheels designed to reduce noise.

components and materials are used the body structure, including the material, door seals and area. The engines also a quiet-tuned alternator and an acoustically engine cover that engine noise heard the vehicle. The door seals reduce seal “pull-away” at speeds, which can cause noise.

Chevrolet Avalanche

Avalanche’s quietness and smoothness are by the Autoride suspension system, is standard on LTZ. This bi-state, real-time damping provides an extremely refined with greatly reduced motion. The system consists of a two-position damping control that responds in real to road and driving conditions, on body and wheel motion

Avalanche offers up to 8,200 (3,720 kg) of towing capability, properly equipped, enhancing its ready-for-anything capability.


The ’08 Avalanche offers in the form of a 360-degree safety of occupant protection and crash-avoidance Features include standard curtain side air bags rollover protection for both and front-seat safety belt that are linked to the vehicle#8217;s system to provide segment-exclusive in rear-end crashes.

The roof-mounted curtain air bags include features that provide rollover protection and occupant These head curtain air bags stay inflated than air bags developed for side impacts, since incidents can last longer. The duration and other design of the air bags combine to provide occupant protection and the ability to keep occupants inside the

Sensors located at the front of the in the side doors, and within the compartment provide increased and immediate crash detection. The sensing system provides capability to deploy front safety belt pretensioners certain rear-end collisions, the belt system#8217;s ability to the occupants firmly in place.

avoidance is bolstered through design and driver control such as wide front and tracks, as well as responsive including a standard coil-over-shock suspension design and rack-and-pinion Avalanche’s fully boxed contributes to enhanced crash management. The front frame has been designed to optimize progression, resulting in energy efficiency.

The improved crush performance, by hydroformed frame rails and chassis component packaging, comprehends design provisions help improve vehicle-to-vehicle in the event of a frontal impact a smaller vehicle.

Additional features include:

Standard stability control system rollover mitigation technology

dual-stage driver#8217;s front air bag

dual-stage outboard-front passenger air bag Passenger Sensing System

tire pressure monitoring

Available rain-sensing wiper

Available Ultrasonic Rear Assist that can detect stationary objects in the rearward of the vehicle and send an audible sound and display via three near the rear window

rearview camera system to provide the driver with a of people or objects in the rearward of the vehicle

Standard pull-up/push-down window switches

LS models standard with OnStar and a Safe Sound service LT and LTZ models come with a Directions Connections plan features Turn-By-Turn Navigation. includes the General Motors Automatic Crash Notification system, making crash available to emergency services to dispatch the appropriate life-saving and equipment to crash scenes

If the vehicle is in a crash that an air bag, the OnStar system notifies an OnStar advisor, who check on the occupants or summon help if necessary. OnStar can assist authorities in locating a if it is reported stolen (ability to stolen vehicles varies conditions).

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