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2012 Chevrolet Avalanche

2WD LT

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$40,195(1)
Gas/Ethanol V8
15/21 MPG(2)
5.3L/325
320 HP
Automatic
Rear Wheel Drive
5 Adults
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2Based on 2010 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
Engine
Engine Order CodeLMG
Engine TypeGas/Ethanol V8
Displacement5.3L/325
Fuel SystemSFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM320 @ 5400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM335 @ 4000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)21
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)16.8
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)5100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)765
Brakes
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)13.0 x 1.2
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)13.5 x 0.8
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Size (in)17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Frame
Frame TypeBody on
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)130.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)221.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)79.1
Height, Overall (in)76.6
Overhang, Front (in)38.8
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)52.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)31.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)9.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)9.1
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Front Head Room (in)41.1
Front Leg Room (in)41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)65.2
Front Hip Room (in)60.3
Second Head Room (in)40.0
Second Leg Room (in)39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)65.2
Second Hip Room (in)62.3
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year11.0
Transmission
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Trans Order CodeMYC
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.03
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.15
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.85
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.06
Electrical
600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)145
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)3500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)4100
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)2978
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)2862
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)7000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)11000
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontCoil Over Shock
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)3500
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)4100
Axle Type - FrontIndependent
Axle Type - RearSemi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)3500
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)4100
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear3.08
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)46
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)1.42
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)1.12
Tires
Front Tire Order CodeQAN
Rear Tire Order CodeQAN
Spare Tire Order CodeZRS
Front Tire SizeP265/70R17
Rear Tire SizeP265/70R17
Spare Tire SizeP265/70R17
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)2135
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)2135
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)2135
Steering
Steering TypePwr
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center17.8
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)43.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)31
Fuel Tank LocationInboard LH Frame Rail
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)63.3 Min, 98.2 Max
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)50.0
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)50.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)50.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)22.5
Tailgate Width (in)- TBD -
45.5
Summary
Vehicle NameChevrolet Avalanche
Body Style5 Door Crew Cab
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