Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by JTWard, Jul 7, 2013.
What is the difference between a Avalanche and a 1500 Silverado trucks ?
Lots from Ride The Avalanche sits on a Sub chassis The silverado on a truck, The Avalanche you can have a 5,1 bed or 8 foot.. There is a lot more What are you lookin to do?
Not really sure, but they tend to look the same from the frontal view. Doesn't Cadillac market one ?
Yes, it's the Escalade EXT.
Escalade, that's it. I see a lot of them seeping out of the ghetto with 26" wheels and all the chrome as it's possible to put on a vehicle. At the Chevy.com site you see that the Avalanche doesn't have a chassis like a C1500 does. But they say it can still hold any 4' x 8' materials, kinda hard to imagine from just one look at the bed. They cost more than a 1500 Silverado too ?
The rear seats fold down extending the bed space. I think of them as a tahoe's and a silverado's child. You have a nice SUV with the capabilities of a truck.
Yes they can and more...
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Yes I see, I never saw one with a bed cover on ! Very interesting ! They have a lot of plastic cladding on them. Is there a difference in ride ?
Go test drive them both and see what you like.. The Avalanche is a smoother ride But both ride good..
From everything I've read, the Avalanche is basically a Suburban with a bed. The payload and towing numbers are not as good as the Silverado as well. IIRC, the Avalanche has a coil spring rear suspension while the Silverado has leaf springs in the rear.
I looked at the Chevy.com site and I see the Silverado 1500 has a full frame and the Avalanche has two sub-frames. More like a car than a truck?
More like a SUV than a truck.
But, I think it has a full frame. Gotta go crawl under it.
[MENTION=61229]JTWard[/MENTION] based on your inquiries, I have to ask, are you looking to buy a truck in the near future? If so, what do you want/need more: towing/cargo capacity or people capacity. If towing/cargo, then get the Silverado. If people, then get the Avalanche.
Yes your right on with that response. Towing capacity is my number 1 task, people capacity ranks second. So the C1500 4 wheel drive Silverado would most likely be the best pickup for my needs. Thank you !
The Avalanche's max towing capacity is 8100lbs whereas the 4x4 crew cab Silverado with a 5.3L V8, 3.42 rear axle can tow 9600lbs.
Don't forget about crew cab pick-ups; then you can have both!
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