What's the difference ?

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by JTWard, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. JTWard

    JTWard New Member

    What is the difference between a Avalanche and a 1500 Silverado trucks ?
  2. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    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?
  3. JTWard

    JTWard New Member

    Not really sure, but they tend to look the same from the frontal view. Doesn't Cadillac market one ?
  4. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    Yes, it's the Escalade EXT.
  5. JTWard

    JTWard New Member

    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 ?
  6. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 New Member

    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.
  7. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    Yes they can and more... Photo-0282.jpg Photo-0488.jpg < and that's a 80in TV.. Photo-0479.jpg

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  8. JTWard

    JTWard New Member

    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 ?
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2013
  9. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    Go test drive them both and see what you like.. The Avalanche is a smoother ride But both ride good..
  10. stchman

    stchman New Member

    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.
  11. JTWard

    JTWard New Member

    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?
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2013
  12. RayVoy

    RayVoy Active Member

    More like a SUV than a truck.

    But, I think it has a full frame. Gotta go crawl under it.
  13. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    [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.
  14. JTWard

    JTWard New Member

    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 !
  15. stchman

    stchman New Member

    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.
  16. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    Don't forget about crew cab pick-ups; then you can have both!

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