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2009 CHEVY AVALANCHE
Chevy Avalanche is the most flexible utility vehicle, combining the passenger-comfort attributes of an SUV with the cargo capability of a truck. It features segment-leading fuel economy and flex-fuel capability; a sharp, precise driving feel, interior refinement and notable quietness -- it also has a maximum towing capacity of 8,100 pounds.
Avalanche's efficiency is enhanced in '09 with the new, fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmission. It helps deliver improved highway fuel mileage by incorporating two overdrive gears (fifth and sixth gears) that allow the engine to operate at a lower speed on the highway. The lower engine speed also contributes to a quieter passenger environment.
The Avalanche is available in LS, LT and LTZ models, with 2WD and 4WD. The standard powertrain includes an efficient 5.3L V-8 with Active Fuel Management technology that seamlessly switches from eight-cylinder to four-cylinder operation to save fuel. A 6.0L V-8 engine with Active Fuel Management and variable valve timing (VVT) is also available. Several of Avalanche's engines are FlexFuel-capable, meaning they can run on E85 ethanol-based fuel.
Avalanche's flexibility enables it to function as an SUV, truck or both, thanks to the exclusive Midgate. The Midgate opens to extend the cargo-carrying capability from the cargo bed's 5-foot-3-inch-long length to 8 feet 2 inches.