2008 Chevrolet Avalanche truck review and specs – CarMagi

The 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche does double-duty as a crew hauler and a cargo hauler, with its seating for five and a large pickup bed. Avalanche comes as a 2-wheel drive or a 4-wheel, and in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels. All models come with a 310 or 320hp 5.3L V8 engine with a 6.0L V8 engine optional. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and an added hauling ratio is standard. Of note is the Active Fuel Management feature on some models which drops the work load from the eight-cylinder configuration down to a four-cylinder firing arrangement to save fuel.

The interior of the 2008 Avalanche is made more livable with dual-zone climate control, loads of cup-holders, overhead map lights, and storage. A practical but not unique feature of the Avalanche is that the rear seats fold flat and allow the bed to extend several feet further forward, through a Midgate partition. Monitoring the operating parameters of the engine is easy due to the full bank of instruments, including speedometer, tachometer, oil pressure, engine temp, and ammeter. Need power for your equipment? Well Avalanche has you covered with 4 12-volt auxiliary outlets.

Safety is no stranger to the 2008 Avalanche with driver and front passenger airbags, rear passenger side-impact airbags, and rollover sensor. 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche offers an offroad styling option that includes special wheel well flares plus other appearance and performance-enhancing features. All the mirrors on the new 2008 Avalanche are fold-away and configured for maximum visibility.

Not ignoring the environment as an issue that needs to be addressed, the 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche offers E85 FlexFuel capable models that reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Worthy of reiteration is the impact that Avalanche’s Active Fuel Management system will have on fuel consumption. No other vehicle is as versatile, environmentally protective, and practical as the 2008 Avalanche, while getting the job done in style.

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