Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Fold the seats down and the trunk gets even bigger. Following a pattern established in the new Tahoe and Suburban, the interior designers slashed several inches from the top of the dash, rounded it off and smoothed it out, effectively pushing it down and away from the front seat occupants. It is a beast to park, it is like trying to jam a square peg into a round hole sometimes and it can be frustrating to drive around looking for a spot big enough for the massive girth this guy brings. Although it's plagued by a few low-tech components, I found that the Avalanche offered a refined ride, plenty of luxury features and a much-improved interior over its predecessor. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. To be precise, it's 1.
Everything about the dash and instrument cluster is leaner, cleaner and, dare we say it, more like a car's. I don't think the gas mileage is as good for commuting as the research claimed. I thought the pedal felt , stopping the Avalanche without any undue excitement. The seats are wide and comfortable. The cargo space comes in handy all the time rather I need to haul a sick farm animal or a few bales of hay. It's hard to describe how this is significant but the illusion of freedom the spacious interior gives you is amazing. Perhaps that is because of the built in coolers and awesome Bose stereo system.
We thought the bucket seats could use more thigh support, however, and they felt more bench-like than sporty. I spent two years reviewing, comparing, test driving, and so on every truck from the 2006 to the 2008 model year. Front door panels have hard-plastic fixed map pockets with molded-in can holders. Additionally, when the larger bed is deployed, passengers are exposed to the elements when the midgate is open. Tolerances between panels were tight.
We also put in a BedRug bed liner to prevent any more scratches on the metal. The 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche earns great safety scores and carries a long list of safety features as standard equipment. Edmunds compliments the newest generation Avalanches's more refined exterior and also notes the previous generation's body cladding is long gone. The fit and finish impressed us. The only type of transmission offered is a four-speed automatic, although you get a more heavy-duty unit with the 6.
Four-wheel- brakes with are standard. Essential as the signature feature of the Avalanche are the angular flying buttresses connecting the roofline to the prominent plastic bed cover; and the only design cue that clashes with the sleeker look of the new model. Avalanche in the Market Its combination of refinement, styling and durability make the Avalanche a winner. At 221 inches long, the Avalanche is about the same length as its predecessor and just an inch short of Chevrolet's extended-length Suburban. Provided it stays on this tack, Detroit's top automaker should do just fine. On the whole, it's a nifty operation that does what's advertised without too much trouble. For this, credit those flying buttresses behind the cabin, which channel most of the bluster back to the rear out over the bed.
As a mom it is great for hauling kids and groceries but it also fits the other portions of my life very well. Although it's plagued by a few low-tech components, I found that the Avalanche offered a refined ride, plenty of luxury features and a much-improved interior over its predecessor. In the end I sold the Silverado and ordered my 2008 Avalanche. The previous-generation Avalanche handled impressively well for a Suburban-sized truck, but this new one handles much better. Summary The 2008 Chevy Avalanche is a superb truck when it comes to flexibility for hauling cargo and people. The steering wheel is great with the cruise and audio controls. The center console needs a better storage configuration.
It starts out as a sport-utility vehicle. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. I have had many vehicles, and my Avalanche is the best by far for my needs. You and play and work in this truck. All my friends are kinda in awe when they see this baby in action and although tailgating chances are few and far between it is nonetheless a notable strength of this car. The tailgate is now spring loaded to lighten its perceived weight, but it still seemed heavier than its counter-sprung counterparts on the Ford F-150 and the new Toyota Tundra. My only complaint about the vehicle would be the 5.
When packed with the family you never feel cramped. In all but one measure, those aforementioned five or six occupants enjoy as much if not more room in the current Avalanche as in 2006 and earlier models. The car can do anything. The current Avalanche doesn't look as massive the first-generation 2002-2006 models did, even when they were ordered without the side cladding. Now for you guys that are married my wife enjoys driving the vehicle because of just how well it handles and the impressive ride. For 2008, side curtain airbags are now standard on all models. I'd like it to be faster off the line and accelerate better, but it's not bad.
This review also compares the 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche with other vehicles in its class to give you the best advice even when other reviews present conflicting opinions. And this was without ever towing anything, or hauling anything heavier than a week's groceries. The comfort and ride on the Av are better than the same year Ram. Knowing it would be the same story for our 2007 Silverado, it was outfitted for labor and versatility-and power and comfort. I would recommend one to anyone that asks about my ride.