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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
City 13/Hwy 17/Comb 15 MPG
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V8, FFV, 5.3 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Mexico

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 674 Ratings for the 2002 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.6/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

Best vehicles ever

By on Monday, April 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,923

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Just drive one ."

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"We have had 3 Avalanches . I drive a 2002 base model , my wife has a 2003 Z71 and my son had a 2002 Z66 before wrecking it . I wish they still made them !!!!!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

the best truck I ever owned

By on Friday, April 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Cons: "very honest person"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"2006 Chevrolet avalanche runs very good no problem there nice inside and out leather Interiors,sunroof,gps,on star,chrome rims"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

owner

By on Sunday, March 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 192,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"best Chevy ever made. great truck, to own and drive. great comfort and power. can't say enough about it, if you own one you know what I mean"

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Love My Avalanche going on 10 years now

By on Monday, January 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "It is and can do everything and is well built."

Cons: "It is Big & Long, same length as a Suburban"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I knew I wanted one of these after owning every other kind of vehicle you can imagine, except a mini-van. The performance, reliability and utility of this vehicle lives up to it's legend. I love GM and Chevy, even though they let me down a little during the life of this vehicle. I wish I have bought one the last year they were made and prepared to keep that one forever, so instead, I will slowly reinvent this one and keep it for a very long time. I changed the brakes for the very first time at 140K (front) and 180K (rear). I replaced the rotors and used low cost ceramic pads to get the same life out of them as I did the OE original brakes. I changed the spark plugs at 130K with OE slightly better replacements. I have changed the water pump once, the alternator once and had the instrument cluster repaired with a lifetime warranty. The transfer case and the actuator (transfer case motor) have been the only sore spot, which I have not repaired the 2nd time they failed. The engine is unbelievably reliable and smooth even at a quarter of a million miles. I have owned high end Mercedes, Porsche, Corvette, Cadillacs and other vehicles, usually changing vehicles every 3 to 4 years. I maintained all of them well. LOVE this Truck, it is a great well built vehicle worth keeping and investing in."

9 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Lots of room & versatility!

By on Monday, January 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 255,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Roomy, The pickup is great for loads"

Cons: "The bed covers started to leak water"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The have owned on since 2004 and I put 255k miles (and still counting) on an Avalanche with only minor typical repairs of worn parts like brakes, tires, battery etc. I love it the interior has plenty of room and the pickup you can put lots of vacation luggage in it or haul loads in it. It is the perfect combo with the flip down mid-gate to make getting plywood or long items home. The LM7 5.3l V-8 engine is very reliable if kept maintained properly. The truck rides so smooth it is impressive. The only complaint is the 3 piece bed covers leak in heavy rains and the HVAC actuator motor that controls heater/ac airflow has been replaced twice in this Avalanche. They seem to be made cheap in my opinion. Other than that it's a perfect combination of room and hauling. I pulled a boat with this with no problems. Chevrolet should rethink producing this type of vehicle again. It is in it's own class."

8 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Awesome Z-71 Avalanche

By on Sunday, December 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Awesome to drive, versatility for hauling stuff."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Best Vehicle I have Ever Owned. Reliability- Mom, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet Avalanche. Quality- Almost maintenance Free except for normal oil changes Driving Comfort- Totally Awesome. Design- Amazing... people always think it is newer than a 2003. Comfort- Better than my Lazy Boy Recliner at home. Take one for a TEST DRIVE. Then add the mid gate and versatility for hauling stuff, wow."

10 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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