The bed features
a lockable, removable Pro-Tec composite tailgate that is 15 percent longer,
lockable side rail storage boxes and a lockable rigid bed cover consisting
of three panels weighing 20 lbs. each, that may be removed individually
-- the TPO shell, foam-filled panels are capable of supporting up to a
250 pound load. The bed also provides built in grab handles at each rear
corner with steps integrated into the rear bumper for easy bed level access
along with two tier loading, 8 tie-downs and cargo box illumination.
takes on the new look of Chevrolet with a new hood, grille and lighting
system while retaining the unique styling aft of the "C" pillar.
A TPO polymer cladding surrounds the entire vehicle and is incorporated
in the construction of the distinctive sail panel attached to the rear
of the cab, and the bed rail storage boxes as well as the lock and tailgate
may need some rethinking for improved security, as the lock cylinder is
anchored in the polymer material. A single key works for all locks, including
the ignition. The overall look of Avalanche is big, as in really big,
bold and aggressive.
My test Chevrolet
K1500 Series 4WD Avalanche in LT trim sported a Graystone metallic exterior,
with a Titanium leather interior. The base price was set at $35,295 while
a boatload of extras boosted the final total to $45,814.
The Chevrolet Avalanche LT 4WD is distinctive and impressive in both its
appearance and in its performance. It provides a surprisingly comfortable
ride on or off-road (in either the front or rear seats), loaded or unloaded,
and tracks exceptionally well. Acceleration comes without hesitation and
it brakes well to boot. The Active Fuel Management system and E85 Ethanol
capability provides impressive fuel economy.
characteristics exceed expectations, and after climbing up into, and behind
the wheel, one soon forgets the Avalanche’s overall mass. The driving
experience is really quite pleasant, though parallel parking requires
a more focused concentration due to the bed height with the rigid cover
panels in place.
elements and attributes of the Avalanche continue to be versatility and
functionality. Individualists will appreciate the offerings for this highly
desirable truck from GM's Service and Parts Operation (SPO) for adding
a custom touch in personalizing their Avalanche -- available accessories
include a host of useful equipment and features for lifestyle enhancement.
The Avalanche is still a winner.
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 4WD