SUV + Pickup = Chevy’s best of both worlds, the 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche!!!
The 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche is so versatile, it can change from an SUV to a pickup in less than a minute! With its dual personality, the 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche creates a perfect blend of flexibility and functionality for people who are ready for anything at a moment’s notice. With the Chevy Avalanche’s split-folding rear bench seat down and the Midgate® lowered, you’ve got the capability of a full-size truck, while enjoying the comforts, looks and feel of an upscale SUV. It’s a great vehicle with two distinct masks.
Because of it’s dual characteristics as an SUV and truck, it’s hard to miss the unique design of the Avalanche. For the 2012 year, it’ll stand out even more with exterior touches such as the power-retractable assist steps, plus the available matching body-color exterior components. The “ingenious” midgate transforms the Chevy Avalanche from a five or six-passenger SUV to a full-size truck. By lowering the 60/40 split-folding bench seat and the midgate, you’ve assembled a secured cargo area, or the rear window and three-piece tonneau cargo cover can be removed for more room to transport larger items. The Avalanche’s cargo box features a lockable tailgate, rigid tonneau cover and top storage box. It will accommodate 4’ x 8’ building materials, has 50” between the wheel housing, and it offers 45.5 cubic feet of space. When comes to storage capacity, the 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche has the largest trunk on the market.
No matter the task set before it, the Avalanche will accomplish it with plenty of comfort and style. The spacious interior holds up to six passengers comfortably and offers a host of features. The 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LT offers heated, leather-appointed front seats. The 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LTZ gives a heated steering wheel, plus heated and cooled, leather-appointed, 12-way power front bucket seats for year-round comfort. You and your co-pilot can control your own temperatures. Manual control is standard on the 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LS, while automatic controls are standard on the LT and LTZ. Remote vehicle start gives you the option to start your Avalanche from your house or office.
The 2012 Chevy Avalanche offers up to 8,100 lbs. of towing capacity to haul large equipment such as boats, snowmobiles or motorcycles. Thanks to coil-spring suspension, the Avalanche won’t sacrifice ride quality. Active Fuel Management Technology activates all engine cylinders when more power is needed and deactivates four of the eight cylinders with quality precision to conserve fuel; helping the Avalanche offer an impressive EPA-estimated 21 mpg highway and a driving range up to 650 miles when running on gas. The 2012 Avalanche was built with the right combination of horsepower and torque to handle bigger payloads. The standard 5.3L Vortec V8 delivers 320 hp and 335 lb.-ft. of torque, giving the power to take what’s inside of behind where it needs to go. The flexibility continues at the pump with the standard FlexFuel-capable engine, which can run on either unleaded fuel or E85.
The 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche is a cross between two popular body styles, Chevy designers and engineers grafted a 5-foot-3 pickup bed onto the underpinnings of the brand’s Suburban SUV, creating a unique vehicle that combines the best of both worlds so that you can enjoy your world with comfort, style, sensibility, and simplicity.