2012 Chevrolet Avalanche

Adventure unfolds.

Avalanche is unique. It stands up to hard use on the road and in the field. And it's easy to change up. Part powerful truck, part upscale SUV, the 2012 Chevy Avalanche is total versatility. It features the GM segment-exclusive Midgate® located behind the rear seats that can be easily lowered, transforming Avalanche from a roomy SUV into a serious pickup truck with an 8-foot 2-inch cargo box.

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LS, LT and LTZ 2WD
LS, LT and LTZ 4WD


  5.3L V8
5.3L V8
City/highway 11/16 15/21


GVWR(lbs.)2 7,000/7,200
Fuel tank (gal. approx.) 31


Cargo cover: three-piece rigid composite, stowable on board Standard Standard Standard
Foglamps Optional3 Standard Standard
Midgate: foldable door between cargo box and cab with a removable and stowable rear window Standard Standard Standard
Rear Parking Assist Optional4 Standard Standard


Differential: automatic locking rear, heavy-duty Optional3 Standard Standard
Engine: Vortec 5.3L V8 with Active Fuel Management and E85 FlexFuel1 capability Standard Standard Standard
Suspension, front: coil-over-shock with stabilizer bar Standard Standard Standard
Suspension, rear: multilink with coil springs Standard Standard Standard
Suspension Package, Autoride: includes bi-state variable shock dampening and rear, air-assisted load leveling Not Available Not Available Standard
Suspension Package, Premium Smooth Ride Standard Standard5 Not Available
Suspension Package, Z71 Off-Road: specially tuned springs and monotube shocks, high-capacity air cleaner, Skid Plate Package with aluminum front underbody shield, 18-inch aluminum wheels paired with on-/off-road blackwall tires, recovery hooks, tubular assist steps, specially designed front fascia with chrome grille insert, Z71 badging and Z71-specific gauge cluster Not Available Optional Not Available
Trailering equipment: includes trailer hitch platform, seven-wire harness mated to a seven-way sealed connector, and two-inch trailering receiver Standard Standard Standard
Transmission: Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic, with overdrive and Tow/Haul mode Standard Standard Standard


Air bags:6 driver and right-front passenger, dual-stage, frontal, with Passenger Sensing System; head-curtain side-impact, for all front and rear outboard seating positions with rollover sensor; driver and right-front passenger seat-mounted side-impact for thorax and pelvic protection Standard Standard Standard
Brakes: four-wheel antilock disc Standard Standard Standard
OnStar®:7 with Directions & Connections® Plan, including Turn-by-Turn Navigation (standard for the first six months) Standard Standard Standard
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System: includes Electronic Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist Standard Standard Standard


Premium Cloth front bucket seats with driver and passenger six-way power and floor console Standard Not Available Not Available
Premium Cloth 40/20/40 split-bench front seat with six-way power driver seat Optional Not Available Not Available
Leather-appointed heated front bucket seats with driver and passenger six-way power and floor console Not Available Standard Not Available
Perforated, leather-appointed, heated and cooled front bucket seats with 12-way power, power lumbar control and two-position driver memory Not Available Not Available Standard
Premium Cloth rear 60/40 split-folding bench Standard Not Available Not Available
Leather-appointed rear 60/40 split-folding bench Not Available Standard Standard


Bluetooth® wireless technology8 for select phones Standard Standard Standard
Convenience Package: power-adjustable pedals, remote vehicle starter system, Rear Parking Assist, rear-vision camera system with display in mirror Optional Not Available Not Available
Pedals: power-adjustable Optional4 Standard Standard
Rear-vision camera system Optional4 Optional Standard
Remote vehicle starter system Optional4 Standard Standard
Steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel: heated, leather-wrapped and color keyed with theft-deterrent locking feature Not Available Not Available Standard


AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player and USB port9 Standard Standard10 Not Available
Navigation radio with rear-vision camera system Not Available Optional11 Standard
Bose® seven-speaker sound system (including subwoofer) Not Available Standard Not Available
Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound eight-speaker system Not Available Not Available Standard
Entertainment system: rear-seat, with DVD player and remote, overhead display and two wireless headphone sets Not Available Optional12 Optional12
Rear-seat audio controls: dual headphone jacks (headphones not included); power outlet; and controls for volume, station selection and media type Standard13 Standard Standard
SiriusXM Satellite Radio:14 with three trial months Standard Standard Standard
SiriusXM NavTraffic15 Not Available Optional15 Standard


20-Inch and 22-Inch Chrome Wheels17 Oval Assist Steps
Chrome Fuel-Filler Door, Door Handles and Mirror Caps Remote Vehicle Starter System with Key Fob
Dual-Player Head Restraint DVD System  
  • 1 E85 is a combination of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Go to chevy.com/biofuels to see if there is an E85 fuel station near you.
  • 2 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, driver, passengers, cargo and optional equipment.
  • 3 Requires available Texas Edition or All-Star Edition.
  • 4 Requires available Convenience Package.
  • 5 Not available with Z71 Off-Road Suspension Package.
  • 6 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.
  • 7 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. Not available in certain areas.
  • 8 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.
  • 9 Not compatible with all devices.
  • 10 Not available with Sun, Entertainment and Destinations Package.
  • 11 Requires available rear-seat DVD entertainment system and inside auto-dimming rearview mirror.
  • 12 Requires AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible CD/DVD player or AM/FM stereo with navigation radio.
  • 13 Not included when 40/20/40 seat is ordered.
  • 14 Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the first 90 days, which is continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. Visit siriusxm.com for details.
  • 15 Requires available navigation radio. Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after trial period. Available only in select markets. If you decide to continue SiriusXM service at the end of any complimentary trial, the chosen plan will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates unless you call 1-800-967-2346 to cancel. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement at siriusxm.com. For more information, see siriusxm.com/navtraffic.
  • 16 Some accessories may not be available on all models.
  • 17 Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle's performance characteristics. For approved tire and wheel combinations and other important information, go to gmaccessorieszone.com or see your dealer for details.

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