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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche Information

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CadillacCTS    0

Exterior Attributes

All-new sheet metal

Increased track width

Dimensions essentially unchanged

More steeply raked “faster”windshield-11.8% change for improved aerodynamics

Improved fit and finish

-Reduction in all body gaps

Up Front

New front end sheet metal

New grille, headlights, and bumper

Flat wiper blades

Optional wiper systems

-RainSense

-Heated windshield washer fluid

Along the Sides

Doors-Extend down and wrap over rockers for clean, finished appearance

Available power folding mirrors

Bold, aggressive wheel designs

-17”wheels standard (20”on LTZ)

Push/push fuel door

Running boards standard

Standard colour-keyed body side mouldings

In the Back

New sheet metal

Midgate functionality continues

New power locking tailgate

Full wrapped body color rear fascias

More Functional

Intuitively placed controls

-Cruise control settings moved to left side of steering wheel

-Audio controls on right side of wheel allows driver to keep eyes on the road

Larger Driver Information Centre

New “Black Tie”Sound Systems

-“Halo”lighting surrounds knobs and controls for refined appearance

-Enhanced user interface

More Features Customers Want

Voice assisted navigation

Rear vision camera system

Factory installed remote start

-Prep package also available

Ultrasonic rear park assist

Rain sensing wipers (RainSense)

Cold weather amenities-Heated washer fluid system

Enhanced DVD entertainment package with larger (8”) screen

New Gen IV V8 Engines

More horsepower and torque

Standard Vortec 5300 V8

-310 hp / 330 lb-ft (4WD)

-320 hp / 340 lb-ft (2WD)

Standard Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation)

Bi-fuel capability (up to 85% ethanol)

-Standard on 4WD

-Available on 2WD

Enhanced Protection

Anticipated frontal 5-star/5-star safety rating

-New front frame design

-Improved safety cage design

-Dual-stage front airbags

-Roof rail airbags available

3-point safety belts in rear seating position

Standard Stabilitrak with Proactive Roll Avoidance

Wider track (3-inches front, 1-inch rear)

Lower center of gravity

Avalanche Packaging

LS Model (1SA)

-Base trim-6-passenger seating configuration standard

-Full Convert-A-Cab functionality

LT1 Model (1SB)

-LS Equipment Plus: fog lights, colour-keyed door handles, cloth bucket seats

LT2 Trim (1SC)

-Upgrades bucket seats to leather

-LT1 Equipment Plus: auto A/C, power pedals, ultrasonic rear parkassist, remote vehicle start, 6 CD player

LT3 Trim (1SD)

-Upgrades front bucket seats to full-feature heated leather buckets

-LT2 Equipment Plus: side curtain airbags, power folding OSRVM, Bose premium sound system and XM satellite radio

LTZ Model (1SF)

-Upgrades from LT3: 20”polished aluminum wheels, Autoride suspension, roof luggage rack with crossmembers, RainSense wipers, heated washer fluid

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CadillacCTS    0

Thanks for the info.

Do you know if the front is different from the Tahoe?

I have seen the Avalanche in real life at a dealer conference in September and the front ends are different.

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caddycruiser    50

I have seen the Avalanche in real life at a dealer conference in September and the front ends are different.

But how MUCH? From the side looks of it, it just seems like maybe different tinting on the headlights...anything else that's actually noticeable?

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Newbiewar    1

But how MUCH?  From the side looks of it, it just seems like maybe different tinting on the headlights...anything else that's actually noticeable?

i think they have a different hood, and we havent got a look at the front, so I surmise the front bumper grill is also different

GM doesnt really have pictures of it yet... some of the pictures they showed us yesterday was of the old one... I was under the impression the rear window was retractable now instead of removeable... and the picture they showed us at the ride and drive was the same hardware that it currently had... so :huh:

There will be no more claddling... a survey that was taken some 80% didnt like it anyway...

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sciguy_0504    0

Does anyone know what this is?

I think light comes out around the buttons and knobs, sort of like an outline, instead of just the usual word or symbol being lit.

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caddycruiser    50

One thing, as a past owner, with the whole Midgate and rear window issue:

While unlatching and lifting the window out to put it wherever (either on the designated "holster" on the Midgate or in the bed), wasn't the easiest, it did afford one VERY well thought out design issue--if you needed to extend the bed space/length, but also wanted to keep both the bed and cab closed out to the elements, you could keep the window in place, where it sealed up against the bed cover panels, and just drop the Midgate.

Having a power roll-down window is easier, but it also completely eliminates being able to do that, since you can't just keep the window in place by itself and the Midgate down...unless the GM engineers have come up with something similarly as clever to incorportate both features.

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