The vehicle that can transform from an SUV to a pickup truck offers a commemorative Black Diamond edition of the Avalanche for 2013. In addition to being adorned with a Black Diamond Badge, each model will come with such standard equipment as a camera system for rear vision, body-color exterior components, parking assist, remote starter, fog lamps and power adjustable pedals.
The Avalanche’s flexibility comes from its Midgate® which allows transformation from a SUV to a full size pickup truck. When the 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat is lowered, the Midgate® can then be lowered to create a cargo area. The rear window and tonneau cargo cover can also be removed for even more area for transport.
The inside of the 2013 Avalanche is equipped with style and comfort. Features include an auto-dimming rear view mirror, heated steering wheel, dual climate control for the driver and front seat passenger, and 12 way power front bucket leather seating that is heated and cooled. The interior is roomy, holding up to 6 passengers.
The last of the Avalanches has a power plant capable of o 8,100 lbs. of towing capability while its coil-spring suspension offers a quality ride. The standard 5.3L Vortec engine (V8) delivers 320 horsepower at 335 ft lbs of torque. Fuel Management™ Technology enables all engine cylinders when more power is needed and disables half of them seamlessly to conserve fuel. The Avalanche estimated fuel performance is 21 MPG highway with a range of 650 miles.