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2013 Chevrolet Avalanche vs. 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Chevrolet Avalanche offers passengers in its extended cab about the same head- and legroom as the GMC Sierra 2500HD. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Avalanche and the GMC Sierra 2500HD.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Avalanche is somewhat more expensive than the GMC Sierra 2500HD. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Avalanche carries a much lower Destination Charge than the GMC Sierra 2500HD.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Avalanche is a little narrower than the GMC Sierra 2500HD, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Chevrolet Avalanche, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the GMC Sierra 2500HD.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Avalanche doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the GMC Sierra 2500HD.

Handling
The Chevrolet Avalanche has a significantly smaller turning radius than the GMC Sierra 2500HD, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 2500HD is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Avalanche for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Avalanche has a little less horsepower than the GMC Sierra 2500HD.

Utility
The Chevrolet Avalanche has less seating than the GMC Sierra 2500HD, making the GMC Sierra 2500HD the better choice if you often have passengers. The GMC Sierra 2500HD has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Chevrolet Avalanche.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Avalanche comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Sierra 2500HD.

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2013 Chevrolet
Avalanche

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MSRP*: $35,980 - $47,885
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2014 GMC
Sierra 2500HD

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MSRP*: $31,310 - $52,245
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 15 --
Highway MPG: 21 --
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 6 3 - 6
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Not Tested **-****
Frontal Crash Rating
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Not Tested **-***
Side Crash Rating
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Not Tested **-*****
Invoice*: $33,461 - $44,533 $29,431 - $48,588

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