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2013 Chevrolet Avalanche vs. 2014 GMC Sierra 3500HD Review

Comparison Review

The Chevrolet Avalanche offers passengers in its extended cab about the same head- and legroom as the GMC Sierra 3500HD. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Avalanche and the GMC Sierra 3500HD.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Avalanche will have less of an impact on your bank account than the GMC Sierra 3500HD. 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 3500HD.

Since the Chevrolet Avalanche is much slimmer than the GMC Sierra 3500HD, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 3500HD.

With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Avalanche doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the GMC Sierra 3500HD.

The Chevrolet Avalanche has a significantly smaller turning radius than the GMC Sierra 3500HD, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

In terms of towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 3500HD is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Avalanche for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Avalanche has a little less horsepower than the GMC Sierra 3500HD.

The Chevrolet Avalanche has less seating than the GMC Sierra 3500HD, making the GMC Sierra 3500HD the better choice if you often have passengers. The GMC Sierra 3500HD has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Chevrolet Avalanche.

The Chevrolet Avalanche comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Sierra 3500HD.

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2013 Chevrolet

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MSRP*: $35,980 - $47,885
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2014 GMC
Sierra 3500HD

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MSRP*: $32,805 - $52,500
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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
Invoice*: $33,461 - $44,533 $30,837 - $48,825

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