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It's overall versatility.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

The Avalanche was built on the Suburban platform and therefore is extremely comfortable, especially on long trips. It seats 4 comfortably and can squeeze 5 when required. It came with rear video entertainment with headphones which is good for families. The convertible bed is perfect for the DIYer who occasionally needs to transport plywood, studs, and even the occasional appliance or lawn mower. And the lockable/weatherproof bed cover allows secure transport of tools, groceries, etc. It handles well empty, loaded, and towing; and, the shift on the fly 4wd makes it great in the snow. The only complaint I have after 13 years is the poor gas mileage of the gasoline engine which was the only option. It would be 5+ stars with an economical diesel engine. Since they stopped manufacturing them, I will keep mine till the engine dies and then put in a modern diesel.

- Lew M

14 Years and Still Kicking

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche LT

We bought our Chevrolet Avalanche off another and it has lasted us a long 14 years. It has drove my father and I half way across the country and back without any trouble. We live in an area with absolutely terrible roads but with the height of the vehicle it has no issue and I honestly don't think a tire has ever popped or we've ever gotten stuck. Our winters can be pretty nasty and we live on a hill but this truck has gotten us up and down without a hitch. The heated seats still work and there have been no tearing or destruction of the inside of the vehicle after years of abuse from rowdy teenagers. Although by now it is rusting just a bit the truck is in good shape and we aren't worried about how reliable it is since we know it's reliable.

- Sarah R

My dependable and easy to maneuver truck.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

It rides really good on the road. With increase in gas it costs about $60. 00 to completely fill up, but lasts if you do not have far to travel to and from work. I keep my oil changed and tires checked and rotated at each oil change. I am a stickler about maintenance, so if something goes wrong on the panel board I address it immediately. I like my truck because I can use it to haul off things and pick up furniture. It is really not a lot of room in this vehicle. Two can sit up front and three in the back. That's it. I like the dual heat/ac controls and it lets you know the percentage of life on your oil before its time for a change. I have never had to use the air bags so I am not real familiar with those.

- Brenda M

Great family and work car.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Base

The most serious problem I have had was repairing the axle that holds the wheels under the car. Performance is outstanding, great reliability and acceleration. Seats are a little rough, but a blanket under you should be fine. Also no back camera or aux cord. Truck area can withstand a lot of loads, great for moving. Occasionally air conditioner blows, but that is probably because my family has had this car for a very long time.

- Dalia J

Long-lasting & dependable vehicle.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Even though my Chevy avalanche has over 200, 000 miles, it is still very reliable and dependable. It is comfortable and easy to drive. I feel safe driving a truck, especially when it comes to winter driving. I like knowing it has four wheel drive when it is needed. I also like knowing I can do more with a truck than I can with a car, such as pulling a trailer, and hauling more things in the back.

- Katheryn B

The outlet for the USB and sd card.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

I love it, have lots of space for legs, great stereo system, can get all radio station, has air/ heat. Lots of storage room, runs well, love the interior, love heater in seat and can adjust it with your own panels on your side of the door, and sunroof is wonderful, great gas mileage for mileage on it. Engine run well on speed and hauling. Love the storage on sides, over all good investment.

- Donna M

My avalanche looks great and it is the best vehicle I have ever owned.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

This is a comfortable truck with all kinds of perks to it like the side tool boxes and the waterproof back and you can remove the back glass to make a bigger inside of the truck. It does like the gas stations, mine gets better mileage on the highway than in town driving. The folding mirrors and tilting while in reverse, captain chairs with armrest and 6 CD change out is very nice.

- Tracy I

What is its actual color?

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche LS

It seems that when one part breaks, and you get it fixed something else breaks right behind it. Overall, it is built like a tank. It has been thru some fender benders and wrecks but still manages to barely get a scratch on it. The gas mileage is ridiculous because it only gets 15 miles to the gallon max. It has yet to actually die, a part might break but it still keeps going.

- Brittany B

The avalanche truck is a really great vehicle especially in the snow

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche LT

I love my car. It's really good in the snow and rain. My only problems is the wheel bearings. But other than that it's a great car. It has 150000 miles and still runs like a new car. I've been getting regular oil changes. I think as long as you keep your oil changed on time then ur car will be ok. The seats are great and comfortable for a road trip. It's a great vehicle.

- Nikki D

I love the truck all together

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche LT

The knob to turn air to 1-5 is broke. It only works on 3..the seats are very comfortable. It has plenty of space for our family. I love the fact that you can flip up middle console for another seat. I love the bed of the truck. It has a cover that comes off in 10 seconds. I love the outside side compartments and the fact you can lock them.

- Kc R

Good vehicle with slight issues

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche LS

It's a good truck but the tick since 150000 miles is a pain. The power steering is going out. Does get great gas mileage for a truck though! Went a good almost 900 miles on about 2 tanks of gas. It fits all my children and myself. Backseat is huge. Back window comes out and back seat folds down so that it turns to a full size truck.

- Kristina S

Great horsepower spacious and safe.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche LS

Spacious, comfortable, powerful. Great for long drives. Most importantly, safe. It's great for hauling towing capacity. Very great engine/transmission. Never had any major repairs. Cab space is very ample and comfortable. Features on star for emergencies. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a large SUV.

- yvonne T

It can convert from a 5.5' bed to an 8' bed just by folding down the mid-gate between the cab and the bed.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

The Avalanche is an excellent medium-duty truck. Mine is a 2005, with 245k+ miles, and the original engine, transmission, and all other critical components. Only had to replace the alternator. Very reliable, comfortable to drive and to be a passenger. Very versatile to convert a 5.5' bed to an 8' bed when needed.

- Alex T

Avalanche positive review.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

I love my avalanche, it is very Versatile for work and personal travel. I still have the original brake pads after one hundred and forty thousand miles. It is white and still looks almost as nice as it did when it was new. The one issue is the tailgate latch has broken three times over the years.

- Richard H

My Avalanche has been dependable from day one. It holds 6 passengers very comfortably. Even after all these years I still get 15 miles to the gallon. Extraordinary in high snow and on ice.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

I purchased my 2005 Chevy Avalanche in October of 2004, and have loved it. It has been dependable, comfortable, and a fantastic family vehicle. Lots of road trips have been enjoyed in my Avalanche. I don't have any complaints. Avie has been in the shop very little other than regular maintenance.

- Jane B

It's only the best vehicle on the streets.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

The things I like about my vehicle are; how roomy the inside is, how the back windshield basically pops right off. The things I dislike about my vehicle are; the ac sometimes will work so good, and then out the blue it would stop. Also, I do not like how when it rains my back window would leak.

- Summer G

My Chevy is my favorite I wouldn't trade it for nothing

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche LS

The transmission is out and I'm currently seeking a new one for it but when its running I love it. Chevy is my all time favorite and I'm proud to own this vehicle. It has plenty of power and the sound system is amazing Bose knows what they're doing! It's beautiful and roomy for all the kids

- Hannah P

Terrible gas guzzling truck wannabe

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche LS

It gets terrible gas mileage. The removable panels and back window come in handy on occasion. I own the 2WD model, which isn't the greatest in winter conditions. The alarm system randomly goes off in the middle of the night, had to remove the horn fuse to be able to lock it overnight.

- Trish F

Enjoy the vehicle but problems were expensive.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Had to replace the transmission and water pump and there’s only 130000 miles on it. Speedometer has gone out and to replace it you have to purchase the entire cluster. Small electrical or gauge issues happen. Very comfortable and fits 6 and convenient having the cover on the back.

- Sandie E

Bright yellow avalanche seats five people

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche LS

Well I have 3 older children and a newborn my husband and myself so the vehicle is not big enough at all but other than that it has been dependable it's yellow so you can't miss us . It's a good truck all in all I would recommend it to someone that don't have many children

- Dray D

2005 Chevrolet avalanche is a very dependable vehicle.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

My truck is a 2005 Chevrolet avalanche. I bought it new and has about 270, 000 miles. Only problems that I have experienced with this truck is all routine problems. The rubber on the hard panels that cover the bed of the truck have began to leak but that is an easy fix.

- Rochelle J

It is a great car for a soccer players and families.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

I have had no problems with my Avalanche. At all it has been very trustworthy. It. Is. Very good on gas. It has been very easy to work on and. Maintain it has a super good air conditioner and it is very roomy. It. Is. Very good on tires plus it is a very safe to drive.

- Fred G

Very reliable truck that's a blast to drive.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

2005 Chevrolet avalanche with power leather seats (with heating), power windows, power mirrors, and power sunroof, XM radio. 5. 3l vortec engine plenty of power and very smooth on the roads. Has definitely made it in my top list of vehicles that I have owned.

- Joshua J

2005 Avalanche Z71 Review

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Z71

I have many miles and so it burns oil, it is all leather fully loaded with sunroof, the tailgate no longer locks. It has a fuel pump issue so takes a while for it to crank over and the engine has a slap when you first start it, but It eventually goes away

- Dave W

Chevy avalanche family vehicle.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche LT

Vehicle is great. Speedometer went out, as common on this year and make of Chevy, easily fixed. I would own again. 4wd works well. Reliable. Great for the family. Has more than enough leg room in the back. Easy to use bed cover. I am able to use ut myself.

- Julie J

Functional, reliable, and comfortable.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

A very reliable vehicle that is easy to maintain, comfortable to drive, can handle all weather conditions, and is highly functional. 4WD half ton, the bed converts from an easy to drive and park 5' to a weekend project solving 8' bed in about 2 minutes.

- Alex T

Your worst nightmare avalanche

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Base

Great vehicle just replaced motor. Truck has very powerful engine, flies up a mountain as if it was rolling down a steep hill. Could pull any boat or RV for any vacation or recreational use. Candy apple red outside with the red interior lights to match.

- Chelsea G

It is reliable and will go almost anywhere. Few problems with it.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

I like Chevys and especially trucks. The Avalanche is versatile and meets my needs. It has over 170000 miles on it with minimal problems. I have had the window regulars wear out faster than they should have, and some parts are expensive to replace.

- Melvin O

It is a Chevy! It is built to last.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

It is a Chevy built for reliability. It has gotten me 250k mile with no issues. Performance is great with regular maintenance. . . It seats six all with seat belts and has a truck bed for hauling.

- Stacy K

It drives great and very versatile.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

No complaints except covers on bed tend to leak water after they get old. I like the ability to remove rear window. I like the idea of lowering back seats so bed goes to front seats.

- DAVE M

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche!

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

I'm very happy with my Av. It gives me off-road ability, significant storage and hauling capacity and still manages to fit my entire fit on short to medium length trips.

- Lee B

Highly dependable vehicle

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Super duper most dependable vehicle ever owned. Any issue was minor issue, replaced alternator, rear shocks... nothing ever broke the back.

- Gabriel C

The avalanche model is discontinued and the latest model is 2013

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

After years of use it's still going pretty good. But with time comes problems. It was given to me as a gift from my dad a few years ago.

- Sammy G

Will carry almost anything you want to transport.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

I love the adaptability of this truck. Leather seats. Load capacity. Restrictions include horrible electronics and rusting tendencies.

- Steve a

It has a lot of power, great for towing.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Love my sunroof, its a 4 door. Has a top cover. I don't think there is anything that I dislike. Love that its a three quarter ton.

- Shirley H

2005 Chevy Avalanche Review

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

My Chevy avalanche is in good body shape and have had very little problems with it. It looks good,runs good and is very reliable

- Shiela H

It is not as bad on gas as I thought it would be.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

No problems it drives very good and is very reliable. . . Good on gas for such a big engine. . . Very roomy inside.

- Tammy M

Very economical great on gas

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Overall great vehicle is it a drive does not do very well though I'm pulling large trailers. Good gas economy

- Nancy S

It has the normal chevy issues for the year but they are not significant,

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

i like that it's comfortable. it has every option. sirius xm included plenty of power and towing capacity

- robert s

It is paid for and has not been in any accidents.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Drinks too much gas while on the highway. Very roomy and spacious in side. Audio system is excellent..

- Jordan G

It does use a lot of gas and is heavy

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

I like that my vehicle runs great I like that my vehicle is roomy I like that my vehicle is white

- BOB c

Comfort. Music. Easy to drive' Roomy. High base to see other vehicles especially the small ones

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Size. Good on good on gas mileage on the highway. Roomy for luggage. Easy entrance and exit

- Gregory S

It's old still reliable but not the most comfortable at the time

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

over time it starts to show Its age the air stopped working and bad brakes

- Cody w

I have had my truck for 13 years. I love my truck. It drives smooth. It is nice and roomy.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

It's dependable. I have never had any problems with it.

- Yvonne C

It is a great family vehicle. It also transforms well into a work vehicle. It holds a lot of groceries in the bed.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

This is one of the most versatile vehicles available.

- mona d