Chevy Avalanche

Chevrolet released the Avalanche to compete as a sport utility truck. It has four-doors, seats six and has a somewhat SUV-like design, known as a "sport utility truck". The Avalanche is based on the full-size SUVs such as the Chevrolet Suburban, and is in competition with the popular Cadillac Escalade EXT. Even Chevrolet doesn't seem sure of what to call the Avalanche, given that they have it listed on their website as both an SUV and a truck. Looks like determining what this vehicle is is out of the question. Some have likened the Avalanche to a transformer because the open pickup bed in back can be extended into the back seat area by folding down the rear wall of the cabin and removing the rear window. General Motors of course does not refer to the vehicle by the same moniker as the old favorite toy, but rather as the "Midgate system". Additionally, three removable panels provide a watertight top for the cargo bed. If the driver needs even more storage, more is provided behind each wheel well which can be accessed by locking flip-top panels. Some consumer have gotten inventive and used these compartments as self-draining ice chests. This model might even be nice for the fellow campers out there. The Avalanche's midgate construction allows two full-size sleeping bags to be laid out in the bed when the midgate is folded down. This thankfully protects the occupants from the weather conditions. General Motor also likes to dote on the four-wheel drive, and for this reason markets this truck as a choice for active outdoor adventurers. But, knowing GM, they didn't want to leave any shoppers out of the loop, so in an effort to capture sports fans, a 2007 Avalanche was given away to the Most Valuable Player of the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which happened to be Michael Young.