2011 Chevrolet
Avalanche LS
vs. 2011 Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

9.8

starting from

$55,520

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

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Comparable towing weight
1,705 lb
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Rear air conditioning
Standard
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Navigation system
Standard
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More passenger seats
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2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS

9.2

starting from

$40,300

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Avalanche LS

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Spacious back seats
59.0 ft3
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Fantastic range on the highway
651 miles
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Fantastic range in the city
465 miles
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Quite expensive
$40,300
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • The Tahoe LTZ's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • Almost the same
  • The Tahoe LTZ has 4 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 10 vs 6
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.5
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • Almost the same
Cost 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS Winner: Avalanche LS
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  • The best price we've seen is $15,220 cheaper (around 30% less), $40,300 vs $55,520
Performance 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • The Tahoe LTZ needs around 10% less space to turn, 39.0 ft vs 43.0 ft
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Both have good airbag coverage
Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Poor protection, 21% to 30% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have spacious front seats
Overall 9.8 vs 9.2

Entertainment System

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS Chevrolet
Avalanche LS
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Number of speakers 10 vs 6 The Tahoe LTZ has more speakers and the Avalanche LS is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Tahoe LTZ has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Tahoe LTZ; but it's not available at all on the Avalanche LS

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS Chevrolet
Avalanche LS
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Tahoe LTZ; the Avalanche LS only offers cloth seats

Cost

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS Chevrolet
Avalanche LS
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MSRP $55,520 vs $40,300 The Avalanche LS has a reasonable price, while the Tahoe LTZ is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 15 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Average lasting basic warranty

Performance

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS Chevrolet
Avalanche LS
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Horsepower 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM vs 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.4 lb/hp vs 18.6 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.0 ft vs 43.0 ft The Tahoe LTZ can make tight turns, and the Avalanche LS is comparable to most other vehicles

Safety Features

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS Chevrolet
Avalanche LS
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 Both have good airbag coverage
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs OnStar

Road Tests

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS Chevrolet
Avalanche LS
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0-60 mph 8.4 seconds vs 8.9 seconds The Tahoe LTZ's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Avalanche LS is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 144 ft vs 146 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs 17.0 s s @ 85.0 mph mph The Tahoe LTZ's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Avalanche LS's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS Chevrolet
Avalanche LS
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 3 stars Poor protection, 21% to 30% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Practicality

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS Chevrolet
Avalanche LS
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Passengers 8 vs 6 The Tahoe LTZ can carry a soccer team, and the Avalanche LS has an OK number of seats
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Cargo space 108.9 ft3 vs 45.5 ft3 The Tahoe LTZ has lots of cargo room and the Avalanche LS is pretty good
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front seats 64.1 ft3 vs 64.1 ft3 Both have spacious front seats
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Base payload capacity 1,705 lb vs 1,263 lb The Tahoe LTZ is comparable to most other vehicles for towing capacity, but the Avalanche LS is quite limited
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the Avalanche LS, but the Tahoe LTZ's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 8 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT Avalanche LS vs Escalade EXT
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2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 2011 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat Avalanche LS vs F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Avalanche LS vs Explorer Sport Trac XLT
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Tahoe LTZ vs Durango Citadel
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 2011 Cadillac Escalade Tahoe LS vs Escalade
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT Tahoe LTZ vs Traverse LT
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Tahoe LTZ vs Grand Caravan Cargo
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2011 GMC Yukon Denali Tahoe LTZ vs Yukon Denali

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