Don't worry. You're not alone. There are other people buying vehicles with V8 engines. Moreover, people are still buying jumbo SUVs and full-size trucks. In terms of your unfounded guilt for considering the Chevrolet Avalanche, keep this fact in mind: plenty of others can't decide between a jumbo SUV and a full-size truck, either. They, too, settle on the Chevavalanche.
With political leaders meeting at the Copenhagen climate summit, it's not hard to see why you'd struggle with the thought of a multi-ton truck with SUVesque people carrying capaciousness. One five-passenger car plus a regular pickup truck would be a whole lot more inefficient. Besides, there's joy to be had with a Chevrolet Avalanche; the kind of joy that stems from dropping a midgate and shoving lumber into the cabin or raising the midgate and shutting the outside world.... out.
Chevrolet Avalanches are the pickup trucks for regular folk, the kind of guy (or gal) who almost needs a truck and surely can't survive with just a car. An Avalanche is a truck for the multitasker, a pickup for the family man, the SUV for the go-to girl.
Engines: 320 horsepower; 335 lb-ft of torque from a 5.3L V8
Base USD Price: $35,725
Cargo Capacity: 45.5 cubic feet of exterior cargo volume
Maximum Towing Capability: 5,100-5,400 pounds
City Mileage: 15 mpg
Tier Two: You may've heard of another couple trucks manufactured by General Motors: the Silverado and Sierra? It's safe to say an Avalanche is sold once for every thirty Silverado/Sierra pickups. If this makes you think the Avalanche isn't good enough for anybody else so therefore won't be good enough for you, fuhgeddaboudit. Avalanche customers are opting into something very specific. Silverados and Sierras go out to all kinds of different folk looking for all kinds of different truck.