The 2009 Chevy Avalanche is a versatile dual-cab truck that sits 5
people and has a covered flat bed moderately sized at 5 feet in length. What makes it versatile is that the
owner is given the ability to customize the truck to be a full-fledged pick-up truck or a plain passenger
The 2009 Chevy Avalanche boasts of a mid-gate behind the rear seats
that can be folded down. With the rear seats also in the fold position, you effectively have a truck with
an 8 feet long flatbed. On the other hand, with the rear seats alone folded down, you have a spacious
compartment for cargo that needs to be carried inside the vehicle. Remove the covering on the flat bed
and the Avalanche can carry cargo with taller dimensions. Pretty neat, but it gets even better.
The 2009 Chevy Avalanche carries a full color camera on the tail gate
to assist drivers in reverse maneuvering. When the tail gate is in the down position, the camera is focused on
the trailer link to make life easier when hitching up a trailer. This navigational aid is available on the top
of the line LTZ model.
In all models of the 2009 Chevy Avalanche, a 4 speed automatic
transmission is standard. Remodeled suspension systems and stiffer frames are incorporated into the body of
For fuel economy, the Avalanche will run 15 miles to the gallon in city
driving and travel 21 miles on a gallon in highway conditions. You can fill ‘er up to a maximum of 31 gallons.
Depending on the model, you can get a rear wheel or four wheel drive truck. Base price for the Avalanche starts
at $32,490 while the LTZ’s is pegged at $42,020.
• 60 months or 100,000 miles Roadside Assistance
• 60 months or 100,000 miles Power train
• 72 months or 100,000 miles Corrosion
• 36 months or 36,000 miles Bumper to Bumper
2009 Chevy Truck- Chevy Colorado
Taking the place
of the smaller Chevrolet S10 is the Chevrolet Colorado, which
is also the twin to the GMC Canyon. Built slightly larger than
the S10, this powerful truck does at times have some significantly
less power, this is especially noticeable when traveling up steep inclines
or pulling heavy loads. In normal daily life, though this truck holds
true to Chevrolet’s reputation of good quality.
With two and four wheel drive
options to choose from, there is something for everyone. Add to the mix a
choice of three suspension packages ranging from the standard, up to the
sport and even off-road package and you are looking at a great truck for
almost any need you have. With a nice standard Vortec 2.8 liter four-cylinder
engine pumping out a generous 175 horsepower you are looking at a great
standard package. If you need more power, Chevrolet has answered you as well
with a 3.5-liter version, which is churning on a grand total of five cylinders
and plenty more horsepower.
With a smaller body style than the
Silverado, this is the perfect truck for those looking for a compact truck,
without giving up all of the power of a larger truck. In addition, let’s
face it, compact trucks in the past have tended to look a bit wimpy and puny,
the 2009 Colorado has a big and bold appearance that keeps it looking tough
and strong. With overall lengths ranging from 192.4 inches to a grand total
of 207 inches you have a lot of options and can see it is a bit smaller
than some other compact trucks on the market while remaining rugged and powerful.
With your choice of a four speed
automatic transmission up against a five speed manual you are sure to find
your perfect match in the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado, just remember to limit
your load sizes since the truck is smaller than you may realize upon first glance.
With an impressive appearance, this truck looks bigger than it really is, and
fits in well to those who hate the look of compact trucks.
2009 Chevy Trucks
2009 Chevy Truck- Chevy Trailblazer
In comparison to other
mid-sized SUVs, Chevrolet’s 2009 Trailblazer gives a rather surprising
account of itself overall. The almost, zero engine noise makes it similar
to riding a car. When on city streets, highways or generally smooth roads,
the 2009 Trailblazer dishes out smooth riding as well. The interior of the
vehicle is roomy and comfortable. All these things put together make the
ride simply superb. It’s no wonder that Chevrolet didn’t make any changes
to the 2009 Trailblazer this year.
As far as driving the 2009 Trailblazer
goes, the handling and acceleration are just plain wonderful. It really wasn’t
necessary to use the 6.0 liter V8 engine of the Corvette because the 4.2 liter,
six-cylinder engine and the optional 5.3 liter V8 of the lower LS and LT models
provide just as much power when stomping on the gas pedal. The differences in
acceleration rates between the 6.0 and the 4.2 are not that high.
In addition to the excellent qualities
mentioned above, the 2009 Trailblazer’s 5.3 liter V8 engine uses Active Fuel
Management technology. In effect, half of the cylinders of the V8, or four
cylinders, are shut down when the 2009 Trailblazer is cruising. This translates
to a 5% increase in terms of gas mileage.
Though the interior of the 2009 Trailblazer
may be roomy, and steering wheel placement leaves room for
comfort. The gauges in the instrument
panel are large and easy to read and have a nice modern look. The rear seats fold
down for additional cargo space.
The Trailblazer comes in three trim models. The high
end SS model houses the Corvette’s 6.0 V8 engine under the hood. The LS and LT models are
equipped with the standard 4.2 liter engine. The 5.3 liter V8 with Active Fuel Management is
optional. 2009 Trailblazer owners can replace the standard 16 inch wheels with larger wheel
sizes at 17 and 18 inches. All models have an automatic four speed transmission system. The 2009
Trailblazer is available in rear wheel or four wheel drive configurations.
Anti-lock disk brakes and front air bags are standard
safety features installed in the Trailblazer. Owners have the option to furnish the 2009 Trailblazer
with side curtain air bags for added safety. This 2009 Truck is worth every penny spent and will hold
its value in the future.
2009 Chevrolet Truck Chevy Tahoe
The new Tahoe is five inches longer
than it used to be but is still shorter than the Expedition and other vehicles
in the same class. Although the new Tahoe is almost five hundred pounds heavier,
the cylinder shut down technology increases fuel economy by 17%. With both the
second and third row seats down, the Tahoe comes close to the Expedition with
108.9 cubic feet of cargo space.
The standard interior accoutrements of
the 2009 Chevy Tahoe include a curvy dash board, a powered driver’s seat and a
CD stereo with eight speakers. The high end 2009 Chevy Tahoe LTZ has heaters
installed in the first and second row seats and a whole lot of other luxury accessories
like automatic rain sensing wipers.
For the LS and LT models, the
2009 Chevy Tahoe is equipped with 17 inch wheels. The LTZ has the
larger 20 inch wheels as well as a significantly improved suspension
system. Engine wise, the 2009 Chevy Tahoe has 4.8 liter V8 for the two
wheel drive versions while a 5.3 liter V8 powers the four wheel drive
models. The 5.3 is designed to be compatible with ethanol based fuels.
The 5.3 liter V8 is optional as an upgrade for the two wheel drive
versions of the 2009 Chevy Tahoe. The 2009 Chevy Tahoe LS, LT and LTZ
trims in both 4X2 and 4X4 versions have a four speed automatic
transmission system bolted to the engine.
The Tahoe has an electronic
stability system that automatically applies individual breaks to keep
the vehicle in an upright position should the threat of a rollover
happen. Each wheel has an anti lock disk brake for better handling in
sudden braking. Front seats are equipped with front airbags. Side
curtain airbags are installed in the LTZ model but only optional for
both the LS and LT trims.
The 2009 Chevy Tahoe is where toughness meets luxury and blends together
like a fine chocolate. One test drive is all it will take to see just how well designed,
comfortable and tough
the new Chevy Tahoe can be.
Chevy Trucks 2009 Chevy Equinox
The crossover SUV
vehicle class has been around since 1957. Be that as it may,
it wasn’t until the 1990s that the SUV really managed to plant
a firm foothold on the vehicle market. In comparison to a full-
sized SUV, the crossover generally gives out more mileage per
gallon because of its lighter body, better handling because of
a lower center of gravity and is cheaper than the SUV.
In 2005, Chevrolet released
the Equinox which happens to be their first entry into the crossover
SUV class market. Mixed reviews greeted the 2005 Equinox as many buyers
complained about the quality of the disk brakes pads. Also, water and
moisture easily entered the headlight compartments and the car seat of
the 2005 Equinox stained easily and the stains were harder to remove.
All in all, the 2005 Equinox was not an auspicious debut for Chevrolet
in the crossover SUV class. The only thing going for the 2005 Equinox
was its body design. It looks really great.
For 2009, Chevrolet keeps
the great design of the body but made some improvements in the
interior to address the complaints of staining. The rear seats
can be repositioned by sliding forward and backwards and is easily
foldable to make room for large or multiple cargos. The instrument
panel and steering wheel of the 2009 Equinox has also undergone a
radical re-design process to improve performance from its predecessors.
Standing 67 inches tall and
sitting 71.4 inches wide, the 09 Equinox has a larger body than most
crossover SUVs. It has a long wheel base of 112.5 inches that rests
on 16 inch wheels. The wheels can be upgraded to 17 inches as an option.
These, together with other modifications, have given the 2009 Equinox
enhanced riding comfort and handling.
The Equinox is equipped with a five
speed automatic transmission, a 3.4 liter V6 engine and front wheel drive
to provide maximum power. An option to upgrade to all wheel driving is available.
Traction control for all wheel drive ensures that, should front wheel slippage be
detected, power will be redirected to the rear wheels for greater traction.
The 2009 Equinox also comes with standard
safety features such as side impact airbags that have sensors to keep the bags
inflated in case of rollover accidents. It is also equipped with ABS disk brakes
on all four wheels. The Equinox is the complete package when it comes to looks, handling and power.
Chevy Trucks 2009 Chevy Silverado
The 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500 offers a tough ride with
some luxury. Manufacturer suggested price is $19,375 to $41,355. The Silverado gets 14 miles per
gallon in the city and 19 miles to the gallon on the highway. However, the different models vary
in mileage. The towing capacity of the truck is 5,200 pounds and it has a payload of 1,947 pounds.
It uses regular unleaded fuel.
The Silverado comes as a regular cab or an extended
cab with a long box or a short box and a drive type of 4x2 or 4x4. The extended cab models are
LT, LTZ or the Work Truck and the LS only with a short box as a 4x2 or 4x4 and extended cab.
The regular cab models are the LT or the Work Truck. Crew cabs are available on the Work Truck,
LS, LT and LTZ. The LTZ does not come with a regular cab.
The extended cap, 6.6-foot short box, 4x2 LT, LTZ,
Work Truck and the LS has a length of 230.2 inches. The width is 79.9 inches, the body height is
73.9 inches and the wheelbase is 143.5 inches. The ground clearance is 8.9 inches. The curb weight
is 4,923 pounds and the gross weight is 6,800 pounds for the LT, LTZ and the LS while the gross
weight of the Work Truck is 6,400 pounds. The 4x4 has a few differences in the height, which is
73.7 inches and the ground clearance, which is 9 inches. The curb weight is 5,266 pounds and the
gross weight is 7,000 pounds.
The extended cab, 8-foot long box 4x2 has a length
of 249.2 inches, width of 79.9 inches and a height of 73.9 inches. The wheelbase is 157.5
inches and has a ground clearance of 9 inches. The curb weight is 5,218 pounds and gross
weight is 6,900 pounds. The 4x4 has a few differences with the height, which is 73.6 inches
and the ground clearance is 9.3 inches. The curb weight is 5,410 pounds and the gross weight
is 7,000 pounds.
The regular cab, 8-foot long box 4x2 comes in the LT and
Work Truck models. They have a length of 224.5 inches, width of 79.9 inches and a height of 73.5
inches. The wheelbase is 133 inches and has a ground clearance of 8.2 inches. The curb weight is
4,594 pounds and gross weight is 6,400 pounds. The 4x4 has a difference in the height, which is
73.8 inches and the ground clearance, which is 9.5 inches. The curb weight is 4,825 pounds and the
gross weight for the LT is 6,800 pounds and 6,400 pounds for the Work Truck.
The regular cab 6.6-foot short box comes in the
LT and Work Truck models. The 4x2 has a length of 205.6 inches, width of 79.9 inches
and a height of 73.6 inches. The wheelbase is 119 inches and has a ground clearance of
7.7 inches. The curb weight is 4,453 pounds and gross weight is 6,400 pounds. The 4x4
has a difference in the height, which is 73.8 inches and the ground clearance, which
is 9.1 inches. The curb weight is 4,678 pounds and the gross weight for the LT
is 6,400 pounds.
The LTZ comes with a Vortec 5.3L V8 engine
including Active fuel Management. The LT has a Vortec V8 engine and the LS have a
Vortec 4.8L V8 engine. The Work Truck comes with a Vortec V8 or V6 depending on availability.
The Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic transmission with Haul/Tow mode comes on the
Work Truck, LS, LT and the LTZ. The six-speed is available on the LTZ and the LT.
The LTZ has a 60/40 split bench seat in the rear.
The LS has a 40/20/40 split bench seat of cloth in the front with folding armrests. It also
has the 60/40 split bench seat in the rear. All models come with the front air bags and
passenger sensing system as well as tire monitoring system.
The extended cab long box 4x4 and 4x2 has 338
foot-pounds of torque at 4,400 RPM and 315 horsepower at 5,200 RPM. The extended cab
short box 4x4 has 305 foot-pounds of torque at 4,600 RPM and 295 horsepower at 5,600
RPM for the LT, Work Truck and the LS, while the LTZ has 338 foot-pounds of torque at
4,400 RPM and 315 horsepower at 5,200 RPM. The 4x2 Work Truck has 260 foot-pounds of
torque at 2,800 RPM and 195 horsepower at 4,600 RPM.
The LT regular cab long box and short box 4x4 and
the 4x2 have 305 foot-pounds of torque at 4,600 RPM and 295 horsepower at 5,600 RPM. The
Work Truck regular cab long box 4x4 has 260 foot-pounds of torque at 2,800 RPM and 195
horsepower at 4,600 RPM. Work or Play....this is one great affordable Chevy Truck.