2004 Chevrolet Avalanche | Read Owner Reviews, Prices, Specs (2023)

Crash TestRating

Source NHTSA

MPG (up to)

14 -15 City / 18 -20 HWY


295 -320


5 -6

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche | Read Owner Reviews, Prices, Specs (1)

Positive Owner Reviews

Carol D

The good the bad and the ugly of my 2004 avalanche.

I really love my truck and being up higher and being able to see better. Being able to haul things when needed that you can't in a car. It has had several recalls the first few years after I purchased that was a problem.. A bad seatbelt in the backseat that I had to get fixed. Just replaced wheel bearings in front left. It had air conditioner problems that seems to stem from a design problem..Had to have that fixed several times.. Another time it was another air conditioner problem.

Frances M

It's 14 years old and still going strong! It's built really well. It has rusted out in a few spots and some of the rust has been repaired already.

It rides really well... Like a nice car. It has a lot of room in the back seat, very spacious. It's a big vehicle so I feel safe.

Alejandra B

Very secure when driving and comfortable

I like it because It's very spacious and nice driving. Spends a lot of gas

Harvey j

It is six passenger vehicle and 4 wheel vehicle to get through rough roads .

My vehicle was stopped making by chav in 2013. It like because I carry my luggage in the truck bed. It is 4 wheel drive that I can use on my property east Texas and haul feed for my livestock.

Heidi M

You can extend the length of the truck bed!

It rusts underneath very easily but I never really had any other issues with it. I love these trucks and will be buying another one! Never had issues with the motor but did replace it with a motor I wanted specifically. Still runs like a beast! I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone.

Michele B

Chevy avalanche greatness.

Very comfortable and reliable. The maintenance is kept up well so it stays in great running condition. It is perfect for all of my traveling needs and getting me to and from the places I need to be. Not to bad on gas. Easy to handle and drive. Very comforting to my back, which is a plus.

Ed k

The Avalanche is a great pickup that looks great while working hard.

I love the way it looks. I love the fact that I can haul things for myself and my family. I love having a 4 wheel drive in Wisconsin.


It is an all around good truck to drive.

I love my avalanche. It drives well. It has a lot of space, and the back is roomy, where you can load a lot of things. Over all it is a very nice, will driven vehicle. It travels well and have awesome gas mileage. I recommend this vehicle to anyone. It drives with comfort.

Negative Owner Reviews

Ash B

The heat gets really hot and the air conditioning is super cold.

I don't like how big it is, the window on the passenger side doesn't roll down. The locks don't work. The heather makes a weird noise. There is a slight chug when you're not driving. The cigarette lighters do not work and the speakers are also not working

Ryan H

It is not a truck that will stand the test of time.

It's very difficult to see out the back. Requires frequent repairs. Is not very safe, according to crash stats. Also, mine smells funny.

Sabrina M

A truck that looks like an SUV that has the back cut off.

Oil gadget is broken, tailgate handle broke, air conditioning doesn't work, has front end problems, has a lifter tick, the bed is to small, back seat is too small, electrical is messed up the electric adjustable seats don't work and neither do the heated seats.

Chevy did not build the Avalanche to withstand the test of time.

The dashboard display has ceased to show reliable information, including fuel gauge and speedometer. Replacement would require days of non-use. Rust everywhere. Electrical problems including seat heating persist. The motors operating the windows are unreliable. The sun roof has problems as well. I have had to replace tailgate mechanism at least four times. Truck was not built well.

Jessica F

The blower fan is likely to go out.

I like how its is not to high from the grown. The amount of room inside is nice. However the constant repairs is annoying.

Melissa B

I like that it is roomy. I hate that its so old because its a hassle to fix every time something goes wrong. I love the fact that it is reliable. I hate the color of it i wish we would have gotten a different vehicle. It is worth the price we paid.

It is great for road trips whether they are hwy or off road. Just be prepared to pay a lot in gas.

Rachel B

It has no a/c that works whatsoever.

It is "theoretically" amazing in concept. However it has had serious issues.

Gina R

Good on gas and reliable truck to have

I love my avalanche. It is sturdy we take it out to the woods and go off road with it. The only thing I don't like is that the tailgate handle broke. So we replaced it and it works when it wants to. Other than that it is a good truck. It is also pretty good on gas. Especially when we take road trips.

Chevrolet Avalanche Models

Models also known as Trim Levels, are used to identify a vehicle's level of equipment or special features.


295 HP 18-18 MPG 5-6 Seats


295 HP 16-16 MPG 5-6 Seats


320 HP

5-6 Seats

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Julian O on April 4, 2021

It takes a lot of gas to travel but it is very comfortable.

I like that I can fit people in the back . The back seat are big enough for adults and children. My dislike is that it is older car.

Melissa B on March 31, 2021

I like that it is roomy. I hate that its so old because its a hassle to fix every time something goes wrong. I love the fact that it is reliable. I hate the color of it i wish we would have gotten a different vehicle. It is worth the price we paid.

It is great for road trips whether they are hwy or off road. Just be prepared to pay a lot in gas.

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Ranks #12 Full Size Pickup Trucks by Owners

The 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche has an average owner rating of 4.33 out of 5 which ranks it #12 of 18 other Full Size Pickup Trucks.


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Ranks #1 Full Size Pickup Trucks by Fuel Economy

The 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche has a combined MPG of 20 which ranks it #1 of 9 other Full Size Pickup Trucks.



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Is The 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche A Good Car?

Yea, not many issues just regular maintenance, I never really liked Chevys, I love Honda’s, Nissans, and Toyota’s


I like it it’s a good truck. I was told they are bad for electrical problems but I haven't had one problem with that yet.

Christie R.

Yes and no. It is very safe and versatile but mine has high mileage and is having a lot of electrical problems

Robert H.

Yes it has overall been a good vehicle. A number recalls on it and several repairs that I shouldn't have to had to pay for but I'm still driving it.

Jennifer J.

How Reliable Is The 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche?

Yes very reliable. No issues almost 200k miles, I’ still prefer foreign a to domestic cars. They’re overall more reliable

Maria L.

It’s very reliable. The front end is messed up cause I had a deer come out of nowhere so I hit it. The gas gauge as well stopped working but other than that not many problems.

Mandy B.

It is no longer reliable and has a lot of problems, mostly electrical, leaky bed cover, just replaced thermostat water pump needs fuse block now. Brakes don't last long

Dawn B.

Yes it is reliable. In the early years of owning it there were several issues like a problem seat belt that took awhile to get resolved with the dealer.

Peter L.

Is The 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche A Good Value?

30,000 brand new and a great value for the money. Now a days those 1500 trucks are 45 grand. To expensive

Amy M.

I paid $9,000 something for mine n it probably should be lower but it was worth the value to me at least

Joyce S.

Purchased for $4000 2 years ago it is now worth about 1000 Dollars. I have put about $2000 into it in the past two years since I have owned it

Caroline K.

When we purchased in 2004 it was $40,000. Yes it was a good value for the number of years we have driven it. I have enjoyed the ride and it how it is to drive

John L.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the 2004 Chevy Avalanche traction control button?

Answer: You should find the traction control button for the 2004Chevrolet Avalanche located to the left of the steering wheel on the dash near Your gauges. Usually, You want this engaged, so that if Your wheels start...

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What is the 2004 Chevy Avalanche factory amp location?

Answer: The 2004 Chevy Avalanche factory amp is located behind the dash. If You find the amp or the radio is not working then You should check the fuse boxBy the steering wheel. To get to the fuse box look to the left...

How much oil does a 2004 Chevy Avalanche take?

Answer: There are two different engine options available on the 2004Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 -- You may have either A5.3L V8 or an 8.1L V8 under the hood. They, predictably, take slightly different amounts of oil. The...

What type of differential fluid does the 2004 chevy avalanche use?

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