2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
Originally launched in 2002, the Chevrolet Avalanche is on its way out as the automaker has announced that the model will be axed following a Black Diamond Edition model. Essentially the same as the Cadillac Escalade EXT, the Avalanche is more of a rugged truck rather than a luxurious one, and can be had with the same 6.2-liter V8 as the Escalade EXT. Also available to buyers is a smaller, 5.3-liter V8 with 320 horsepower and Active Fuel Management gas-saving technology. Standard on the Avalanche is rear-wheel drive while four-wheel drive is available as an option.