Should I buy a Avalanche or Silverado?

I’m looking at the 2008 models with the z71 package(4×4). I won’t be do much hauling in bed and I live in a city so steering is a must (Avalanche’s steering is tighter by 8 feet). I currently have two cars(A Lexus IS350 and a Suburban Z71) so I want the best worlds. I tow a 23 foot boat so it needs to be a truck. Any reviews and thoughts will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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4 Responses to Should I buy a Avalanche or Silverado?

  1. EileenNellie September 16, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    Well, the Avalanche is one of the worst rated in it’s class for mpg. The Silverado I recomend highly, though. Our GMC Duramax is awesome for towing. If you haven’t considered a diesel, though, then I still think you would be happier w/an actual truck, as opposed to a kinda truck/sort of suv vehicle. Why not have the bed space, AND the same interior space, I say.

  2. Joe D. September 16, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    you answered your own question
    The steering is what you prefer and your not hauling anything
    so its the avalanche
    Me,personally,.I would get the beefier silverado…2500 or 3500…

  3. Thomas L September 16, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    I highly recommend the Silverado, my dad recently got one and he says it is the single best vehicle he has ever owned, and hes 50 :P. I’m sure the avalanche is good too, always stick with GM when buying trucks.

  4. ahk288 September 16, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    There are a lot of SUVs that are more than capable of towing even that much weight. My client tows two Porsche GT3’s on, what I belief is a 25 foot trailer with a Porsche Cayenne. It has a ton of room and more than enough power to pull many tons. He has the sport model with a custom tow set up. I’ve suffered through driving an F-350 through the streets of Manhatten and it’s hell. I would much rather negotiate an SUV. There are a number of SUVs which would not have a problem at all towing a boat. Some other options would be a Chevy Tahoe or Suburban/GMC Yukon(XL), Mercedes GL class, Audi Q7, Dodge Durango, Ford Expedition/Lincoln Navigator, Range Rover, Hummer, or Toyota Sequoya