The Chevy Avalanche, which was last available during the 2013 model year, was notable for the introduction of the Midgate, a rear cab wall that opened up and allowed the owner the ability to haul longer objects, a feature that’s been brought back with the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV. Now, one lucky buyer has the potential to buy a low-mileage first-generation 2005 Avalanche.
Listed for auction by Bring A Trailer, this particular Chevy Avalanche features only 35,000 miles on the odometer. Finished in a Bermuda Blue Metallic paint job and highlighted by a clean Carfax report, this Avalanche is being offered by a New Jersey dealer.
Aside from the innovative Midgate design, the Avalanche was extremely similar to the Chevy Silverado and other GMT800 variants. With that being said, notable features include front tow hooks, fog lights, chrome step bars, a receiver hitch, and a lockable tailgate with a three-piece bed cover. Some interior features include heated power-adjustable front seats, driver’s seat position memory, power-adjustable pedals, dual-zone climate control, a power sunroof, and an AM/FM/CD stereo with a Bose sound system.
As for rollers, this 2005 Avalanche rides on 16-inch alloy wheels.
A quick peek under the body of this Avalanche reveals a few spots of surface rust, which is noted in the ad by the dealer. Additionally, the dealer says the truck’s frame remains rock-solid, and that the new owner can just scrub the rust off and paint over the newly-exposed metal bits if they feel so inclined.
As for powertrain specifications, this 2005 Avalanche is powered by the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 LM7 gasoline engine, rated at 285 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. The GM four-speed automatic transmission handles the gear shifts, along with a 4×4 drivetrain and a dual-range transfer case.