Largely unchanged for 2012 from the previous year, the Chevrolet Avalanche merges attributes of pickup truck and sport utility vehicle. Featuring an open truck bed measuring 45.5 cubic feet in capacity, the 2012 Avalanche offers a unique "Midgate” which allows cargo space to be shared with the rear passenger area. Up to 6 passenger seating is found inside the 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche when rear seats are not needed for cargo. Coming in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels in 2012; the Chevrolet Avalanche comes standard with cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and dual-zone climate control fleet-wide. Universal home remote, audio system with navigation, XM NavTraffic and rear seat entertainment system are available equipment when upgrading to the LT or LTZ models of the 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche. Offered in rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations, the 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche is equipped with a 320 horsepower, 5.3 liter V-8 engine. Employing Active Fuel Management and FlexFuel capability for running E85 blended gasoline, fuel economy for the 2012 Avalanche averages at 17 miles per gallon. StabiliTrak with traction control, six airbags and tire pressure monitoring system is standard safety equipment found on the 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche.