Part truck and part SUV, the Chevy Avalanche scores points for being able to haul both people and cargo. With seating for up to six people, the Avalanche uses its trailer sway control and hill-start assist technology to pull trailers and other attachments. For greater interior cargo space, the Avalanche’s rear cab wall can be removed to allow cargo to extend into the passenger cabin. This extension is known as the midgate for the vehicle. The Avalanche is rated to carry up to 1,231 pounds within the vehicle or to tow up to 8,000 pounds, and it reliably does this with its four-wheel drive and over 300 horsepower engine.