An avalanche, no matter how fast and powerful it is, is not considered a pickup truck. The two are vastly different in terms of design and function, making them quite dissimilar vehicles.
The most obvious difference between an avalanche and a pickup truck is the shape. An avalanche is much longer and taller than a pickup truck, as it has an extended cab with enough room for five passengers.
The pickup truck on the other hand has a shorter cab, usually only able to accommodate two people maximum.
In terms of power and performance, an avalanche has the upper hand over a pickup truck. Avalanches are equipped with powerful V8 engines that have enough power to take on any terrain. On the other hand, pickup trucks are not as powerful and can only take on relatively easy roads or terrains.
Another key distinction between an avalanche and a pickup truck is their purpose. Avalanches are designed to be used as recreational vehicles while pickup trucks are built for utility purposes such as hauling cargo or materials from one place to another. The payload capacity of avalanches is also much less than that of pickup trucks.
Conclusion: As seen above, an avalanche and a pickup truck may look similar but they have many differences in design, power, performance, payload capacity and purpose. Therefore, it can be concluded that an avalanche cannot be considered a type of pickup truck.