The 2018 Chevy Tahoe RST is the most powerful Tahoe ever available from the factory. The big 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 finally finds its way under the hood of a Tahoe. The power rating is 420 hp @ 5,600 rpm and 460 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm. That is not all that differentiates the RST Tahoe from every other Tahoe. This big SUV also gets a 10-speed automatic transmission (3.23 rear axle ratio), and unique 22-inch rims, double exhaust tips, and blacked out badges. Interestingly, there are no badges that actually say RST.
The RST 6.2L V8 package is only available with a high-end Tahoe Premier package. The 2WD Tahoe RST starts at $68,775 including destination. The 4WD RST starts at $71,875 including destination. The RST is available in nine exterior colors, with Siren Red and Iridescent Pearl at additional charge.
Perfromance Brembo brake and magnetic ride suspension packages are also available. Is the RST also the quickest and best handling Tahoe ever? We will have to bring it back to Colorado to put those claims to the test. Please stay tuned, this is coming within the next couple of weeks.
Roman and Nathan had a first drive opportunity near Fort Worth, Texas. You saw it here first.