Daytona beach is an American icon, so where better than to review an iconic vehicle, the Chevy Suburban.
We had the chance to attend the Daytona 500 as guests of Chevrolet and the brand let us run wild on the beach in a Suburban RST.
Adding the RST moniker means that this is the sport version of Chevy’s big SUV, bringing with it a big 6.2-liter V8 that makes 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Along with the engine, the RST also get’s magnetic ride control suspension, an adaptive system that adjusts damping based on road input.
An optional Borla exhuast can be attached to the engine to make it sounds mean, while a few other options are available on the RST like Brembo brake pads, six-piston calipers, Duralife rotors, and a package that gets rid of all the chrome.
So what did we think of the Suburban RST? It certainly feels like a bit of a throw back to the days when the full-size SUV was king, but in a good way, although the mpg performance also reminds us how far big vehicles have come.
With the all-new Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra already on dealer lots, it won’t be long until General Motors rolls out brand new versions of its big SUVs, and we’ll be there to review them!