Competes with: GMC Yukon Denali, Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia
Looks like: Your standard Tahoe and Suburban minus most of the chrome, plus blingy wheels
Drivetrain: 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 (Tahoe only); 10-speed automatic transmission; rear- or four-wheel-drive
Hits dealerships: Fall 2017
Hot-rod sport trucks aren’t uncommon, with every major automaker offering a hotter version of their full-size pickup truck for people who want to live the dream of the true Golden Age of muscle cars. With the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe selling faster than Trump effigies at an ACLU rally, Chevy decided that making a hotter version of its big trucks was a good idea, too.
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Behold the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe RST, which stands for Rally Sport Truck. Both models feature a de-chromed appearance package with bigger wheels, optional performance bits and a special powertrain for the Tahoe (but not the Suburban).
It’s not necessarily a “blacked-out” look for the RST package, as nearly as much of the chrome trim has been replaced by body-colored pieces and gloss-black bits. The RST is an add-on to the LT or Premier trim levels, and it comes with a body-color grille and door handles. Blacked-out trim replaces chrome on the roof rails, window trim, name script and Chevy bow-tie logos. Big 22-inch wheels with Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza performance all-season tires are part of the deal, as well.