Hands On: 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Premier RST

8 January 2018, Neil Parkhi


The Tahoe and Suburban have always been important SUVs to Chevrolet, and the new RST or Rally Sport Truck Package is available on both the LT and Premier (formerly LTZ) model of both the cars. The RST has special performance equipment including the 420 brake horsepower from the 6.2 litre V8 from the 2018 GMC Yukon Denali and Cadillac Escalade and an all new 10-speed automatic transmission.


Steering and Transmission
Steering Type Electric Assist, Rack and Pinion Power Steering
Transmission Type 10 Speed Automatic
Front Suspension Type Independent Short and Long Arm
Rear Suspension Type Rigid Axle Multi-Link
Suspension Features Stabilizer Bars, Coil Springs, Gas Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Length (in, mm) 204.0in, 5182mm
Width (in, mm) 80.5in, 2045mm
Height (in, mm) 74.4in, 1890mm
Wheelbase (in, mm) 116.0in, 2946mm
Weight (lb, kg) 5602lb, 2541kg
Engine Specifications
Engine Type 6.2 litre 16 valve direct injection V8
Power (bhp, PS, kW) 420bhp, 426PS, 313kW @ 5600RPM
Torque (lb-ft, Nm) 460lb-ft, 624Nm @ 4100RPM
0-60 mph (0-97 kmph) 5.7 seconds
Top Speed (mph, kmph) 143 mph, 230 kmph
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Size (gal, L) 26.0 gallons, 98L
Fuel Type (AKI, RON) 87 Octane/AKI Petrol (92 RON)
City Fuel Economy (mpg, kmpL) 14mpg, 6kmpL
City Fuel Economy (mpg, kmpL) 22mpg, 9kmpL
Cargo Specifications (add about 25 ft3 or 708L for Suburban)
Cargo Space (ft3, L) 15.3ft3, 433L
Cargo Space with 3rd Row Folded (ft3, L) 51.7ft3, 1464L
Max. Cargo Space (ft3, L) 94.7ft3, 2682L

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