The 2018 Chevy Tahoe RST Gets a 420-Horsepower 6.2-Liter V8

The Chevy Tahoe was always a bit of a beast, but it’s just become faster and better than ever, thanks to the installation of a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine. Once only installed in more robust vehicles, GM’s proprietary engine injects power and reliability into the new Tahoe all at once. Let’s take a closer look at the engine and what it means for the Chevy Tahoe’s future at Spencer car dealerships as a whole.

Good Looks and Performance in One Package

Chevy Tahoe

Chevy’s latest and greatest model, the Tahoe RST, is packed with incredible features. The new V8 engine is just the beginning; if you purchase this model, you’ll also be getting an elegant black trim, a stylish colored grille, and 10-speed automatic transmission with enough torque to handle just about anything you can throw at it.

Drivers who are already familiar with the 10L80 transmission in the Camaro ZL1 will instantly recognize it as being one and the same.

Magnetic Ride Control

Digging in deeper reveals Magnetic Ride Control suspension that makes driving effortless and bounce-free while also protecting your vehicle from the road. This is no average suspension; it’s sport-tuned for extra performance, making it ideal for back roads or even just pothole-prone streets.

Borla Exhaust

At the end of the new engine is an innovative Borla exhaust that just might take your new RST’s performance to the next level. According to research by the car giant, the Borla is capable of providing the RST with an additional 10 horsepower, greatly boosting the speed of acceleration. Expect it to take you from 0 to 60 in about six seconds in prime conditions. It also sounds much more powerful, yet still muffles the exhaust noise down to an acceptable level.

Better Braking in an Instant

Even the braking system is improved, both by the additional engine power and by a new six-piston front brake caliper option. This provides greater stopping power, letting you react in less time when emergencies and accidents loom on the road.

Compared to the Ford Expedition

It’s a mixture of features that allows the new Tahoe RST to be directly competitive with Ford’s Expedition, easily its biggest contender. Compared side-by-side, the Expedition lags behind with only a 2.5-liter twin turbo V6 engine and 20 less horsepower than the Chevy.


If you’re searching for a top-notch SUV, the Chevy Tahoe RST is certainly a contender. The RST carries a whopping 460 lbs. of torque, making it ideal for anyone who hauls equipment or trailers regularly, but it’s also perfect for heading out on the town. All-in-all, this masterpiece is capable of hauling up to 8,400 pounds or about 8 tons of weight at a time.

We’re excited about the RST, here at Community Chevrolet of Spencer. This vehicle is comfortable to drive, is smooth and buttery on the road, and reacts in seconds to intense road conditions, but it’s just something you have to feel firsthand to truly understand the magnificence. If we’ve made you curious about the RST, contact us to inquire about a test drive today.