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2019 Chevrolet Suburban RST Performance Package Promises Better Handling, Braking

2019 Chevrolet Suburban RST Performance Package Promises Better Handling, Braking

By Christian Wardlaw, May 04, 2018
Full-size SUVs sell well when gas is cheap and people are employed. That describes the past few years in America, and when Americans want a full-size SUV, they overwhelmingly choose a Chevrolet.

For the 2018 model year, Chevy debuted sporty-looking RST versions of its Tahoe and Suburban models. Swapping chrome for body-color or gloss-black trim and detailing, and bolting on a set of 22-in. aluminum wheels wrapped in 285/45 tires gave them a custom look.

However, only the Tahoe received an optional RST Performance Package with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine making 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, distributed to the drive wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission. That changes for 2019, thanks to vocal Chevy customers asking for a similar package for the Suburban RST.

In addition to extra power, the RST Performance Package installs a performance-tuned Magnetic Ride Control adaptive damping suspension, which aims to provide a smooth ride coupled with better managed body motions when pitching the ‘Burban into a corner.

Furthermore, the RST Performance Package can be upgraded with a Borla-engineered* performance dual side-exit exhaust system and Brembo front performance brakes with red-painted 6-piston front aluminum calipers squeezing larger Duralife rotors.

Chevrolet says the RST Performance Package will be available on the 2019 Suburban starting in the summer of 2018.

*Chevrolet makes clear that Borla is responsible for the quality and warranty of this aftermarket exhaust system.

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