2018 Chevy Tahoe with Mechanical Changes

The fans of the full-size SUV model, for a long time, expect Chevrolet, or General Motors to offer upgrades for the Tahoe SUV. According to the latest information, the 2018 Chevy Tahoe comes with a new package of equipment, as well as with advanced or new transmission. But let’s start in line. For the 2018 model year, this Chevrolet body-on-frame SUV gets the Relly Sport Trucks (RST) performance package. In addition, the new model comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Chevrolet Tahoe SUV is not often improved. More precisely, this model is not the first choice of the company, when it comes to innovations and refinements. However, no matter what, Tahoe and Suburban are the best-selling full-size SUVs in America. These two models prove their quality and reliability for four full decades. All this time, they are followed by the aforementioned epithet. Many are wondering if there is any need for further improvement for these two models.


Upgrades and Advancing

The new RST package of equipment, also gets the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban. This package of equipment brings improvements to higher levels. These are minor improvements, which contribute to the quality of the vehicle as a whole. In the end, the RST performance package also brings cosmetic shifts for the vehicle. The new Tahoe RST and Suburban RST will arrive at the sales outlets in the autumn of 2017.

2018 Chevy Tahoe is one of the few remaining body-on frame SUVs. Most models in this segment have reduced their dimensions, or have stopped producing them. The reason for this is a poorer economy, as well as new trends in the crossover SUV segment. However, this model still finds a way for new customers. She still manages to respond to customers’ wishes and finds herself an excellent family hauler.

We have already mentioned that Tahoe did not receive significant improvements over the previous years. However, the 2015 model was upgraded with the new Z71 equipment package. After that, the 2017 model went through mid-cycle changes and upgrades. At that time, the emphasis was placed on improving the appearance of the vehicle.

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST is another advance to the Tahoe lineup. Tahoe RST brings out the refreshing design of the exterior. This equipment package offers body-color grille surround, body-colored handles, black roof rails, and window trim. Also, there are 22-inches wheels, as well as Borla performance exhausted system and Brembo brake upgrade.

In addition to the RST equipment package bringing innovation to the 2018 model, that’s not all. Chevrolet, or General Motors Company, has prepared a new transmission for all its models powered by the 6.2-liter V8 unit. This new transmission was developed in cooperation with Ford Motor Company, in order to improve the economy. In addition to 2018 Chevy Tahoe, the new transmission will be found in GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade, and in all other GMs 6.2-liter powered models.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe rear view

2018 Chevy Tahoe Specs

There is no surprise in terms of the supply of power generators. As before, under the hood is a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with direct injection and VVT. Currently, this engine is available with a 6-speed automatic transmission. There are indications that the 2018 model will offer a new 8-speed automatic transmission, combined with this engine. For all versions of the model, the same aggregate is available, which delivers 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 lb.-ft. Of torque at 4,100 rpm.

We mentioned a new 10-speed automatic transmission. This new transmission comes with the 6.2-liter V8 engine with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Currently, this combination is intended exclusively for the 2018 Chevy Tahoe RST. According to some forecasts, this engine and a new shift will also be found in other versions, but only as an option, at an extra charge.


Current knowledge, related to the 2018 Tahoe, do not announce changes in price, compared to the 2017 model. The only move in the price list is RST version. Currently, the base model (LS 2WD) costs $ 48,500 (MRSP). The most ranked version, Premier 4WD, reaches $ 66,450 MRSP.

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