2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST The Chevrolet Tahoe 2021 was announced in a joint debut alongside the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban last month. The latest next-generation SUV will be offered in six different trim levels,
Including the new RST (Rally Sport Truck), which returns to offer a sporty aesthetic through a variety of style upgrades, all of which help the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST stand out from the crowd while lurking in the streets – as captured here in the next live photo gallery.
One of the big RST bills is the standard 22-inch wheels, which are a massive upgrade on 18-inch wheels equipped as standard on the LS and LT models.
The 22-inches also outperform the 20-inch wheels fitted on the Premier and Z71 trim levels. Beyond RST, the Chevrolet Tahoe High Country 2021 is the only next-generation Tahoe trim level with standard 22-inch wheels.
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST
In addition to the new rollers, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST gets a “street-inspired” body design thanks to a unique front fascia. The new fascia arrives with a black ice finish for the grille. There are also complimentary black and black-chrome exterior trims found elsewhere on the body.
Inside, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe 4E stands out with RST-specific seats with contrasting seams. The cab also gets a 4.2-inch color driver information center screen as standard. In addition, RST models come with all the same content as LT models.
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Under the hood, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST is equipped with the V8 V8 V8 V8 naturally aspirated V8 gasoline engine aspirated as standard. Production is estimated at 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The new Tahoe TVR is also available with the 3.0L LM2 six-cylinder Duramax turbodiesel power plant, which is valued at 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The GM 10-speed automatic transmission is standard with both engines.
We find it a little strange that GM has decided not to give this trim visible exhaust points, while the Chevrolet Blazer RS, Chevrolet Traverse RS, and Chevrolet Trailblazer RS all offer exposed exhaust gases. Indeed, the visible pipes would give this full-size SUV even more edge appeal – something that the secondary market will undoubtedly address in the future.
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST Price
As reported by Automotive News in February and confirmed by Roadshow, the basic 2021 Tahoe LS model will start at $50,295 including destination. That’s $1,000 more than the 2020 model, not bad considering the multitude of new standard features like LED lighting and automated emergency braking. The next level LT trim will cost $55,095, only $800 more than the 2020 LT.
The higher-end Premier trim will actually be $100 cheaper than last year, starting at $63,895. We do not yet know how much the high cost. The Tahoe 2020 doesn’t have an equivalent trim – it outperforms the Premier model – so we’ll have to guess how much it will be. Let’s say almost $70,000, if not in front. The High Country adds new features like a massive head-up screen and is available with air suspension, and it comes standard with the more powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine.
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The price hasn’t been released for the Z71 all-terrain model ready either, but there’s a bit of precedent to guess that one. Chevy currently offers a Z71 package on the LT finish level for $1,850, which adds things like a two-speed transfer case, retuned suspension, and chunky tires.
But the 2021 Z71 is positioned as its own model with unique style cues and even more mechanical differences, so it can be closer to $5,000 more expensive than the LT. The RST has also been broken to be its own level of finish instead of a single package – on the 2020 Tahoe it’s $2,995 on the LT trim or $2,705 on the premium – but the price of the 2021 RST shouldn’t be too different.
Chevy also hasn’t announced how much the biggest (and largely identical) Suburban will be, but we can make an informed guess about it too. The current Suburban is $2,800 more expensive than the Tahoe equivalent across the board, and the 2021 models should be similar.
The Tahoe and Suburban 2021 will go on sale in the U.S. in the middle of the year, with V8-powered Tahoes coming into production first. Production of the turbodiesel engine will begin in the fall.