The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe finally brings some fun to the table as Chevy’s first full-size performance SUV. But to truly experience the 2018 Tahoe’s prowess, buyers will need to plunk down extra dough, since the optional Tahoe Performance Package is what grants go-fast SUV lovers all the fun, including the 6.2-liter L86 V8 engine, 10L80 10-speed automatic gearbox and specifically-tuned Magnetic Ride Control suspension. Without checking that box, the added performance is missed, and the less potent 5.3L L83 V8 is included instead.
To note the Tahoe RST only delivers unique styling upgrades — including blacked-out mirror caps, roof rails and badging, body-color grille insert, along with unique 22-inch wheels, while the optional Performance Package is a separate option (one that requires the RST package to begin with).
What’s more, the six-piston Brembo front calipers attached to large Duralife rotors and the Borla exhaust kit are optional and are not part of the RST package.
We don’t know just how much the 2018 Tahoe Performance Pack or the 2018 Tahoe RST will cost just yet, as Chevrolet is quiet on pricing. What we do know is that both packages will be available on the LT and Premier trim levels of the Tahoe, and that opting for the Performance Package will also include the content of the RST package. And despite the Tahoe RST with the Performance Package not being a modern-day Trailblazer SS, it should provide solace for more than a few.