The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban officially debuted back in December during a special media event in downtown Detroit. In addition to fresh exterior and interior styling, the latest tech offerings, updated underpinnings, and a new diesel engine option, both models are offered in the sporty RST trim level. Unfortunately, both next-gen RST models fail to offer visible exhaust tips.
The lack of visible exhaust tips on the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban RST and 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST is a rather strange omission, given how popular this relatively simple aesthetics feature can be with performance-flavored models. However, rather than visible pipes, the two SUVs instead come with a single tip that’s tucked up underneath the body with regard to the RST trim level.
This is particularly confusing when considering the quad tips and polished finish seen on the rear end of the Premier and High Country models, both of which have a more luxury-oriented approach compared to the sporty RST models. We provided a complete breakdown on the next-gen vehicle exhaust treatments in a previous post.
To note, the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban RST and 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST are offered with a host of unique touches, including updated front fascias with a black ice finish for the grille, as well as 22-inch wheels and black/black-chrome trim bits. Moving into the cabin, the RST’d SUVs also come with trim-level-specific seating, complete with contrast stitching.
The RST models also include all the same content as the LT trims. GM’s 5.3L L84 V8 engine is equipped as standard, with 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque on tap for motivation, and the GM 10-speed automatic transmission to handle the cog swaps.
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