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The mad scientists at Chevrolet are rubbing their hands together while smiling their evil grins of excitement. They’ve just created a new monster in the form of a fast and powerful full-size SUV. The 2023 Chevy Tahoe RST Performance Edition is the fastest Tahoe ever made, giving you a family-sized performance machine that might induce you to an evil laugh of your own.

A balance of everything for the 2023 Chevy Tahoe RST Performance Edition

There’s so much to this big and brawny SUV that you’d swear the kitchen sink was in the back somewhere. The Performance Edition Package is an $8,525 package that takes this big Chevrolet SUV to a more powerful and performance-based level. This big 8-seater receives:

  • Extra chassis stiffness
  • Suspension tuning
  • Bigger brakes

When the Tahoe RST receives this package.

This new model delivers the expected full-size SUV comfort along with the functionality that makes this big brute useful for your family. Toss in the handling and performance dynamics of a small car, and you’ve got a big SUV that’s a joy to drive.

Shh, the price of this Tahoe is better than you expect

2023 Chevrolet Tahoe RST Performance Edition
2023 Chevrolet Tahoe RST Performance Edition | Chevrolet

You’ll be shocked to learn that the Tahoe RST Performance Edition costs less than the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. The Chevy full-size SUV, with the Performance Edition package, costs $75,120, while the Hellcat Durango tips the scales at $84,000.

Of course, the Durango Hellcat has a lot more power, hitting 710 horsepower compared to the Tahoe RST Performance Edition 437 ponies, but the Tahoe is much bigger than the Durango.

How fast is the 2023 Chevy Tahoe RST Performance Edition?

This big, brick-shaped SUV can race to 60 mph in only 5.78 seconds. That’s impressive for a brute of this size. The quarter-mile results offer 14.2 seconds at 97 mph, which means this SUV is pretty quick and powerful. The top speed of this full-size SUV is 124 mph, more than enough for anyone to have a lot of fun in this big SUV.

By comparison, the regular RST model hits 60 mph in 5.95 seconds and has a top speed of 112 mph.

Bigger Brembo brakes for a beefy beast of a Chevy SUV

Red Brembo Brakes Tahoe RST Performance Edition
Red Brembo Brakes Tahoe RST Performance Edition | Chevrolet

The Brembo brakes on the Performance Edition model of the Tahoe RST are 25 percent larger than the base RST brakes. This allows the brakes to handle this impressive SUV’s extra power and performance. Chevy didn’t stop there. The brake pedal is retuned to offer faster-stopping power, making it easier to control the power and performance.

Police inspiration in this Performance Edition 2023 Chevy Tahoe RST

Chevy upgraded the suspension for the Performance Edition package. With the Tahoe PPV (Police Pursuit Vehicle) in the market for police forces, Chevy took some components from the pursuit-rated model for the Performance Edition. These items include the chassis and suspension components that make the ride more controlled and stable in this big SUV. The dampers, springs, and anti-roll bar are tuned for better performance.

Chevy also lowered the ride height by 0.4 inches in the front and 0.8 inches in the rear to put this big brute closer to the road.

Can you still tow in this performance-oriented full-size SUV?

Chevy Tahoe Towing a trailer
Chevy Tahoe Towing | Chevrolet

Yes. Unlike some performance vehicles, the 2023 Chevy Tahoe RST Performance Edition can tow up to 7,600 pounds. This is pretty impressive and only 800 pounds less than the regular Tahoe SUV offers. If you’ve got a big trailer to take with you during your adventures, this big speedster can pull it.

Does this full-size Chevy SUV deliver the goods?

If you want a capable full-size SUV with excellent performance numbers and a package of features to make it faster, adding the Performance Edition package to the 2023 Chevy Tahoe RST is a great way to get what you want.

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