July 26th, 2018 by

2019 Chevrolet Suburban RST will bring performance to the family hauler
While the Chevy Suburban has always been known as a powerful people mover, few would describe it as sporty. That’s sure to change when the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban hits the streets later this year. The newest Suburban will offer the RST Performance Package that debuted last year on the 2018 Tahoe. This option will radically improve the looks and performance of the Suburban like never before. Here’s a brief overview of what El Paso Texas drivers can expect from the Suburban RST once it arrives at Rudolph Chevrolet.

Engines, Transmissions and Drivetrains

Easily the biggest difference between a stock Suburban and one equipped with the RST Performance Package is the inclusion of a 6.2-liter V8. The new engine produces a whopping 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The 6.2 L engine uses direct fuel injection, active fuel management and variable valve timing to deliver maximum power and efficiency. A 10-speed Hydra-Matic 10L80 automatic transmission will be standard equipment. Both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive Suburbans will include the legendary Eaton G80 rear locking differential.

Real-World Driving Performance

Since the 2018 Tahoe RST manages to hit 60 mph in 5.8 seconds, we can expect similar performance from the upcoming Suburban RST. Towing capacity should clock in at roughly 8,100 pounds. Fuel economy will be about 14 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The new Suburban RST will also include Magnetic Ride Control by default. This active suspension can electronically modify the damping capabilities of the shocks in milliseconds to deliver a sure grip on any driving surface.

Exterior Styling and Hardware

As far as outward appearances are concerned, the Suburban RST will be easy to identify thanks to its conspicuous lack of chrome. The grille, door handles, mirror caps, window trim and Chevy badges are all glossy black in color. Furthermore, the RST version will feature 22-inch alloys and beefy P285/45R Bridgestone tires. Distinctive optional Brembo brakes paired with red aluminum calipers and larger Duralife rotors are available. Last but not least, the Suburban RST gets high-flow dual side-exit Borla exhaust pipes.

Cabin Layout and Aesthetics

For the most part, the 2019 Suburban RST’s interior will look more or less identical to the 2018 version. Buyers will get 39.3 cubic feet of storage space behind the third row of seats. With the second and third rows folded down, the Suburban boasts an incredible 121.7 cubic feet of storage. Thanks to the optional split-bench front seat, the Suburban can comfortably accommodate nine people. What’s more, the Suburban RST will come with heated and ventilated leather seats as well as adjustable pedals.

Safety and Infotainment Features

As the top-of-the-line version of the 2019 Suburban, the RST comes with every active driver safety feature Chevrolet has to offer. Forward-collision alerts, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking and automatic headlights all come standard. When it comes to infotainment, buyers can control the MyLink system with an 8-inch touchscreen display. Networking capabilities include 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to name just a few. Five USB ports and five 12-volt outlets make recharging peripherals a breeze.

Trim Level and Package Details

To get the most powerful Suburban soon to be on the market, you’ll need to opt for the Premier trim. From there, one must add the RST appearance package for roughly $2,600. After that, the RST Performance Package will bump up the MSRP of the vehicle by about $2,800. While Chevrolet has yet to publish a release date for the RST Suburban, we can confidently say that it’ll arrive at lots around the country by September at the latest.

Getting the 2019 Chevy Suburban RST in El Paso

Without a doubt, the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban RST is the most exciting truck to hit the automotive world this year. It’ll combine the rock-solid dependability of the Suburban with a level of performance few 4x4s can deliver. If the new RST Suburban sounds like the truck for you, Rudolph Chevrolet is the only dealership you need to remember. When it comes to offering the best prices on Suburbans in El Paso Texas, we refuse to be beat. Find out the Suburban has been thoroughly upgraded by getting a sneak peek at the 2021 Chevy Suburban interior.

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