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2023 Chevy Tahoe RST Debuts As New Ford Expedition Rival

When the refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition debuted nearly a year ago, it did so with two brand new variants – the off-road focused Timberline, and the street performance-oriented Stealth Performance Package. Both models are powered by the high-output version of the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.5L V6 EcoBoost, which generates 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque – 85 more horsepower and 127 more pound-feet of torque than the Chevy Tahoe RST. However, the new 2023 Chevy Tahoe RST Performance Edition has just been revealed at the Detroit Auto Show, and it ups the ante a bit in that regard.

The 2023 Chevy Tahoe RST Performance Edition lives up to its name by adding 13 horsepower and 7 pound-feet of torque to its naturally-aspirated 6.2L V8 courtesy of Chevrolet Performance induction and exhaust systems, giving it a grand total of 433 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque, which flows to all four wheels via the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.

That extra bit of power helps out in the acceleration department as well, with 0-60 taking 5.78 seconds versus 5.95 for the regular RST, the quarter-mile coming in at 14.2 seconds at 97 miles-per-hour versus 14.4 seconds at 97 mph, and a top speed of 124 mph versus 112 mph. Both RST versions offer 7,600 pounds of max towing capacity, regardless.

Aside from more output, the 2023 Chevy Tahoe RST Performance Edition also adds Brembo brakes, which reduce stopping distance from 60 miles-per-hour to 133 feet, while black RST badges, standard sport pedals, and the Luxury Package are also included, which adds a host of amenities including a heated steering wheel, power tilt and telescoping steering column, power-adjustable mirrors, and a full suite of driver-assist features such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert and HD Surround Vision. The package retails for $8,525, with production kicking off at GM’s Arlington plant in the fourth quarter of 2022.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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