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Old 07-10-2018, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default GMC Denali vs Tahoe RST

Need to replace my current SUV. I have heard good things about the RST and I think it's the same engine that they have in the Denali. Found a great deal on a new RST Tahoe. Anybody own either of these?
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:27 PM   #2
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Not a current model but my wife’s Denali is 6.2 and my last half ton Silverado had the 6.2... it would be hard to drive anything different in a gas motor. Even in those heavy pigs they will scoot.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:39 PM   #3
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My wife drives a 2013 Denali with the 6.2. It's been a great vehicle. Probably the best one we have ever owned actually. That engine is a beast.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:24 PM   #4
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MBV77 thinks that the Denali or Tahoe with the 6.2 and 10 speed transmission is the same vehicle. MBV77 says that Smelltheglove should go with the best deal he finds on either.


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Old 07-11-2018, 12:14 AM   #5
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I hope the 10 speed in those is better than the 8 in my Silverado.

Talk about a clinking transmission! If you goose it she’ll go. But in town slowly gaining speed you dang near get whiplash.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:38 AM   #6
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Just got an 2018 Yukon Denali. Love the thing. No experience with the RST, we didn't drive it. We drove the Tahoe LTZ and didn't like it nearly as much as the Denali. We felt the Tahoe was a little "plasticy" if that makes sense at all.

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Old 07-11-2018, 07:45 AM   #7
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MBV77 thinks that the Denali or Tahoe with the 6.2 and 10 speed transmission is the same vehicle. MBV77 says that Smelltheglove should go with the best deal he finds on either.


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Just got an 2018 Yukon Denali. Love the thing. No experience with the RST, we didn't drive it. We drove the Tahoe LTZ and didn't like it nearly as much as the Denali. We felt the Tahoe was a little "plasticy" if that makes sense at all.

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It makes perfect sense. I know what you are talking about.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:06 AM   #8
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I wish they offered the 6.2/RST when I got my wife’s suburban ltz. 5.3 is a dog of dogs.

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Old 07-11-2018, 08:32 AM   #9
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The rst A10 should be a beast...basically an LT1 power plant with killer brakes.

I have the A10 in both the ZL1 camaro & new F150 company & very impressed.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:41 AM   #10
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The rst A10 should be a beast...basically an LT1 power plant with killer brakes.

I have the A10 in both the ZL1 camaro & new F150 company & very impressed.
I have heard that it's incredibly smooth.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:44 AM   #11
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Fit and finish in a GMC is superior to Chevrolet. Especially when you get into the top end models. Just my opinion of course.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:21 AM   #12
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Fit and finish in a GMC is superior to Chevrolet. Especially when you get into the top end models. Just my opinion of course.
Both built by the same people at the same plant.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:26 AM   #13
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Fit and finish in a GMC is superior to Chevrolet. Especially when you get into the top end models. Just my opinion of course.
Yep. I had a 2010 GMC 1500, and even though the dash was the same, it rode quieter than the Chevy, and when I took it in, I got better service than my friends who had the Chevy. Might be a one off case, but I would def got GMC over Chevy any day.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:33 AM   #14
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Both built by the same people at the same plant.
Maybe the Chevys get built late night when the robots run out of coffee. I don't know. I've owned both. I own a Denali HD now and I've rode in the comparable Chevy and it's just not as nice.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:49 AM   #15
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Just got an 2018 Yukon Denali. Love the thing. No experience with the RST, we didn't drive it. We drove the Tahoe LTZ and didn't like it nearly as much as the Denali. We felt the Tahoe was a little "plasticy" if that makes sense at all.

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My wife has the same one, I think that thing has a corvette engine in it, it will fly, really like it.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:01 AM   #16
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My wife has the same one, I think that thing has a corvette engine in it, it will fly, really like it.
I love the 6.2L motor. Great sound and for a big vehicle, it gets up and goes.
We ended up narrowing down to the Escalade and the Denali. We found the Denali compared well to the Escalade, where the Tahoes didn't compare (fit and finish) to either. Denali won over as it was $15K cheaper with almost the same fit and finish. Has less bells and whistled than the Escalade, but we didn't care much about them.

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Old 07-11-2018, 10:18 AM   #17
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I have heard that it's incredibly smooth.
Normal driving is seamless shifts & pulls very little rpms...get into it & it knows the optimal gear for the application. Ford & GM got a home run with the joint venture.

I think the lines on the rst are sharp.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:25 AM   #18
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We put a lot of miles on the 6.2 w/a Hypertek in wife's previous suv and Dad has the new Denali.

No complaints here.
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:38 PM   #19
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GMC and Chevy are the same vehicles in the base models. Exactly the same. Uilt on the same line. GM outsells Ford.

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Old 07-11-2018, 04:21 PM   #20
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We have had both. You will pay more for the GMC badge.
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:54 PM   #21
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We have had both. You will pay more for the GMC badge.
Hmmmm. I got way better service and a better price at the GMC dealer.

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Old 07-11-2018, 07:21 PM   #22
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In most all cases the GMC will have a slightly higher msrp when comparing very similar builds against the Chevy equivalent...however, that doesn't mean you cannot get a better deal in some cases.

I would be curious to know how much off sticker these are going for.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:05 PM   #23
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In most all cases the GMC will have a slightly higher msrp when comparing very similar builds against the Chevy equivalent...however, that doesn't mean you cannot get a better deal in some cases.

I would be curious to know how much off sticker these are going for.
Any idea where I could find that info? I can google it, but figured you might know of a message board since you are a chevy/vette guy.
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The GMC is a few dollars higher when comparing apples to apples.
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Any idea where I could find that info? I can google it, but figured you might know of a message board since you are a chevy/vette guy.
I tried to like the vette, but it wasn't for me...I researched long & hard before I settled on the ZL1 Camaro. I just like well made vehicles in general & honestly not really brand loyal in any aspect. It is actually a really good time to be an enthusiast, especially in the high horse power / performance arena. Heck, Dodge/Jeep is making an AWD Grand Cherokee Trackhawk with a hellcat engine that can hang with the sportscars in the 1/4 mile. Yeah, it's currently gonna try to creep into 6 figures after the additional dealer mark up, but still!! Crazy.

Not to be a wise guy but 'sorta' common knowledge that GMC trucks & SUV's are a little higher when comparing equivalents. It has a few more bells & whistles that are really more subjective vs. being worth the extra IMO. We ended up with a 15 Tahoe when we went looking and it was really based more on the looks of the exterior vs any difference in price point. If I were you, I would simply pick on what is more appealing & blows your skirt up.

The front end alone (subjective) has me picking the Chevy & sorta surprised when you said you found a great deal on the SRT. I assumed they were still driving a bit of a premium due to demand??
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Just got an 2018 Yukon Denali. Love the thing. No experience with the RST, we didn't drive it. We drove the Tahoe LTZ and didn't like it nearly as much as the Denali. We felt the Tahoe was a little "plasticy" if that makes sense at all.

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My wife has had the Tahoe and now the Denali. The GMC is way more nicer and I almost considered the 6.2 in a truck. The Denali has a much better ride than the Tahoe did too
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Hmmmm. I got way better service and a better price at the GMC dealer.

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My wife did too
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Tina just got her 3rd Yukon Denali. She loves them.
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In most all cases the GMC will have a slightly higher msrp when comparing very similar builds against the Chevy equivalent...however, that doesn't mean you cannot get a better deal in some cases.

I would be curious to know how much off sticker these are going for.
I bought a new Denali truck last month and got 17k off the sticker. I have drove many chevys but the last three have been GMC and won't go back to the chevy. Different ride and a lot quieter. My two cents
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I tried to like the vette, but it wasn't for me...I researched long & hard before I settled on the ZL1 Camaro. I just like well made vehicles in general & honestly not really brand loyal in any aspect. It is actually a really good time to be an enthusiast, especially in the high horse power / performance arena. Heck, Dodge/Jeep is making an AWD Grand Cherokee Trackhawk with a hellcat engine that can hang with the sportscars in the 1/4 mile. Yeah, it's currently gonna try to creep into 6 figures after the additional dealer mark up, but still!! Crazy.

Not to be a wise guy but 'sorta' common knowledge that GMC trucks & SUV's are a little higher when comparing equivalents. It has a few more bells & whistles that are really more subjective vs. being worth the extra IMO. We ended up with a 15 Tahoe when we went looking and it was really based more on the looks of the exterior vs any difference in price point. If I were you, I would simply pick on what is more appealing & blows your skirt up.

The front end alone (subjective) has me picking the Chevy & sorta surprised when you said you found a great deal on the SRT. I assumed they were still driving a bit of a premium due to demand??
It's subjective. Compared to normal price off of msrp for a car, it isn't anything groundbreaking. It's just a good price for that particular car. I'll PM you.
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