What is a Chevrolet RS?

A photo of the RS badge on a 2022 Chevy SUV.

What Does the Chevy RS Badge Mean?

Just about every automaker on the planet offers a wide range of crossover SUVs and most of them are worthy competitors of the lineup offered by Chevrolet. However, our manufacturing partner is always on the lookout for a way to stand out from the crowd. For the 2022 model year, that means introducing special RS versions of most of its crossover SUV options. So, what does the Chevy RS badge mean? Conventional wisdom (and various internet forums) says that an RS badge means ‘Rally Sport.’ However, when it’s applied to the likes of the Chevy crossover SUV lineup, the words, ‘refinement,’ ‘performance,’ and ‘attitude,’ might be more accurate.

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Which Chevy SUVs Have an RS Version?

Chevrolet has one of the most diverse and capable lineups of crossover SUVs in the global automotive industry. Our manufacturing partner has made RS models available for the Trailblazer, Equinox, Blazer, and Traverse. Each RS model retains the same powertrain and other mechanical features found on the regular version of each vehicle. Additionally, this also means every RS-branded crossover SUV will also be equipped with Chevy’s advanced suite of connectivity technology, including access to the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay suites, as well as Amazon Alexa integration.

Accessories For the Chevy RS SUVs

The family of RS-branded Chevy SUVs was built to be noticed. This concept goes beyond simply affixing an RS badge to the fronts and rears of each vehicle. Each RS SUV from Chevrolet can be equipped with an impressive slate of trim-exclusive features. Some of the RS-only accessories and accents will include:

  • Black-accented aluminum wheels
  • RS-exclusive grille design
  • Black Chevrolet bowtie
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights

Additionally, the interior of each Chevy RS-branded SUV will have a number of elements that can only be found with the special edition trim. The seats and other interior surfaces will be wrapped with Jet Black material, the gear shifter will have red-accented stitching on the boot and an RS badge of its own. Active Noise Cancellation is also standard equipment in each RS model.

Make an appointment with a Budds’ Chevy product expert, today, if you’d like to start the process of ordering one of these incredible SUVs.