Rivian R1T

Rivian R1T


The electric vehicle revolution allowed a few new faces to appear in the automotive scene, one of which was Rivian. Rather than try to make a flagship luxury vehicle or a cheap economy EV, Rivian went directly after the reigning electric champ Tesla and beat their Cybertruck to the punch with the first electric pickup, the R1T.

The R1T may be a truck, but it delivers on the luxury front too. It comes standard with air suspension, heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, and arguably enough advanced driving tech to qualify as a “level 2” system. When fitted with an obscene four electric motors, it’s ridiculously fast, and can crawl over difficult terrain with ease thanks to the control provided by an individual motor for each wheel and the ground clearance from not having differential carriers and axles. Its charging speeds also decimate most other 400V-architecture electric vehicles, and it boasts impressive range considering its weight and power.

There have been some teething pains, as is to be expected from a brand new auto manufacturer – the power tonneau covers frequently breaking to the point where Rivian completely removed them from 2023 models, for example – but the car is constantly improving through over-the-air updates and hardware upgrades.



  • Seating: 2 rows
  • 2nd Row Leg Room: 36.6 in
  • Bed Dimensions: 54.1 in x 51.1 in x 18.3 in
  • Cargo Capacity (Bed): 29.3 cu ft
  • Cargo Capacity (Frunk): 11.0 cu ft
  • Cargo Capacity (Gear Tunnel): 11.6 cu ft
  • Cargo Capacity (Total): 51.9 cu ft

Driving/EV Info

  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Battery Size:
    • Standard Pack: 105 kWh
    • Large Pack: 135 kWh
    • Max Pack: 180 kWh
  • Max Charging Rate: 220 kW
  • Time to Charge 10-80%: 42 minutes (Large Pack)
  • Battery Connector: CCS (will receive NACS adapter in 2024 and NACS port in 2025)
  • Heater Type: Resistive heat
Drive System Battery Option Wheel Option Range
Dual-Motor AWD Standard Pack (105 kWh) 21 inch 270 miles
22 inch Not yet rated
Large Pack (135 kWh) 20 inch A/T 300 miles
21 inch 350 miles
22 inch 320 miles
Max Pack (180 kWh) 20 inch A/T 335 miles
21 inch 400 miles
22 inch 360 miles
Performance Dual-Motor AWD Large Pack (135 kWh) 20 inch A/T 300 miles
21 inch 350 miles
22 inch 320 miles
Max Pack (180 kWh) 20 inch A/T 335 miles
21 inch 400 miles
22 inch 360 miles
Quad-Motor AWD Large Pack (135 kWh) 20 inch A/T 274 miles
21 inch 328 miles
22 inch 303 miles


Information is as of 2023 model year


  • Comprehensive:
    • Quad-Motor systems are 5 years/60,000 miles
    • Dual-Motor systems are 4 years/50,000 miles
  • EV Battery & Drivetrain:
    • Quad-Motor systems are 8 years/175,000 miles
    • Dual-Motor systems are 8 years/150,000 miles
  • Safety Restraint System: 8 years/100,000 miles
  • Corrosion (Perforation Only): 5 years/unlimited miles
  • Emissions: 8 years/80,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years/60,000 miles
  • Adjustments: 1 year/12,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned

Rivian does not have a certified pre-owned program currently.

Offers & Incentives

Government Incentives

  • Federal EV Tax Credit
    • New: $3750 (MSRP must be below $80000)
    • Used: 2022 models will be eligible beginning 1 January 2024
  • Colorado EV Tax Credit: $5000 (MSRP must be below $80000)

Rivian Offers


Trim Levels

The R1T is currently only available in one trim level, known as the Adventure.


Base MSRP: $73000

Standard Features

  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Automatic high beams
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Air compressor
  • Panoramic fixed-glass roof
  • Perforated vegan leather seating
  • Heated & ventilated front and rear seats
  • Front seat power lumbar adjustment
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Wireless charger
  • Rivian Driver+
    • Highway Assist: automatic steering, braking and acceleration on select highways
    • Adaptive cruise control w/ stop & go
    • Blind spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Lane departure warning
    • Lane keep assist
    • Lane centering assist
    • Lane change assist
    • Forward collision warning & automatic emergency braking
    • Front, rear, and side parking sensors
    • Trailer Assist: Helps with reverse maneuvers while you have a trailer attached

The R1T does not include Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and Rivian has publicly stated that they do not intend on adding these features to the vehicle for the time being.

Notable Options

Drive Systems
  • Performance Dual-Motor AWD (+$5000)
  • Quad-Motor AWD (+$8000)
Battery Packs
  • Large Pack (+$6000)
  • Max Pack (+$16000)

The Performance Dual-Motor AWD system is not available with the Standard Pack, and neither is the All-Terrain Upgrade. The Quad-Motor AWD system can only be optioned with the Large Pack.

Other Options
  • All-Terrain Upgrade (+$3850): includes 20″ wheels with larger all-terrain tires, a matching spare tire, and underbody protection