2021 Rivian R1T Electrical Truck Professionals and Cons Overview: A New Period


Professionals

  • Big selection
  • Nice dealing with
  • Unbelievable breadth of functionality

 

Cons

  • Small mattress
  • No bodily controls
  • Just one configuration

Upstart automakers have each proper to construct an unbelievable automobile straight off the bat, however few have sufficient assets or expertise to tug it off. Certainly, automotive historical past is affected by would-be recreation changers who could not hack it, however we see no indication from the 2022 Rivian R1T that claims the corporate will be part of that inglorious membership. We have already referred to as this electrical truck “probably the most outstanding pickup we have ever pushed,” however now it needed to strut its stuff in opposition to our standards on the 2022 MotorTrend Truck of the 12 months competitors.

What impresses most in regards to the 2022 Rivian R1T is its sheer breadth of functionality. It is designed with an outdoorsy way of life in thoughts, however Rivian did not let that strategy compromise the R1T’s capacity to do truck issues. Its towing and hauling capacities are on par with bigger full-size pickups from legacy automakers, and its enormously highly effective electrical motors have zero points coping with the added weight of an EV.

Take it off highway and those self same electrical motors, one at every wheel, give it unmatched functionality on any floor. With the power to exactly distribute torque to every wheel no matter what the others are doing, it felt unstoppable on our off-road course, and we all know from expertise it could possibly deal with far tougher trails simply as simply.

Preserve it on the highway and the R1T handles higher than some other truck in the marketplace, and it rides in addition to the very best. Rivian’s cross-linked hydraulic anti-roll suspension system works wonders controlling physique actions in sharp turns and over bumps—with out compromising trip high quality one bit.

Credit score for each on- and off-road functionality goes largely to the air suspension. With 6.5 inches of vertical adjustment, it could possibly hunker down for straightforward entry and exit in addition to a slippery aerodynamic profile that saves power. However, it could possibly pump itself up and climb over rocks with the very best of them.

Environment friendly as it’s, an enormous battery pack with high-speed charging functionality provides the truck the vary and turnaround time essential to be greater than a novelty. Regardless of how good it’s for off-road or doing work, it will be ineffective if it did not have the vary to go all day, and it does.

Homerun although it could be, the 2022 Rivian R1T will not be a grand slam. The near-total lack of bodily controls inside is irritating, particularly when fundamental capabilities like adjusting the air vents are hidden beneath layers of on-screen menus. The 4.5-foot mattress is large enough for the approach to life crowd however places some limits on the truck’s capacity to haul cumbersome cargo. It does, nevertheless, beget the good Gear Tunnel cupboard space and modern absolutely built-in energy tonneau cowl. Our pre-production take a look at vans additionally bumped into a number of software program bugs on the large screens that also want ironing out.

Weighed in opposition to the whole lot the 2022 Rivian R1T does proper, although, these points appear small. All of the whereas, it gives a complicated and high-quality tackle the minimalist inside aesthetic EVs all appear to comply with, making it really feel definitely worth the worth premium at each flip.

“Extra spectacular is the actual fact the R1T wasn’t constructed to tow, but it could possibly tow 11,000 kilos,” stated MotorTrend Mexico editor Miguel Cortina. “It wasn’t constructed to go rock crawling in Moab, but it could possibly do it.  It wasn’t constructed to drive like a sports activities automotive, but it does.”

Or as senior editor Aaron Gold put it, the R1T is “annoyingly good. Annoying as a result of it is so good nobody goes to consider us after we say so. It is simply going to harm our credibility.”

POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS 2022 Rivian R1T Launch Version; R1T Launch Version (w/ off-road improve) Specs
DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT 2 entrance and a couple of rear-motors, AWD
MOTOR TYPE Everlasting-magnet electrical
POWER (SAE NET) 835 hp
TORQUE (SAE NET) 908 lb-ft
WEIGHT TO POWER 8.6 lb/hp
TRANSMISSION 1-speed computerized
AXLE RATIO 12.6:1
SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Management arms, air springs, adj shocks; multilink, air springs, adj shocks
STEERING RATIO 15.2:1
TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.9
BRAKES, F; R 13.5-in vented disc; 12.9-in vented disc
WHEELS 8.5 x 21-in solid aluminum; 8.5 x 20-in solid aluminum
TIRES 275/55R21 116H Pirelli Scorpion Verde Elect RIV (M+S); 275/65R20 116H Pirelli Scorpion All-Terrain Plus Elect RIV (M+S)
DIMENSIONS
WHEELBASE 135.9 in
TRACK, F/R 68.1/68.1 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 217.1 x 81.8 x 72.5-79.0 in
GROUND CLEARANCE 7.9-14.4 in
APPRCH/DEPART ANGLE 34.0/29.3 deg (max)
TURNING CIRCLE 44.9 ft
CURB WEIGHT (DIST F/R) 7,143 lb (51/49%); 7,184 lb (51/49%)
SEATING CAPACITY 5
HEADROOM, F/R 41.4/38.1 in
LEGROOM, F/R 41.4/36.6 in
SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 60.6/59.0 in
PICKUP BOX L x W x H 54.0 x 55.1 x 18.3 in
CARGO BOX VOLUME 29.2 cu ft; 14.3 cu ft (underbed); 11.0 cu ft (frunk)
WIDTH BET WHEELHOUSES 50.2 in
CARGO LIFT-OVER HEIGHT 31.2 in
PAYLOAD CAPACITY 1,760 lb
TOWING CAPACITY 11,000 lb
TEST DATA
ACCELERATION TO MPH
0-30 1.2; 1.3 sec
0-40 1.8; 1.8
0-50 2.3; 2.4
0-60 3.1; 3.2
0-70 4.0; 4.1
0-80 5.2; 5.3
0-90 6.5; 6.6
0-100 8.1; 8.2
PASSING, 45-65 MPH 1.5; 1.6
QUARTER MILE 11.6 sec @ 110.8 mph; 11.7 sec @ 111.2 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 126; 135 ft
DOUBLE LANE CHANGE RESULT 3.4 sec @ 51.2 mph; 3.3 sec @ 51.7 mph
FRUSTRATION TEST* 3.5 sec @ 222.2 ft; Not examined
TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 8,000 rpm; 7,750 rpm
CONSUMER INFO
BASE PRICE $74,075; $74,075
PRICE AS TESTED $74,075; $79,375
AIRBAGS 8: Twin entrance, f/r aspect, f/r curtain
BASIC WARRANTY 5 yrs/60,000 miles
POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 8 yrs/175,000 miles
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 8 yrs/175,000 miles
BATTERY CAPACITY 133 kWh
EPA CITY/HWY/COMB ECON 74/66/70 mpg-e
RECOMMENDED FUEL 240-volt electrical energy, 480-volt electrical energy
ON SALE Now
* 35-55-mph 6% grade acceleration with 7,500-pound trailer



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