Offered in three iterations each, the R1T starts at $67,500 and the R1S at $70,000

Rivian created a splash when it announced and showcased the R1T pickup truck and the R1T SUV. The products looked stunning, came with some brilliant features and specs, and was touted to be the segment leader with these offerings. We kept getting updates on the products ever since, but Rivian hadn’t officially launched it with all the details. Now, after many years, we have some concrete information. Rivian has announced the packages, pricing, and some more information for both these vehicles. Brace yourselves, folks; it’s finally happening!

Rivian R1T Pickup Truck

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The Rivian R1T will come with a quad-motor setup that can sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in three seconds flat in its best iteration. The off-road specs look good, too, and it can rock crawl at 100-percent grade. The truck can also tow up to 11,000 pounds on all the trims. The company has even been upfront about the range when towing at a full capacity, mentioning that you can expect a 50-percent range reduction.

Cabin Features and Technology

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The R1T is expected to boast a 15.6-inch touchscreen on the center console, but it’s not clear if all the trims will feature the same unit. Over-the-air updates will be offered too, obviously. An all-glass panoramic roof will be available on the R1T, and by mid-2022, a removable roof will also be offered. The pickup truck will feature four 110-Volt and three 12-Volt outlets. A camp kitchen setup will be available and can be popped out of the gear tunnel.

Rivian’s driver assistance system is called Driver+ and it can automatically steer, adjust speed, and change lanes on the driver’s command. The setup includes 11 cameras, five radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and a 360-degree field vision.

Dimensions, Angles, and Storage

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The truck is 218 inches long, 79 inches wide, and 72 inches tall. It will have a wheelbase of 135 inches.

The cargo bed measures 54 inches in length and 51 inches in width. In terms of storage, it offers 11 cubic feet of space in the trunk, and 11.9 cubic feet of space is the pass-through gear tunnel volume. In total, the R1T offers a storage space of 68 cubic feet.

Rivian R1T dimensions
Height 72 in
Length 218 in
Wheelbase 135 in
Width (side mirrors folded) 79 in
Front trunk volume 11 cu ft
Gear Tunnel volume 11.9 cu ft
Bed width 51 in
Bed length with tailgate up 54 in
Bed length with tailgate down 83.8 in
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The off-road numbers are also pretty impressive as the R1T offers an approach angle of 34 degrees and a departure angle of 29.3 degrees. The breakover angle is rated at 25.7 degrees. Rivian has also said that the truck will offer a maximum ground clearance of 14.4 inches, which could be for the model equipped with the air suspension. The truck even has a wading depth of over 36 inches.

Rivian R1T Off-Road Performance
Approach angle 34.0º
Departure angle 29.3º
Breakover 25.7º
Max ground clearance 14.4 in
Wading depth 3+ ft

How Many Packages Are Offered?

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The cheapest and the most basic R1T that you can buy is the ‘Explore’.

It comes with a battery pack that’s good to go for over 300 miles. It will come with a matte black interior that includes vegan leather upholstery with something known as Performance stitching. The headliner are floor mats are made of textile. There will be a manual tonneau cover as standard, too. Surround sound and heated seats are some other things that are part of this package.

Next in line is the Adventure Package that is better equipped than the Explore. This model also features a 300-plus mile-range battery pack as standard. It comes with an off-road upgrade from the factory with a reinforced underbody shield, dual front bumper tow hooks, and an air compressor. Apart from this, it will also have:

  • Powered tonneau cover
  • Gear Guard
  • Rivian Elevation 360° audio
  • Natural-grained ash wood interior finishes
  • Perforated vegan leather seating with patterned stitching
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Driver and passenger lumbar adjustment
  • Compass Yellow interior accents
  • 100-percent recycled microfiber headliner
  • Chilewich floor mats

Finally, there’s the Launch Edition that is based on the Adventure but benefits from a few more special add-ons. This includes Special Launch Green paint color option and 20-inch all-terrain or 22-inch Sport wheel and tire upgrade.

How Much Will It Cost?

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The Explore R1T wears a starting sticker price of $67,500, making it the cheapest R1T. The Adventure and the Launch editions start at $75,000. It is unclear at the moment, but these prices do not include the federal tax benefits, which means you can further shave $7,500 off the prices of each trim. You can pre-order it for $1,000. The configurator goes live on 16th November for customers who have already placed a pre-order, and on 23rd for the others.

When Is It Coming?

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The automaker has said that the ‘Launch’ edition R1T will arrive first and deliveries will begin in June 2021. Then six months later in June 2022, the Adventure and the Explore models will arrive. Rivian will also build an R1T with a smaller battery pack that delivers roughly around 250 miles. The arrival of this one will be announced at the launch of the truck.

Rivian R1S SUV

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The R1S features the same setup as the R1T, which means the SUV will be powered by four motors that will help it sprint to 60 mph in three seconds. Even the other capabilities like Rock Crawl are the same as the R1T. The only difference here is the towing capacity, which is 7,700 pounds as opposed to R1T’s 11,000-pound capacity.

Cabin Features and Technology

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Most of the features here are the same as the R1T’s. What’s different is that the R1S can be had in a three-row, seven-seat setup. The third row splits 50:50 and the second row can be split in a 60:40 ratio. You can opt for the rack system on the roof with ‘Quick Connect Crossbars’. It can also be lowered to 8.1 inches so you can put your stuff inside the SUV easily. The Driver+ system will be present here, too.

Dimension, Angles, and Storage

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The R1S is 202 inches long, 79 inches wide, and 72 inches tall, and has a 121-inch wheelbase. Like the R1T, this SUV also has an 11 cubic feet frunk but there’s no gear tunnel here. However, there are multiple storage spaces inside that offer up to 108 cubic feet of space.

Rivian R1S dimensions
Height 72 in
Length 202 in
Wheelbase 121 in
Width (side mirrors folded) 79 in
Front trunk volume 11 cu ft
Rear storage bin 5 cu ft

The approach, departure, and breakover angle of the R1S are rated at 34.3 degrees, 33.7 degrees, and 28.9 degrees. Courtesy of the air suspension, the SUV can be lifted up to 14.4 inches off the ground. The wading depth is over 36 inches.

Rivian R1S offroad performance
Approach angle 34.3º
Departure angle 33.7º
Breakover 28.9º
Max ground clearance 14.4 in
Wading depth 3+ ft

How Many Packages Are Offered?

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The R1S will also be available in three different packages – Explore, Adventure, and Adventure-based Launch edition. The contents of each of them are exactly the same.

How Much Will It Cost?

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The R1S is priced $2,500 higher than the R1T pickup truck, with the base Explore package costing $70,000 and the other two at $77,500.

When Is It Coming?

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The deliveries for the Launch edition R1S will begin in August 2021, and the other Adventure and Explore will arrive in January 2022. You can pre-order the R1S by placing a deposit of $1,000.

Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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