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CR recently took delivery of the 2022 Rivian R1S we purchased for testing at our track. We share our first impressions of this all-electric 3-row SUV, and how it compares to the other major three-row EVs on the market, the Tesla Model X, and well as its pickup truck sibling, the Rivian R1T. We also help a viewer search for a truck that is more fuel efficient than a Toyota Highlander, but also can tow 5,000 lbs – does such a vehicle actually exist??
00:00 – Introduction
00:16 – Highlights: 2022 Rivian R1S
02:15 – Who Are The Competitors
04:44 – Unique Features
08:14 – The Power
12:47 – Regenerative Braking
17:42 – Driving Dynamics
19:49 – The Ride
20:30 – The Controls
24:17 – Question – Does a reliable and fuel efficient midsize SUV that can tow 5k pounds exist?
First Drive: Rivian R1S Proves to Be a Roomy, Quick All-Electric Three-Row SUV
2022 Rivian R1S
2022 Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck Wows Us as It Lives Up to the Hype
2023 Rivian R1T
How Well Can an Electric Pickup Truck Tow?
2023 Tesla Model X
Longer 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Boasts Big Power
2023 Toyota Highlander
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So, does this one suffer the vampire drain that the Rivian pickup seems to suffer?
Would love to try one! Great review!
Overpriced. Colossal and historic depreciation. 🤮 👎🏼
Evidence? All vehicles depreciate? You sound jealous…
Less expensive than a decently equipped Porsche Cayman. That overpriced too?
My first impression of the Rivian R1S is that paying $95k for an SUV with a 315 mile range is going to look ridiculous within five years, especially when the company that made it goes out of business.
I’m not to sure about this multiple camera setup with multiple angle changes within a minute in talking cars podcast. Maybe perhaps in editing have a limit on camera changes per minute . In some parts of this video it gets almost nauseating to see 4 or 5 changes back and forth in 20 seconds.
Isn’t Rivian laying off workers?
And here I am stuck trying to decide between an HR-V or an R1S. Decisions, decisions…
BMW X5 PHEV can tow 5k+. Something to consider for Scott.
The old guy hates this SUV. Sure, the bluetooth speaker, flashlight, and air compressor are not expensive, but I don’t seriously think any of those are the sole reason someone would buy this. It’s like if someone was considering a Rolls-Royce with its umbrella in the door, but then said, “Well, I decided I could buy a $10 umbrella at Wal-mart so I bought the Chevy Spark instead.” The little features should be praised for paying attention to details, not derided for having cheap alternatives. If you don’t feel something from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds, then you should be checked by a neurologist.
Doesn’t Rivian employ a bunch of ex-Tesla folks?
Jake is just a weird dude…The R1’s are simply amazing. Also, mine is 0-60 in 3.0 sec every time with the 22’s, none are 4.0 sec. Jake, go back to your VW Bug from 1964. Regen by the way is amazing. Drive one for a week and you’ll want nothing else. Regen is jerky if you are not used to EV’s. One pedal is the Way!
Jake, if you’re making your passengers sick, you don’t know how to drive or you haven’t spent more than 10 min. in it.
0.2 g’s is where brake lights come on. You guys are drama queens.
God awful review by people that drove one for 2 min.
Home work for Jake…research Rivian…many of the engineers came from McLaren. The suspension is straight off a 720S.