Help Us Shape the Future of EVs: Take Our Poll on Rivian's R1T and R1S Models
Rivian's R1T and R1S models have sparked debate among current owners, future owners, and EV fanatics. The R1T has a full size spare tire and is lighter than the R1S, but the latter has superior off-road capability due to its shorter wheelbase and easier access to the trunk for passengers or pets. Those who prefer off-roading may opt for the R1T while those looking for more versatility in their vehicle might choose the R1S.
The Ford Bronco was recently tested in California's desert near 29 Palms, where it displayed impressive off-roading capabilities compared to an F250 and Tacoma TRD Pro. Its turning radius was great and it never had to be taken out of 4H mode during testing. However, its frameless windows don't seal well and it gets horrible mileage, making it unsuitable as a daily driver.
Rivian's R1T and R1S offer EV enthusiasts two distinct options when it comes to off-roading. While both vehicles are capable on rough terrain, the R1T offers a full size spare tire and lighter weight whereas the R1S offers superior off-road capability due to its shorter wheelbase and easier access to the trunk for passengers or pets. Ultimately, which model one chooses depends on what type of off-roading they plan to do and how much versatility they need from their vehicle.
To help us better understand the preferences of EV enthusiasts, we've created a poll to gauge opinions on Rivian's R1T and R1S models. We'd love for you to take part in this survey so that we can get an accurate picture of what people think about these two vehicles. Your feedback is invaluable and will be used to inform our future decisions regarding electric vehicle design and development.
We appreciate your time in taking this poll! It should only take a few minutes, but it could have a big impact on how EVs are designed going forward. Please click the link below if you're interested in participating: [Link]. Thank you for helping us make sure that all EV owners have access to the best possible off-roading experience!
What do current Rivian/EV owners think of the R1T and R1S?
Most owners would take the SUV over the truck for its superior off-road capability and easier access to the trunk.
What are the differences between the R1T and R1S?
The R1T has a longer wheelbase, providing higher towing capacities, while the R1S has a shorter wheelbase which provides better break over angles and a shorter turn radius. The R1T also has a full size spare tire.
Is the R1S better for off-roading than the R1T?
It depends on what type of off-roading you do. For rock crawling, the shorter wheelbase of the R1S may be beneficial, while for desert running, the longer wheelbase of the R1T may be more advantageous.
What is the appeal of the R1S?
The R1S offers an enclosed back behind the second row seats, as well as a gear tunnel + seats and an electric tonneau cover. It can also be used for sleeping in with its flat back seats.
How does the Bronco compare to the R1T when it comes to off-roading?
The Bronco is highly capable off-road, with great turning radius and sasquatch tires that make it unstoppable. It is much better than the Jeep Wrangler but may be too compromised on the road to be a daily driver due to its poor mileage, road noise, and wind noise.
Where is the best place to put a spare tire in an EV vehicle?
It depends on your needs - some people prefer to keep their spare in their trunk, while others may opt to put it on their roof if they are Overlanding. The R1T has a full size spare tire, which can be stored in the trunk or on the roof.