Rob Gives Rivian R1T Five Stars: An Unbiased Look at a Revolutionary Electric Pickup Truck
Rivian R1T Review
The Rivian R1T is a revolutionary electric pickup truck that has been turning heads since its launch. With its sleek design, powerful performance, and advanced technology, it's no wonder the R1T is gaining so much attention.
Rob recently took delivery of his R1T and shared his first impressions with us. After placing his pre-order in February 2020, he had plenty of time to anticipate the arrival, learn from others about their experiences, and watch reviews on TFL and MotorTrend. Rob was previously driving a 2007 Toyota Tundra Crewmax Limited 4x4 on 35” tires, but decided to take the plunge into the world of EVs with the Rivian R1T.
He noted how well thought out and engineered the vehicle was, which allowed him to do most of what he needs a truck to do. He also appreciated the fact that it was built from the ground up with no preconceived notions or prejudices. Rob found the interior to be comfortable and luxurious with all the amenities one could want. He especially enjoyed the Driver+ feature for semi-autonomous driving as well as wireless charging capabilities.
Rob also discussed some of the features he wasn't too fond of such as manual tonneau cover instead of powered, lack of power outlets in the bed, and limited cargo space due to battery location. Despite these minor issues, Rob still highly recommends this vehicle for anyone considering an EV pickup truck.
Overall, Rob gave his Rivian R1T five stars! His review provided valuable insight into ownership experience for those who will soon be taking delivery of their own R1Ts. He also answered questions regarding securing large items such as a KX100 in the back of the truck - something many potential buyers are interested in knowing.
If you're looking for an electric pickup truck that offers luxury, power, and convenience, then look no further than the Rivian R1T. It's sure to turn heads wherever you go!
What vehicles does the author own?
The author owns a 2007 Toyota Tundra Crewmax Limited 4x4 on 35” tires, a 1978 FJ40, a 1982 FJ40, a 66 Buick Riviera GS, and a 2000 Tundra.
How did the author feel about Tesla?
The author felt that Tesla was a cool car but not their jam.
What made the author decide to buy the Rivian?
The author decided to buy the Rivian because it was a well thought out, well engineered vehicle that would actually do most of what they needed a truck to do.
What kind of feedback has the author been getting from people who see it?
The feedback the author has been getting from people who see it has been overwhelmingly positive. People who didn't even know about it love it; and those that do are fanatical.
How did the author secure their son's KX100 in the back of the R1T?
The author lowered the suspension all the way and just lifted it into the back. The tiedown points were perfectly located and so it was easy!
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What are some of the features that the author likes about the R1T?
The author loves the power, the acceleration, the suspension, the interior space, the exterior design, and the fact that it is an electric vehicle. They also love the fact that it has a range of over 300 miles on a single charge.
How does the author feel about the Rivian app?
The author feels that the Rivian app is great. It allows them to check their battery level, plan trips, and even control certain features of their R1T remotely.
What kind of off-roading has the author done with their R1T?
The author has taken their R1T off-roading in some fairly challenging terrain and they have been very impressed with its capabilities. They have gone up steep hills, through mud and water, and even over rocks without any issues.