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2024 Rivian R1T: A Comprehensive Guide On Features, Specs, And Pricing


Rivian may have been founded back in 2009, but the company didn’t really make a big name for itself until just a few years ago with the release of the 2022 Rivian R1T. This all-electric pickup truck was among the first to market alongside the Ford F-150 Lightning, beating out the likes of the Lordstown Endurance and Chevrolet Silverado EV. As soon as the R1T hit the market, the company hit the ground running, and it’s now one of the biggest names in high-end EVs.

The Rivian R1T is considered by many to be one of the, if not the, best pickup trucks on the market, and that’s not even limiting it to just electric models. So, let’s dive into the 2024 Rivian R1T and see how the newest model stacks up against the competition.

2024 Rivian R1T

Rivian R1T

Dual- or Quad-permanent-magnet motors

Single-speed automatic

533-835 HP

610-908 LB-FT

All-wheel drive

270-410 miles


Fuel Economy
64-78 MPGe

Charge Time
14 hours

Towing Capacity
11,000 pounds

Payload Capacity
1,760 pounds

0-60 MPH
4.5-3.0 seconds
  • Quickest electric truck on the market
  • 11,000-pound towing capacity
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Recharge 140 miles in 20 minutes
  • High starting price for the base model
  • No smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
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What’s New For 2024

With how well-received the Rivian R1T has been since its 2022 release, the company isn’t making many big changes for the 2024 model year. The most noticeable difference is the inclusion of a new high-performance dual-motor configuration that offers a bit of a middle ground between the base model and the quad-motor setup. This new trim offers the most customization with all the different battery packs, helping buyers dial in exactly what you’re looking for.

2024 Highlights

  • New Performance Dual-Motor trim
  • Record a trip via the new Drive Cam feature
  • Class-leading acceleration with quad-motor setup
  • 11,000-pound towing capacity
  • Up to 410 miles of range with the upgraded battery pack

Exterior Dimensions

All Trims


217.1 Inches


81.8 Inches


78.2 Inches


135.8 Inches

(Data sourced from Rivian)

Specifications And Performance

Green 2023 Rivian R1T

The 2024 Rivian R1T is available in three different trims, which can then be customized further with different battery options, of which there are four. These include the Standard 106.0 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery, Standard+ (121.0 kWh), Large (131.0 kWh), and Max (147.0 kWh). Somewhat oddly, the bigger battery packs do not correlate to more power, only longer range.

The base model R1T is the standard Dual-Motor all-wheel drive (AWD) that uses dual permanent-magnet motors to produce 533 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain can be paired with any of the four battery options depending on what you want to get out of it and how much you’re looking to spend. This trim, the slowest version of the truck, still goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour (MPH) in just 4.5 seconds.

Next up is the new Performance Dual-Motor powertrain, which is available with all but the Standard battery. This setup pumps out 665 horsepower and 829 pound-feet of torque, enough to hit 60 MPH in 3.5 seconds. If that’s not fast enough for you, then the Quad-Motor R1T might tickle your fancy. Its four-motor setup produces 835 horsepower and 908 pound-feet of torque, rocketing the truck from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.0 seconds, making it the quickest electric truck on the market.

Performance Specifications


Performance Dual-Motor



Dual permanent- magnet motors

Dual permanent- magnet motors

Quad permanent- magnet motors


533 HP

665 HP

835 HP


610 LB-FT

829 LB-FT

908 LB-FT






106.0-147.0 kWh Net

121.0-147.0 kWh Net

131.0 kWh Net


270-410 Miles

352-410 Miles

328 Miles

Fuel Economy

76 MPGe

78 MPGe

64-68 MPGe

0-60 MPH

4.5 Seconds

3.5 Seconds

3.0 Seconds

(Data sourced from Rivian)

Note that the Quad-Motor powertrain is only available with the Large battery pack, which is a bit strange that the brand’s top-tier pickup truck doesn’t come with the bigger Max battery. This leads to the Performance Dual-Motor offering arguably the best combination of power, acceleration, and range, with an impressive maximum range of 410 miles on a single charge. It just costs much more than any other R1T configuration you can buy.

Towing and Payload Capacities

Rivian R1T driving in front of another Rivian EV
Jarlat Maletych / Shutterstock

All three trims offer the same 11,000-pound towing capacity, which is among the best towing capability of any electric truck. The R1T can stand up against most gas-powered trucks with this towing capacity, but keep in mind that hauling anything near this weight will cause the battery to drain significantly faster, so you’ll need to plan out your trips a lot more carefully if you’re loading the R1T up.

All Trims

Payload Capacity

1,760 Pounds

Towing Capacity

11,000 Pounds

(Data sourced from Rivian)

Off-Road Capabilities

2024 Rivian R1T crawling up desert rocks

With the R1T, Rivian set out to make one of the most off-road capable pickup trucks you can buy, especially for the EV space. The brand touts the R1T’s ability to drive through three feet of water with ease, rock crawl with the best of them, and go over just about any terrain you can reasonably expect to drive on or through. With its 14.9 inches of ground clearance, the Rivian R1T makes for an off-road warrior that you might not expect from such a refined, powerful electric truck.

Rivian R1T Off-road Angles

All Trims

Approach Angle


Departure Angle


Breakover Angle


Minimum Ground Clearance

14.9 Inches

Water Wading Depth

3.0 Ft.

(Data sourced from Rivian)

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Rivian R1T Charging Time And Range

2024 Rivian R1T Charging

Rivian is a bit odd in how it talks about the charging rate for its batteries. Instead of giving a length of time for how long it takes to charge the batteries, Rivian only goes as far as to say how many miles of range you can charge per hour. It’s also worth noting that all four batteries charge at the same rate, which isn’t always the case. One good thing about charging the Rivian batteries is that you can get up to 140 miles of juice in just 20 minutes with DC Fast Charging, making it easy to get back on the road.


Standard (106.0 kWh)

Standard+ (121.0 kWh)

Large (131.0 kWh)

Max (147.0 kWh)


270 Miles

315 Miles

328-352 Miles

410 Miles

Level 1 AC 120V Charging Rate

3-4 Miles Per Hour

3-4 Miles Per Hour

3-4 Miles Per Hour

3-4 Miles Per Hour

Level 2 DC 240V Charging Rate

16-25 Miles Per Hour

16-25 Miles Per Hour

16-25 Miles Per Hour

16-25 Miles Per Hour

Level 3 DC Fast Charging Time (140 Miles)

20 Minutes

20 Minutes

20 Minutes

20 Minutes

(Data sourced from Rivian)

Interior Technology, Luxury, And Comfort

Best Interior Features Of The 2024 Rivian R1T

  • All-digital dashboard
  • Leather, wood, and other high-end materials
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use infotainment system
  • Spacious interior and storage space
  • 110-volt outlets and air compressor standard in the bed

The Rivian R1T might be one of the best off-roading trucks on the market along with the fastest, but it doesn’t stop there. Step up into the truck and you’re treated with a luxurious cabin that puts other trucks to shame, EV or not. The interior of the R1T has a contemporary design that uses leather with wooden accents to create those luxury vibes you’d expect from a vehicle at this price point, but the lack of a barebones work truck version might be a turn-off to some looking for a simpler design.

The Rivian R1T offers great cargo capacity for the segment, with the front trunk (frunk) providing 11.1 cubic feet of storage. The R1T also has an innovative gear tunnel storage space that adds another 11.7 cubic feet of space. These areas combined with the bed of the truck and collapsible crossbar system for additional gear make the Rivian the perfect truck for camping, going on a road trip, and anything in between.


2024 Rivian R1T

Staring back at you while you’re driving the R1T are two digital screens that make up the dashboard, including a large 15.6-inch touchscreen mounted to the center of the dash for the infotainment system. This touchscreen is easy to reach while driving and the intuitive controls mean you won’t be as distracted while you’re driving. The horizontal layout of the screens also fits seamlessly with the rest of the interior design, offering a simple, elegant finish.

Like previous model years, the 2024 Rivian R1T does not offer smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Bluetooth connectivity is available for navigation, music, and more, but the lack of total integration is a knock on the R1T.

Interior Dimensions




41.1 Inches

38.1 Inches


41.4 Inches

36.6 Inches

Shoulder Room

60.6 Inches

59.0 Inches

Cargo Capacity (Frunk/Gear Tunnel)

11.1 Cu.Ft.

11.7 Cu.Ft.

(Data sourced from Rivian)

Safety And Reliability

Orange R1T side

Although Rivian is a relative newcomer to the automotive scene, the company is already known for making safe vehicles that can stand up against the most recognizable names on the market. Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the R1T a 2024 Top Safety Pick+, which is the highest-level award the agency offers.

At this time, the Rivian R1T has not been tested or rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but the agency has not received any recalls or complaints, nor are there any ongoing investigations into the truck.

Driver Assistance Features

All Rivian vehicles, including the R1T, come standard with Driver+, a full suite of driver assistance features designed to improve the overall driving experience. This system includes standard features that come from the factory and additional ones that can be added via over-the-air updates. The R1T’s driver-assistance features include lane-change assist, trailer assist, adaptive cruise control, and more.

  • Highway assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-change assist
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Blind-spot warning
  • Automatic high beams
  • Rear cross-traffic warning
  • Park assist
  • Trailer assist
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Dynamic brake support

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Rivian R1T rear

The Rivian R1T comes with the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which offers expansive coverage across the board, though it differs depending on which trim you opt for. The warranty includes bumper-to-bumper coverage for 60 months/60,000 miles on the Quad-Motor configurations, but only 48 months/50,000 miles on other trims. The Quad-Motor trim with the Large batter pack receives an industry-leading 96-month/175,000-mile battery warranty, while other trims have battery coverage for 96 months/150,000 miles.

All trims come with a 96-month corrosion warranty with no mileage limit and a 12-month/12,000-mile adjustment warranty. Rivian also says that they provide 24/7 roadside assistance, but they do not provide a mileage or time limit on this service, so it may be in perpetuity for all Rivian drivers.



Full Warranty*

60 Months/60,000 Miles

Battery Warranty*

96 Months/175,000 Miles

Maintenance Warranty

12 Months/12,000 Miles

Roadside Warranty

No time or mileage limit

Corrosion Warranty

96 Months/Unlimited Miles

*These warranties are for the Quad-Motor configurations, lesser trims have lesser warranties as described above

(Data sourced from Rivian)

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2024 Rivian R1T Model Versus Its Competitors

With the Rivian R1T sitting strong as arguably one of the best electric trucks on the market, it’s only fair to compare it to the 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning, which was recently named TopSpeed’s top electric vehicle of 2024. After that, let’s see how it stacks up against another relative newcomer to the market, the innovative Tesla Cybertruck.

How The Rivian R1T Compares To The Ford F-150 Lightning

  • 2024 Rivian R1T 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning
    Model Rivian R1T Ford F-150 Lightning
    Engine Dual- or Quad-permanent-magnet motors Dual-permanent-magnet motors
    Transmission Single-speed automatic Single-speed automatic
    Horsepower 533-835 HP 452-580 HP
    Torque 610-908 LB-FT 775 LB-FT
    Driveline All-wheel drive All-wheel drive
    Range 270-410 miles 230-320 miles
    MSRP $69,900-$94,000 $49,995 – $91,995
    Fuel Economy 64-78 MPGe 66-70 MPGe
    Charge Time 14 hours 10-15 hours @ 240V
    Towing Capacity 11,000 pounds 7,700-10,000 pounds
    Payload Capacity 1,760 pounds 1,952-2,235 pounds
    0-60 MPH 4.5-3.0 seconds 3.8 – 4.1 Seconds

A battle among titans in the electric truck space, the Rivian R1T and the Ford F-150 Lightning have been battling since they were both released back in 2022. The biggest advantage of the Ford is its attractive entry-level price of $49,995 for the base model, about $20,000 less than the Rivian R1T starting price. Although the base model Rivian is faster and can tow more than the base Lightning, that cost difference is hard to make up for.

In terms of performance, no truck can compete with the Rivian R1T, not even the all-electric F-150 with its lightning-quick acceleration. The fastest model of the Ford F-150 Lightning produces 580 horsepower and can go from 0 to 60 MPH in 3.8 seconds, which is still faster than nearly anything on the road. But when it’s being compared to the Rivian, it falls short, with the Performance Dual-Motor R1T hitting 60 MPH in 3.5 seconds and the Quad-Motor setup getting there in only 3.0 seconds.

Inside the cabins, both trucks offer a good combination of luxury, comfort, cargo space, and technology, although the Ford’s inclusion of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto gives it the nod.

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How The Rivian R1T Compares To The Tesla Cybertruck

  • 2024 Rivian R1T 2024 Tesla Cybertruck
    Model Rivian R1T Tesla Cybertruck
    Engine Dual- or Quad-permanent-magnet motors Dual-motor or Tri-motor setup
    Transmission Single-speed automatic Single-speed automatic
    Horsepower 533-835 HP 600-845 HP
    Driveline All-wheel drive All-wheel drive
    Range 270-410 miles 320 – 340 miles
    MSRP $69,900-$94,000 $79,990 – $99,990
    Towing Capacity 11,000 pounds 11,000 pounds
    Payload Capacity 1,760 pounds 2,500 pounds
    0-60 MPH 4.5-3.0 seconds 2.6 – 4.1 seconds

The Rivian R1T might be one of the most versatile and most promising electric trucks on the market, but no model has gotten more attention than the Tesla Cybertruck. Through its controversial history in recent years, the Cybertruck has made a name for itself in a crowded EV space, and it has finally hit the road in the last few months, making it fair game to compare against the best models available like the Rivian.

First and foremost, the Cybertruck is the only model on the market that can compete with the Rivian in all-out performance. The Cyberbeast trim of the Cybertruck is claimed to reach 60 MPH in only 2.6 seconds, which will instantly make it the fastest electric truck you can buy. This tracks with other Tesla vehicles like the Model S Plaid and Model X Plaid, which have long been the quickest EVs in their segments.

Stepping inside the trucks, the interior of the Rivian R1T has a lot more to offer than the Cybertruck. All Tesla models have been known for their minimalist interiors over the years, and the new Cybertruck is no exception. The single touchscreen mounted to the monolithic dashboard looks lackluster compared to the R1T’s interior, and the Rivian provides that luxurious feel that you would expect from an EV in this price range. Tesla models also don’t include Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, so neither truck has that added bonus.

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How Much A 2024 Rivian R1T Costs

A Blue 2024 Rivian R1T

The base model Rivian R1T Dual-Motor truck has a starting price of $69,900. Upgrading to the Performance trim adds $5,000 to that, and then you also have to upgrade to the Standard+ battery for another $3,100, bringing the starting price to $78,000. On this trim, you can also upgrade to the Large and Max battery packs for additional range, with the most expensive configuration being the Performance trim with the Max battery, starting at $94,000.

Opting for the performance-oriented Quad-Motor setup will limit you to only the Large battery pack, but the starting price comes down to $87,000. With this setup having by far the best performance while also coming with the second-biggest battery, you’d be hard-pressed to justify paying more for the lower trim!

Trim Level




Performance Dual-Motor


Quad Motor


(Data sourced from Rivian)



Performance Dual-Motor



270-410 Miles

352-410 Miles

328 Miles


76 MPGe

78 MPGe

64-68 MPGe

(Data sourced from Rivian and the EPA)

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Is It Worth Buying A Rivian R1T?

Green R1T Venice Hub

If you’re in the market for an all-electric pickup truck, the Rivian R1T should be at the very top of your list. The R1T might offer the best versatility on the market in terms of acceleration, off-roading, towing, and cost of any truck that money can buy. It really is a jack-of-all-trades in the electric truck segment, except it does everything exceptionally well. The single biggest con of the R1T is its lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but you might be willing to overlook that for neck-breaking acceleration.

One of the only other trucks that should be at the top of your list with the R1T is the Ford F-150 Lightning, which provides arguably the best value of any electric truck on the market. After all, it was named TopSpeed’s EV of the year for a reason. The recent release and delivery of the Cybertruck also tosses a new name into the ring, with the Cyberbeast trim being the only truck that can come close to the performance of the R1T, much less beat it outright in a drag race.


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