2022 Rivian R1T and also R1S: Just how we would certainly spec the electrical vehicles


Ends Up the Autoblog staff suches as yellow electrical vehicles. That recognized? Rivian has actually formally opened its configurator to the general public, so obviously all of us needed to dive in and also construct our perfect Rivians. Both the R1T and also R1S contractor devices went online at the very same time, so we chose to make body design among the alternatives. Pick-up or SUV? Rivian has a pair bundles to pick from, an entire selection of paint shades and also a couple of indoor trim alternatives, also. Very early returns from the Rivian Owner’s Forum suggest that individuals are preferring the pick-up by a broad margin (regarding 2:1) over the SUV. You can see a spreadsheet full of orders to obtain a suggestion of just how others are configuring their vehicles.

As is commonly the instance, we greatly adhered to intriguing shades. Also some of the extra boring tones of silver or grey appearance superb on the R1T and also R1S. No one was also enabled to pick the expensive Release Version, because those are formally offered out– Rivian has greyed-out the choice box on its configurator. That holding true, anyone that develops one currently will not obtain it up until January 2022 at the earliest. If you desire to construct one on your own, below’s the link to Rivian’s site.

Listed below you’ll locate every one of our editors’ builds.

Yellow Rivian

West Shore Editor James Riswick: First, allowed’s simply take a minute to praise Rivian for providing both the R1T and also R1S in not just shades, however vivid ones. Huzzah!

Currently, I actually do not desire a vehicle or require, despite whether it’s powered by diesel, power or gas. I would certainly be obtaining the R1S. Past my choice for SUV over vehicle, I actually dig its appearance as an SUV. Lengthy roof covering, great deals of ground clearance … I have a kind. When repainted yellow, it advises me of the second-gen Range Rover, Land Rover Discovery and also also a Toyota FJ Cruiser when they were repainted yellow. Rivian’s Compass Yellow is likewise evocative Lexus Solar Yellow, which is marvelous.

I even more selected the base Check out Bundle. I would certainly conserve 7,500 fictional bucks and also actually just surrender some underbody securing, tow hooks, an elegant stereo, aerated seats and also all-natural timber trim. I would certainly likewise be quiting the chance to pay much more for the Journey’s environment-friendly inside choice, however that would absolutely not go with yellow and also the color is a little bit to evocative my moms and dad’s pistachio home appliances from1979 The outside is audible, I’ll stick to black.

Rivian R1T in green

Customer Editor Jeremy Korzeniewski: I concur with James that the Rivian R1S looks marvelous in yellow. I’m going to go with the R1T pick-up vehicle due to the fact that it would certainly permit me to utilize one automobile for so lots of diverse usage situations. As well as I’m gon na have it repainted environment-friendly. As well as of course, I’ll couple that with the 70′ stastic avocado environment-friendly inside, thanks significantly.

I went for it with my construct, going with the Journey Bundle and also limit pack extended-range battery choice. This is mosting likely to be a costly electrical vehicle. I included the $1,800 off-road wheel and also tire plan and also the optional Camp Cooking area, since that would certainly be just one of the primary usages for this vehicle: off-grid outdoor camping. That brings the overall to $93,500 I’m not claiming I ‘d in fact invest my very own cash on this certain R1T, however I would certainly be lured.

Rivian R1T

Practice Run Editor Zac Palmer: I have actually seen the Rivian R1T in 2 various shades currently: LA Silver and also Rivian Blue. Heaven is excellent, however when I saw you can have the vehicle in yellow, I recognized it was mosting likely to be the one for me. And also, the Compass Yellow paint coincides color of yellow you’ll locate on the brake calipers and also throughout the inside. I dig the regular style, and also yellow likewise simply occurs to be my favored shade.

For tires and also wheels, I selected the dark-painted 20- inch wheels covered in all-terrain rubber. The black wheels make the yellow calipers within pop much more, and also the meatier rubber needs to cause a far better flight. When it comes to the inside, I was torn in between the Woodland Side and also Sea Shore alternatives. Neither are dull, however the $2,000 environment-friendly furniture is simply also great for me to miss. I assume it fits the outdoorsy sensation of the vehicle flawlessly, particularly when integrated with the dark timber trim. I would certainly seem like I remain in an environment-friendly woodland each time I choose a drive, which’s magnificent appealing in an electrical vehicle. When it comes to various other additionals, I bet the $7,500 for the Journey Load. It has the off-road upgrades and also yellow indoor accents I desire, and also the various other technology things look worth the added dough, also. I avoided the Camp Cooking area, due to the fact that truthfully I intend to prepare by fire when I’m out outdoor camping anyhow. Done in, I’m resting at $83,000

Rivian R1S

Elderly Editor, Eco-friendly, John Beltz Snyder: Yeah, that yellow R1S is the one to have. That Compass Yellow advises me of the yellow I desire I would certainly obtained for my old 2004 Subaru WRX. I would certainly choose the minimal Explore plan, however include the off-road rewards and also 20- inch all-terrains. I such as the light “Sea Shore” inside. I’m selecting the seven-seater to suit greater than simply my family members of 4 when needed. For $76,300, I have actually obtained a joyful electrical SUV that obtains the entire Snyder staff– dogs consisted of– approximately our home, and also enables us to with confidence check out several of the landscapes off the beaten track.

Rivian R1T

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Information Editor Joel Stocksdale: I’m selecting an R1T. I such as the appearance of the vehicle a little much better, and also I have extra utilize for a vehicle bed than a 3rd row or a large hatch seat. I’m likewise selecting the more expensive Journey Bundle, which’s practically solely to obtain the lovely Ash timber trim. The various other indoor services and also off-road upgrade are simply crowning achievement. As well as while I ‘d possibly choose the environment-friendly on environment-friendly mix that Jeremy selected if I were actually getting one, I’m selecting another thing to be a little various. I such as blue as a whole, so the lovely Rivian Blue is right up my street. I’m likewise selecting the black inside that matches heaven much better than the environment-friendly inside. Plus it’s much less most likely to discolor than the intense white inside. The black inside will certainly accent the 20- inch black wheels with all-terrain tires I would certainly pick, also. The one choice I would certainly miss is the bigger battery pack. The requirement 300 miles or even more of array would certainly be sufficient for my demands, particularly with DC quick billing ability. Done in, my vehicle involves $81,000

R1S El Cap Granite

Affiliate Editor Byron Hurd: I chose to choose the R1S, and also regardless of my love of fancy paint work, I chose to choose El Cap Granite for the SUV’s outside. I assume it looks great with the comparison of the front illumination aspects. The “standard” Check out indoor matches me great, also if that readily available Ash trim is rather attracting, and also I likewise selected the five-seat config because I would certainly have no requirement for the added row. After checking out the readily available off-road rewards, I handed down both the plan and also the wheel/tire alternatives. They’re great, however I ‘d possibly see and also wait what the up-fitting alternatives appear like after I have actually had a possibility to really feel the vehicle out a little bit and also obtain a suggestion of just how much off-pavement time I can reasonably obtain with it. All-in, my construct sign in at $71,500

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Handling Editor Greg Rasa: First, re: R1T vs. R1S, a vehicle has even more energy, and also a four-door vehicle is virtually an SUV anyhow. Next off, I’m unclear regarding the Rivian shades, at the very least based upon just how they search the configurator. The yellow and also environment-friendly could expand tiring to cope with, and also the certain color of red really did not charm. I have actually likewise never ever heated up to Rivian’s dead-eyed-robot fronts lights (though I or else like the style). I thought about going with white paint, which played down the fronts lights, however rather landed on Rivian Blue. It’s the most pricey option, at $2,500, so it must be the ideal? This coincides shade Joel selected, however I selected the Journey Bundle’s high end white Sea Crest inside with the gorgeous woodwork. This vehicle pencils out at $77,500, so the white inside will certainly be great due to the fact that I am never ever, ever before going to obtain a car that pricey unclean. Which is why I really did not springtime for off-road tires and also wheels. Last factor: I stinted the battery. A 300- plus-mile array is sufficient for anyone.

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