2023 Rivian R1T Truck Performance

Rivian R1T Truck Performance Rating

2023 R1T Truck Performance

The automaker claims that the 835-hp quad-motor Rivian R1T's 0-60 sprint takes only three seconds and various independent tests have measured this figure to be anything from 3.1 to 3.3 seconds, so it's certainly rapid. Top speed is limited to 110 mph. The 533-hp dual-motor R1T completes the test in a claimed 4.5 seconds, which will be more than fast enough for most people. An enhanced 665-hp Performance Dual-Motor configuration has also been made available, which will cut down the sprint to a claimed 3.5 seconds.

Off-road ability is extremely good, with up to 14.9 inches of ground clearance with the standard air suspension (developed with the help of McLaren) in its highest setting. AWD is, naturally, standard on all trims, and the quad-motor's all-wheel-drive system has a motor per wheel. Trailering is a high point, and the R1T can tow up to 11,000 pounds - albeit at the cost of range. Various drive modes are included to optimize vehicle settings for the circumstances at hand, and their names are pretty self-explanatory: All Purpose, Sport, Off-Road Auto, Off-Road Rock Crawl, Off-Road Rally, Conserve, and Tow. For 2023, Rivian is adding additional modes via over-the-air updates, including Snow, Soft Sand, Pet Comfort, and Camp mode.

2023 R1T Truck Performance Photos

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2023 Rivian R1T Truck Forward Vision
2023 Rivian R1T Truck Rear-Facing View
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Engine and Transmission

The standard dual-motor electric motors in the Rivian R1T develop a total of 533 horsepower and 610 lb-ft of torque, but an enhanced version of the dual-motor setup with 665 hp and 823 lb-ft is also now available. The quad-motor R1T powertrain has a motor per wheel, delivering 415 hp and 413 lb-ft to the front axle and 420 hp and 495 lb-ft to the rear axle for a total system output of 835 hp and 908 lb-ft of torque with finely adjustable independent torque vectoring per wheel. Whatever the setup, a single-speed transmission is used.

2023 Rivian R1T Truck Performance Specs:

Rivian R1T Truck TrimsRivian R1T Truck EnginesRivian R1T Truck HorsepowerRivian R1T Truck TransmissionsRivian R1T Truck DrivetrainsRivian R1T Truck Range
Motors: Rivian Quad-Motor Drive
533 hp
600 hp
665 hp
835 hp
Single Speed AutomaticAWD260 miles
321 miles
352 miles
410 miles
Launch EditionElectric835 hpSingle Speed AutomaticAWD314 miles

2023 R1T Truck Gas Mileage

The Rivian R1T is at its most efficient with the dual-motor setup. The base versions have a range of between 270 miles and up to 410 miles (the latter figure is for the Max battery pack) and figures will likely be affected by which wheels and tires are equipped. Adding the Performance Pack means the standard battery falls away, and range with the Large battery is set at 350 miles. Quad-Motor models have an estimated EPA range of 328 miles.

You can add 25 miles of range per hour of charge on the Rivian Wall Charger. When using DC fast charging, a maximum of 140 miles of charge can be added in 20 minutes.

2023 Rivian R1T Truck Fuel Capacity

Rivian R1T Truck TrimsAdventureLaunch Edition
Rivian R1T Truck Hybrid Battery CapacityN/A135 kWh
Rivian R1T Truck Charge TimeN/A13 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V

2023 Rivian R1T Truck Trailering

Rivian R1T Truck TrimsAdventureLaunch Edition
Rivian R1T Truck Maximum Trailering Capacity11,000 lbs.11,000 lbs.
Motors: Rivian Quad-Motor Drive
TransmissionSingle Speed AutomaticSingle Speed Automatic


Which Rivian R1T trim is the most efficient?

Theoretically, dual-motor models with the upcoming Max battery pack will give you up to 410 miles of range. But the Large pack with low-resistance rolling tires will give you around 350 miles, which is also excellent.

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