As tested by the IIHS, the safety of the Rivian R1T is exemplary. It achieved a top score of Good in all crash-test and other criteria and a 2023 Top Safety Pick+ award, the agency's highest accolade. There are no NHTSA ratings yet because the NHTSA is yet to evaluate the R1T.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
The basic list of safety features includes eight airbags, ABS, stability control, a backup camera, and tire-pressure monitoring. In addition to these, the R1T Adventure adds the entire Rivian Driver+ driver-assistance suite, which includes semi-autonomous Highway Assist that works on certain highways, forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, lane-change assist, automatic LED headlights with auto high beams, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a 360-degree surround-view camera system.
|Rivian R1T Truck Trims||Adventure||Launch Edition|
|Rear Parking Aid||S||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S|
The Rivian R1T's reliability seems to be good out of the blocks, brand-new car company or not. The R1T earned the highest satisfaction rating of any vehicle in the 2023 JD Power US Electric Vehicle Ownership Study with a score of 794 out of 1,000, so that's a good start, but JD Power has not yet given the R1T an overall score or a Quality & Reliability rating, so we'll reserve judgment. The R1T had its fair share of teething troubles last year in its first model year on the market, but four recalls are not bad. They were for an improperly calibrated airbag, improper airbag deployment, a failing steering knuckle and control arm, and an improperly secured seatbelt.
At the time of writing, the 2023 R1T was still recall-free. The Rivian R1T's warranty cover is certainly above average, with a five-year/60,000-mile comprehensive standard warranty, an eight-year/175,000-mile battery and drivetrain warranty, and an eight-year/unlimited mileage corrosion warranty.
The IIHS has awarded the 2023 Rivian R1T a Top Safety Pick+ award and all driver assists come standard, so the R1T is a very safe truck.
The R1T has eight airbags. Front passengers each get a frontal, side, and knee airbag, while both rows are covered by a full-length curtain airbag on each side.