2023 Rivian R1T Truck Safety and Reliability

Rivian R1T Truck Reliability Rating

2023 R1T Truck Safety

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.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 R1T Truck Key Safety Features

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 TrimsAdventureLaunch Edition
Back-Up CameraSS
Cross-Traffic AlertSS
Rear Parking AidSS
Blind Spot MonitorSS
Lane Departure WarningSS
Lane Keeping AssistSS
Night VisionN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSS
Brake AssistSS
Stability ControlSS
Traction ControlSS

2023 R1T Truck Reliability

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.


  • Basic:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    8 Years \ 175,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    8 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles


Is the Rivian R1T a safe truck?

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.

How many airbags does the Rivian R1T have?

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.

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