Rivian R1S - 2 Minute Review

Published July 10, 2023 by Elizabeth Jeneault

The first thing I noticed about the R1S is how big it is! This is a three-row all-electric SUV that offers lots of room for passengers and that makes it unique. 


And just look at how gorgeous it is! I love the roofline and high ground clearance. These are the Stadium-shaped headlights, a Rivian signature, and there’s also the light bar that extends across. And you can see the Rivian logo proudly on the hood here, with the Rivian nameplate and more cool lighting at the rear.


Inside, look at all of the details! From the stitching, to the all-glass roof, there’s so much to look at. And there’s lots of helpful storage throughout including cubbies, plus every rear seat fits a child seat. And the middle seat is simple to move to get to that third row. All the seats fold flat for storing cargo and you have the front trunk to use, too. There’s a 12.3” driver display paired with a gorgeous 15.6” center display. And you have another display behind the front row for the back passengers to control their air.


The R1S is available to reserve in three all-wheel drive configurations. They are Dual Motor, Performance Dual-Motor, and Quad-Motor. All three deliver exceptional performance. Based on the drive system and the battery pack you choose to go with it, you’ll get an estimated 260-390 miles of range.


Recap and rating time now of this Rivian R1S SUV! Exterior is big, bold, 9.5. Interior is beautiful and while not a Mercedes-Benz EQS, it is very luxurious for an EV, 9. Electric performance we’ll rate a 9, especially considering all the variety. Range is solid for all models, too, another 9. And overall value I’ll rate an 8.5 just because this is an awesome three-row EV SUV, but it is still new. And that results in an SUVs.com deal score of 90/100.


And of course I want to know what you guys think! So be sure to leave those comments below about this R1S SUV.

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