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2022 Rivian R1T First Drive Review: Electric Off-Road Dominance

•, By, Tom Moloughney

I entered last week's R1T media drive with high expectations, and often that leads to disappointment on these first drive events. However, I didn't leave disappointed, I left in awe. The ultimate electric adventure vehicle has arrived, and it's called the Rivian R1T.

The Rivian R1T is an extraordinary vehicle. On pavement, it drives much more like a sports sedan than a 6,000-lb pickup truck, yet it can also tackle the most challenging off-road conditions with ease. It's like Clark Kent on the roadway, but when it slips into that phone booth, lowers its tire pressure, and jumps into Offroad or Rock-Crawl mode, it turns into Supertruck.

* 0-60 time and range ratings are with the vehicle equipped with the 21-inch sport tires. The Launch Edition R1T we drove had the 20-inch off-road tire/wheel package, which will offer slightly slower acceleration times as well as slightly less driving range. Rivian hasn't published the acceleration times or the official driving range with the 20-inch off-road tire/wheel combination installed.