If you have not pushed the Rivian R1S, chances are high you have seen sufficient evaluations and proprietor movies of the electrical three-row SUV to kind an opinion.
Whereas not excellent, the Rivian R1S has obtained nice evaluations from most automotive media retailers and YouTube creators, so now it is time to see what the world’s most well-known tech reviewer thinks about it.
Marques Brownlee, also referred to as MKBHD, drove a brand-new Rivian R1S for a couple of week, which was sufficient time for him to conclude that it is most likely the perfect SUV made to this point. That is a daring assertion if there ever was one, however he lays out his case clearly and totally. For starters, the R1S is a really sensible SUV, providing seven seats on three rows.
There’s loads of room within the second row – though not as a lot as in a Cadillac Escalade, for instance – and adults can match within the third row, though legroom is a bit tight and takes its toll on lengthy journeys. Nonetheless, for teenagers and youngsters the rearmost seats are nice, and the glass roof above them makes the cabin really feel ethereal.
Marques additionally notes how strong the inside feels and appreciates the standard of the supplies, in addition to the actual fact there are a number of storage areas for all passengers.
In relation to baggage area, the Rivian R1S‘ trunk is greater than satisfactory with all seven seats in place, consisting of three totally different compartments. The trunk turns into gigantic if the third row is folded down and downright ridiculous if you must fold the second row as effectively. And let’s not neglect the frunk, which additionally has a beneficiant capability.
Shifting on to driving impressions, Marques clearly feedback on the R1S’ unbelievable acceleration and the actual fact it feels extra agile than the R1T truck, which has an extended wheelbase. The SUV’s shorter wheelbase additionally interprets into higher off-road efficiency, which is an added bonus.
Nonetheless, he does say that the car sways again and ahead greater than the R1T, which is slightly odd, however most individuals will not most likely discover or be bothered by it. Talking of the R1T, MKBHD has already reviewed the truck’s expertise in an earlier video, which is why he does not cowl the R1S’ tech aspect on this video as a result of the 2 fashions share the tech platform.
In conclusion, Brownlee argues that the R1S is a extra full package deal than any competitor – whatever the powertrain sort – as a result of it will probably do just about every little thing. Its solely main draw back is the pricing, but when Rivian sticks to its phrase, it’ll supply the same expertise for half the cash as soon as the R2 sequence of automobiles comes out someday in 2025.