Edmunds Top Rated Editors’ Choice 2022

Edmunds Top Rated Editors’ Choice 2022

This year marks the debut of an Edmunds Top Rated Award, which honors a vehicle that has exceeded our expectations and truly delivered something new. The 2022 Edmunds Top Rated Editors’ Choice award goes to the all-new Rivian R1T.

“The 2022 Rivian R1T is the first all-electric pickup truck to come to market and features an impressive combination of on- and off-road performance, cutting-edge technology and thoughtful utility.”

The R1T is the first all-electric pickup truck to hit the market and packs an impressive amount of cutting-edge technology and well-thought-out utility. It’s a bit bigger than a typical mid-size truck and looks stylishly futuristic without being too outlandish.

Power comes from four electric motors, one at each wheel, and they combine to generate an extraordinary 835 horsepower. In our testing, the R1T accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, and in the Edmunds EV Range Test, it travels 317 miles on a full charge. And despite the Rivian weighing as much as a heavy-duty truck, it’s the best-handling truck we’ve tested.

Trucks are definitely meant to haul things, and you can definitely do that with the R1T. Maximum towing capacity is 11,000 pounds. It has raised seating and some clever storage areas, including the signature gear tunnel located between the cabin and cargo bed. And for off-road enthusiasts, there’s plenty of clearance to avoid rocks and potholes thanks to short body overhangs, smooth underbody and height-adjustable suspension.

Rivian has made a strong impression with its R1T. And with its R1S SUV coming soon, we expect the excitement to continue.

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