The pickup trucks rank third in the most sold vehicles in the US. Commonly sold pickup trucks are from Ram, Chevy, and Ford. However, as electric cars bring a new phase in the commuting world, companies like Tesla and Rivian are availing the new opportunities and the untapped customer market for electric trucks. We have written a comprehensive one-on-one comparison between the Tesla Cybertruck and the Rivian R1T in this article.
While the Rivian R1T maintains a familiar pickup truck design, the Tesla Cybertruck is becoming more of a cyberpunk, sci-fi look. The Tesla Cybertruck design is in no way conventional. Built using ultra-HD 30X cold-rolled stainless steel and armored with the Tesla Armor glass, the Cybertruck is almost like a bullet-proof tank. The RIT, on the other hand, goes with the traditional aluminum body, which has fewer edges than the Cybertruck.
2. Towing capability
The base model of the Tesla Cybertruck can easily tow about 3500 lbs, whereas the Rivian R1T base model has a towing capability of around 1750 lbs. It makes the Cybertruck a lot more robust than the R1T.
The Rivian R1T offers a maximum range of 400 miles with its premium model. On the other hand, the Cybertruck provides a range of 500 miles with the tri-motor version.
Going from 0 to 60 mph, the Rivian R1T takes around 6.5 seconds beating the Tesla Cybertruck, which takes 4.9 seconds for the same acceleration on the equivalent model. However, the top-tier R1T takes longer for this acceleration if we compare it to the tri-motor version of the Cybertruck.
The base model of the Rivian R1T expects to start at an initial price of $69,000, which is almost $20,000 more than the base model of the Tesla Cybertruck. The base model of the Tesla Cybertruck expects to start at around $50,000.
6. Off-road capability
Let’s start with the R1T. It also has a quad drive system with adaptive air suspension that provides a ground clearance of about 14 inches and a wading depth of up to 3 ft. In comparison, the Cybertruck offers a ground clearance of 16 inches. Both of these trucks are great for off-road cruising.
When it comes to the interior, the Tesla Cybertruck boasts comfortable seating for six people, a marble dashboard, 17-inch touch screen display in addition to many other software features. The R1T, on the other hand, claims to seat five people, offers two display screens in addition to a luxurious interior.
Tesla Cybertruck offers a maximum charging of 250 kW while the limit is 160 kW for the Rivian R1T.
Having provided you with a comprehensive comparison of the Tesla Cybertruck and the Rivian R1T, we believe you are now in a position to pick your favorite. There is no clear winner because the choice depends on the user’s requirements and budget. Contact us for any more car-related queries!