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The Rivian R1T and R1S Get Upgrades for 2025 Including 1,025 HP

The Rivian R1T and R1S Get Upgrades for 2025 Including 1,025 HP

Rivian wants drivers to know its R1 lineup is only getting better as it enters its second generation.

The newest version of the EV maker’s mid-size SUV and pickup may not look all that different from its predecessors, but it has received a host of upgrades under the hood. The list of changes includes new powertrain and battery options, a revised chassis, and improved technology.

The R1S and R1T’s standard dual-motor powertrain is about as unchanged as the exterior of both EVs. As in previous years, the setup delivers 533 hp and 610 ft lbs of torque. That should be more than enough for most drivers, but the Performance variant boosts those figures by 132 hp and 200 ft lbs of torque, respectively. The all-new tri-motor option produces 850 hp and 1,103 ft lbs of torque, making it more powerful than the old quad-motor powertrain (which made 835 hp and 908 ft lbs of torque). We say old because the new and improved version of Rivian’s most potent powertrain churns out a hair-raising 1,025 hp and 1,198 ft lbs of torque. All of Rivian’s drive systems are now made in-house, too.

The 2025 Rivian R1T


Drivers will feel the extra power when they’re out on the road. Launch mode allows the quad-motor R1T to sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds. That makes the pickup 0.1 seconds quicker than the Tesla Cybertruck, which takes an extra 0.1 seconds to hit 60 mph. Rivian says the quad-motor R1T and R1S can also reach a top speed of 130 mph now.

Drivers will also have three revised battery options to choose between: Standard, Large, and, in case that’s not big enough, Max. The 92.2-kWh Standard battery now utilizes the cell chemistry from the company’s commercial delivery van making it easier to service, but still has a range of 270 miles. The bigger batteries, meanwhile, have both been completely reengineered to lower mass. The 109.4-kWh Large battery is smaller than before and has seen its range drop from 352 miles to 330 miles because of that. The 141.5-kWh Max battery has a range of 420 miles, which is 10 miles more than before.

The 2025 Rivian R1S

2025 Rivian R1S


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The powertrain and battery options may be the biggest difference between the 2025 R1S and R1T and their predecessors, but there are plenty of other upgrades in store for drivers. These include a tweaked chassis with a revised suspension that will provide for better handling and a smoother ride. The lighting package has also received a makeover, and now features Adaptive Drive Beam, which bends light away from oncoming traffic. The infotainment system has also been updated and features improved driver assistance features. The premium Rivian Autonomy+ package will also get automatic lane-changing mode later this year.

The dual-motor 2025 R1S will start at $75,900 and the tri-motor with the Max battery at $105,900. The dual-motor 2025 R1T, meanwhile, will start at $69,900, and the tri-motor with the Max battery at $99,900. No pricing has been announced for either quad-motor model, but expect them to cost significantly more. The R1S is on sale now, with the rest of the range expected to go on sale in the months to come.

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