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Buying

What should I be paying?

Prices for the Rivian R1S start at $75,900 for the dual motor and standard battery pack. Add a large pack and the price bumps up to $82,900. Opt for the tri-motor with the max pack, and you’ll need at least $105,900 to bring one home. When it comes to the mighty quad-motor, expect to pay… more. Pricing for that hasn’t been announced yet.

Even so, our pick would be the Tri-motor since it’s already got a disgusting amount of power and comes with all the drive modes. We get the sense that anyone opting for the quad-motor is a die-hard Rivian customer who can’t not have the 1,000+ hp model as it now exist, even though the tri-motor does everything that car does, apart from melt tires as efficiently.

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Along with powertrain configurations, different trim levels allow customers ways to make their Rivian more bespoke. Some options add more plaid while others go for sportier accents. There’s an option for blacked-out badging and there are a few new wheels to select, which are also contingent on powertrain and trim.

Wheel options start with a 20in set wearing all-terrain rubber, going up to 22in with some interesting options. For starters, one of the 22s is a new aerodynamic wheel for more range, shod in matching Pirellis. For those looking to rip things up in the quad-motor, the 22in set also has the option of wearing a unique ultra-high-performance package developed by Michelin.

It’s worth noting too that much of the connected features are unlocked via Rivian’s Connect+ subscription service. It supports all the Google Cast functions as well as the integrated music apps, and turns the car into a WiFi hotspot. Without it, you still get benefits like OTA updates, digital key functionality, navigation and remote car commands.

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