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The Rivian R1S Is the Most Amazing Electric SUV Yet

  • Опубліковано 26 вер 2022
    Rivian R1S review! The Rivian R1S is a truly amazing electric SUV, and today I'm reviewing it. I'm going to show you all the cool quirks and features of the R1S and show you what it's like -- and I'm going to get behind the wheel of the Rivian R1S and drive it to show you what it's like behind the wheel.
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  • David P
    David P 2 місяці тому +1641

    Consistently great reviews, zero clickbait. I enjoy your content, Doug.

    • Moose Samli
      Moose Samli 2 місяці тому

      Consistently crap content and the site is hacked as fcuk!

    • 49er
      49er  2 місяці тому

      His reviews are horrible considering they are 90% him just talking about the vehicle's attributes and not actually driving them and talking about actual performance.

    • KissTheGreat
      KissTheGreat 2 місяці тому

      Except when he’s trying to murder vulnerable road users by filming stuff on his phone while driving…

    • Ulrich Ulzz Terblanche
      Ulrich Ulzz Terblanche 2 місяці тому

      @Joshua Brown THISS....

    • Trent Whatcott
      Trent Whatcott 2 місяці тому

      Bhuuut hinnywaaay.

  • pee20pee
    pee20pee 21 годину тому +1

    I admire rivian because of their commitment in providing vehicles for Charlie’s and Ewan’s road trip

  • Jack Lankford
    Jack Lankford 21 годину тому

    Idk about everyone else but one of my first thoughts when I saw those door handles was what will happen in the winter when the car is frozen or it ices over? O.o

  • Chris
    Chris Місяць тому +83

    Your last sentence:
    “This is, quite simply, the best all around car I’ve ever tested.”
    I immediately put a deposit down on one.
    You should get royalties, Doug!
    Your opinion carries a ton of weight with me.
    Thanks. 👍

    • Harja Talonen
      Harja Talonen 7 днів тому

      It for sure looks like an amazing car 😍

    • SuperFried95
      SuperFried95 15 днів тому

      Congratulations you played yourself. Electric cars will never work. The grid already can’t keep up with all the charging, just look at california, telling people not to charge their EV’s LMAO. Not to mention, everyone sitting there for 30 minutes to 1 hour to get MAYBE half battery charged, enjoy, asshole 🥂

    • largol33t1
      largol33t1 16 днів тому +1

      Maybe Chris but not all of us make $80K a year...

  • Jace Nicholson
    Jace Nicholson День тому

    I love everything about it. Ugh I want one.

  • Eric Sanchez
    Eric Sanchez 2 місяці тому +694

    Appreciate your reviews! Always straight forward no BS, no clickbait, just straight up quirks and features! Keep doing what you're doing!

    • Senoow
      Senoow 2 місяці тому

      @Oswaldo Zuniga the worst 🥶🥶

    • Oswaldo Zuniga
      Oswaldo Zuniga 2 місяці тому +9

      no dumb faces on thumbnail either!

    • Razi's World
      Razi's World 2 місяці тому

      Your absolutely right! :D

    • CodyAlushin
      CodyAlushin 2 місяці тому +13

      After a quick Cars&Bids ad, of course 😉

    • Panda Land
      Panda Land 2 місяці тому


  • eyespy3001
    eyespy3001 2 місяці тому +270

    The first thought that popped into my head when hearing about the Camping Mode auto-level feature was, “that would be really handy when you have to check your oil.” Then I realized how that doesn’t apply here 😂

    • eyespy3001
      eyespy3001 26 днів тому

      @Bryant Harris We covered that already. Catch up

    • Bryant Harris
      Bryant Harris 27 днів тому

      And blinker fluid

    • Marc Sherwood
      Marc Sherwood Місяць тому

      @eyespy3001 You must have gotten that info from NAPA counter. You need Torx #10 steam for this model. Some say you can use DOT Blinker Fluid, but why take the risk?

    • wolfguardian
      wolfguardian Місяць тому


    • Aaron Fauth
      Aaron Fauth Місяць тому

      @wolfguardian No can do.

  • Yassine Selmi
    Yassine Selmi День тому

    Can u do a rivian vs landcruiser vs landrover video please ? Like in offroading conditions

  • fluffy
    fluffy 2 місяці тому +22

    I hope that in “pet mode” there’s something to indicate to well-meaning passers-by that the air conditioner is on, so they don’t smash the window to rescue your dog.
    Extremely not a fan of central-screen controls for everything, though. Being able to quickly adjust vents, steering wheels, etc. in a direct tactile way is way faster and easier, even if it isn’t as “fancy.”

  • bklynshel
    bklynshel 19 годин тому

    You spend 80k for a electric truck then realize your spending 80$ and 3 hours to fill the electrified Car up🤡🤡🤡

  • Super206
    Super206 2 місяці тому +302

    I'm really impressed with how well Rivian seem to be nailing it with their target audience, while making a truck & suv that is still a good functional vehicle for anyone. I'm glad they're not trying to out-quirk all the other EV competitors and seem to be focusing on utility and ergonomics, while throwing in a bunch of handy stuff for outdoors like the speaker & leveling setting. I'm hoping the long term reliability is fair on these.

    • Frank Partida
      Frank Partida День тому

      @Lucas BarbosaPlease. Can you link post a link to your ideal car then if not this one? Or are you just going to complain?

    • FIREB4II
      FIREB4II 23 дні тому

      The rivian truck and SUV are dead on arrival

    • FIREB4II
      FIREB4II 23 дні тому

      The rivian truck was compete flop on the floor dead

    • Flykix
      Flykix Місяць тому +1

      @Evan Anderson They actually start at $72k and go up to 95k. They’re the same entry point as a lot of other options most American families such as myself have with large SUV’s. Like Tahoes, Suburbans, Escalades and Navigators. People right now are taking the huge tax rebate, than turning around and selling them for much over MSRP. Some are the first launch editions as well so when these are readily available in 16-24 months then they will reflect those prices. I’m currently looking to buy a 2022 R1T with 460 miles. The adventure for $89k and trying to work it down to $85 which was what that one sold for new with all the options it had.

    • Nico C.
      Nico C. Місяць тому

      Well it isn't aimed at any comsumer though, they have to lower the prices, and if you live where there are seasonal climates, good luck!

  • Susheel Komma Reddy
    Susheel Komma Reddy День тому +3

    *Parody Comment* just for fun
    0:01 - This is the Jeep Grand Cherokee
    1:48 ‐ back up Manual Lock
    2:03 - Ring doorbell
    2:24 ‐ Apple air tag
    2:45 - Coat Hangers
    3:05 - Inflation (they couldn't afford an umbrella)
    3:20 - Frech fry vault
    3:43 ‐ foldable Coat Hangers
    3:47 ‐ Elon Musk bought Twitter and Rivian
    4:20 ‐ Here's a boxy Jeep Grand Wagoneer
    5:05 ‐ How to fail
    5:07 - Jeep (non-grand) Cherokee (at least the head lights)
    5:14 ‐ housing market crash (5 bedroom house under 70k)
    5:55 ‐ BOGO 50% Offer on Tailgates
    6:45 ‐ Additional Coupon discount
    6:53 ‐ Baby proof the house
    7:16 ‐ Do I use coins or does it take card?
    8:12 - shelter for the homeless
    9:20 - sustainable living
    9:36 - Money doesn't buy happiness

  • The Angry Otaku
    The Angry Otaku Місяць тому +5

    i love how many features they managed to add without any of them seeming gimmick-y or unnecessary.
    also, love your reviews Doug, all the info with none of the extra filler or clickbait like a lot of other reviewers today :)

  • RaduGT
    RaduGT 2 місяці тому +6

    I like these better than the R1T and I think they look better too. But I can’t stand the pop-out door handles, those things should be abolished from the car industry
    I’m also disliking the trend of putting every interior control into one “infotainment” center. Basic functionality of daily used controls should have physical buttons. Sifting through menus to change your ac is an unnecessary complication and distraction.

    • Meadmaker 452
      Meadmaker 452 2 місяці тому +2

      When you have to go through a menu system to try to find your AC controls, and then grab a little icon thingy on the screen and drag it around to where you want the air to blow, all while 70mph+ on the highway and not watching where you're going, you know you have a design fail on your hands. I like technology, and the AC adjustment gimmick is cute, but it's definitely not practical. Futuristic shouldn't by synonymous with impracticality or unsafe driving.

  • John Doe
    John Doe 3 дні тому

    Doug is saying land Rover is luxury and comparing it to rivian 😆 what's with Doug loving land Rover,... It's the most unreliable brand ever!?!!!!!

  • ConRon
    ConRon 2 місяці тому +417

    I actually really like the front end, it’s rare for a company to come out with something so distinctive these days. You can see only a sliver of a Rivian and instantly know what it is. I think that’s generally good design

    • joeylantis22
      joeylantis22 2 місяці тому

      Same! Didn’t like it, but like almost every car, it grows on you.

    • Moon Visions' Mind
      Moon Visions' Mind 2 місяці тому

      Looks like bronco front end

    • Alex
      Alex 2 місяці тому

      @DocMott yeah that spot gets crushed so often, coming out of parking and stuff. Sucks when cosmetic damage bricks your 4 wheeled robot.
      I do like the green light bar charging though that's neat

    • Juanmortaco831
      Juanmortaco831 2 місяці тому +1

      I love it all. Reminds me of a 3rd gen 4runner, a vehicle i currently own and love.

    • Mike
      Mike 2 місяці тому


  • Bo Henriksson
    Bo Henriksson 2 місяці тому +10

    Looks like a very well thought out vehicle and I’m sure Rivian will be very successful!
    The software and features mostly a straight Tesla copy - which is a good thing but you could have mentioned…
    I wish I could have the birdchirp as locking sound on my Model3 :-)

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  • Drew O.
    Drew O. Місяць тому +16

    Rivian took the buzzword “all in one” to its literal extreme!
    And I’m impressed!🤯🤩

  • Phil4986
    Phil4986 Місяць тому +8

    What a profoundly brilliantly designed vehicle.
    The people who work at Rivian should be extremely proud.
    Great review Doug.

  • Drew Naylor
    Drew Naylor 7 днів тому +1

    The fact that the doorhandles pop out when unlocked instead of already being easy to pull on is an automatic dealbreaker for anyone living in an area with ice.

  • Kenny C
    Kenny C 2 місяці тому +278

    Imagine this when they do next model year improvements. I'd add compressed air/power under the front trunk, power folding seats, electrochromic roof glass, interior revisions and pretty much sit back, crack a beer and enjoy the view from the top for awhile. This is one amazingly capable and comprehensive vehicle. Looks like Rivian stayed up a lot of late nights doing their homework.

    • Jeff
      Jeff Місяць тому

      @NJturtlePower Well I don't watch Fox News all that much so I guess the answer to your question would be no.

    • NJturtlePower
      NJturtlePower Місяць тому

      @Jeff Based on what experience or just the Fox news EV headlines? And yet you're still here watching EV reviews...strange! Would be like me commenting on motorcycle reviews I could care less about and will never buy. EV reliability FAR exceeds gas vehicles...think of all the components and failure points removed in EV's....now hybrids, I would agree.
      4+ years here with 2 different Tesla and can't imagine ever going back....to gain what?
      Next up for me is a Fisker Ocean which I'll flip for the Cybertruck when the time comes, have reservations on both.

    • Kenny C
      Kenny C Місяць тому

      @Jeff I could not agree more. However it would be nice to see many of these features make it to standard gasoline-powered counterparts.
      Electric vehicles are far more environmentally destructive.

    • Jeff
      Jeff Місяць тому +1

      I probably wouldn't suggest buying it even if it was being sold for $1. The reliability on electric vehicles nowadays is at best questionable.

    • O8Zen
      O8Zen 2 місяці тому

      @NJturtlePower not in the EV world, check out the yearly price changes of Tesla's main models since they were released!
      The model 3 was meant to be $35k, now the cheapest is 41 but good luck getting one, so the price of the ones you can actually order is more in the 50-60 range.
      Prices keep increasing and it started before all the inflation drama.

  • Eddie FIn
    Eddie FIn 15 годин тому

    Where do you charge it? Compatible with Tesla charging station?

  • NKP Garage
    NKP Garage 2 місяці тому +29

    I’m actually impressed how complete the Rivian suv is. Looks very well appointed and well thought out

    • Isaac Hawkins
      Isaac Hawkins 2 місяці тому +4

      @Diamond First See, that sounds like a good thing to me 🤷🏻‍♂️

    • NKP Garage
      NKP Garage 2 місяці тому

      @Diamond First it’s definitely not fancy. Just basic and functional. I agree.

    • Diamond First
      Diamond First 2 місяці тому +3

      I don't like it, inside and out looks like typical SUV no uniqueness, nothing fancy, just nice electric SUV, that's all

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  • E C
    E C 2 місяці тому +2

    Love it, but seems like there were a couple of big misses for those with kids. No cup holders for 2nd row if using middle seat. Seat belts in third row seem like they would be very difficult for younger kids to reach as they are attached high and further back.

  • 4puf
    4puf 27 днів тому +2

    Glad to see Rivian is also offering all the nice features that were originally introduced by Tesla (mobile phone control, pet mode, camp mode, big screen on dash, frunk, vent control... )

  • Oscar Carias
    Oscar Carias 2 місяці тому +193

    This SUV looks truly impressive, the only thing I don't really like is that simple tasks like adjusting the AC vents or your steering wheel seems to be quite complicated. Other than that I really think that Rivian is doing an amazing job with their products, this is a truly capable ando comfortable SUV.

    • wolfguardian
      wolfguardian Місяць тому

      @numpty When 'yer ass don't get sore after you've driven 500 miles at a stint

    • Dawsomesauce
      Dawsomesauce Місяць тому

      I actually find it faster to get my exact settings on my model Y than all of my older cars.

    • Pedro Perez
      Pedro Perez 2 місяці тому

      My favorite and only thing I like about this Rivian is the hazard lights BUTTON. This is a very heavy cell phone to get hit with.

    • ␂
       2 місяці тому +2

      @Patrick S I keep thinking about how all these little motors and servos will be working in 15 years. Probably not well and very expensive to fix.

    • Patrick S
      Patrick S 2 місяці тому +3

      @Harry Smith I hear you. My Rover had that, and with 2 drivers, it was convenient to have both steering wheel and seat adjusted based on key accessing it. I guess, depends on how often 2 people drive the same vehicle. Still, my issue is that these are motorized parts and over time will break. Just depends on how long you keep your vehicle.

  • Michael Bodner
    Michael Bodner Місяць тому +2

    I think Rivian makes a beautiful car. I won’t be a buyer until they are more established though. My experience with Tesla and the brutal service was enough for me to steer clear of new entrants.
    Side note, Tesla let’s you vent the windows from the app. My Audi lets me start not only the HVAC but also the cooled seats. Love that!

  • Fiznik
    Fiznik 3 дні тому

    Holy shit that must be annoying to need to use the iPad when you wanna adjust the vents

  • Brian Wilson
    Brian Wilson День тому

    I've already started seeing r1t's in my small town in Florida

  • James Rushworth
    James Rushworth 2 місяці тому +6

    I think you need a Doug score for nailing it with you FIRST car! Mercedes and the rest have been making cars for a hundred years and haven't got close? It's very impressive.

    • As Nezinau
      As Nezinau 6 днів тому

      he said, build quality and handling are not there. He also said that EQS is a better car than Rivian. If it will be popular it will be only in the US, there is no need elsewhere to have this oversized car.

  • RedShiftRider
    RedShiftRider 2 місяці тому +173

    Wow. I am neither financially capable, nor logistically able to purchase this or the R1T, nor do I particularly champion electric vehicles. But I am extremely happy to see Rivian finally coming to market with such great vehicles. I was skeptical. But they're actually doing it. I hope they continue down their path of success.

    • Extra Google Account
      Extra Google Account Місяць тому

      @MJA Reacts Yea, big pickups and SUVs are wwaaayy more expensive than 20 years ago. I had to recalibrate pricing in my head myself recently.

    • Party Pooper
      Party Pooper 2 місяці тому

      @MJA Reacts that doesn't change the fact they will go bankrupt making street queens. personally i dont really think we alll neeeeed newwww shiny cars allllllll the time but here we are trying to ya know, bE sUsTaInAbLe!
      because it makes those who can afford it feel all nice and fuzzy inside as they are driving by all the poor oil guzzling peasants in their 80k techmobile so they can get groceries and visit grandma. it will be a quick and easy way to tell who's a nobody and who really matters.
      OH OH! but all those little doodads are super cool! yup the flashlights, speaker and random extra gimmicky storage!
      on a normal off-roading vehicle you know what most people usually put for storage? extra FUEL! because usually going off road means being away from infrastructure that provides resources. this truck is SO HEAVY that it will actually perform terribly in almost any situation because it will SINK.
      not only that it will get stuck, if you need to jack it up or pull it out that will require more forces as well. it's a street queen regardless of anything you said, bro.

    • MJA Reacts
      MJA Reacts 2 місяці тому +2

      @Party Pooper 80k street queen? You do realize this vehicle's pricing is pretty much on par with the rest of the competition out there right?

    • dstephan34
      dstephan34 2 місяці тому +2

      @Peter Laufer Their Amazon deal I think pretty much guarantees their future any which way.

    • Robert
      Robert 2 місяці тому

      Yeah freedom regulated into submission makes us common people have less income, fewer choices and more propaganda to leverage us away from the capitolism that allowed us to live as we choose.

  • Nosredna Gaming
    Nosredna Gaming 2 місяці тому +6

    While I enjoy their thoughtfulness of many things. I have to say that I find that the integration of everything into a screen, takes your eyes off the road for longer periods of time to do all the essential functions like wipers and lights. Making them more difficult.

  • James Tucker Realtor
    James Tucker Realtor  29 днів тому

    I was extremely excited for this car. I was going to be an early depositor and purchase one. I didn’t just because of my personal experience with Autos over the years. In my personal opinion and speaking only for myself, I believe you should never purchase the first model. Wait until it’s out and all the mistakes come to the public and the company fixes everything with the second generation. For example with this Rivian. Imagine driving down the road and having to adjust either the seat or the mirrors or the air vents from some ridiculous screen while doing 70-75 even 80 on a Monday morning while drinking coffee and trying not to die or kill anyone on I-95 in December when it’s grey wet dark and frozen. Or worse. Imagine you’re a Married Man driving this Rivian on your family vacation in Florida and you have a wife and daughters. Just imagine trying to fix the air vents for two daughters and a wife while navigating again I-95 in august along with rest of the east coast and that passenger load plus the Golden Retriever while trying to find the beach house you rented, how long before you just mash that accelerator to the floor as you jump lanes heading straight for the fastest oncoming semi just to find some quiet time in the icu or the morgue??? I really love this suv but it’s still no equal to a 55 Chevy Nomad. I also had no idea it was going to be so small. I personally have dogs and love the utilitarian interior my wife might like it also, not the vent nonsense but the utilitarian stuff. It’s overpriced though because you can still get a Tahoe High Country with bench seats and a Z71 suspension and 10,000 pound towing capacity for around $70 with all the incentives. Again personally I live in Southlake Texas. We average a lot of 100 degree days and Doug who usually mentions really cold AC didn’t mention that. I wonder if it can hang with a Texas summer and fishing on the Gulf??? Lots and lots of pluses but some really big minuses for me.

    ICECOLDJSAV 2 місяці тому +2

    Doug! The front looks better than the back. They headlights are unique unlike EVERY other brand. They’re very much rivian which is crucial for a new brand

  • Galactic Martian
    Galactic Martian День тому

    The clipping on the audio is driving me crazy Doug

  • r l
    r l 2 місяці тому +139

    I've been watching Doug for so long that I remember when the quirk's were "weird" and the features were "cool".

    • linkinlinkinlinkin
      linkinlinkinlinkin 2 місяці тому +23

      I have been watching Doug for so long, I have seen 4 generations of 'Old Doug was better' come and go

    • Brad Leonard
      Brad Leonard 2 місяці тому +26

      Now everything is “tremendous” and “frankly”

  • thedynamicjo
    thedynamicjo Місяць тому +1

    Think I'll wait for the newer model that hopefully fixes some of the kinks. Love the review

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      Doug DeMuro Місяць тому

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  • Rodney Nasir
    Rodney Nasir Місяць тому +1

    I see these everywhere, I live where they are made and they look great. And the design hasn’t gotten old

  • Eddie FIn
    Eddie FIn 15 годин тому +1

    I want one

  • onei jike
    onei jike 2 місяці тому

    Love your unending energy, Doug! Always a joy to watch.

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  • Charles Beatty
    Charles Beatty Місяць тому

    I'm on the pre-order list (almost 1 year now) for the R1S. Glad you like it, Doug. I, however, may be canceling my pre-order for two reasons which you don't mention at all in your video: First, the entertainment system is essentially non-existent: No satelite radio, No Apple CarPlay or Android integration. A Travesty at this price point. Second, the huge sunroof is a solar collector with no mechanical or electro-optical shade option. I live in sunny Colorado and don't wish to be baked in my vehicle when left in a parking lot or driving mid-day. How could these over-sights have been made?

  • Statimtek
    Statimtek 2 місяці тому +1

    I wonder how the door handles will fare over time. Seems like a door handle that pops out like that might be susceptible to breakage with constant pulling on it. More range would be good. I wouldn’t be able to do a trip to my favorite campsite, do a little wheeling and make it to a charging station to recharge on the way home. Otherwise pretty cool. Still think the fronts look like either the Michelin man, or the Sta-Puff marshmallow man with the oblong headlights and the light bar in between

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  • Kartv nathan
    Kartv nathan 27 днів тому

    That was one of the most useful review and thanks. One quick update about the tie downs. My (and many customer) car came with only 2 tie downs. It is pretty much useless for me to have only 2 tiedowns :(

  • AndyAtHome
    AndyAtHome 2 місяці тому +1

    I'm 10 minutes in and I honestly can't believe that this SUV manages to be this perfect and still offer THREE rows of seating. I have owned two Jeep Grand Cherokees in my life and they were both great, but this SUV honestly looks better than both of them while also offering a third row. (which I personally don't need, but that's amazing!)

    • Patrick S
      Patrick S 2 місяці тому +1

      Personal experience....that 3rd row, in a SUV this size, stops being useful as soon as your kids get past 6 years old. Until then, very usable. Just never expect to place an adult back there for more than 15 minutes.

  • Victor Sales
    Victor Sales 2 місяці тому +155

    What a marvel this vehicle is! I remember when everyone was doubting Rivian if their car would be competitive. It turns out it is fantastic in every single aspect you can think of.

    • Bunsenn
      Bunsenn 2 місяці тому

      @Brent Webb I’ve always thought that a combination of a Diesel engine and an electric powertrain would work well in large vehicles. Plus, diesels tend to be efficient sources of generated electricity.

    • Sergey Chmelev
      Sergey Chmelev 2 місяці тому

      @Ethan not only the 1000 miles battery would put a truck into a Rolls Royce price range, but also will make it heavier than a couple of Humvees. At that point a much greater part of the battery would be used to just haul the vehicle itself. So no - it's not as linear of a dependency as for the gas vehicles. R T is spot on here.

    • Miles Comparetto
      Miles Comparetto 2 місяці тому +2

      @R T Do you have a source for that? I just skimmed through the report and the only mentions of 2100 are for very grave conditions. Projections for when we will be ok by 2100 are clearly pointing out that is only if we continue to make changes to our infrastructure, lifestyles, diet etc. I really don't think you know what the hell you are talking about. If we do nothing:"Taking the high-carbon pathway, the worst of the scenarios, would see global temperatures rise by more than 4ºC by the end of the century. To add some perspective to that scenario, the world has not seen temperature increases of more than 2.5ºC over such a short space of time for more than 3 million years."-IPCC

    • BW
      BW 2 місяці тому +3

      @Brent Webb Hydrogen should have been the future. Refuel times and range comparable to gasoline, can be generated onsite, waste is only water and CO2. If hydrogen development had seriously started thirty years ago instead of EV, we'd have at-home hydrogen generators by now.

    • COBassin'
      COBassin' 2 місяці тому +2

      @R T Doesn’t hurt to hit carbon neutrality earlier

  • Myles Matsuno
    Myles Matsuno 2 місяці тому

    Seen these and sat in them! They are awesome. Hope they partner with Sonos with the speaker system! Just like Amazon did with Sonos and Amazon is a very large investor in Rivian. 😃

  • Ryan Sabune
    Ryan Sabune 2 місяці тому +2

    Would be great if you also rated the audio systems in the cars you review.

  • Steven C D
    Steven C D 2 дні тому

    Rivian takes the prize for the champion copier of Tesla ideas. But that's OK because good ideas are copied by all. Good in depth video.......which almost makes me want to cancel my cybertruck.......except it's hard to make trips without a charging network like Tesla has.

  • Bob Bender
    Bob Bender 2 місяці тому +1

    I really like Doug’s reviews. He’s knowledgeable and a good communicator.

  • I_am_Allan
    I_am_Allan 2 місяці тому +825

    0:00 Thiiiiiis
    0:33 Cars & Bids
    1:23 May I borrow your car, please?
    1:30 Quirks & Features
    28:06 The Drive
    32:40 Conclusion
    33:12 The Doug Score

    • Desde el Valle de Silicón
      Desde el Valle de Silicón 2 місяці тому

      I just wanna hear Thiiiiiiiiis.

    • Matteo G
      Matteo G 2 місяці тому

      5:20 among us

    • TeoTH80
      TeoTH80 2 місяці тому +1

      5:21 Among us

    • I_am_Allan
      I_am_Allan 2 місяці тому

      @Daniel Gross thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis is no problem. 🤣

    • Daniel Gross
      Daniel Gross 2 місяці тому +2

      Thanks for saving my sanity

  • Heather Jennings
    Heather Jennings Місяць тому +1

    Man, I love following this company. I just wish it could be closer for affordability for a basic person. Maybe someday--until then, keep on doing it Rivian! And if you need a test driver to garage one for you....I'm your girl ;)

  • WantAHouse
    WantAHouse 2 місяці тому

    Wow..What a car! Agree with the Doug scores..Easily the best car on the market right now if one can afford it..😅

  • Stephan Film
    Stephan Film 2 місяці тому +1

    I can’t believe you spent the first two minutes of the review glowing over the remote phone app and remote start and a/c abilities of the car. My 2016 Chevy Volt had this six years ago as does my 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e and as do most modern vehicles. I don’t see Rivian breaking much new ground with this vehicle nor do I find it very attractive looking. That said I don’t find their pickup attractive at all either. Am I the only one missing something here?!

  • Andrew Stead
    Andrew Stead 2 місяці тому +3

    I wanted to see more of the navigation/android auto function.
    It seems a bit too expensive for how sparce the interior felt.
    A feature I always look for now is visibility from the driver seat. I absolutely love the Tesla ModelX winshield, and the Canoo Windshields. The Rivians do look really sweet though.

    • volvo09
      volvo09 2 місяці тому

      Yeah that's the one gripe I have with EV's is how empty the interior is. I really don't like how everything is done from the screen. Like those touch climate vents are such a waste of money on actuators and motors... Just put regular vents in the thing.

  • Formula Blaze
    Formula Blaze 2 місяці тому +94

    I feel like Doug has the power to dictate what cars alot of people will buy. I've seen comments about cars ranging from supercars to suvs that people decided to buy because of Doug's review. No wonder car companies like Ford are trying to work with him

    • Ian
      Ian 2 місяці тому

      Look at the reach he has. They’d be stupid not to.

    • Senoow
      Senoow 2 місяці тому

      @Patient_Lion bc carwow has a lot of data they want and influence over future buyers

    • Patient_Lion
      Patient_Lion 2 місяці тому +1

      @Senoow why lol

    • Senoow
      Senoow 2 місяці тому +1

      Volvo just invested millions in carwow lol

  • Robert Goldman
    Robert Goldman 2 місяці тому

    I'm not an electric car fan or foe but this is the one I would buy or the next version . Best electric or gas vehicle that delivers on its purpose of use and its capabilities .

  • Steve Rabon
    Steve Rabon Місяць тому

    Power folding third row seats might be the most overrated “feature” of all time. I love that Rivian didn’t include that.

  • Josh Blubaugh
    Josh Blubaugh Місяць тому

    I would seriously consider one of these for the family vehicle. The only problem is it doesn’t seem to be very practical for long trips as in more than the vehicles range. Hopefully the infrastructure gets to the point where one of these vehicles can take a charge and 15 minutes or less

    • arizjones
      arizjones 2 дні тому

      Yep, range is the drawback. I can't imagine driving to a remote part of Utah and waiting for the car to charge, before I can continue on my adventure. Or even having problems finding a place to charge.

  • sube tube
    sube tube 2 місяці тому

    This is an amazing looking suv. Love the big ol nostril lookin things on the front and the overall shape is so old school. This and the truck would be just about the only electric vehicles I'd consider. But I'm not done bangin gears yet, so no EV for me

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  • Frank Leonard
    Frank Leonard 2 місяці тому

    great video
    i really like these doug reviews strait up and to the point no b.s!
    as for the rivian R1S i like the design from the back it reminds me of the new grand wagoneer has nice boxy body lines.
    the front looks weird but unique
    as for the interior its nice and roomy. practical.
    the drivers controls are boring and i dont like having everything on a screen.
    but all in all this is an appealing vehicule .now the price is reasonable
    now lets see how the actual real life range is
    and again lets see how it does in cold climate .because not everyone lives in southern california

  • Youtube Commenter
    Youtube Commenter 2 місяці тому

    Hope to see Rivian succeed.
    Hate to be that guy (or I love it) but as usual: most of the "interesting tech" was found in a Tesla 10 years ago e.g. unlocking via app, venting windows, locating vehicle, pre-conditioning, etc. It's only worth noting this since Doug claims it as new/something he's never seen before.

  • Meadmaker 452
    Meadmaker 452 2 місяці тому +2

    This really is a fantastic SUV/EV. Not worth the money they're asking, but it's probably the best jack-of-all-trades EV out there at the moment. Unfortunately, for those of us not in the 1%, it's just something we'll have to look at on UAclips.

    • Brad Stonesifer
      Brad Stonesifer Місяць тому

      Since when is an $85K vehicle limited to those in the "1%"? Anyone with a 6-figure income and some sense of personal finance skills should be able to comfortably afford one of these, if they so choose. I'm sorry, but $50-60K vehicles are the new normal, and this really isn't that much more expensive if you think about it.

  • Colton Brostuen
    Colton Brostuen 4 дні тому

    I honestly can't believe people are liking this vehicle. Exterior design is average at best. The door handles are a MASSIVE miss. No one in snow/ice ridden climates will want door handles like this. You might as well just put a sign on your car telling people your doors are unlocked. Seems like a major fail point and I'm sure replacing those parts won't be cheap. The third row seat is decent but trying to get it back up is a nightmare. That is unacceptable in an SUV at this price point. They focused more on putting an air compressor in the back instead of power seats. The dash looks like they just phoned it in knowing they were going to try to wow you with screens. Personally I don't want to search through my center screen for every single feature in my vehicle. The only thing they did really well is the actual seats themselves. Other than that, I'd rather have the Hummer EV.

  • Travis Cosby
    Travis Cosby 2 місяці тому +41

    Some of the functions on the center screen really need normal buttons and nobs. I Know it messes with the minimalist design (which I love) but its frustrating and potentially dangerous for some of those functions to be in the screen.

    • Chartreux
      Chartreux 2 місяці тому +2

      @That Person I just stopped the Video when he started showing you have to use the Touchscreen to get to the Side Mirrors and then use the Physical Knobs on the Steering Wheel. But Air Vent Directions is even more annoying

    • Chartreux
      Chartreux 2 місяці тому +3

      100% THIS! I just got to the Center Screen and the Fact that you have to get into a Menu on the Touchscreen to adjust your Side Mirrors is bad, i don't like that Trend with EVs in general. Definitely prefer physical Buttons dedicated to certain Functions over a "Minimalist Interieur Look".
      I'm glad BMW and Audi still put Physical Buttons for Essential Functions that you don't need the Touchscreen for.
      But otherwise the Rivian seems fantastic
      Prost & Cheers from the Bavarian Alps

    • That Person
      That Person 2 місяці тому +10

      The air vents directions being controlled by the touch screen really annoys me

    • GoogleShouldntRequireThis
      GoogleShouldntRequireThis 2 місяці тому +20

      Minimalism here is just code for "We didn't feel like spending money or time on this, but we bet you'll fall for some design language nonsense"

    • BW
      BW 2 місяці тому +14

      Programming a touchscreen button is cheaper and easier than developing, testing, integrating, building, quality checking, and installing a physical button. It's laziness and cheapness. Not that that's always bad, but there are some things they should have made the effort for.

  • Jose Torres
    Jose Torres 2 місяці тому +1

    I love the awkward position/pose Doug made when he approached the vehicle with the intent of unlocking it using his “phone”! Go Doug!!

  • TheString Breaker
    TheString Breaker 2 місяці тому

    *Amazing video as always, but I like how the R1S looks from the front!*

  • Don Steele
    Don Steele 2 місяці тому

    Great vehicle, and nice styling!
    (Except for the front end, and those headlights that look like two paperclips on a rubber band.)

  • Javier Ruiz
    Javier Ruiz День тому

    You got a tailgate you're a truck

    BBROPHOTO 2 місяці тому +35

    I really really love this thing. It seems everything has been done right, the finishing touches of usability like a flashlight and a portable speaker is just so great.

  • Rob F
    Rob F 2 місяці тому

    Very impressive. Thanks for taking the time to cover the details.

  • Mr. Pete
    Mr. Pete Місяць тому

    Love your Enthusiasm! I invested in Rivian last year. I’m in the red right now but still hoping this becomes the next Tesla in which case I’ve told myself I’d use the money to buy the Rivian. I’m also looking forward to a two drive wheel model at a lower price. We are long retired and I’d want the Rivian to replace the CRV’s we’ve been leasing for the past 20 years. So I hope they lease but also I’m thinking maybe instead of leasing for 3 years I’d buy a Rivian and keep it for 10. Also , how about Roadside Assistance and Servicing? I’m assuming low maintenance but I’d have to have reassurances for the what ifs. Will Rivian partner with other brand dealerships so you can access services through them? I realize you’re not a sales rep but if you were you’d sell a million of them. Thanks!!!

  • Srikanth Gopalan
    Srikanth Gopalan Місяць тому

    Doug - love your reviews. But as always my one gripe about your review of EVs - need charging times on Level 2 and superchargers. Without that critical piece of info, the review feels incomplete.

  • Jared Wells
    Jared Wells 2 місяці тому

    Wow. Phone acts like your key? Remote open the doors? Remote venting? Map shows you where you are parked? Flush door handles? So much brand new and clever innovation never seen before! And all from one company! Incredible.
    I’m all for Rivian creating good trucks and SUV’s - but c’mon Doug, no credit to Tesla innovating all these quirks and features?

  • Varun Aggarwal
    Varun Aggarwal 2 місяці тому +2546

    I was going to buy the Mclaren F1, but after I saw the Doug score,
    I decided to go for the Rivian instead.
    Thank you Doug for helping me make this important decision.
    ...and for saving me 3 million dollars.

  • mjdesignandmedia
    mjdesignandmedia 2 місяці тому

    I love smart screens and tech as much as everyone else but the fact that you have to go into the screen and through a bunch of different layers just to change your mirror position would be hard to get used to. I think I like a mix of new and old school. That said, beautiful SUV.

  • Jason Martinez
    Jason Martinez 2 місяці тому

    I’m a valet and drove one the other day. The owner said he spent $81k…. Best looking SUV hands down and I’ve driven a ton of vehicles! The SUV is better than the Pickup in my opinion.

  • SMC Gmail
    SMC Gmail 6 днів тому

    Looks great and I agree 100% about boxy = better - all these bar-of-soap styled SUVs, visibility for back seat passengers truly sucks.

  • Edu hehe xd
    Edu hehe xd 2 місяці тому

    I'm not even a truck guy but I absolutely love this one, it's so good

  • Kenneth Bolton
    Kenneth Bolton 2 місяці тому

    It seems like a great family car, especially if the children are electro geeks and if you have lots of them they can be driven at tremendous speed to all their jobs to help pay for it. Plus , you can leave Rover in the car safely as extra security with out cooking him. Hell, you can even leave the toddler in there on pet mode and even more importantly the ice cream won't melt as fast.

    • Kenneth Bolton
      Kenneth Bolton Місяць тому

      @AL Well duh Al my little comment was dripping with sarcasm and an attempt at droll humor and I must admit that it would not be in the manual or obvious to the millionaires that have children and can afford these trucks.

  • Javier Ruiz
    Javier Ruiz День тому

    That's a truck or a Blazer not an SUV

  • Allosaurus Fragilis
    Allosaurus Fragilis 2 місяці тому +1

    I know it's clever but having to go to a screen and menus to enable a control to move an air vent is not better than just sliding it with your finger, that takes two seconds.
    Car makers are taking it too far with the control screens. . Also, they are difficult to touch when car is moving and you have to take your eyes off the road for longer.
    Lots of people have said this but if we don't, that's what we'll end up with in every car.
    Touch screens are fine for reading data / maps etc when you are stopped. Under way they are not as functional as buttons, switches and round controls. They just aren't. These are quicker and can be done without looking once you've learned them.
    Tech is great. Tech for techs sake is not.

  • Biel ™
    Biel ™ 2 місяці тому +1

    4:28 I mean they kinda do, like you said G wagon, Benz, the new Grand Cherokee and wagoneer are kind of boxy, as well as the chevy/gmc/cadillac big SUVs, there's also jeeps and depending on what you call "boxy" a Land rover sport and a cullinan are also relatively boxy.

    NOTO RIOUS 2 місяці тому +103

    I remember last year when I first saw the R1S and read about all its features and thought this thing will be a hit! It really sticks to the true rugged and useful SUV spirit. Absolutely love this thing.

    • Bunsenn
      Bunsenn 2 місяці тому +1

      @Paul Moore And yet people don’t hesitate to spend that amount on a Corvette.

    • NJturtlePower
      NJturtlePower 2 місяці тому +1

      @ttoommssmmiitthh The single screen thing works fine. 4+ years now in Model 3's for me. So much can be done with voice control and the rest saved to your driver profile.
      How often do you need to adjust your mirrors or steering wheel? Typically once and save it to your profile and forget it...really no hassle IMO.

    • ttoommssmmiitthh
      ttoommssmmiitthh 2 місяці тому +1

      I agree with you, its a fair price. I do hate the "do everything in the screen." Feel like thats the only thing I dont like about this car. I can't even tilt my wheel or adjust my vents without going into a screen, yet I have to be hands free in order to make a call.

    • NJturtlePower
      NJturtlePower 2 місяці тому +1

      @Paul Moore Seen Escalade or similar pricing lately? The R1S is actually a bargain in the market IMO for this level of performance, features and tech.

    • Paul Moore
      Paul Moore 2 місяці тому

      85,000 dollars are your freaking crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that freaking waaayy tooo much$$ no thanks

  • Ben Tickner
    Ben Tickner 2 місяці тому

    I agree with Doug on the McLaren being number one....but for the rivian to be the highest rated SUV I think the new escalade Platinum sport kills it in every mode except electric and 0-60. Two things I dont want in an suv. The build quality from Rivian is very nice, probably the best built electric transportation you can get besides a one wheel.

  • Omega Alpha
    Omega Alpha 24 дні тому

    I expect better interior finishes and more features at this price point, everything else is great.

  • william carrothers
    william carrothers Місяць тому

    I find it funny.
    Is so great that you can share the roof rack brackets if you happen to have the truck and the suv. Never mind if ya had both would probably be bankrupt.
    But can save buying a second set of roof racks. Good thing!

  • G G2
    G G2 2 місяці тому +1

    Doug, I absolutely love your videos. You are the most thorough reviewer I've ever seen. Also funny as s***. I know you're a tall guy so please reiterate your height if you don't mind. Every time you sit in the backseat or in the front seat. It's great for guys like me who are 6'5.

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  • Full_Deflection
    Full_Deflection 2 місяці тому +319

    I love these things. That being said, I can’t stand this trend of accessing every little thing from in-screen submenus. Just let me move a vent, turn my wipers on and off, and adjust ergonomic stuff.

    • Marcus Field Field
      Marcus Field Field 2 місяці тому +2

      Exactly you should keep your eyes on the road not be looking at a computer stream to adjust simple functions such as AC

    • Grant from Earth
      Grant from Earth 2 місяці тому +1

      Agree. Everything through the screen is a deal breaker for me.

    • Paul Kelly
      Paul Kelly 2 місяці тому +1

      If everything being controlled from the screen is a good idea, then why is there still a steering wheel and a brake pedal?

    • Dan
      Dan 2 місяці тому +1

      ​@Doug DeMuro yeah

    • Full_Deflection
      Full_Deflection 2 місяці тому

      @Doug DeMuro it’s kind of a shame. I think most people have forgotten the “too much of a good thing” adage. We were at the Toyota dealer two days ago and this was one of the major factors.

  • CloudyShinobi
    CloudyShinobi Місяць тому +2

    Doug, how have you never seen a car that can remotely roll down the car’s windows through the app? My 2016 Lexus Is200t (I know I should’ve upgraded to the 350) can do that and more through the app. It can turn n the engine, unlock or lock the doors, see each tires PSI, check how many miles of range your current fuel level will provide, and you can even heat or cool the cabin remotely. You can also do all this through even a smart watch! Now that’s like some 007 shit. Only downside is you need a pay for a monthly subscription to get all that functionality, once the free trial ends.

  • 1.21 GIGAWATTS!?!
    1.21 GIGAWATTS!?! 2 місяці тому

    You gotta love how these things are supposed to make things better for the planet but they're competing to make them as unnecessarily powerful as possible thereby making them consume more resources.

  • Capybara Cosmonaut
    Capybara Cosmonaut Місяць тому

    Somehow so similar to Tesla in terms of driver controls, but also seeming much less driver-hostile and far better thought out. Much closer to getting minimalism right. Not that many more physical controls, but some really important ones that would be such a huge quality-of-life upgrade to my Model 3. Come on Rivian, get to making a Model 3 competitor!

  • Stefen Papiez
    Stefen Papiez 15 днів тому

    Congrats Doug, I work at Rivian's Illinois plant and every day when I clock out I see on the big TV screen "R1S gets highest rating ever from DeMuro"

  • Jerry Addison
    Jerry Addison 2 місяці тому +13

    This sounds like a super capable off road suv. The auto leveling for camp mode sounds like a dream! The autopilot is a huge plus for me, it makes long road trips so much safer, and enjoyable. The lack of a blind spot camera confuses me? Does their gear guard sentry mode system only record using the front and rear cameras? If there are side cameras at all, then a simple software update that would display the blind spot cameras on turn signal would be perfect.

    • kyle brown
      kyle brown 2 місяці тому +2

      I test drive one and asked about the Blindspot camera. Here's the truth, the camera is there and you could technically view it on the screen with a all camera view, but it doesn't come on when you signal... Yet. (The rep hinted that this would happen in the future as an ota update.) So the hardware is there.

  • Toasty
    Toasty 2 місяці тому

    I've been asking for a camping mode in my new Bronco since I like to sleep in it. I'm glad someone is making it. Great job!!!

  • dillcifer
    dillcifer 2 місяці тому

    8:13 this large flat surface is great. In fact, that is the reason why I bought the Grand Cherokee years ago instead of any other SUV

  • Warren Hillis
    Warren Hillis Місяць тому

    This is the only new vehicle that has my interests. Love the true SUV design. Perfect!

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  • Jesus Garcia
    Jesus Garcia 5 днів тому

    Not as reliable as a 4Runner…

  • Larry Singleton
    Larry Singleton 2 місяці тому +43

    Love this vehicle. If Rivian can manage to stay in business, probably my next buy! Great review, thanks DougieDoug!

    • Jonimus Prime
      Jonimus Prime Місяць тому

      Dougie Doug what are you a mom?😂😆

    • Party Pooper
      Party Pooper 2 місяці тому

      @itp5x5 when you see nothing but comments of such grandeur from people like christopher B you should be extremally skeptical. I've seen this too many times comments like this ageing like milk.
      I'm not here to make you feel good or tell you some hyped up speculation. these companies dont care about you, the CEO gets paid FAT if they sell cars or not. they are set for life and at this point it really dont matter if they go bankrupt or not. the board members ARE PAID while you sit on the side literally paying them and waiting for a miracle.
      good luck but please start being more open minded and try not to follow the hype. typically retail traders like yourself are the last ones on the hype train as it's losing steam.

    • T Dub
      T Dub 2 місяці тому +1

      @itp5x5 yikes!!!!! Hope you didn’t purchase that stock in 2021….

    • Party Pooper
      Party Pooper 2 місяці тому +4

      @itp5x5 rivian stock going to 5$ bro. the company will be lucky to exist in 15 years.

    • Christopher Beane
      Christopher Beane 2 місяці тому +4

      Rivian won’t be failing. They might not completely take over the electric vehicle market, but the company has so much potential, such a foothold, and such an incredible project, not to mention big companies like Amazon have too much invested, to let it fail

  • Robert Misiuk
    Robert Misiuk 2 місяці тому

    I like the size of the R1T and the R1S, but the glass top is a turn off. I do like the minimalist interior. Other midsize trucks could learn from Rivian on the interior.

  • Legominder
    Legominder Місяць тому +1

    They took a lot of ideas from Tesla: adjusting mirrors, pet, surveillance and camper mode, hazard lights on top.
    Nice car!