The 2023 Rivian R1S is a 7-passenger all-electric SUV manufactured by Rivian. The Rivian R1S was introduced in September 2020. The main competitors of the 2023 Rivian R1S include the Tesla Model X, Audi e-tron SUV, and Jaguar I-Pace. Some of the best features of the 2023 Rivian R1S include its all-wheel drive, dual-motor setup (which provides up to 775 horsepower), and its impressive towing capacity. Additionally, the R1S comes standard with a host of safety and driver-assistance features, including automatic emergency breaking, adaptive cruise control, and a blind-spot monitoring system.
For 2023, the Rivian R1S receives a new infotainment system with an 11-inch touchscreen display. Additionally, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard. Finally, a new 22-inch wheel option is now available. The 2023 Rivian R1S is a capable vehicle. It has excellent towing and payload capability. In this article, we will explore the towing capacity of the 2023 Rivian R1S.
2023 Rivian R1S Motors and Drivetrain
The 2023 Rivian R1S is powered by two drivetrains. The first is a dual-motor all-wheel drive featuring two electric motors, one for each axle. The dual-motor drivetrain offers 600 combined horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. Next is the quad-motor all-wheel drive which features one motor for each wheel. Combined, these motors produce up to 835 horsepower and 908 lb-ft of torque. For both drivetrains, power is sent to all four wheels via a single-speed transmission. The 2023 Rivian R1S is only available with all-wheel drive.
How much can the 2023 Rivian R1S tow?
The 2023 Rivian R1S has a towing capacity of 7,700 pounds. This is thanks in part to its quad-motor setup and large battery pack option.
Please note, the towing capacity will vary based on factors such as engine type, drivetrain and whether or not your vehicle is equipped with a towing package. If you are unsure of your vehicle’s towing capacity, please contact your local dealership for details.
2023 Rivian R1S Payload Capacity
The 2023 Rivian R1S has a payload capacity of 1,800 pounds.
As with towing capacity, payload capacity will vary based on factors such as engine type, drivetrain and whether or not your vehicle is equipped with a towing package. If you are unsure of your vehicle’s payload capacity, please contact your local dealership for details.
2023 Rivian R1S Tow Package
The 2023 Rivian R1S comes standard with a towing package. This includes a trailer hitch, wiring harness and seven-pin connector.
If you plan on frequently using your 2023 Rivian R1S for towing, we recommend upgrading to the available Pro Trailer Backup Assist system. This system uses cameras and sensors to help you back up your trailer with ease.
2023 Rivian R1S Towing Capacity By Engine Type
The towing capacity of the 2023 Rivian R1S will vary based on certain factors like engine, drivetrain and trim level. We’ve broken out the maximum towing capacities by engine below:
2023 Rivian R1S with Quad Motor Drive Towing Capacity: 7,700 pounds
2023 Rivian R1S with Dual Motor Drive Towing Capacity: TBD
2023 Rivian R1S Towing Capacity vs Competitors
The 2023 Rivian R1S has a towing capacity of 7,700 pounds. This is higher than most of its competitors. We’ve broken out these towing capacities below.
2023 Tesla Model X Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds
2023 Audi e-tron Towing Capacity: 4,000 pounds
2023 Jaguar I-Pace Towing Capacity: 1,600 pounds
As you can see, the 2023 Rivian R1S has a significantly higher towing capacity than its main competitors. If you are looking for a mid-size SUV that can tow more than 7,000 pounds, the Rivian R1S should be at the top of your list.
2023 Rivian Towing Chart
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