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Compare the2023 Toyota TundraVS 2022 Rivian R1T

2023 Toyota Tundra
2022 Rivian R1T

Safety

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In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Tundra are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The R1T doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The Tundra has a standard Secondary Collision Brake, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The R1T doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Tundra (except SR) offers optional Parking Support Brake that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The R1T doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

Both the Tundra and the R1T have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available four-wheel drive, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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Toyota pays for scheduled maintenance on the Tundra for 2 years and 25000 miles. Toyota will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Rivian doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the R1T.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Tundra’s brake rotors are larger than those on the R1T:

Tundra

R1T

Front Rotors

13.9 inches

13.5 inches

Rear Rotors

13.6 inches

12.9 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Tundra 5.5-foot bed TRD Pro Crew Cab Pickup’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the R1T (285/65R18 vs. 275/55R21).

The Toyota Tundra’s wheels have 6 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Rivian R1T only has 5 wheel lugs per wheel.

The Tundra has a standard full size spare so a flat doesn’t interrupt your work or a trip. A full size spare costs extra on the R1T. Without the option you must depend on roadside assistance and your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Tundra 6.5-foot bed Extended Cab Pickup’s wheelbase is 9.8 inches longer than on the R1T (145.7 inches vs. 135.9 inches). The Tundra 8.1-foot bed Extended Cab Pickup’s wheelbase is 28.7 inches longer than on the R1T (164.6 inches vs. 135.9 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Tundra is 1.2 inches wider in the front and 1.2 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the R1T.

Chassis

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The Toyota Tundra may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 800 to 950 pounds less than the Rivian R1T.

As tested by Car and Driver while at idle, the interior of the Tundra 5.5-foot bed TRD Pro Crew Cab Pickup is quieter than the R1T (32 vs. 41 dB).

Cargo Capacity

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The Tundra’s cargo box is larger than the R1T’s in almost every dimension:

Tundra Crew Cab Pickup

Tundra Extended Cab Pickup

R1T

Length (short/long)

65.6”/77.6”

77.6”/96.5”

54”

Max Width

58.7”

58.7”

51.1”

Min Width

48.7”

48.7”

50.2”

Height

20.9”

20.9”

18.3”

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the Tundra. The R1T doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Payload and Towing

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Maximum trailer towing in the Rivian R1T is limited to 11000 pounds. The Tundra Extended Cab Pickup offers up to a 12000 lbs. towing capacity.

The Tundra Crew Cab Pickup 4x4 has a higher standard payload capacity than the R1T (1820 vs. 1764 lbs.).

The Tundra has a higher maximum payload capacity than the R1T (1940 vs. 1764 lbs.).

Ergonomics

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The Tundra has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The R1T doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Tundra (except SR/SR5/Limited/TRD Pro) offers an available heads-up display that projects speed and navigation instruction readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The R1T doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

Consumer Reports rated the Tundra’s headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the R1T’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

Manual rear side window sunshades are available in the Tundra to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The R1T doesn’t offer rear side window sunshades.

When the Tundra with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The R1T’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

Model Availability

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The Toyota Tundra comes in extended cab and crew cab bodystyles; the Rivian R1T isn’t available as an extended cab.

The Tundra is available in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The R1T doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

Recommendations

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The Toyota Tundra outsold the Rivian R1T by almost 9 to one during 2022.

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