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To help members understand the latest automotive technology so they can purchase vehicles that best suit their needs, the Automobile Club of Southern California's Automotive Research Center (ARC) began testing and reviewing vehicles over a decade ago

For the 2023 edition, we include testing and ranking cars and light trucks with the latest technology, including having at least one advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) feature. In addition to vehicle evaluation, the guide covers a number of pertinent automotive topics in detail—for example, the latest advanced safety features, how to properly maintain your vehicle, and new vehicles coming to market in the next few years.

2022 Rivian R1S Launch Edition

Vehicle Type: SUV Electric
 overall score
Category Ranking: 2

Vehicle Price

Base Price: $78,000
Price as Tested: $101,050

Fuel Information

Fuel Type: Electricity
120V Charge Time: 3 miles per hour
240V Charge Time: 24.3 miles per hour
DC Fast Charger: 140 miles of range in 20 minutes
EPA City MPGe73
EPA Highway MPGe65
EPA Combined MPGe69
EPA-Est. Electric Range (mi): 316

Advanced Safety Features

  • Adaptive Cruise Control [S]
  • Advanced Headlights [S]
  • Automatic Emergency Braking [S]
  • Blind-Spot Warning [S]
  • Driver Monitoring [S]
  • Forward-Collision Warning [S]
  • Lane-Departure Warning [S]
  • Lane-Keeping Assistance [S]
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Warning [S]
  • [S] Standard, [O] Optional