Interior confort - rear seats - comparison Tesla

Rivian X Europe

New Member
First Name
Stefan
Joined
Oct 14, 2021
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Location
[email protected]
First Name
Stefan
Vehicles
Mercedes ML
Hi to all of you from Europe!

As we will have to wait a little longer before even knowing when Rivians may even go on pre-order here, I have a question for you North-American friends:

How does the R1T compare in rear seat dimensions and real life feel (seat-time)to a Tesla Model Y? Which I tested today for the first time and was quite surprised by the space in the back for my talk kid’s legs.

I believe rear seat confort is highly dependent of sufficient seat height, proper thigh support and back inclination/angle. Pickups tend to have a bit of an upright bench.

Thanks in advance
Advertisement

 

CommodoreAmiga

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2020
Messages
1,518
Reaction score
2,830
Location
USA
Vehicles
N/A
How does the R1T compare in rear seat dimensions and real life feel (seat-time)to a Tesla Model Y? Which I tested today for the first time and was quite surprised by the space in the back for my talk kid’s legs.
The R1T better be WAY bigger than the Model Y interior, imo.
 

Temerarius

Well-Known Member
First Name
Chase
Joined
May 26, 2021
Messages
231
Reaction score
686
Location
Kirkland, WA
First Name
Chase
Vehicles
2017 Tesla Model X, 2018 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
Occupation
Sr. Program Manager
The R1T better be WAY bigger than the Model Y interior, imo.
Three grown adults in the back of an R1T... I'll leave the comfort level open to personal opinions.

RDT_20211014_1258359172711525547643595.jpg
 
OP
OP

Rivian X Europe

New Member
First Name
Stefan
Joined
Oct 14, 2021
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Location
[email protected]
First Name
Stefan
Vehicles
Mercedes ML
Well, that’s the thing, I saw some unofficial dimension quotes of second row leg room and compared it to the model Y and they are tinier for the R1T apparently..?

Then again, numbers do not always reflect the effective comfort. I hope someone with seat experience can shed some light?
 

rubber_ducky

New Member
First Name
Chris
Joined
Oct 10, 2021
Messages
1
Reaction score
1
Location
Massachusetts
First Name
Chris
Vehicles
2021 Honda Ridgeline
This is something that I’m very interested in as well. With three little ones that’ll be occupying the back seat, I’d prefer to not give up any space as compared to my ridgeline
 

wizard467

Member
First Name
Brian
Joined
Oct 5, 2021
Messages
16
Reaction score
31
Location
MO
First Name
Brian
Vehicles
Honda Ridgeline
This is something that I’m very interested in as well. With three little ones that’ll be occupying the back seat, I’d prefer to not give up any space as compared to my ridgeline
When I sat in the R1T it was very comparable to my Ridgeline. If you are happy with the space in the Ridgeline I think you'll be just as happy with the R1T.
 
OP
OP

Rivian X Europe

New Member
First Name
Stefan
Joined
Oct 14, 2021
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Location
[email protected]
First Name
Stefan
Vehicles
Mercedes ML
Hmmm…. Honda Ridgeline is not available in Europe… can’t compare.
Hence the request to compare to some Tesla’s, mainly because they are one of the very few with a flat floor in the back just like the Rivians.
 

bac4uw

Active Member
First Name
Bryan
Joined
May 28, 2021
Messages
28
Reaction score
116
Location
Kenmore, WA
First Name
Bryan
Vehicles
Honda Ridgeline, Dodge Durange R/T, Kia Soul EV
Occupation
Biostatistician
This is something that I’m very interested in as well. With three little ones that’ll be occupying the back seat, I’d prefer to not give up any space as compared to my ridgeline
I'm in the same boat with my '06 Ridgeline, but my three little ones aren't as little any more! None are driving yet, so we still pile into the same vehicle when going places... but not so much in the Ridgeline any more. It works, but space is becoming an issue.
 

3l3c7r1c

Active Member
Joined
Sep 21, 2021
Messages
33
Reaction score
34
Location
Seattle, Washington
Vehicles
2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited, 2012 Honda CR-V
KBB review covers this pretty well. They said it has good head and legroom but complains about lack of lumber support in the back seats.
 

BigE

Well-Known Member
First Name
Eric
Joined
Nov 19, 2020
Messages
306
Reaction score
467
Location
North Carolina
First Name
Eric
Vehicles
Acura MDX, Honda S2000, Tesla Model Y
When I sat in the R1T it was very comparable to my Ridgeline. If you are happy with the space in the Ridgeline I think you'll be just as happy with the R1T.
Hi Brian, I stopped last week and looked at a 2022 Ridgeline White/Black Edition. Super Nice. It's actually what my wife says, just go buy the Ridgeline and save $36K off the R1T (per our build). I have a Max Pack reservation. Since you own a Ridgeline now, what are your reason's/motivations/excitement/etc. that are moving you to a Rivian?

I have owned Honda's & Acura's for 35+ years and have had nothing but great luck with the product and Honda America. I can't say the same for many of their dealers. For me, I'm thinking the R1T will be a Ridgeline on steroids. Fantastic suspension, powerful yet far more efficent, capable, hopefully, less maintenance cost over time? A sports truck that can still pull my small camper. The unknown is, it's a start-up company with tremendous challenges ahead.
 

wizard467

Member
First Name
Brian
Joined
Oct 5, 2021
Messages
16
Reaction score
31
Location
MO
First Name
Brian
Vehicles
Honda Ridgeline
Hi Brian, I stopped last week and looked at a 2022 Ridgeline White/Black Edition. Super Nice. It's actually what my wife says, just go buy the Ridgeline and save $36K off the R1T (per our build). I have a Max Pack reservation. Since you own a Ridgeline now, what are your reason's/motivations/excitement/etc. that are moving you to a Rivian?

I have owned Honda's & Acura's for 35+ years and have had nothing but great luck with the product and Honda America. I can't say the same for many of their dealers. For me, I'm thinking the R1T will be a Ridgeline on steroids. Fantastic suspension, powerful yet far more efficent, capable, hopefully, less maintenance cost over time? A sports truck that can still pull my small camper. The unknown is, it's a start-up company with tremendous challenges ahead.
Definitely love the Ridgeline which I’ve had for 4 years. I’ve always looked at EVs as mildly interesting, but a car is totally useless to me. Love the truck too much. Honestly I wasn’t even thinking about getting a new vehicle but then I saw the Motor Trend article and it pretty much checks every box. Sports car, off-road capable, super-plush highway ride (Ridgeline checks this box also), work truck (enough for a weekend DIYer), storage area without tonneau cover (Ridgeline has this too), just-right size (full-size trucks fit in the garage with literally a half inch on each end so that doesn’t work), fast (list that twice!), and it’s an EV so interesting tech.

I definitely don’t need it to replace the Ridgeline, but it could be the last truck I’d ever need since it really should do everything well.

I live close enough to Normal, IL so was able to go to a Preview event there a few weeks ago. Didn’t get to drive, but did get to look at, sit in, and push a bunch of buttons while sitting in the 3 trucks they had displayed. They had power, just couldn’t drive them so could test out everything.

I wanted to make sure size was good, the AC vent placement controls/airflow worked since it’s different than most vehicles (they were good), backseat size (headroom and legroom both similar to Ridgeline), and just get an overall feel for the truck.

I drove home and within 10 minutes of being home I had put money down on the truck!

Not entirely sure how to pay for it so a few months while the LE and earlier reservations are delivered will be good to figure that out!

edit: and it is a mid-size truck like the Ridgeline that has a bed that actually lets you put a 4x8 sheet of plywood/drywall in it without having to do weird stacking over the wheel wells!
 
Last edited:
Advertisement

 
Advertisement
Top