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After two weeks of solely using my Cybertruck I sit back to my wife R1S.

It was quite interesting experience NOT to get that attention on the road.

Here is my take:

The R1S is a friendly looking, approachable car. Not intimidating and I still smile when I look the front. The CT is visually loud.

I like the space in the CT, it is more for me, but the R1S is also nice but it is definitely smaller.

The R1S interior, especially in white, has that upscale feeling especially all the lights around all those curves. CT color changing is nice but the R1S is more welcoming, warm, homey.

The R1S, I can say, the easiest to adapt from and ICE car. Everything is there. I still love the double screen.

Ok, the steering. Driving the R1S after the CT it just feel old. The CT spoiled me. It just so easy to turn, better radius. I cannot overstate this fact.

The rear view, and all the cameras in the R1S just feel (or IS) subpar (horrendous) to the CT.

My R1S max pack has better true range and also quicker but jerkier than the CT.

The CT energy consumption, based on my driving style is better. CT; 405wH/ miles vs Rivian 454 wH. The CT should be around 385with my normal driving but I was pushing tue CT with high speed driving, even testing out the cut out speed (for me it was 114, flat.highway).

The accelerator pedal in the R1S has lot of empty range from the beginning. The CT smooth like most Tesla.

The rengen based slowdown and.stopage definitely better in the CT.

R1S air suspension is definitely lauder and slower. The CT just goes and makes it happen.

The R1S entry hight is higher then the CT and it is much easier to get in and out from the CT.

While I have not done comparative off road testing the R1S just feels more competent on that area.

The ride quality, comfort in most cases goes for the CT. R1S is not bad at all but I think the airsuspension and the longer wheelbase favors the CT.

Handling, due to the rear wheel steering goes to the CT

Audio, clear winner is the CT. Not even the same category.

Software: This is a double edge sword. As I am owning Tesla more then 11 years the Tesla is better, more configuration, better customizations. However, it has more learning curve then the R1S. Again, the best word that describes the Rivian is friendly.

You might ask based on this which one Ifavor. In overall I prefer the CT (especially because of the steering and handling) but if we have to escape a Hurricane, end of world situation, I think I will take the Rivian due to the range, being a bit smaller and the better interior size.

In a way, I definitely feel lucky that we can have both of them and my wife really loves the Rivian and having the CT is summarized in one word: SICK 😃
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Great summary. That's a spot-on way to put it! The Ravian is definitely the more "refined" (in a traditional sense) evolution, offering a familiar and comfortable driving experience. The Cybertruck, on the other hand, is the electric vehicle revolution – a bold departure from the norm that prioritizes innovation over tradition. Both trucks have their own strengths, so it really comes down to what the driver prioritizes.
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Very interesting writeup, may take another look at the R1T
 

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After two weeks of solely using my Cybertruck I sit back to my wife R1S.

It was quite interesting experience NOT to get that attention on the road.

Here is my take:

The R1S is a friendly looking, approachable car. Not intimidating and I still smile when I look the front. The CT is visually loud.

I like the space in the CT, it is more for me, but the R1S is also nice but it is definitely smaller.

The R1S interior, especially in white, has that upscale feeling especially all the lights around all those curves. CT color changing is nice but the R1S is more welcoming, warm, homey.

The R1S, I can say, the easiest to adapt from and ICE car. Everything is there. I still love the double screen.

Ok, the steering. Driving the R1S after the CT it just feel old. The CT spoiled me. It just so easy to turn, better radius. I cannot overstate this fact.

The rear view, and all the cameras in the R1S just feel (or IS) subpar (horrendous) to the CT.

My R1S max pack has better true range and also quicker but jerkier than the CT.

The CT energy consumption, based on my driving style is better. CT; 405wH/ miles vs Rivian 454 wH. The CT should be around 385with my normal driving but I was pushing tue CT with high speed driving, even testing out the cut out speed (for me it was 114, flat.highway).

The accelerator pedal in the R1S has lot of empty range from the beginning. The CT smooth like most Tesla.

The rengen based slowdown and.stopage definitely better in the CT.

R1S air suspension is definitely lauder and slower. The CT just goes and makes it happen.

The R1S entry hight is higher then the CT and it is much easier to get in and out from the CT.

While I have not done comparative off road testing the R1S just feels more competent on that area.

The ride quality, comfort in most cases goes for the CT. R1S is not bad at all but I think the airsuspension and the longer wheelbase favors the CT.

Handling, due to the rear wheel steering goes to the CT

Audio, clear winner is the CT. Not even the same category.

Software: This is a double edge sword. As I am owning Tesla more then 11 years the Tesla is better, more configuration, better customizations. However, it has more learning curve then the R1S. Again, the best word that describes the Rivian is friendly.

You might ask based on this which one Ifavor. In overall I prefer the CT (especially because of the steering and handling) but if we have to escape a Hurricane, end of world situation, I think I will take the Rivian due to the range, being a bit smaller and the better interior size.

In a way, I definitely feel lucky that we can have both of them and my wife really loves the Rivian and having the CT is summarized in one word: SICK 😃
thank you for that!
 

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Thanks for the comparison review. I have never driven the R1T, so I can't say that I agree or disagree on each point. For me there were five key reasons I chose the Cybertruck over the Rivian:

1) CT's 6 foot bed (vs 4 1/2' for the R1T)

2) CT's exceptional durability

3) Tesla's growing Supercharger network (V4 is coming)

4) FSD. I've been driving my CT without FSD for 5 weeks after driving my Model Y with FSD for years. It's very apparent to me that I'm a safer driver using FSD. In addition, FSD reduces driving fatigue and stress to that of a passenger. I'll never buy a vehicle that doesn't come with FSD.

5) Tesla's secure position in the auto industry
 


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After two weeks of solely using my Cybertruck I sit back to my wife R1S.

It was quite interesting experience NOT to get that attention on the road.

Here is my take:

The R1S is a friendly looking, approachable car. Not intimidating and I still smile when I look the front. The CT is visually loud.

I like the space in the CT, it is more for me, but the R1S is also nice but it is definitely smaller.

The R1S interior, especially in white, has that upscale feeling especially all the lights around all those curves. CT color changing is nice but the R1S is more welcoming, warm, homey.

The R1S, I can say, the easiest to adapt from and ICE car. Everything is there. I still love the double screen.

Ok, the steering. Driving the R1S after the CT it just feel old. The CT spoiled me. It just so easy to turn, better radius. I cannot overstate this fact.

The rear view, and all the cameras in the R1S just feel (or IS) subpar (horrendous) to the CT.

My R1S max pack has better true range and also quicker but jerkier than the CT.

The CT energy consumption, based on my driving style is better. CT; 405wH/ miles vs Rivian 454 wH. The CT should be around 385with my normal driving but I was pushing tue CT with high speed driving, even testing out the cut out speed (for me it was 114, flat.highway).

The accelerator pedal in the R1S has lot of empty range from the beginning. The CT smooth like most Tesla.

The rengen based slowdown and.stopage definitely better in the CT.

R1S air suspension is definitely lauder and slower. The CT just goes and makes it happen.

The R1S entry hight is higher then the CT and it is much easier to get in and out from the CT.

While I have not done comparative off road testing the R1S just feels more competent on that area.

The ride quality, comfort in most cases goes for the CT. R1S is not bad at all but I think the airsuspension and the longer wheelbase favors the CT.

Handling, due to the rear wheel steering goes to the CT

Audio, clear winner is the CT. Not even the same category.

Software: This is a double edge sword. As I am owning Tesla more then 11 years the Tesla is better, more configuration, better customizations. However, it has more learning curve then the R1S. Again, the best word that describes the Rivian is friendly.

You might ask based on this which one Ifavor. In overall I prefer the CT (especially because of the steering and handling) but if we have to escape a Hurricane, end of world situation, I think I will take the Rivian due to the range, being a bit smaller and the better interior size.

In a way, I definitely feel lucky that we can have both of them and my wife really loves the Rivian and having the CT is summarized in one word: SICK 😃
I am really surprised the Rivian uses up so much more energy per mile!
 

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R1S? So SUV vs truck?

Just wanted to clarify.

thanks for the post!
 


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Very similar experience for me, as well as thoughts on the comparison, when I went back to the R1S (now my wife’s) after only 4 days of driving the Cyberbeast.
 

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Thanks for the comparison review. I have never driven the R1T, so I can't say that I agree or disagree on each point. For me there were five key reasons I chose the Cybertruck over the Rivian:

1) CT's 6 foot bed (vs 4 1/2' for the R1T)

2) CT's exceptional durability

3) Tesla's growing Supercharger network (V4 is coming)

4) FSD. I've been driving my CT without FSD for 5 weeks after driving my Model Y with FSD for years. It's very apparent to me that I'm a safer driver using FSD. In addition, FSD reduces driving fatigue and stress to that of a passenger. I'll never buy a vehicle that doesn't come with FSD.

5) Tesla's secure position in the auto industry
Excellent and well thought-out reasons for siding with CT, especially from a current CT owner. Also, super thanks for your insights on off-road adventures with CT.
 

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Thanks for sharing this. I've been debating CT vs. a Hummer EV SUV (have looked at the R1S, but it is pretty small inside). We already have another 3 row gasser SUV and a Model S, which the CT would replace.

How do you find the length of the CT vs. the R1S around town?
 
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Thanks for sharing this. I've been debating CT vs. a Hummer EV SUV (have looked at the R1S, but it is pretty small inside). We already have another 3 row gasser SUV and a Model S, which the CT would replace.

How do you find the length of the CT vs. the R1S around town?
Good question. The CT is longer but extremely maneuverable. Parking is easier than the R1S IF there is enough space for the car length. However, I can fit it well.

The only time I struggle where the parking lot back is end up as a wall or tree, etc… as usually those places are not designed for truck length. I know lot of truck owners don’t mind if the truck sticks out but I DO. 😎
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