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2026 Rivian R2: A Rugged Alternative to the Tesla Model Y for Adventure Seekers

Meet the 2026 Rivian R2, a cool new addition to the Rivian family. It’s a midsize SUV that starts at around $45,000, making it a more affordable option compared to Rivian’s bigger trucks and SUVs, which cost about $75,000.

Even though it’s smaller, the R2 still has that tough, manly Rivian style with its boxy shape and cool LED lights.

2026 Rivian R2
2026 Rivian R2
Starting PriceAround $45,000
Size185.6 inches long, 67 inches high, 75 inches wide
Ground ClearanceJust under 10 inches
Towing CapacityAround 5,000 pounds
RangeApproximately 300 miles on a single charge
Acceleration0-60 mph in around 5 seconds
ChargingSupports fast charging at up to 150 kW
Seating CapacityUp to five passengers
Cargo SpaceUp to 64 cubic feet with seats folded down
DrivetrainDual-motor setup providing all-wheel drive
Infotainment ScreenLarge screen with Rivian’s intuitive interface
Safety FeaturesAdaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist
2026 Rivian R2

The R2 is smaller than its siblings, measuring about 15 feet long, 5.5 feet high, and 6.25 feet wide. This means it’s easier to drive in cities.

But don’t let its size fool you; it’s still great for off-roading, with almost 10 inches of ground clearance and the ability to tow around 5,000 pounds.


Inside, it’s not as fancy as the other Rivians, but it’s still nice, with a power-opening back hatch and lots of cargo space when you fold down the seats.

Under the hood, the R2 has two motors that give it all-wheel drive and good performance. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in about 5 seconds, which is pretty fast for a SUV like this.

Plus, it can go about 300 miles on a single charge, and it charges quickly with a special charger. Inside, there’s a big screen for playing music and stuff, and the R2 comes with safety features like adaptive cruise control and automatic braking.

The R2 has room for five people inside, and you can fold down the back seats if you need more space for stuff. It looks tough on the outside too, with a cool grille and bright headlights.

Overall, the Rivian R2 is a great choice if you want a cool, tough SUV that’s also good for the environment.

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