2027 Rivian R3 Profile

2027 Rivian R3

The 2027 Rivian R3 is an all-new midsize electric crossover offering a blend of performance, capability, and passenger utility. Specifically, it joins the R2 midsize SUV in Rivian’s lineup, riding on their dedicated EV platform for this segment.

What’s New

The R3 utilizes Rivian’s all-new midsize vehicle platform developed specifically for EVs like the R2 and R3. This platform consolidates and simplifies components through intelligent design solutions such as high-pressure die castings, a structural battery pack, and optimized closure systems.

Exterior Design

The R3 rides on Rivian’s EV-specific midsize platform utilizing design solutions to consolidate components and reduce complexity. This includes a structural battery pack integrated into the vehicle floor, high-pressure aluminum die castings, and simplified closure systems.

Though smaller than the R2 SUV, the R3’s exterior styling maintains key Rivian brand identity traits like the illuminated front end and distinctive lighting signatures. The crossover body optimizes interior roominess within a relatively compact overall footprint.

Interior and Cargo Space

Inside, Rivian focused on delivering a premium cabin experience with ample space, despite the R3’s smaller exterior footprint. Notably, sustainable, natural-fiber materials create an upscale, easy-to-clean environment. Additionally, the rear hatch design maximizes cargo room, while the front and rear seats fold fully flat to accommodate larger gear.

Battery and Range

Two lithium-ion battery pack options will be offered, though exact capacity is unspecified. Rivian targets the larger pack achieving over 300 miles of EPA-estimated driving range by utilizing their latest 4695 cylindrical battery cell design with improved energy density.

Performance and Driving

Like the R2, the R3 will come in single-motor RWD, dual-motor AWD, and a performance tri-motor configuration with two rear motors. In its highest tri-motor tune, Rivian states the R3 will accelerate 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds. DC fast charging will enable rapid battery top-ups while traveling.

Advanced Tech and Safety

The R3 introduces Rivian’s most advanced self-driving hardware suite to date. This includes 11 cameras, 5 radar sensors, and increased computing power for enhanced autonomous driving capabilities versus prior models. As a connected EV, over-the-air software updates will allow continually upgrading functionality over time.


While final prices are still to come, Rivian states the R3 will have a lower starting MSRP than the $45,000 R2 SUV. This positions the R3 as their most affordable, attainable EV yet for those seeking electric performance and adventure.

Notable Standard and Optional Features

  • Adventure-ready design with durable interior materials
  • Unique open-air driving experience with venting rear windows
  • Large digital instrument and infotainment displays
  • Available premium audio system
  • Hands-free driver assist technology
  • Vegan interior trim options
  • Roof racks and integrated storage/gear solutions

Overall, with its combination of style, performance, and utility at an affordable price, the 2027 R3 aims to bring Rivian’s vision for electric adventure to a wider audience.

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