Cross-shopping Honda Ridgeline & Rivian R1T
In other words, something to tell me; it will take X years before you realize the savings of not needing gas, oil changes, etc, based on my local utility rate and amount of estimated kilometers per year.
The cost difference between the two vehicles is pretty wide (configured the way I'd want to buy them):
- 2022 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition = $56,963
- 2022 Rivian R1T Adventure Package = $101,740
... Prices quoted above are MSRP and before taxes and negotiated discounts.
Being that the Rivian is just over $100K, IIRC there may not be any provincial/federal rebates available (please correct me if I'm wrong).
Let's try to keep this thread on topic, and not derail it into a conversation about "real vs fake trucks" or "EV driving range", etc. This will be a truck for personal/family use only with occasional hauling to the cottage on weekends and future plans to tow/launch a pair of sea-doo's in the future.
FYI, I did consider the Ford F-150 Lightning EV, but its just way too big to fit into our garage at 232" long. The R1T and the Ridgeline are 217" and 210" , respectively.
It may very well be too far apart in price to realize any tangible cost savings for going EV, and I'm willing to accept that fact as I do my buying research.