"Laden with vegan-leather seats and an all-glass panoramic roof, the R1T is no workhorse. Its front end will not sustain a snow plow; its 16-inch center touchscreen should not get wet and won't respond to input from gloved fingers; and its stiff, not-very-adjustable seats lack the comfort of the premium work rigs that double as offices and conference rooms for contractors on the move.
"Part of the R1T's charm is its cleverness: The standard removable Bluetooth speaker stored in the center of the console doubled as a lantern as we ate tacos off the camp kitchen at night. The driver's side door holds a torch flashlight like the umbrellas that Rolls-Royce first installed in its coaches.
"The rear contains a standard air compressor that I used to refill my tires after coming off the rocks we crossed on the trail near Lake Dillon and the Old West town of Montezuma. (We had let some air out earlier to help improve traction.)
"The ground covered was not the most extreme I've had for an electric vehicle or off-roader. Leave that distinction to the boulders I climbed in Moab in the electric and hybrid Jeep Wranglers and the week I spent in Death Valley dunes in the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. But the R1T proved capable enough in its Off-Road, All-Purpose, Sport, and Conserve modes, which adjust the power, braking, ride height, stiffness, and handling to enhance the truck's ability."
— Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg