So, which truck would you choose from our first-ever electric pickup comparison test?
Ultimately when it comes down to which is the better truck, the choice was easy. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup First Edition is endlessly charming, reminding us that cars, trucks, and SUVs should first and foremost be fun. The Hummer doesn't take itself even remotely seriously, and it's a complete mishmash of competing themes and ideals, but it works. Despite all that, though, it's simply outmatched by a truck that's not only smaller and cheaper, but to add insult to injury, better built, better to drive, and more capable.
The 2022 Rivian R1T First Edition wins MotorTrend's first-ever electric pickup truck comparison. The R1T may be more introverted than the Hummer, but don't confuse that for a lack of personality. This overachiever is an absolute blast to drive both on- and off-road, and despite its smaller dimensions and upstart status, it sacrifices nothing in terms of capability. Couple that with its more efficient powertrain, better build quality, nicer cabin, and more affordable price? Well, that's a package that's tough to beat.
2nd Place: 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup PROS
Game-changing charge speed
Four-wheel steer and Super Cruise
The return of a brand we love
Material quality is meh
Needs more powertrain refinement
Four-and-a-half tons of fun and an impressive piece of tech, but it needs some more powertrain polish and an upgraded cabin (or lower sticker price) before it's ready for prime time.
1st Place: 2022 Rivian R1T First Edition PROS
Drives like a sports car on-road
Tons of clever storage options
Charge speed could be quicker
Too many functions require the touchscreen
Price increases make it less of a value than it once was
Better built, better to drive, more capable, more efficient, and more of a value—there's nothing more we need to say.