Watch the Rivian R1T try to keep up with the Ford F-150 Raptor R at over 100 MPH on dirt

The Rivian R1T is an impressive electric pickup with more than 800 horsepower in its most powerful trim, comfortable air suspension and plenty of electronic magic that can help its owners handle the most demanding terrain.

That said, it’s not exactly a Baja racer. Not that it isn’t capable, but there are purpose-built machines that can make a breakfast of dunes and bumpy roads. Machines like gasoline Ford F-150 Raptor R.

Both have been road-tested by our friends Edmundswith off-road No Halle alternating behind the wheel of both sensors.

First, a sprint on a straight piece of dirt road where the four-engine R1T managed to go over 100 mph, although, as Emme said in the video embedded above, she took off the gas at one point because she felt the EV was a bit all over the place.

With 835 horsepower and 908 pound-feet of torque thanks to the quad-motor setup, the Rivian R1T sprinted from zero to 100 km/h in 5 seconds and completed the quarter mile in 13.39 seconds. On the dirt.

The Ford F-150 Raptor R’s 5.2 liter, 700 hp, 640 lb-ft V8 engine is also no slouch, especially on unpaved roads. This is where the American rally truck shines, and Edmunds’ video proves it again, with a 0-60 mph time of 5.35 seconds and a 13.49 second quarter mile. Admittedly, it was slower than the Rivian R1T in those two categories, but it was faster in the half-mile test and achieved a higher top speed.

Compared to the R1T, which rides on air suspension, the Raptor R has coil springs and performance Live Valve Fox dampers (adaptive as an option). That said, in the 25 mph test to see which car is better at holding the most cup of soda over bumps, the R1T won again, underscoring its more comfortable setup.

But as Emme says in the video, the F-150 Raptor R isn’t for everyone, and neither is the Rivian R1T. Do you want a fast machine that can go over bumps? Go for the Raptor R. Are you more of an explorer/adventurer? After that, Rivian may be your cup of tea.