The price of the heavier-duty pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning, is less than that of the Rivian R1T. 

However, it doesn't mean Ford should overlook what is perhaps the most noteworthy aspect

You could wonder, what's this great feature. The gear tunnel of the Rivian R1T. 

Behind the back seat of the Rivian is an 11.6 cubic foot pass-through storage box called the gear tunnel. 

A little aperture located below the central armrest of the rear seat allows access to the inside. 

On the other hand, the truck has bigger doors for loading equipment on either side. 

The size of the gear that can be held inside the gear tunnel is limited due to the narrow and tall holes.

However, the tunnel can easily accommodate longer objects like snowboards

With enough space, the MotorTrend testers packed a briefcase, duffel bags, backpacks

Even though the additional storage capacity is a useful feature, it isn't quite "a nifty trick" on its own.

There are outlets within the tunnel that can run almost everything you would need while 

Furthermore, the external flip-down doors of the gear tunnel have a 300-pound weight capacity.