2021 Ram 1500 TRX Prices, Reviews, and Pictures

Overview

With the arrival of the Ram 1500 TRX, a 702-horsepower pickup truck that is high-performance and powerful, the battle for the top pickup truck has just gotten more interesting. The Hellcat-powered half-ton holds the Ford F-150 Raptor in its sights. However, until Blue Oval’s rival increases its power and improves its interior, the Ram will rule. The TRX is a formidable and intimidating machine that we ranked on our 2021 10Best List and awarded an Editors’ Choice Award. The TRX’s body is 8 inches larger than the Ram 1500 and has been enhanced for off-road capability. It is due to a stronger frame and a more sophisticated suspension as well as countless other improved characteristics. The 2021 Ram 1500 TX has a luxurious interior, packed with the most recent technology. It remains to be seen if the TRX can jump higher than the now obsolete Raptor.

What’s new for 2021?

Since Ram debuted its badass concept truck in 2016, Ram has teased a rival to the F-150 Raptor. But now, the wait is over. The TRX production truck looks very close to the concept. It has a Hellcat engine that produces 700 horsepower. The most radical Ram has been realized with its intimidating bodywork, a bed-mounted spare tire carrier, beadlock-capable wheels and a multitude of other off-road goodies.

Pricing and Which One To Buy

The TRX is a great truck for the price, even though it starts at $72,000. Mike Tyson’s prime looks aggressive and makes pickup trucks with 700 horsepower more than the TRX. Although the base model is well-equipped, there are some missing features we would expect to be standard. The heated steering wheel and front seats are extra expensive and only available in the Level 1 package. This package adds a lot of upgrades to the car, but it costs more than $75k. Leather-trimmed seats, cargo box lighting, flat-bottom steering wheels wrapped in microsude and leather, and a storage area under the rear seat are some of the highlights. To maximize pickup’s pulling power, we would choose that option along with the Trailer-Tow package. The Level 2 loaded package, which costs close to $80,000, includes adaptive cruise control, head-up display and lane-keep assistance.

Engine, Transmission, & Performance

The supercharged Hemi V-8, 6.2-liter Hemi V-8, is hidden between the TRX’s bulging front fenders and under its scooped roof. This engine is more commonly known as the Hellcat engine. It produces 702 horsepower, 650 lbft of torque and is sent to all four axles through an eight speed automatic transmission. The TRX reached 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, and the quarter-mile at 110 mph took 12.3 seconds. This makes it the fastest pickup we have ever tested. The Ram’s massive curb weight and large footprint make it difficult to maneuver on paved roads. However, it is extremely refined and user-friendly. The Ram’s supercharged V-8 can still make exciting sounds through its exhaust pipes. The TRX can also be used in mud, rocks and sand. It boasts a strengthened steel frame and a suspension with 13 inches of travel. The truck has 11.8 inches of ground clearance thanks to a set 35-inch all-terrain tires on 18-inch wheels. Ram claims that the Hellcat half-ton can also withstand 32 inches of water. Every TRX includes enough underbody plating for protection of a Brink’s truck and Bilstein remote reserve dampers. There is also an electronic locking rear differential that locks, massive front brakes measuring 15.0-inches. What’s more? After a comparison test, we found that the monstrous Ram has already dethroned F-150 Raptor as the reigning king among high-performance pickup trucks.

Towing and Payload Capacity

The TRX isn’t able to tow as much weight as other Ram models but it can pull quite a bit. It can tow up to 8100 pounds, 100 more than the F-150 Raptor, and carry up to 1310lbs of payload (120 less than the Ford).

Fuel Economy and Real World MPG

According to the EPA, the TRX will get a very low 10 mpg city-wide and a slightly better 14 mpg highway. These figures are considerably lower than those of the 2020 Raptor’s 14 mpg in city and 18 highway ratings. We will be able to evaluate the Ram’s real-world mpg once we have had the opportunity to drive it on the 75-mph highway fuel economy route.

Interior, Comfort, & Cargo

Ram’s latest half-ton pickups have redefined truck interiors. They feature rich materials and excellent insulation from outside noise. The TRX is a crew cab that comes with a short cargo bed and offers the same luxury and refinement. The base model’s standard equipment and cloth upholstery are based on the Ram 1500 Rebel. The TR1 and TR2 options make the cabin feel and look even more luxurious thanks to leather-covered surfaces, microsuede accents, and a mixture of carbon-fiber and microsuede accents. Flat-bottomed steering wheels like the TRX have a pair prominent paddle shifters. However, there is also a center console that houses a floor shifter. The TRX offers top-of-the-line options such as a digital rearview mirror and a head up display.

Infotainment & Connectivity

Every TRX has a 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment screen mounted vertically in the middle. It features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and built-in navigation. SiriusXM satellite radio is also available. You can divide the display into separate menus to allow multiple applications to be opened at once. There are also physical buttons and knobs on the screen’s surround bezel that provide more intuitive controls. You can add a powerful Harman Kardon sound system with 19 speakers, 900 watts to the truck.

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