The star of the 2021 Ram TRX is, of course, the Supercharged 6.2l Hemi V8 Hellcat engine spitting out a fiery 702 horsepower, 650 lb-ft of torque, and a breathtaking 4.1 second 0-60 time. The twin-screw supercharger provides near instantaneous torque, has a maximum speed of 14,600 rpm and can regulate boost pressure up to an astounding 11.0 psi. The high-performance air induction system filters four times as much dirt and debris than the Ford Raptor, all while consuming up to 32.9 liters of air per minute. The 2020 Ford Raptor offers up substantially less impressive performance numbers with a twin-turbo 3.5L V6 pitting out 450hp, 510 lb-ft torque, and a 0-60 of 5.7 seconds.
The 2021 RAM TRX is also a standout with the experts, too. The TRX is the 2021 Motor Trend Truck of the Year® , making this the third consecutive Motor Trend Truck of the Year® award from Ram Trucks. The 2021 Ram TRX was also voted Truck of Texas, Full-Size Truck of Texas and Off-Road Truck of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association! The Ram TRX boasts new and exclusive Bilstein® Black Hawk® e2 shocks, which continuously adapt to varied terrain. The system uses an algorithm to monitor vehicle sensors and continuously adapts to speed, throttle position, braking torque, steering angle and more.
The 2021 TRX’s suspension allows for an impressive 13 inches of travel in the front and 14 inches in the rear which is matched to the Raptor’s 13 front and 13.9 rear travel. The TRX has slightly more ground clearance at 11.8 inches compared to the Raptor’s 11.5 inches and both can ford 32 inches of water.
Inside the TRX sports a massive 12.0-inch touchscreen running the latest UConnect infotainment system, an available 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and three material combo options: cloth and vinyl, leather and suede, and premium wrapped leather and suede with red and carbon fiber accents. There’s really no comparison to Ford’s dated Raptor interior, which has a much smaller interior touch screen and less exciting standard features.