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2021 Ram 1500 TRX

2021 Ram 1500 TRX wheel articulation (Image courtesy of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)

If you watched the reveal of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, you couldn’t miss the (not so) subtle slam (literally) on the Ford F-150 Raptor during the countdown. With the Jurassic Park overtones and the press release declaration that TRX has now become “the apex predator of the truck world,” Ram has declared war on the lesser dinosaur.

As we saw in our initial reveal post, the TRX seems to take everything that the Raptor is — and multiply it by 10. There’s more horsepower, more ground clearance, more towing capacity, more cargo box volume — more, more more.

It would be very appropriate to insert the Tim (“the Tool Man”) Taylor grunt right about now.

2021 Ram 1500 TRX

2021 Ram 1500 TRX hood scoop (Image courtesy of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)

In our book the biggest part of the takedown is that supercharged V-8 Hemi engine — the same engine we see in the Dodge Hellcats. That means the TRX will out-power the Raptor by an incredible 252 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque.

Of course, all this more, comes with a higher price tag as well — a much higher price tag.

Since Ram made the direct connection in its reveal and many consumers are making the overt comparison, we thought it might be helpful to show you the spec-by-spec comparison of TRX vs. Raptor.

2021 Ram 1500 TRX

2021 Ram 1500 TRX driver’s side profile in motion (Image courtesy of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)

What we found is interesting because while the TRX has more of pretty much everything, the one thing Raptor offers that TRX does not is both a SuperCab and a SuperCrew, whereas TRX offers only one cab style — the Crew, which is equivalent to the SuperCrew on the Raptor.

At any rate, if price is no object and you’re looking for the king of the world (or apex predator of the truck world), you can do your direct comparison here.

 2021 Ram Rebel TRX2020 Ford F-150 Raptor
Vehicle TypeCrew Cab 4X4Super Cab, SuperCrew 4X4
Base Price$69,995 $53,455, $56,440
Engine6.2L supercharged V-83.5L EcoBoost
Torque650 lb-ft510 lb-ft
Transmissions8-speed AT, TorqueFlight 8HP9510-speed SelectShift AT
Drive ModesSport, Snow, Tow, Mud, Baja, AutoNormal, Weather, Mud and Sand, Baja, Rock Crawl, Tow
Front SuspensionUpper and lower A-arms, coil springs, Bilstein e2 Blackhawk active performance shock
Independent double-wishbone with coil-over shock and stamped lower control arm, heavy-duty gas pressurized shock absorber
Rear SuspensionFive-link with track bar, coil springs, Bilstein e2 Blackhawk active damping twin-tube
performance shock absorbers, solid axle
Leaf spring/solid axle, heavy-duty gas pressurized shock absorber
Fuel Tank Capacity33 gallons23 gallons (Super Cab), 26 gallons (SuperCrew)
Cargo Box5 ft, 7 inches5 ft, 6 inches
Cargo Box Volume53.9 cu ft42.8 cu ft
Cargo Box Length67.4 inches67.1 inches
Distance Btw Wheelhouses51.0 inches50.6 inches
Cargo Box Depth21.4 inches21.4 inches
Tire Size325/65/R18LT315/70R17
Wheelbase145.1 inches145.0 inches (SuperCrew)
Length232.9 inches231.9 inches (SuperCrew)
Height80.9 inches77.2 inches (SuperCrew)
Width88.0 inches96.8 inches (SuperCrew)
Max Avail. Tow8,100 pounds6,000 - 8,000 pounds
Max Payload1,310 pounds1,142 - 1,355 pounds
Ground Clearance11.8 inches9.4 inches (SuperCrew)
Aproach Angle30.2 degrees25.5 degrees (SuperCrew)
Breakover Angle21.9 degrees21.0 degrees (SuperCrew)
Departure Angle23.5 degrees26.0 degrees (SuperCrew)
Skit Plates52
Max Water Fording32 inches32 inches

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is the Managing Editor for Pickup Truck + SUV Talk as well as a Chicago-based automotive writer, YouTube personality and podcast host, with her articles and videos appearing in outlets throughout the U.S. Additionally, she co-hosts a weekly radio show on car stuff for a local Chicago station. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for both newspaper and broadcast media conglomerates. She is also a past president for the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. Jill is also currently a juror for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).

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  1. troverman November 21, 2020

    Your specs aren’t quite right. The Raptor Supercrew has a 36 gallon fuel tank as standard, not a 26. Furthermore, the Raptor is not 96” wide as your table states. It is 86” wide. I also believe your max payload numbers are not correct, at least for the Raptor which seems to max out at 1200lbs.

  2. Ab March 13, 2021


  3. Ab March 13, 2021

    Dodge rules


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