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Raptor vs. Raptor vs. TRX: A spec-by-spec comparison

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When the 2021 Ram TRX launched last summer, we did a spec-by-spec comparison of the 2020 Ford Raptor vs. TRX. Because the F-150 is all-new for 2021, I figured it might be interesting to update that old spec sheet to show not only Raptor vs. TRX but also 2020 vs. 2021.

Indeed, the table points out where things stay the same (engine!) and a few notable changes.

For more details on the new truck, be sure to check out our full reveal story, but for now, here are some highlights.

First, Raptor drops the SuperCab configuration for 2021, and it will only come as a SuperCrew. I’m personally disappointed because a SuperCab would fit in my garage, but it makes sense when you consider TRX only comes in a Crew Cab configuration.

In an act of one-upmanship in the Raptor vs. TRX competition, the 2021 Raptor adds an optional 37-inch tire. The 35s – same size as the TRX’s – are still standard. But as you’ll see in the specs below, those 37-inchers increase off-road clearances across the board. So, Raptor may not have a V-8 and launch control, but it does retain the “king of the off-road” status.

Finally, Ford says the new Raptor could get up to 500 miles of driving range. That’s a pretty number, and surely the EcoBoost plays into that. But, so does the 36-gallon (!!) fuel tank.

The bottom line on Raptor vs. Raptor vs. TRX

We’re still missing a lot of key specs – like horsepower, torque and water fording depth – and while we expect the water fording to beat the 32 inches achieved by both the 2020 model and the TRX, we aren’t as hopeful for the horsepower and torque numbers. There will have to be an increase of some sort, but we don’t expect it to come close to the 700+ horsepower we were anticipating.

However, if you read our reveal story – you’ll see why we’re still holding out hope for that V-8 next year. And you can see the live reveal on Ford’s YouTube channel.

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor (Image courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

2020 Ford F-150 Raptor2021 Ford F-150 Raptor2021 Ram Rebel TRX
Vehicle TypeSuper Cab, SuperCrew 4X4SuperCrew 4X4Crew Cab 4X4
Base Price$53,455, $56,440N/A$69,995
Engine3.5L EcoBoost3.5L EcoBoost6.2L supercharged V-8
Torque510 lb-ftTBD650 lb-ft
Transmissions10-speed SelectShift AT10-speed, SelectShift AT8-speed AT, TorqueFlight 8HP95
Drive ModesNormal, Weather, Mud and Sand, Baja, Rock Crawl, TowSlippery, Tow/Haul, Sport, Normal, Off-Road, Baja, Rock CrawlSport, Snow, Tow, Mud, Baja, Auto
Front SuspensionIndependent double-wishbone with coil-over shock and stamped lower control arm, heavy-duty gas pressurized shock absorberIndependent double-wishbone with coil-over shock and cast aluminum lower control arm; High-output, gas-pressurized, electronically controlled, continuously variable compression
damping FOX Racing Shox, 3.1-inch damper, 0.875-inch rod diameter (standard)
Upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, Bilstein e2 Blackhawk active performance shock
Rear SuspensionLeaf spring/solid axle, heavy-duty gas pressurized shock absorber5-link coil with Panhard rod; High-output, gas-pressurized, electronically controlled, continuously variable compression damping FOX Racing Shox, 3.1-inch damper, 0.875-inch rod diameterFive-link with track bar, coil springs, Bilstein e2 Blackhawk active damping twin-tube
performance shock absorbers, solid axle
Fuel Tank Capacity2017 - 23 gallons (Super Cab), 26 (SuperCrew)
2019 - 26 gallons (Super Cab), 36 (SuperCrew)
36 gallons33 gallons
Cargo Box5 ft, 6 inches5 ft, 5 inches5 ft, 7 inches
Cargo Box Volume42.8 cu ft52.8 cu ft53.9 cu ft
Cargo Box Length67.1 inches67.1 inches67.4 inches
Distance Btw Wheelhouses50.6 inches51.1 inches51.0 inches
Cargo Box Depth21.4 inches21.4 inches21.4 inches
Tire SizeLT315/70R17LT315/70 R17 (standard); 37x12.50R17LT (optional)325/65/R18
Wheelbase145.0 inches (SuperCrew)145.4 inches145.1 inches
Length231.9 inches (SuperCrew)232.6 inches232.9 inches
Height77.2 inches (SuperCrew)79.8 inches (w/ 35-inch tires); 80.7 inches (w/ 37-inch tires)80.9 inches
Width96.8 inches (SuperCrew)96 inches88.0 inches
Max Avail. Tow6,000 - 8,000 pounds8,200 pounds8,100 pounds
Max Payload1,142 - 1,355 pounds1,400 pounds1,310 pounds
Ground Clearance9.4 inches (SuperCrew)12.0 inches (35-inch tires); 13.1 inches (37-inch tires)11.8 inches
Aproach Angle25.5 degrees (SuperCrew)31.0 degrees (35-inch tires); 33.1 degrees (37-inch tires)30.2 degrees
Breakover Angle21.0 degrees (SuperCrew)22.7 degrees (35-inch tires); 24.4 degrees (37-inch tires)21.9 degrees
Departure Angle26.0 degrees (SuperCrew)23.9 degrees (35-inch tires); 24.9 degrees (37-inch tires)23.5 degrees
Skid Plates245
Max Water Fording32 inchesN/A32 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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