2021 Ram 1500 TRX

by Mike Hunter

With eight extra inches of overall width, massive 35-inch tires and a menacing stance, TRX asserts itself as the most muscular truck to ever leave the Dodge factory. The supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 is not only famous, it is advanced. When an engine boasts Best-in-Class horsepower and torque, it doesn’t need any artificial noise enhancements to create an authentic sound in this TRX. 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 fenders and box-outers are flared eight inches to accommodate a wide track, while seven strategically placed air flow features provide optimal cooling and aerodynamics via functional scoops, heat extractors, air curtains and vents. TRX is the first Ram truck to be equipped with Launch Control with Launch Assist, which regulates engine RPM and monitors wheel slip feedback to always achieve the fastest possible acceleration rate. The all-new Bilstein Black Hawk e2 shock system is the most sophisticated ever offered on a production truck and it’s found only on TRX.

The first performance-focused steering wheel on a Ram truck boasts integrated aluminum shift paddles, a flat-bottom shape and available carbon fiber and Alcantara suede accents — exactly what we should expect in a performance truck.

Many modes match the many modes a TRX can find itself in. Sport Mode for quicker shift times, a tightened suspension, a 30/70 torque split, and sport-tuned stability control empower TRX with the optimal performance-truck setup on paved surfaces. Then there is Snow Mode, Custom Mode, Mud/Sand Mode and Rock Mode — all with attributes to ensure optimum performance and ride given each terrain. This makes the TRX a truly all-terrain vehicle.

2021 Ram 1500 TRX
MSRP: $70,095
City: 12 mpg
Hwy: 18 mpg
Trans: 8-speed automatic
0–60: 4.5 sec.

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