2021 RAM 1500 TRX vs Ford Raptor
Find Which Off-Road Pick Up Delivers Mos for Your Drives
2021 RAM 1500 TRX vs Ford Raptor
Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)
2021 RAM 1500 TRX
6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 SRT®
702 hp @ 6,100 rpm
650 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor
High Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6
450 hp @ 5,000 rpm
510 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm
A New Truck of Legends: With Tough Looks to Match
Meet the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX—aiming to become your road’s boldest and most rugged pickup that’s ready for the trails and epic highway cruises. Even in terms of design, this truck proudly flexes its muscles with a massive eight extra inches of width, 45-inch monstrous tires, and an aggressive stance that’s always ready for action and eager to leave a lasting impression. Move to the front, and the grille demands attention with its RAM badge stretched across its surface while the air intake on the hood not only crafts a sporty touch but also adds function by optimizing your air low to help you blast off with track-tier performance, carry a heavy load, or even climb a few boulders.
Even though this off-roader crafts a profile that causes many head-turns for a second look—how does it compete with other sleek pickup trucks on the road built for the same driving style? After all, many vehicles bring striking looks to the streets—but only one excels at delivering you a more exhilarating and reliable experience, and we’ll reveal which by taking a look at the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX vs Ford Raptor. You can also find out for yourself what true power and fun on the road are all about by visiting Motor City Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM today and test driving the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX today.
High-Powered Off-Roading…With No Shortage of Fun In Between
It’s easy to enjoy cruises in the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX with the massive Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 motor and its best-in-class 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft torque, which allows for a 0 to 60 mph in a world-class 4.5 seconds (enough to outpace many sports cars and hot rods on the road), while your truck also packs a RAM-first LaunchAssist, which helps you rev your RPM to optimal levels to help you bolt off with track-worthy specs.
Along with all the speed, your 2021 RAM 1500 TRX also equips you with virtually everything you’ll need for an epic off-roading time, including 11.8 inches of ground clearance to help you avoid obstacles from beneath, 13 inches of front suspension travel and 14 inches of rear suspension travel to help you articulate over ledges, along with all-new Bilstein® Black Hawk® e2 Shocks to assist with damping out roughness while helping you remain in control. For even more optimization, you can play around with eight different drive modes, including Sport Mode with performance-tuned stability, Snow Mode, Mud/Sand, Rock, Snow (with boosted launch performance for more finesse and control on slick surfaces), a custom mode, and even a Baja mode with tighter shift times and full damping for non-stop excitement when you hit the dunes.
By comparison, the 2021 Raptor also offers a fun ride with a Twin-turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost V6 motor as its only engine option, loaded with 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft torque for swift takeoffs and enough power to help you off-road. However, keep in mind the engine is substantially smaller than the RAM 1500 model (2.7L, 248 horsepower, and 140 lb-ft torque less to be exact), which makes a difference when you try to blast off from stand still or when you attempt to conquer an ultra-steep incline. Also, keep in mind that you’ll ride with seven different drive modes, which allows some optimization in your drives, but less customization in how you hit the roads when compared to the RAM model, which is why the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX takes a win for performance.
Excitement Begins Inside: From the Cockpit to Passenger Seat
Athletic refinement surrounds you from every angle of the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX with touches like a RAM-first flat-bottom sports steering wheel with available carbon fiber and Alcantara® suede to craft the ultimate performance-based interior with a modern and stylish touch. For technology, you’ll also have features like an all-new available head-up display (HUD) that lets you know your key info (like speed limits, traveling speed, incoming calls, directions, etc.) without you needing to take your eyes off the road. Meanwhile, for the first time ever in a RAM pickup, you can cruise with aluminum shift paddles, which allow you to shift at your pace with incredible precision since gear shifting occurs all at your finger-tips instead of needing to move your arm—perfect when you’re trying to descend from steep hills in low gears or when you want to push your 0-60 mph time to its full potential. Also, with the massive 12-inch Uconnect 4C infotainment display, you’ll have standard navigation to help you uncover epic new destinations, while also connecting to music and calls on your compatible smartphone for a hands-free experience. You can also check your performance with off-road pages, which lets you know the metrics you truly care about, like ¼-mile records, reaction times, and much more.
When you take a seat inside the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor, you’ll also find some fun with features like the SYNC 4 infotainment system, but you also won’t find many sport-based options like a flat-bottom steering wheel or carbon fiber trims, which takes away from the track-like atmosphere. Also, the center cluster lets you know your driving mode and current speed, but it’s not as intricate as the RAM 1500 TRX pages feature, which goes in-depth on many of your favorite performance specs, resulting in another win for the RAM pickup.
Rugged Fun…It All Begins with Full Safety Inside
Wherever adventure takes you in the 2021 RAM 1500, confidence and safety surround you with available features like Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection, which looks out for hard to see areas in surrounding lanes (or from the sides when you’re in reverse) and lets you know when the system detects other vehicles in dangerous areas to help you avoid merging at a dangerous time, all while the available Lane Keep Assist helps you stick to your lane by warning you when you accidentally merge. Meanwhile, the available Advanced Safety Group includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, which gives your feet a rest during rush hour drives since your truck travels at a set speed and distance from traffic ahead, even coming to a complete halt when needed. For even more safety, the available Pedestrian/Cyclist Emergency Braking helps you automatically stop when detecting walkers or bikers ahead—assisting you in avoiding collisions and fender benders while keeping others safe.
Inside the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor, you’ll find similar safety features with available Blind Spot Information System, available Lane Keeping System, and a Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. However, keep in mind this Ford pickup lacks a safety feature that specifically looks out for cyclists, which brings an extra layer of safety to you when you’re behind the wheel of the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX.
Where to Experience Full Power (and Fun) in Cleveland, OH
Still not sure what’s right for you between RAM vs Ford? Head to Motor City Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM today to test drive the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab and see what true power, capability, and exhilaration is all about when you’re behind the wheel of a chiseled and rugged pickup. It doesn’t matter whether you want to hit the off-roads or enjoy a swift sports car-like ride from a truck—the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX packs best-in-class power mixed with premium coil springs and suspension parts and a sleek interior to help you have fun for virtually any drive you have in mind. We’re also here to help as your local RAM dealership, so let us know the color or interior options you want from your truck, and we’ll work our hardest to find a RAM 1500 TRX that’s geared to your style.