2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab

MSRP $35,025 - $42,645

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2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 1, 2021

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For starters, engineers at RAM have plonked a 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V8 into the RAM 1500 Rebel to call it the TRX. It’s no ordinary V8 though. The unit is the exact setup you find in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. It’s shy of the Challenger’s 717 horsepower but at 702 hp is still no small feat for a pickup. RAM has priced the 2021 1500 TRX at an MSRP of $70,095. It will be offered for sale only in Crew Cab Short Bed configuration and have AWD as standard.

The 2021 RAM 1500 Crew Cab lineup starts at an MSRP of $35,395 and gets several new driver-assistance features as options. They include features like the heads-up display, fully digital rearview mirror, and pages in the infotainment unit that can be used to view ride-height and other off-road-focused specs. These features come as part of the all-new 2021 RAM 1500 TRX, which will sit atop the Crew Cab lineup, priced at a base MSRP of $70,095. But there's more to the 2021 1500 TRX than just that.

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Pros

Impressive performance

Immense off-roading capabilities

Imposing looks

Cons

Fuel efficiency can be better

Maneuvering can be a bit difficult given its size

What's New?

The RAM TRX 1500 is an all-new model for the 2021 model year


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$35025

bodystyle

4dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

6

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

transmission

8-speed Automatic w/overdrive and auto-manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

140 in.

length

229 in.

width

79.4 in.

height

76.9 in.

curb weight

4933 lbs.

ground clearance

7.6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

125.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

61.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

4470 lbs.

payload capacity

1870 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

12.7 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

Videos
2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab Detailed Review video

Trims

Tradesman $35,025 onwards

3.6 L | V-6 | Regular unleaded

  • Halogen Quad Headlamps
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
  • Power rear windows
  • Tinted glass windows
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers

SLT $39,045 onwards

3.6 L | V-6 | Regular unleaded

  • 20-inch chrome clad aluminum wheels
  • Cargo-Area Tonneau Cover
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • LED Headlights

Colors and Styles

2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab in Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat color 2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab in Bright White Clear Coat color 2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab in Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat color 2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab in Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat color 2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab in Hydro Blue Pearl Coat color
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing And Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

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"But with a 702-hp engine, advanced suspension technology, and the bones of our 2019 Truck of the Year-winning Ram 1500, the TRX aims to be the world's first true supertruck". -MotorTrend

Priced at $70,095 for the 2021 iteration, the RAM 1500 TRX comes equipped with a 702 hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8 and it is as exciting as it is capable. It can thrust the 1500 TRX from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds, which makes it stand apart from the class even more, as does its 8,100 pounds towing capacity.

Moreover, other trim-specific specs also include 35-inch off-road tires, a massive 8 inches of ground clearance, and an interior laced with TRX badges everywhere. Competition is non-existent at the moment but the closest rivals we could find are the Ford F-150 Platinum and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country.

2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab front view
2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab rear view

9.0/10
Pricing and Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab Pricing and Features

9.0/10

"The 702-hp, Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 TRX goes big and never makes you want to go home."  - Car and driver

Right off the bat, the 2021 RAM TRX 1500 is currently a sole model. However, being the introductory year of the super-truck, RAM has introduced a TRX Launch Edition limited to just 702 units. Sadly, all of the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX Launch Edition models have already been sold out. Overall, there are three packages that one could choose from, and this is the closest you would get to different trims.

So buyers can now opt for the TRX Launch Edition package for an additional $12,150. The TRX Launch Edition package adds features like 18-inch Beadlock Capable Aluminum Wheels, 4 adjustable cargo tie-down hooks from Mopar, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, and 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system among many others.

Models

RAM 1500 TRX Base

MSRP

$70,095

Key Features

35-inch all-terrain tires

 

12-inch screen with real-time access to performance data

 

Bilstein adaptive dampers

 

Integrated electronic Trailer Reverse Steer Control

 

Integrated Trailer brake control


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We’d stick to the base RAM 1500 TRX and add a few packages including the Level 1, safety, and towing packages that make the most sense out of the list of optional equipment. However, if you’re willing to cough up the extra money, the Launch Edition package with its maxed-out spec-sheet wouldn’t be a bad idea. Only that it would set you back by an additional $12,150, over and above the base $70,095.

The base 2021 Ram 1500 TRX will start at an MSRP of $70,095, plus a $1,695 destination charge. In addition to the trims, RAM does offer customization options on top of that. The 2021 RAM 1500 TRX comes with various other package options such as:

  • TRX Level 1 Equipment Group- $3,420
  • TRX Level 2 Equipment Group- $7,920
  • Carbon-Fiber Package- $1,295
  • technology Group- $1,095
  • Advanced Safety Group- $995
  • Bed Utility Group- $845
  • Trailer Tow Group - $395

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2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab Engine and Performance

8.0/10

"More popularly known as the Hellcat engine, this specific version produces 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. "- Car And Driver

The 2021 TRX is a full-fat performance machine, priced at a base MSRP of $70,095. Under the hood of 2021 RAM 1500 TRX is a familiar 6.2-liter supercharged V-8, shared with FCA vehicles with a "Hellcat" badge. In the RAM 1500 TRX, it makes a monstrous 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, which is a lot more than the Raptor, its primary rival.

The engine is mated to new 8-speed ZF-sourced automatic transmission to cope with the additional torque. Tighter engine compartment packaging and the unique operating conditions which the TRX has to face are the reason for the slight drop in power. However, It’s safe to say that the RAM 1500 TRX is in a comfortable position over its competitors.

Models

2021 RAM 1500 TRX

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country

MSRP

$70,095

$61,450

$57,400

Engine

6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V8

5.0L V8

5.3L V8

Drivetrain

4WD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power (hp@RPM)

702 hp @ 6100 RPM

400 hp @ 5,000 RPM

355 hp @ 5600 RPM

Torque (lb-ft@RPM)

650 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM

410 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM

383 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

3.7 sec

5.5 sec

NA

Quarter Mile (seconds)

12.9 sec

13.8 sec

NA

Top Speed (MPH)

118 mph

107 MPH

NA

Towing Capacity (lbs)

8,100 lbs

5,100 lbs

9100 lbs

Payload Capacity (lbs)

1,350 lbs.

2,238 lbs

2060 lbs

With the monstrous V8, the 2021 RAM TRX manages to hit 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. Equally impressive is the quarter-mile times which stand at 12.9 seconds, insanely fast for a pickup truck. The TRX hit a top speed of 118 MPH that's limited only by the 365/65R18 T-rated tires, unlike the other 1500s which comes with S-rated tires.

Top speed favors the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX, limited to the information we have. However, aside from that, there is really no threat to TRX from any of its current competitors. The 2021 RAM TRX 1500 can also tow up to 8,100 pounds and carry a payload of upwards of over 1,400 pounds, both of which are extremely competitive.


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2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab Fuel Economy

7.0/10

"The turbodiesel leads the pack in efficiency–and price." - The Car Coneection

The 2021 RAM 1500 TRX is a massive fuel guzzler, thanks to the 6.2L Supercharged V8. Running a full-blown 702 horsepower truck won’t be any good for the environment nor the fuel bills. To put that into perspective, the 702 hp RAM TRX manages a hilarious 12 mpg combined. Couple that with a 33-gallon fuel tank and well, you could squeeze around 400 miles of range in a single fill-up.

Models

2021 RAM 1500 TRX

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum 

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country

MPG (City)

10

17

16

MPG (Highway)

14

24

22

MPG (Combined)

12

19

18

Tank Capacity (gallons)

33.0

26.0

24.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles) 330/462/396 NA 380/500/430

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country is the least powerful of the lot, hence turns up as the most fuel-efficient pickup truck with its combined 18 MPG. Although, its smaller 24-gallon fuel tank is a letdown as it does not manage better range despite its relatively frugal gas consumption. The 2021 Ford F-150 slots between the two with 19 mpg combined, appreciable figures that aren’t all that bad considering it’s a 450 hp performance truck.


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2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab Interior

8.0/10

"With up to 14 inches of suspension travel and meaty 325/65R18 Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain tires, things are on the softer side, with the usual body-on-frame movements that are part and parcel with all pickups." -CNET.Com

RAM improves upon the TRX interior versus the basic 1500 Crew Cab siblings by adding contrast-color stitching, different trim and option packages, and a console-mounted shifter replacing the rotary dial. For 2021, all TRXs get a flat-bottom steering wheel, a red start/stop button, unique instrument graphics, and aluminum VIN plate, and SRT-style seats.

Option packages add a lot of extras to the interior of the 2021 TRX. The TR1 package upgrades to seats with Natura leather and suede, covering the dash, console, and doors. The TR2 package adds front-seat ventilation, a suede-wrapped steering wheel, and reclining rear seats. The interiors are fanciers than previous RAMs but aren’t quite as alluring as Ford's cabin.

Models

2021 RAM 1500 TRX

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum 

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country

Seating Capacity

5

5

4

Front Room (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.9/66.0/40.9

40.8/66.7/43.9

43/66/44.5

Rear Room (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.8/65.7/45.2

40.4/66/43.5

40/65/43.5

Then again, these are matters of subjective nature and it’s best left for buyers to decide. From an infotainment perspective, the 2021 RAM TRX 1500 uses a Uconnect-4 12-inch touchscreen. This infotainment system comes packed with features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

Personalization is made easy with the split-screen, operating two different applications just like smartphones of today. For instance, Apple CarPlay and HVAC controls can be used together or, navigation can be displayed across the entire 12-inch display. Some of the other infotainment features inside the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX are:

  • Full-feature navigation system with one-step voice destination entry 3D landmarks
  • Uconnect smartphone app gives control of select Ram TRX features wirelessly with ease
  • USB and auxiliary port capability
  • Integrated voice command
  • Bluetooth hands-free calling
  • HD Radio

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2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab Exterior

8.0/10

"The TRX sports a slightly different blacked-out grille with a huge "RAM" wordmark, a new vented hood to accommodate and cool the supercharged V8, and slight design tweaks to the front fascia and rear valance." -Motor1.Com

The all-new 2021 Ram TRX has an aggressive and wide stance with a muscular body to radiate its performance capabilities. An impactful visual statement is on display with flared fenders, composite in front, and steel at the back. Clearance lights are mounted inside Ram's functional hood scoop and on the edges of the bumper.

Secondary functional design elements include an air curtain around the vicinity of its headlamps, relieving high-pressure zones and allowing air to pass through the fenders. All-black premium LED headlamps, including dynamic twin bi-functional projector headlamps, are standard as are four oversized tow hooks.

Models

2021 RAM 1500 TRX

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum 

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country

Curb Weight (lbs) 

6396

5525 

5000

Length (in)

232.9

220.0

231.7

Width (in)

88

86.3

81.2

Height (in)

80.9

78.5

75.5

Ground Clearance (in)

8

11.5

8.1

Wheelbase (in)

145.1

145.0

147.4

Compared to the regular Ram 1500 Crew Cab, the RAM TRX is 8 inches wider and its front axle has been lifted 0.8 inches to accommodate the beefy 35-inch Goodyear tires. Even the ground clearance of the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX is better than the regular Crew Cab. This clearly shows its intent of being a capable all-terrain vehicle.


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2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab Safety

8.0/10

"A pickup with good crash-test scores is something we never thought we’d say about a Ram." - The Car Connection

The 2021 RAM 1500 TRX hasn't been crash-tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS. That said, expect the TRX to fare equally or possibly better than the existing RAM 1500 since it scored a perfect 5-star rating as per NHTSA.

Some of the notable safety features offered in the 2021 RAM TRX 1500 are:

  • Advanced driver assistance systems
  • Four-Wheel Automated Braking System
  • Hitch Guidance
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Trailer Monitor
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Post-Collision Safety Systems
  • Emergency Braking Assist

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2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab Competition

2021 RAM TRX 1500 Vs Ford F-150 Platinum

It’s safe to say that the RAM 1500 TRX is a lot better than the Ford F-150 Platinum. Moreover, the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX has better power, torque, and acceleration. The 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum replaces the Ford F-150 Raptor as a rival against the RAM for the 2021 Model Year, it does have an edge over the RAM 1500 TRX in terms of features offered on the inside. 

 Ford F-150 Raptor

2021 RAM TRX 1500 Vs Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country

The TRX decimates the Silverado 1500 High Country in every possible way except for Chevy’s upper hand in its towing abilities. Although the difference is noticeable, siding the Chevy just on the basis of its towing prowess won’t be doing justice to the TRX. For starters, the massive difference in horsepower and other performance metrics is enough to outweigh the positives of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HIgh Country. Also, it is better in every possible manner, except the pricing.

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

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2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab Final Verdict

The TRX 1500 is enough of an excuse for anybody who’s remotely interested in trucks to shell out their money and buy one. Priced at $70,095 it’s everything that you don’t need in a truck and credit goes to RAM for building something that’s totally unnecessary. The silver lining is that in an age where downsizing and turbocharging is dominated by electrification, RAM has shown the world there is still hope. And what a way to do it, a 702 hp pickup truck housing a Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8. It doesn’t get any better than this.


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2021 RAM 1500 TRX Crew Cab FAQs

What is the towing capacity of the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX?

The 2021 RAM 1500 TRX can tow as much as 4470 lbs and it has a payload capacity of 1870 lbs.

What is the available cargo space in the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX?

The 2021 RAM 1500 TRX offers a maximum cargo space of 61.5 cubic feet

What powers the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX?

The 2021 RAM 1500 TRX generates 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque

At what price is the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX made available?

The 2021 RAM 1500 TRX is priced at a base MSRP of $70.295.

How is the fuel efficiency of the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX?

The 2021 RAM 1500 TRX delivers 10 MPG in the city and 14 MPG on the highway.

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