2021 Ram 1500 TRX: Massive power, performance, prestige

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The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, the latest of the brand’s four straight years of Truck of the Year honors by MotorTrend, is in production at the manufacturer’s facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

It’s now also available to consumers.

Powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V-8 engine, the top speed for the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, the industry’s most performance-oriented, half-ton pickup truck, is 118 mph.

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is the most powerful half-ton pickup truck available.
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is the most powerful half-ton pickup truck available.

It has 702 horsepower, 650 lb.-ft. of torque and 0-60 miles per hour performance in 4.5 seconds.

The Ram 1500 won the prestigious truck title in 2018 and 2019. The Ram Heavy Duty took top honors in 2020.

Adorned in exclusive Anvil exterior paint, the new Ram 1500 TRX is VIN No. 001, a launch edition. It will be auctioned for charity, with details available in early 2021.

The Ram Truck brand launched as a stand-alone division in 2009 and now has a full lineup of trucks, the Ram 1500, 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab, ProMaster and ProMaster City.

For RVers, Ram trucks include the following specifications: 1,075 lb.-ft. of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel; Towing capacity of 37,100 lbs. with Ram 3500; Segment’s first 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel; Payload of 7,680 lbs. with the Ram 3500.

Last year, the Ram group of pick-up trucks sold 633,994 units, second only to dominating Ford. Ram had an 18 percent increase from 2018. Ford’s pickup truck lineup collective had a one percent total sales loss.

The Chevrolet Silverado was the third-best seller, followed by the GMC Sierra and Toyota Tundra.

2021 Ram 1500 TRX: Facts & Figures

Horsepower: 702; Towing capacity: 8,100 pounds; Engine: 6.2 L V8; Curb weight: 6,396 pounds; Payload: 1,404 pounds; MSRP: (base model, $69,995); Fuel tank capacity: 33 gallons.

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