2021 Ram 1500 TRX Vs. Ford F-150 Raptor: Who’s the Off-Roading King?

September 23rd, 2020 by

Who’s the King of the Road? Previously, many people may have believed that the Ford F-150 Raptor would win this argument; however, there’s a new competitor in town. The RAM 1500 TRX is declaring battle on Ford’s Raptor capabilities, design, and overall functionality. Buckle up as we compare the TRX with the equivalent 4-door version of the Raptor.

TRX vs Raptor: Off-roading

Ram 1500 TRX Vs. Ford F-150 Raptor Size Comparison

When it comes to size, the two are almost identical in dimensions. TRX comes standard with 4 doors, while the Raptor has both 2- and 4-door models. Since we’re only measuring the four-door super trucks, the F-150 Raptor and 1500 TRX are tied in this category. The Raptor has about 3 inches more of legroom in the front, while the TRX has a bit more rear legroom. Because the two trucks are almost identical in size, the true winner will come down to the other factors we considered. 

How do the two compare in power & capability? 

Vehicle power and capability is a different story. The RAM 1500 TRX dominates over the Ford Raptor with over 250 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. The Raptor’s 3.5 L Twin-Turbo V6 motor also pales in comparison to the TRX’s 6.2 L Supercharged V8 engine. There is no doubt that the TRX prevails in power over the Ford. Although the Raptor can reach 60 mph very quickly, it still trails behind the RAM TRX maximum towing and payload capacity. In this battle of capability, the TRX takes the crown. That being said, because of all the power that the Ram 1500 TRX wields, the Raptor’s fuel economy slightly edges it out. Still, overall, the RAM TRX seems to win this power match.

Ground Clearance & Driving Experience 

These two trucks have almost the same ground clearance– around 11 inches. Both the Raptor and the TRX were designed for the toughest of roads. The F-150 Raptor uses a rear leaf spring setup, while the 1500 TRX uses a rear suspension coil spring design to get over and around just about any obstacle. Specs on both trucks, including the 35 inch tires and the strong frame, make off-roading capability an enjoyable experience. In these categories, the trucks are relatively equal.

TRX vs Raptor: Pricing

Although the models are similar in many aspects, the TRX surpasses the Raptor in horsepower, torque, and engine capabilities. However, with that upper hand comes a higher price point. The 2021 RAM TRX starts at a base price of $69,995 while the SuperCrew Ford F-150 Raptor starts at $58,135. This hefty price difference may be a deciding factor for some, but it is worth considering the additional capabilities that make the TRX a better overall experience. The Ram truck provides a better value over the Ford truck, especially for those who are looking for ultimate power and off-roading ability. 


It’s clear that the Ram  TRX is a powerful truck that is well-built for adventure, but the Ford Raptor is still a worthwhile competitor. Interested in the TRX? Be sure to contact the Hendrick Birmingham Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram team today to learn more, or start shopping for Ram 1500s now!

2021 Ram TRX vs Ford Raptor

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