The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is the next generation in off-road trucks from Ram. The TRX brings unparalleled quality and performance, elevating the already popular Ram 1500 to new heights with a completely overhauled suspension designed for speed and durability, a menacingly cool front and rear fascia, coupled with a stylish, aerodynamic exterior, and an equally impressive luxury interior.
For truck enthusiasts that desire more than just another pickup, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX delivers all the basic accouterments one would come to expect from Ram, but with all of the unexpected additions that make it stand out from the crowd. From a state-of-the-art drivetrain to aggressive horsepower and massive torque., the TRX is the apex predator of sports pickup trucks. This makes it the perfect truck to fulfill the off-road trucking adventures of outdoor enthusiasts.
The growling rumble of a supercharged Hellcat HEMI 6.2-liter V8 is what powers Ram's pinnacle of pickup trucks. The Hellcat pushes 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque through a four-wheel drive powertrain. This makes the TRX one of the fastest trucks around, capable of reaching 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds, and being able to complete the quarter-mile challenge in just 12.9 seconds at a very impressive 108 miles per hour.
The 2021 Ram TRX is efficient at maintaining such high speeds and stable performance thanks to a redesigned exterior for aerodynamic purposes, with the vents on the bonnet designed to increase airflow and help the TRX accelerate out of the gate while staying cool in the process. Thanks to the Ram Launch Control with Launch Assist, the TRX is able to leap off the line and achieve maximum acceleration as quickly as possible.
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX isn't just about outputting maximum power - it's also about stabilizing that power and ensuring that drivers experience as smooth a ride as possible. The TRX has a wider track width than the standard Ram 1500, and a reinforced suspension to take whatever kind of abuse mother nature can dish out. With the 11.8-inch ground clearance, the typical hills and rocky terrain won't be a problem for the TRX, making it the right vehicle for all your off-roading activities or sporting events.
The truck's top of the line suspension includes numerous state of the art components, such as the Bilstein Black Hawk e2 shocks, which help absorb some of the most punishing terrain you could put the TRX through. Based on proprietary control algorithms and working hand-in-hand with the vehicle dynamics, the Black Hawk e2 shocks monitor vehicle performance and telemetry in order to dynamically adapt to steering angles, speed, and throttle position.
They even include ZoneControl technology that cushions bumps through the hydraulics and dampens compression thanks to the dual-valve technology. This means that no matter what you throw at the TRX – no matter what the road conditions are, whether it be rocky hillsides, dirt mounds, or winding pavement – the suspension will be able to tough through it and keep your ride as stable as possible.
A large part of the appeal of pickups is in their ability to tow and carry large amounts of supplies or equipment in the cargo bed. And even though the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is made for treacherous terrain and dangerous environments, it can still tow up to 8,100 pounds. This makes it perfect for towing a wide number of large objects, such as other vehicles, boats for an outing at the lake, or a camper for a night out in the woods.
The TRX also compliments the recreational weekend warrior, as it is perfect for hauling a couple of quad bikes up a mountain pass or taking several dirt bikes to an off-road track. For more utilitarian purposes, you'll find that the Ram 1500 TRX carries a maximum payload of 1,310 pounds, making it ideal for hauling supplies across town or loading up the cargo bed with construction equipment. Whether for work or for play, the TRX combines the perfect mix of satisfying power and workman-ready productivity.
The exterior of the truck may be designed for rugged outdoor use, but luxury is at the forefront of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX's interior. The menacing black palette within the cabin is offset with red highlights and glowing digital instrument panels. Leather-trimmed bucket seats with power heating and ventilation make driving the TRX both relaxing and aggressively stylish, while an optional Alcantara suede and carbon fiber steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles keep the driver comfortably in command at all times. Optional TR1 and TR2 packages are available to further enhance the interior, adding additional micro-suede, carbon fiber, and leather accents around the components and throughout the dashboard.
Whether you're interested in driver profiles and performance statistics on the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, or if you just want to listen to the latest tunes on the radio, the infotainment suite for the luxury Ram delivers everything you want at the press of a button or the touch of a screen. A 12-inch Uconnect 4C NAV touchscreen rests at the center of the dashboard console, working as the digital heart and soul of the TRX. The Uconnect 4C sports top-of-the-line infotainment features such as performance details, telemetry, and drive mode statistics. The touchscreen can also be divided into multiple parts, allowing for multitasking and giving you the ability to have several apps open at once, which is perfect for getting several things done in one go.
Wireless smartphone charging is even available, enabling drivers and passengers to keep their phones on and charged at all times, so you never miss any important or leisure calls while traveling out and about. During commutes, errands, or recreational adventures, you can listen to your favorite playlists or import your music from your smart device via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. For more traditional radio listeners, there's the standard inclusion of SiriusXM Satellite Radio, offering lots of options across a wide range of stations. Audio is output through a top-quality multi-speaker system in the cabin. But for true audiophiles, a 19-speaker Harmon Kardon premium sound system is available for top-notch audio output.
TRX owners have up to eight different drive modes to choose from using the digital instrument panel, including the Auto Mode for automatic adjustments made based on road surfaces, or the Sport Mode for a rear-wheel biased 30/70 torque split that features improved stability control for paved surfaces. Mud/Sand and Snow modes enable a more balanced 45/55 torque distribution to enhance traction control and stability along soggy or wet surfaces. They also manage horsepower and wheel slip to ensure that the TRX powers through deep mud and snowbanks without a problem.
Tow Mode is designed to handle hauling cargo or towing large loads, while Rock Mode offers a 50/50 torque distribution in conjunction with the Select-Speed Control feature to boost the TRX over difficult-to-climb rocks or inclines. Baja Mode is 25/75 rear-wheel biased and designed to reduce shifting times and improve damping through four-wheel drive control to limit oversteering, enabling the TRX to handle at optimal performance during high-speed, off-road activity. Finally, Custom Mode is also present for drivers who want to build a specific profile for the Ram TRX, bespoke to the road surfaces and driving habits that best suit your needs.
From the 15-inch brakes to the optional 360-degree camera system, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is as much about performance as it is ensuring that you can tap into that performance safely. A digital rear-view mirror ensures that you can see behind you at all times, while optional trailer reverse steer control will allow you to cautiously maneuver your trailer while keeping your belongings and the truck completely safe.
You'll also have access to the latest in sensor technology to keep you and the TRX on the road, such as a lane-departure warning system when you veer too far one way or another. This is coupled with the lane-keeping assist technology so you can keep the beast tamed no matter what the road surface is like. Blind-spot monitoring is also available, ensuring that as you move from one lane to the next, or take a fast corner, you'll always be made aware of who or what is in your blind spot to avoid any unwelcoming accidents.