Great off-road trucks are some of the most exhilarating vehicles on (or off) the road today. They have become a fixture in America’s infatuation with sporty, edgy trucks, and many of the top off-road trucks are simply spectacular. One such off-road truck that has been wowing people as of late is the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. For many reasons, people have begun to wonder if the Ram 1500 TRX is the new must-have off-road truck and if it has unseated some of the other favorites as of late.
With its unprecedented power, eight drive modes, forgiving suspension system, and spaceship-like cabin, there is plenty to love about the 1500 TRX. If you have been toying with the idea of getting your hands on a 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, you have come to the right place. Read on to see seven reasons why you should buy the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX.
1) 6.2L HEMI Engine
There is something about the intimidating 6.2L HEMI engine found in the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX that makes it the king of the hill. When you get behind the wheel of the 1500 TRX, you know you are assuming the driver’s seat of one of the most powerful trucks in its class. Indeed, its stat line is out of this world. The 1500 TRX is capable of generating up to 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. This kind of power allows the truck to go from zero to 60 in a super-fast 4.5 seconds.
The engine absolutely roars, and to show it off, Ram has put a button on its website to let you hear it. Check it out soon, then test drive one for yourself. You won’t be the same.
2) Massive Ground Clearance
One of the most important features of any off-road SUV or truck is ground clearance. You won’t be driving on asphalt with the Ram 1500 TRX. With boulders, rocks, creeks, and gravel as possible terrain, the 1500 TRX is ready with an astounding 11.8” of ground clearance. That is almost a foot of space between you and whatever you’re driving over and is sure to make water fording easier than ever.
3) Suspension System
The suspension system is also hugely important and, again, the Ram 1500 TRX delivers. The front of the vehicle boasts a high-functioning 13” of front suspension travel and in the back 14” of rear suspension travel. In fact, the Bilstein Black Hawk e2 shock system is unlike anything found on any other truck and gives the TRX an edge over the competition. With no other off-road truck, can you take your lumps and keep on trucking.
4) Unrivaled Steering Wheel
For a truck so decidedly built for performance, Ram overlooked no detail with the 1500 TRX and made sure even the steering wheel is ready for action. With its aluminum shift pedals and flat-bottom steering wheel shape, the entire driver console is specifically tailored for ultimate performance. And the available carbon fiber and Alcantara suede accents made this steering wheel look and feel lux and performance-ready.
5) 8 Different Drive Modes
With eight, that’s right, eight different drive modes, there is no terrain the Ram 1500 TRX cannot handle. Ram thought of everything an adventurer might need and packed it all into this monster of a truck. No other off-road vehicle outdoes the Ram 1500 TRX when it comes to driving modes. You can take the TRX anywhere and conquer any terrain—every mode is Beast Mode.
One of the most impressive modes is Sport Mode. In Sport Mode, the 1500 TRX can shift even more quickly, which allows the driver to feel the thrill of race-like conditions. The tighter suspension of Sport Mode also adds to the fun, and the 30/70 torque split makes for maximized performance and is perfect for paved roads.
Don’t let the snow slow you down by utilizing the 1500 TRX’s advanced Snow Mode. In Snow Mode, you can take advantage of the 45/55 torque split for optimized launch angles that will help reduce slippage on snow and ice. The Ram 1500 TRX uses the same 45/55 torque split to increase traction in Mud/Sand Mode as well. With proper distribution, instead of spinning your wheels, you’ll be able to get a little mud on the tires without having to worry.
Rock Mode is perfect when you are dealing with sizable obstacles. It boasts lower gear ratios, a 50/50 torque split, and allows you to manage descents with ease. On the flip side, Baja Mode is made for taking on dunes with the suspension set on full dampening to allow for oversteer, making it easier to get up and over the obstacles.
Finally, with Custom Mode, you can make whatever mode you want or need. You can configure the TRX to use the torque split, suspension firmness, and gear ratios you prefer to make a TRX experience that is as unique as you are and fit to whatever environment you want to travel through.
6) Stunning Exterior
The exterior of the Ram 1500 TRX is simply stunning and looks the part of the king of the off-road. For starters, the Launch Edition features anvil paint that gives it a distinct, out of this world look. The muscular grille not only looks good but provides for unparalleled airflow. The wide fenders, too, make the TRX look like a beast.
What’s more, is that the 18” aluminum wheels are nothing short of brilliant. The TRX is the total package and looks like a beast. There is no other off-road truck that looks stronger or better than the Ram 1500 TRX.
7) Brilliant Interior
If the exterior gives the impression that the TRX means business, then the interior takes it to another whole level entirely. The sharp black upholstery contrasts perfectly with the red trim and lends to the truck’s edgy persona, and the cabin feels like a cockpit. Inside you’ll find a large touchscreen that acts as a command center and Ram badges that contribute nicely to the TRX’s mystique.
The Heads Up Display (HUD) is another great feature that is both aesthetically pleasing and highly functional. Without taking your eyes off the road, the HUD lets you see a long list of relevant information. Things like driving mode, speed limit, your speed, and navigation information are all available on the windshield.
Another feature that makes the TRX feel like a top of the line truck is the 900 watt 19 speaker audio system that fills the interior with a rich sound that is unequaled in the segment. When you add in the easy to use auxiliary buttons and performance-ready center shifter, you are left with an interior that feels like it was either designed for a spaceship or somehow stolen from the future.
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX
There isn’t enough time to tell all of the other great features found on the Ram 1500 TRX. The Trailer Reverse Control System and other safety features and convenience technologies are almost too good to be true. With its powerful engine, massive ground clearance, advanced suspension system, eight different drive modes, stunning exterior, and brilliant interior, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX truly is the unrivaled hero of the off-road segment.
You will be hard-pressed to find a truck packed full of more features and advanced technologies. Ram has thought of everything and made the 1500 TRX the surprise of the 2021 driving season. If you are in the market for an off-road truck, you will definitely want to take the time to drive a Ram 1500 TRX for yourself.