Ram 1500 TRX vs Ford Raptor Noblesville IN

2021 Ram 1500 TRX
Features & Specs
2020 Ford F-150 Raptor
8,100 pounds
8,000 pounds
Low-range ratio
4.5 seconds
0 to 60 mph
5.1 seconds

Ram 1500 TRX vs Ford F-150 Raptor

When it comes to getting your next truck, especially one that was built with off-roading and performance in mind, you might be having a hard time deciding which option is right for you. Here at Kahlo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, our job is to make sure you have all of the information you need to make the right decision. That’s why we are going to be comparing two of the top models to make sure that you are getting the truck you’ve been waiting for. We’re taking a look at the Ram 1500 TRX, which comes with a powerful standard engine, the latest in technology, and great towing numbers. We are also spending time with the Ford F-150 Raptor, which comes in with some outdated technology, a comparably weaker engine, and decent towing. Keep reading to find out which truck to drive home in!

2021 Ram 1500 TRX Power & Handling

The first place to start when you’re discussing any vehicle that was built with power in mind is, of course, the powertrain. That’s why we want to give you a quick breakdown of the engine that comes standard underneath the hood of the 1500 TRX. For starters, this engine is helped along by an eight-speed automatic transmission, and you’ll be getting four-wheel drive, to really bring it all home. The engine itself is one that should be familiar to anyone who knows Dodge vehicles. This is a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, that can generate impressive numbers, like 702 horsepower and around 650 pound-feet of torque. You will never want to drive another truck after you’ve tried the TRX.

2020 Ford F-150 Raptor Power & Handling

To start it off for the Raptor shows that it is immediately at a disadvantage with the Ram 1500 TRX. Unlike the over 700 horsepower you’ll find with the TRX, the Raptor comes in with a weak 450 horsepower that is connected to a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. It can also get 510 pound-feet of torque, but that’s a pointless number with the lack of true horsepower. Paired with this engine is a ten-speed automatic transmission, and the expected four-wheel drive for off-roading needs.

2021 Ram 1500 TRX Features & Design

Understanding power is one thing, but getting the kind of style that you want is another. Ram is making sure that when you drive home in the TRX, you are getting a truck that is comfortable, stylish, and encompasses all of the technology that you need. That’s why you’ll find standard features like 35-inch all-terrain tires, five underbody skid plates, Launch Control, a 2-inch suspension lift, a Dana 60 solid rear axle, Bilstein adaptive dampers, and an electronic locking differential. Some available features include a digital rearview mirror, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, a nineteen-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a head-up display, and RamBox cargo storage.

2020 Ford F-150 Raptor Features & Design

The last thing we are talking about with the Ford Raptor is the kind of features that you will find with this truck. Some standard features here include front and rear tow hooks, integrated marker lights, daytime running lights, running boards, skid plates, hood air extractors, and LED tailgate, and BoxLink. You’ll also be able to add a windshield wiper de-icer, LED security approach lamps, a rear power sliding glass window, heated side mirrors, and auto-dimming side mirrors.


You should be able to tell that there is one truck here that is clearly heads and shoulders above the other one. The Ram 1500 TRX is here, and it has completely dominated the Ford Raptor in every single category. When it comes to power, or comfort, you should be driving home in the best truck around, and that’s the TRX. We hope to see you stop by our dealership so you can test drive a Ram truck today!