2021 Ram TRX vs. Ram 1500 & Classic

2021 Ram TRX vs. Ram 1500 & Classic

“Don’t Move! It can’t see us if we don’t move” – Jurassic Park 

It’s hard not to quote the 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park when you’re talking about the new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, because this truck, through and through, is a beast. Set up to be the Ford Raptor killer (just like in the movie!), the Ram TRX is a truck lover’s ultimate dream. Built to tackle any scenario thrown at it in any kind of weather combined with a 0-60 time to rival a Subaru WRX, it’s a wicked combination.

But we’re not here to discuss the Ram TRX’s feud with the Raptor, instead let’s look at what a Ram TRX looks like next to its older brothers, the Ram 1500 and the Ram 1500 Classic! Compared to the others in the lineup, should you upgrade for the TRX’s bigger engine, better ride, and face lift?

Before we dive into that comparison, let’s properly introduce you to the new kid on the block. Here’s a rapid-fire list of the highlights:

2021 Ram TRX vs. Ram 1500 & Classic


Racers, fire up your engines, there’s a new challenger.

Offered in 2 trims, the regular and the Launch Edition, the Standard Ram TRX boasts the following:

  • 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 HEMI Hellcat engine 
  • 702 Horsepower and 650 Pound-Feet Of Torque 
  • Eight-speed Automatic Transmission 
  • Heavy-duty Advanced Four-Wheel-Drive System 
  • 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds 
  • Top speed of 118 mph 
  • Front Independent Suspension System 
  • Dana 60 Solid Rear Axle 
  • Front and Rear 2.5-inch Bilstein Performance Shocks 
  • 13 inches of Front Wheel Travel Range, 14 Inches at the Rear 
  • BorgWarner Transfer Case 
  • Towing Capacity – 8,100 pounds 
  • Payload Capacity – 1,310 pounds 
  • 18-inch Beadlock Wheels 
  • 35-inch, Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Tires 

Plus, you can have the option of adding the following package, the TRX Level 2 Equipment Group, which comes with the following features:

  • Body-Color Door Handles 
  • Wrapped Driver and Passenger Assist Handles 
  • Front Door Accent Lighting 
  • Full-Length Premium Upgraded Floor-Console 
  • Heated Front Seats 
  • Heated Steering Wheel 
  • Instrument-Panel LED Ambient-Light Piping 
  • Leather and Suede Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel 
  • Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats 
  • Luxury Front Door-Trim Panel 
  • Pick-Up Box Lighting 
  • 8-Way Power Driver and Passenger Seats 
  • Power Adjustable Pedals with Memory Function 
  • Premium Wrapped Instrument- Panel Bezel 
  • Rain-Sensitive Windshield Wipers 
  • Rear-Door Accent-Lighting 
  • Rear Under-Seat Storage Compartment 
  • Rear Window Defroster 
  • Sun-Visors with Illuminated Vanity-Mirrors 
  • Universal Garage-Door Opener 
  • Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection 
  • Driver-Seat Memory 
  • Exterior Mirrors with Memory 
  • Heated Second-Row Seats 
  • ParkSense Front and Rear Park-Assist with Stop 
  • Driver-Seat/Radio/Mirrors/Pedals Memory Pre-Sets 
  • Remote-Proximity Keyless –Entry 
  • Remote-Start System 
  • Remote Tailgate-Release 
  • Rear 60 / 40 Folding Split Recline Seat 
  • Surround-View Camera 
  • Trailer Brake-Control 
  • Ventilated Front Seats 
  • Ventilated Rear Seats 
  • Wireless Charging-Pad 

Now, finally, the Ram TRX Launch Edition comes with everything listed above, PLUS these great features as well:

  • TRX Exterior Graphics 
  • TRX Hood Graphics 
  • 18″ x 9.0″ Beadlock-Capable Alum Wheels by Mopar 
  • 19 Speaker Harman Kardon Premium Sound System 
  • 4-Adjustable Cargo Tie-Down Hooks 
  • Adaptive Cruise Control 
  • Deployable Bed-Step 
  • Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof 
  • Heads-Up Display 
  • Lane Keep Assist 
  • Leather and Carbon Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel 
  • LED CHMSL Lamp 
  • Pedestrian Emergency Braking 
  • Pick-Up Box Lighting 
  • Real Carbon Fiber Interior Accents 
  • Rear- View Auto-Dimming Digital Display Mirror 
  • Spray-In Bedliner 
  • “TRX Launch Edition” Console Badge 
  • “TRX” Red Interior Accents

Now that we know about the Ram TRX, let’s see how they compare to its siblings in the Ram family.



No matter what truck you choose however, you can be sure that you’ll be getting tons of features for the price when you shop with us at Derrick Dodge! Click the link below to view our inventory of Ram trucks or come on into our store and let us help you get into the truck of your dreams today!