2021 RAM TRX vs. 2020 Ford Raptor

2021 Ram TRX vs. 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor

2021 RAM TRX


2020 Ford Raptor

702 hp


450 hp
650 lb-ft


510 lb-ft
8,100 pounds


8,000 pounds
TRX-Specific Goodyear Wrangler Territory AT, 325/65R-18

Wheels & Tires

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2, 315/70R-17
Uconnect® w/ 12-inch touchscreen


Ford SYNC® 3 w/ 8-inch touchscreen

If you’ve been on the hunt for a pickup truck that’s worthy of your favorite off-road trails near Texarkana, you’ve probably taken an interest in the all-new 2021 RAM TRX (sometimes called the RAM Rebel TRX). This beast churns out 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, but how does it compare to other off-road trucks, like the 2020 Ford Raptor? Landers Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM compares the TRX vs. Raptor below to illuminate the many areas where the RAM TRX bests the Ford Raptor.

TRX vs. Raptor: Engine Performance

As a new addition to the RAM 1500 lineup, the RAM TRX is equipped with a Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 engine that delivers Best-in-Class horsepower and torque.* “Best-in-Class” should tip you off that the RAM Rebel TRX outperforms the Ford Raptor, but you might be amazed by just how much:

2021 RAM TRX Engine

  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8
  • 702 hp
  • 650 lb-ft of torque

2020 Ford Raptor Engine

  • High-Output 3.5L V6 EcoBoost®
  • 450 hp
  • 510 lb-ft of torque

Curious about towing capabilities? Here, the TRX vs. Raptor competition is neck and neck with an 8,100-pound capacity and 8,000-pound capacity, respectively.

TRX vs. Raptor: Off-Road Chops

The RAM TRX and the Ford Raptor both provide standard 4WD, so you can start conquering local trails as soon as you get behind the wheel. But when you venture off-road, which truck is better built to take on rock crawling and water fording with ease? Compare the TRX vs. Raptor ground clearance, approach angles, and more, below:

Ground Clearance

  • RAM TRX: 11.8 inches
  • Ford Raptor: 11 inches

Approach Angle

  • RAM TRX: 30.2 degrees
  • Ford Raptor: 30.2 degrees

Breakover Angle

  • RAM TRX: 21.9 degrees
  • Ford Raptor: 22.9 degrees

Departure Angle

  • RAM TRX: 23.5 degrees
  • Ford Raptor: 23.1 degrees

TRX vs. Raptor: Wheels, Tires, and Other Exterior Elements

When you’re going off-road, tires matter. The RAM Rebel TRX is fitted with a wheel and tire pairing that was designed especially for the TRX by Goodyear! Not only are the tires rated for speeds of up to 118 mph, but they’re also larger than the standard tires for the Ford Raptor. Here is a detailed comparison of the wheel and tire pairings for the TRX vs. Rebel:

  • 2021 RAM TRX: Goodyear Wrangler Territory AT, 325/65R-18
  • 2020 Ford Raptor: BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2, 315/70R-17

In addition to the trail-worthy tires on the 2021 RAM TRX, here are some other TRX-exclusive exterior elements to look out for:

  • TRX badging
  • Functional air intake scoop and flow-through R-A-M badge
  • LED Smartbeam Intelligent Headlamps
  • Fenders and box-outers flared to 8 inches
  • Performance-tuned dual exhaust system
  • Five skid plates and four tow hooks

TRX vs. Raptor: Cabin Space & Features

There’s room for friends and family on every Ruston adventure with a 5-passenger capacity in both the RAM TRX and the Ford Raptor. Additionally, both trucks allow you to connect to your smartphone with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, as well as Bluetooth® wireless connectivity. But while Ford’s SYNC® 3 infotainment system is displayed on a smaller 8-inch touchscreen display in the Raptor, the RAM TRX makes better use of its dash space with Uconnect® displayed on a massive 12-inch touchscreen.

Get into a RAM TRX in Bossier City!

Whether you want the most horsepower and torque offered by a light-duty pickup or superior off-road prowess, the RAM Rebel TRX is the way to go. Contact us to learn how you can secure the keys to a RAM TRX at our dealership near Monroe, and apply for financing online to get a head start on the purchase process. Interested in what other RAM models have to offer you? Check out our detailed guide to the 2021 RAM 1500 trim levels.

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