Is the RAM TRX better than the Ford Raptor?

August 20th, 2020 by

RAM 1500 TRX vs Ford F-150 Raptor: Which has More Power?
The 2021 model year is shaking things up in the auto industry. With Ford introducing the Bronco to compete with the classic Jeep Wrangler, both companies are fighting to tap into a specific market. The same goes for the performance pickup segment. For a long time, the F-150 Raptor was the only serious racing-ready truck. However, on August 17th, 2020, RAM officially revealed the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX performance truck.

That begs the question: is the TRX better than the Raptor? Let’s take a look.

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Which is Better: TRX or Raptor?
2021 RAM 1500 TRX exterior frontal view
At the time of publication, the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX is the undisputed performance winner. With more than 250 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque over the Raptor, it’s not even close. However, the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor details have not been revealed. Rumors have been circulating since early 2019 that the last F-150 Raptor model of the current F-150 generation will be getting the 700-horsepower 5.2-liter supercharged V8 that powers the Mustang GT500. The 2021 production year is expected to be the last of the current F-150 generation. With current info, if you’re looking for a performance truck, the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX is the way to go.

*2021 F-150 Raptor details have not been officially announced by Ford.

**Rumors of the 2021 Raptor getting the 700-hosrepower 5.2L supercharged V8 found in the Mustang GT500 have be teased but not confirmed.

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