The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has turned out to be the smallest astonishing product alternative in years. Though it is in no small way very powerful and enormously efficient as an off-road automobile, an attempt to have a thrill with this machine judging by its look and built will leave you more than disappointed as it doesn’t not provide any spectacular taste other than a regular truck. At best it will help you jump through bumpy roads. In essence the TRX experience doesn’t differ much from the standard truck.
The central design thinking for pickup trucks through the last ten years has been more than just producing for off road. But we must give it to Ram’s limitation in changing the traditional 100 into TRX, which is a bit different from what did with the Ford F-150 Raptor, that goes to great lengths to separate itself from the regular truck. The TRX is a somewhat more beneath the radar.
If you take off the hood sensation and the muscle-like fenders, the TRX would comfortably pass for the flamboyant 1500 Non-conforming trim. Certainly, the two vehicles have so much in common. The grille style, the general outlook of the hood, and the front shape and back buffers are all similar. If it were not for the emblem on the grille and the black, TRX badge on the tailgate, any passerby might never easily recognize this truck.
Ram showed same restraint in the interior, which assumes an energetic steering wheel, a TRX-branded drive mode controller, a console mounted gear switch, a staunch presentation controller knob, and weightier seats. Aside those features and the splash of carbon fiber trim on the dashboard, the interior of this truck is very similarto a regular Ram 1500. The exterior is not as attractive as the interior. Although, Ram is not doing badly with its interiors when compared to other pickup in the truck game, and the TRX is as lavish and well chosen as any of its less powerful vehicles in its category.
There’s plenty of leather material, nice-looking distinctive stitching, and the kind of small detailing on the plastic pieces that helps us not to remember that it’s not genuine metal. Functionally, the steering wheel is properly padded and wears its mix of Alcantara, leather, and carbon fiber arrogantly, it’s an attractive item that suits the TRX’s purpose. We had wished the other part of the interior has equal distinctive feel.
Ram has got a good handle on how to design an enticing truck interior and the TRX’s task hasn’t affected that in any way at all. The front seats are large and very cozy, having substantial reinforcement thereby providing enough support. They did a very job in attempt to design for all body types, it was difficult settling for a particular seating position as a passenger because of how stimulating the seats are looking. The rear of the TRX is as resounding as any other Ram 1500 Crew Cab, meaning there’s plenty of legroom and headroom. The rear seat is very relaxing and feel homely too. Although they are not as comfy as the front seats. If we have to ride along a galloping track, the front seat would provide for a better seating position.
Notwithstanding our 35” quality mud enabled tires, noise from the road was not noticeable, and the trip was very smooth and pleasurable. One could undeniably drive a Ram TRX repeatedly without get agitated about suffering from noise issue or having to deal with back pains due to the ergonomic design of the seats. In-cabin cargo space is satisfactory too, with a large middle support and that massive back row seat. Regrettably, it’s not made available on the nifty RamBox packing system. Nevertheless, the box is appropriate when you need to use your TRX as a pickup truck and not an off-road jalopy.
The Ram TRX’s 12.0”prides itself as possessing the largest display in its category, its only Ford F-150 that has a close match to the Ram TRX regarding large display. Aside possessing a large format display screen, it still presents the most striking piece of design, occupying almost the entire center piece. Although it still maintains an older version of the U-connect infotainment software package. It would have been a lot more fascinating having the U-connect version 5 featured on this wide display system. Nevertheless, version 4 is still not bad. The combination of both hardware and software makes for a more attractive suite, responsive, and easy to navigate.
In addition to the center display is a 7” screen fitted between the speed gauge and the tachometer. This easy to use unit possesses enough data to give the driver a more comfortable ride, which covers all whole lot like the TRX’s ridiculous fuel economy, internal temperature, trip and audio information. It quite a reliable device and works well, but there is still room for improvement on this all-digital instrument cluster to make it a better match to the new F-150 and the latest Raptor.
Aside from those other enchanting features, the TRX’s cabin is also well fortified with exciting features like wireless charging pad, called the Ram charger. It also comes with an LED bed lighting, the normal seat heating/ventilation systems, a new head-up display, and a rear-view mirror with a camera feature. In all, the TRX’s connectivity and technology function is quite fast, and very smart too.
If your main aim of laying your hands on the TRX is for speed, then you are sure not going to be disappointed in any way mainly because it delivers in enormous satisfying speed. The supercharged 6.2L V8 is packed with seven hundred and two horsepower and six hundred and fifty pound-feet of torque.
In less than four seconds it can cover 60 mph, which is quite overwhelming for a vehicle of this size and weight (weighing about 6,350 pounds). Even managing the accelerator is easy, you just keep it secured. Working side-by-side the supercharged V8 is the familiar ZF sourced 8-speed automatic transmission. It makes its way through upshifts and downshifts with very little hesitation. Manual mode is a hoot, particularly because such a feature in a vehicle of this size is not so common.
Ram deserves some credit for arming the TRX with some of its best active safety devices. Having mentioned that. The Ram TRX is equipped with adaptive speed control, lane maintenance assist, automated emergency braking with ability to detect pedestrians (which naturally should be one of the regular features, considering the kind of damage a TRX could do to smaller vehicles in a case of frontal or rear-end collision), and a three sixty-degree camera.