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The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is the 2021 MotorTrend Truck of the Year

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https://www.motortrend.com/cars/ram/1500/2021/ram-1500-trx-2021-truck-of-the-year/

Just a few comments I liked:

"Before driving it, I'd dismissed this truck as a sort of wannabe Raptor," senior features editor Jonny Lieberman said. "Man, was I wrong. Like the Challenger Hellcat when it first roared onto city streets, 50 feet of driving is all it takes to make you fall in love with this truck."

Especially if those first 50 feet or so are part of a quarter mile. The Ram 1500 TRX rockets from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds and on through the quarter in 12.7 seconds at 106. 3 mph. That makes the TRX not only the quickest pickup we've ever tested but also quicker than performance cars like the Ford Mustang Bullitt, Mercedes-AMG GT 53, and Subaru WRX STI S209 (to name a few). The Ram—despite its heavy-duty off-road tires—even puts up respectable braking and handling numbers, coming to a stop from 60 mph in 130 feet and lapping the figure eight in 28.4 seconds at 0.61g average.

As for efficiency, well, there's no getting around this: The TRX's fuel economy is appallingly bad. Even allowing for the fact that supertrucks (like supercars) aren't necessarily held to the same moral efficiency standards that a "regular" pickup or car is, the TRX's 10/14/12 mpg city/highway/combined EPA rating is just plain awful.

Fun Facts:
0-30: 1.5 Sec
0-40: 2.1 Sec
0-50: 3.0 Sec
0-60: 4.1 Sec
Quarter Mile: 12.7 sec @ 106.3 mph
702 hp @ 6,100 rpm
650 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm

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Getting antsy but it will be a beast when it arrives
 

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And 9 mpg to boot.
 

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It's f'in awesome, can't deny it. People will be flipping these as soon as they become available - paying $90k and selling at $125-$135k I bet, just like the Demons.
 

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Seems surprisingly slow?
 

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It's f'in awesome, can't deny it. People will be flipping these as soon as they become available - paying $90k and selling at $125-$135k I bet, just like the Demons.
If thats the case then i have a hydro blue that will be available.

Someone going to give me 40k for a toy truck, I'll take it. I'm not made of money
 
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Seems surprisingly slow?
Really? A 7,000lb truck rolling 35” tires with just a tic over 4 seconds from 0-60? Hell, it’s faster off the line than my 2010 Camaro SS was!
 

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Wish I was a truck guy....
Im more of a car guy but i need to update the truck, need a 12 month daily driver, and don't own a hellcat.

It checks all the boxes for me. Might not be able to take it downtown Chicago though. (i will try)
 

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I just bought a new truck a few months ago. I don't consider the TRX as much of a truck as it is a toy. I doubt you'll ever see any TRX loaded down with plywood leaving the Home Depot parking lot, or towing a landscaping trailer behind it. How many will even be used off-road?? Very few I bet. Its really neat (and darn fast for its weight) , a lot will be garage queens or bought to flip as already mentioned. Too costly to use as a real daily truck...in gas or repairs.
 

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I'm going to wait until middle next year and think about swapping my Rebel. Problem is I love the Rebel and would miss Ram boxes and air ride - lowering it is very useful for loading heavy things. I'll never go off road and don't particularly desire the wide body so seems a bit of a waste. I could stick with what I've got and add a supercharger and change the crap tyres or maybe go up to 35s, would be cheaper too.

I'll use it as a work truck, sometimes plywood/rock wall sheets, washing machines but more commonly smaller items - tools, paint and such like :D.
 
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If the TRX fits in my budget, it would get used just like my Raptor:
-Daily Driver
-Go to the Woods
-Tow the Family Boat
-Hunting Rig
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also keep in mind, I wasn't driving the TRX, results would have been different:cool:
 

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Im more of a car guy but i need to update the truck, need a 12 month daily driver, and don't own a hellcat.

It checks all the boxes for me. Might not be able to take it downtown Chicago though. (i will try)
I gotta hang a plow on mine..(had to move up to a 2500)...and were always puttin 2500/3000 lbs in it...and it logs 45k miles a year...
 

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