RAM 1500 TRX is 2021 Truck of the Year

RAM 1500 TRX is 2021 Truck of the Year

RAM 1500 TRX is 2021 Truck of the Year

Written by Len Stoler Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM

For the third consecutive year, MotorTrend has named RAM 1500 the Truck of the Year. The 2021 RAM 1500 TRX is the latest to take home the prize, and it was voted on by the editors of the famous automotive publication. It marks the 11th time since RAM became a stand-alone brand that it has taken home the coveted Truck of the Year award as RAM had previously won in  2010, 2013, 2014, 2019, 2020, and 2021. In the 71-year history of MotorTrend, there has never been a Truck of the Year winner in three consecutive years. We here at Len Stoler Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM are extremely proud of RAM for its victory. Continue reading as we go over how the TRX won the award and all the features the pickup has to offer!

About the Truck of the Year Award

MotorTrends Truck of the Year recognizes the best trucks on the market that represents outstanding value, superiority in their class, and overall impact on the automotive scene. Getting the recognition of Truck of the Year is one of the most coveted automotive awards and represents a pinnacle of excellence in the segment. The Truck of the Year program is open to any all-new or substantially upgraded 2021 pickups. Trucks that are considered contenders are put through a rigorous amount of tests used to evaluate every truck aspect. All of the competitors are evaluated on three separate courses at an automotive testing center before choosing a winner. Winners are chosen from a list of criteria, including design advancement, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value, and performance of the intended function.

What is the RAM TRX’s engine?

Under the hood of the RAM TRX, consumers will be pleased with a powerful supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that rips up the pavement with 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The engine pairs nicely with a smooth-shifting Torqueflite eight-speed automatic transmission, which allows the powerful TRX to handle the additional torque load with relative ease. The TRX achieves a top speed of 118 mph and can go from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds or less, so drivers are encouraged to push the pedal down to see what the TRX can do. All of this power is also perfect for towing as the RAM TRX can haul up to 8,100 pounds with a payload capacity of 1,310 pounds.

Can you tell me about the features of the RAM 1500 TRX?

The 2021 RAM TRX gives you a ton of fascinating features, making it one of the most technologically advanced pickups on the market. For starters, the RAM TRX comes with a flat-bottom steering wheel that comes with advanced hand grips that come wrapped in either leather or suede and carbon fiber accents. This helps to enable performance driving. Also included are aluminum paddle shifters that stretch above and below the steering wheel spokes and allows the driver to choose the proper gear that’s best for them. Additionally, a Driver Mode selector is integrated into the dashboard that offers multiple operation modes, including Normal, Wet/Snow, Off-road, and Baja. You also get a Launch Control button that is easily within reach of the driver. Additional features include a head-up display, a 12-inch touchscreen, and an interior with leather, premium cloth, vinyl, or premium wrapped leather and suede with red accents.

What about the TRX off-road prowess?

Going off the road is in the cards with the 2021 RAM TRX. The TRX has a ground clearance of 11.8 inches due to a 2-inch ride height clearance. There are also 35-inch all-terrain tires that have been designed for even the most difficult trails. These features allow the TRX to go over about anything at a tremendous rate of speed. To protect the TRX undercarriage while doing some serious off-roading, the TRX has five skid plates and heavy-duty gauge steel rock sliders. Taking a look at the truck’s back, you will see a rear suspension with active damping and a five-ring coil system that improves the overall ride.

Get the RAM TRX at Len Stoler Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

We know that your intrigued by the Truck of the Year RAM TRX, so head down to Len Stoler Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and schedule a test drive with our wonderful representatives. There is nothing quite like driving a RAM 1500 TRX as it is one of the most powerful and technologically advanced trucks on the market. We can’t wait to put you behind the wheel of this unique pickup, but if you can’t make it down to the dealership, be sure to check out our entire RAM 1500 inventory here on our website.