- the 2021 ram 1500 trx starts at $71,690, which is $13,555 more than its direct competitor, the 2020 ford f-150 raptor, in the comparable crew-cab version.
- the new trx will also be offered in a limited-run launch edition; only 702 examples will be made, and they will cost $90,265.
- the hellcat-powered ram pickup will go on sale in the fourth quarter of this year.
you didn’t think that a pickup truck with 702 horsepower would come cheaply, did you? after years of dreaming that the ram 1500 trx would come to fruition, it finally has, and with a hefty price: $71,690. and that's just the starting price.
the 2021 ram 1500 trx, which comes in a short-bed, crew-cab configuration, is also available in a limited-run launch edition, of which only 702 will be made (get it?). the launch edition, which costs $90,265, comes only in anvil gray paint and the top-trim tr2 interior. that interior option includes a head-up display, ram's first, as well as optional trx red stitching and carbon accents.
with that starting price above $70,000, the ram 1500 trx costs $13,555 more than the crew-cab ford raptor, which starts at $58,135 for 2020. nonetheless, the trx's 6.2-liter supercharged v-8 puts out 252 more horsepower than the raptor's twin-turbo v-6 powerplant. also helping to justify the trx’s base price is its reinforced frame and suspension that has more than 13 inches of travel front and rear, plus bilstein adaptive shocks to help absorb and dispel the irregularities of any surface the trx is bound to find itself on.
the 2021 trx will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2020. that price may be a bit alarming, but ram believes it has given potential customers plenty of reasons—well over 702—to shell out the money for a hellcat-powered pickup.