The Ram 1500 TRX is a big truck. Though, that is exactly what you might expect from a vehicle that borrows its name from one of the most recognizably large creatures to ever roam the Earth. However, we all know that the name was chosen not only to highlight the truck’s size, but also its superiority over the segment-creating Ford F-150 Raptor. Well thanks to a new post from Instagram user ramtrxblog, we now have our first look at the two trucks sitting side by side.
This recently uploaded image marks the first time that we’ve seen these two competitors together in the real world. To make this occasion even better, both of the hardcore pickup trucks are wearing a similar dark grey exterior paint. On paper, the Ram 1500 TRX is a larger truck dimensionally, coming in at 232.9 inches long, 88 inches wide, and 80.9 inches tall. The off-roading Ford on the other hand measures in at 231.9 inches long, 86.3 inches wide, and 78.5 inches tall.
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Despite the margins clearly leaning towards the Ram 1500 TRX, we can honestly say that the F-150 Raptor doesn’t look too much smaller in the photos. Perhaps this is partially because of the Ford’s more angular styling, or perhaps it is just that wind diffusers striking out the top that’s throwing us off. An easy way to tell how much higher you’ll be sitting in the Ram however relates to the position of the side mirrors on both trucks.
The Ram 1500 TRX may be bigger than the Raptor, but it also brings quite a bit more performance to the table as well. Thanks to its supercharged 6.2L Hellcat V8 engine, the TRX produces 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. That means the full-size pickup will do 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, before completing the 1/4 mile in 12.9 seconds at 108 mph. Of course it is how the two trucks behave on the trails that will really matter, but we’ll have to wait for that test.