Chevrolet's New Truck Could Destroy the Ford F-150 Raptor

The 2021 Ford Raptor vs. the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

We all know the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has a V8. That’s a strong argument towards the 2021 Ford Raptor. The TRX has a 6.2-liter V8 engine that pumps out 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. That’s one thing Ram received’t allow you to overlook. 

2021 Ford Raptor and 2021 Ram Rebel TRX | Motor 1
2021 Ford Raptor and 2021 Ram Insurgent TRX | Motor 1

The brand new Ford Raptor has a 3.5-liter twin-turbo engine that gives 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. That’s an enormous distinction in energy, however the 2022 Ford Raptor R could have a V8. Ford received’t be behind when it comes to muscle for lengthy. 

Plus, though the Raptor at present lacks a V8, it has a better score than the TRX, in line with The Car Connection. So, a loud large engine isn’t the one factor followers are contemplating with these beastly rides. 

Additional options

Backing up the {hardware} are software program and options that assist these vans and their drivers sort out quite a lot of jobs, terrain and circumstances. Each vans function a number of drive modes controlling the suspension, powertrain and four-wheel-drive parameters. Each function some type of sub-5-mph low-speed crawl management for off-road use: Ford calls it Path Management, whereas Ram has Selec-Velocity Management. Each additionally boast some type of hill-descent management and each function large touchscreen shows that permit drivers to customise their efficiency.

The Raptor has a singular function inherited from the Bronco known as Path One-Pedal driving, which maps each acceleration and braking to the fuel pedal. Depress the pedal to maneuver ahead however then simply raise it to brake — sort of like one-pedal driving in an EV.

These vans in all probability have comparable water fording depths, however the TRX contains a specialised consumption for the job that may additionally sift out mud and sand when blasting by the desert. It is not precisely high-tech, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a intelligent little bit of engineering.

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The Ram packs a ton of nice infotainment tech, too.



Suspension {hardware}

The TRX rides atop an adaptive suspension with Bilstein Blackhawk E2 shocks with 2.5-inch-diameter dampers with distant reservoirs, a double-wishbone setup up entrance and five-link coil-spring system out again. Digital management can modify compression and rebound damping with a response time of simply 20 milliseconds, and Ram claims as much as a ton — 2,000 kilos — of damping drive absorption per nook when touchdown a giant soar.

In the meantime, the brand new Raptor contains a revised Fox Reside Valve electronic-control suspension, additionally with distant reservoirs, and with bigger 3.1-inch-diameter dampers. This 12 months Ford ditches the Raptor’s outdated leaf springs, transferring to a five-link coil-spring rear suspension to match its double-wishbone entrance. The Raptor’s digital damping management is slower than the TRX’s, with an 80-millisecond response time, and its claimed max damping drive of 1,000 kilos per nook additionally comes up brief. Nevertheless, the Raptor can also be a lighter truck, so perhaps it’s going to all work out.

The Raptor does have the benefit of total suspension journey, boasting 14 inches of entrance axle journey and 15 inches of rear axle journey when rolling on 35-inch tires, in contrast with the TRX’s 13 and 14 inches, respectively. Buying and selling blows backwards and forwards, this class is just too near name based mostly on numbers alone. Let’s name it a draw.


2021 Ford F-150 Raptor 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Damper sort Fox Reside Valve Bilstein Blackhawk E2 Damper diameter 3.1 in 2.5 in Damping drive 1,000 kilos/nook 2,000 kilos/nook Damping response time 80ms 20ms Entrance suspension Double-wishbone, coil springs Double-wishbone, coil springs Rear suspension 5-link, coil springs, strong axle 5-link, coil springs, strong axle Entrance suspension journey 14.0 in 13.0 in Rear suspension journey 15.0 in 14.0 in

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May as properly soar.


3. The Raptor has a nicer inside 

The 2021 Ford Raptor has bolstered leather-based seats to comfortably maintain you in place with optional carbon fiber or aluminum accents. The Ram 1500 TRX is obtainable with fabric, vinyl, or leather-based seats and has aluminum finishes. 

2021 Ford Raptor | Ford
2021 Ford Raptor | Ford

Each have fairly superior tech, however the Ram TRX has an old-school analog cluster show, whereas the Raptor has a digital one. Each vans have wi-fi cellphone prices and loads of USB ports too. 

However the Raptor has a middle console that doubles as a piece floor. Plus, the Raptor might be geared up with the Ford Professional Energy generator. Which means even in the course of the desert, your truck can present energy.


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