The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Struggles With Normal Truck Stuff

Is it a bird or a plane? No, it’s the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX super-truck! We aren’t sure if the Ram 1500 TRX is here to save the day, but it does make things more exciting for off-roading. However, this massive beast isn’t excused from daily driving, and with great power comes great responsibility. 

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Could Be Better With Everyday Things

A black 2021 Ram 1500 TRX climbing over rocks
2021 Ram 1500 TRX | Ram

We know that the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is an excellent option for racing through the desert and off-roading. But this beast begins at about $70,325. So, the chances are that people who purchase this truck may use it as a daily driver instead of only adventuring. 

Using the Ram TRX as a daily driver may become a little tricky due to its features and sheer size. For example, the TRX is 88 inches wide. The average full-size truck is only about 80 inches wide. Also, the TRX is 80.9 inches tall, while the average truck is 76.4 inches tall. It weighs 6,396 lbs, and the average truck weighs about 5,000 lbs. 

It might be difficult staying in narrow lanes or fitting this massive beast into tiny parking spots or your garage. The added weight could make it harder to stop with longer braking times too. Also, climbing in and out of this tall ride could be a challenge. 

Ram TRX issues with daily driving 

The gigantic 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is thirsty. It gets an EPA-estimated 10 mpg in the city and up to 14 mpg on the highway. It has a 33-gallon fuel tank capacity, but you may find yourself filling up more often than expected. 

A 6.2-liter V8 engine with 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque comes standard. It can fly from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and has a quarter-mile time of 12.7 seconds. This is all very exciting until you experience this massive truck in heavy traffic. 

On the road, you’ll only want to accelerate with your big toe. According to Jalopnik, the throttle is pretty jumpy. You might get sent flying forward by accident until you get used to the way this truck handles. 

The height of the nose can hamper visibility, making it difficult to see what’s in front of you. With quick acceleration, the front end can lift up, making it even more challenging to see. Also, the brakes and steering feel disconnected, and you may experience a disconcerting body roll. 

But for off-roading, the Bilstein shocks provide a comfortable ride. The launch control sends you flying. The sound-view camera helps you navigate over steep inclines, and more. It’s tons of fun in the wild. 

The TRX doesn’t have the best daily driving features 

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX parked on a reflective surface
2021 Ram 1500 TRX | RAM

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is incredibly loud. This is both a positive and negative feature. Some fans will love to hear this beast roar. But others may feel awkward when they wake up the entire neighborhood. 

The touchscreen has a bit of a learning curve. There are tons of menus and buttons to click for everyday functions. While off-roading, the screen quickly gets covered in dust and fingerprints, making it difficult to see. Also, the digital display rearview mirror takes some time to get used to. Your eyes need to adjust to the brightness of the screen and the one-dimensional appearance. 

You get regular cruise control and adaptive cruise control with the Ram 1500 TRX, so pay attention. Using the wrong mode could have you getting too close to the vehicles in front of you without realizing it. 

We aren’t calling the Ram TRX a lousy truck. It’s phenomenal. However, before going all-in on this large and in charge off-roader, consider how you’ll enjoy it as a daily driver. It will take a little extra fuel and practice for maneuvering in tight city areas.

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