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The 2022 Rivian R1T is America’s first mass-produced electric truck. How does it stack up against the mighty 2021 Ram 1500 TRX? Time for 2022 Rivian R1T vs. 2021 Ram 1500 TRX.

The 2022 Rivian R1T is a powerhouse

The 2022 Rivian R1T is the most exciting truck of the year for several reasons. The electric automaker’s historic initial public offering is just part of why consumers are so excited about the future of the Rivian R1T.

The R1T isn’t just all hype. It has proven its capability through test drives and demonstrations. Folks have even used the electric truck to conquer Hell’s Gate in Moab. The R1T has proven itself to be capable off-road. It is America’s first electric adventure truck.

The electric truck starts at $68,145. Currently, only the $74,145 Launch Edition is available. What’s even more frustrating about the R1T is only Rivian employees seem to have received the truck. It may be scarce but it is still impressive.

According to Edmunds, the R1T has a massive 835 horsepower, This amount of horsepower is especially rare in the truck vehicle class. The R1T’s horsepower is even rarer because it’s an EV. How does the new electric adventure truck stack against the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX?

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is the original modern adventure truck

A 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is parked.

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is a legendary pickup truck in its own right. The TRX combines Hellcat power with unique off-roading modifications to create a beast so formidable that it’s completely inaccessible to the average American consumer.

The TRX starts at an eye-watering $70,325. It uses Bilstein Black Hawk shocks and comes with several different driving modes including Rock Mode and Mud/Sand Mode. The Hellcat-powered truck features 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory All-Terrain tires.

The Ram 1500 TRX uses a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine that makes a massive 703 horsepower. It is one of the quickest, most powerful pickup trucks available today.

2022 Rivian R1T vs. 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

A blue 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickup truck.
A blue 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickup truck | Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

When it comes to the 2022 Rivian R1T vs. 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, the R1T makes more horsepower. The quad-motor electric pickup truck is seemingly the more powerful pickup truck, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the better off-roader.

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX includes all the standard off-roading goodies like an upgraded suspension system and off-road tires. The TRX may still reign supreme off-road. It’ll only be a matter of time until someone pits these two beasts against each other. Which is the better adventure truck, the flashy new electric powerhouse, or the vicious Hellcat-powered super truck?


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