Crossover & Midsize

The Tesla Cybertruck Outperforms the Ram 1500 TRX

The battle rages on between large off-roading trucks. When the Ram 1500 TRX made its debut, only the Ford Raptor was considered its competitor, but actually, the Tesla Cybertruck Tri-Motor serves as an underdog. See on the Ram 1500 TRX and Tesla Cybertruck comparison. 

The Tesla Cybertruck vs. the Ram 1500 TRX 

First, take a seat; this information could shock you. The Ram 1500 TRX starts around $70k, which is pretty darn expensive for an entry-level truck. The Tesla Cybertruck base model begins around $39k while the top of the line trim is about $69k. 

Tesla Cybertruck
Tesla Cybertruck | Tesla

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So, you can get an incredibly luxurious truck for $1k less than the base model of the Ram 1500 TRX, which comes standard with cloth seats. Then you’ll save on tons of fuel as well since the Tesla Cybertruck Tri-Motor has a 500-mile range on a single charge. 

2021 Ram 1500 TRX front head-on in motion
2021 Ram 1500 TRX | FCA

Plus, it can be charged with solar panels. Meanwhile, the Ram 1500 TRX is a loud gas guzzler. The official EPA ratings haven’t been released. But it’s safe to expect about 12 mpg in the city and up to 18 mpg on the highway. 

Tesla Cybertruck and Ram 1500 TRX power 

The Ram 1500 TRX is gaining attention for its supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 engine that pumps out 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, making it one fast beast. Also, it can tow up to 8,100 lb and carry a payload of up to 1,300 lb. 

The Tesla Cybertruck Tri-Motor thinks those stats are pretty cute. It has 800 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, so it could be the fastest truck. Also, it can carry a payload of up to 3,500 lb and tow up to 14,000 lb. So, it’s the better choice for speed and getting the job done. 

Now we know that the appeal of the Ram 1500 TRX is for off-roading and desert racing. The Tesla Cybertruck may not seem like an off-roader, but it’s perfect for overlanding, which is driving over undeveloped land. 

Tesla floating Cybertruck.
Tesla floating Cybertruck.

It has an approach angle of 35 degrees and a 28-degree departure angle. The Ram 1500 TRX has an approach angle of 30.2 degrees and a 23.5-degree departure angle. Also, the Cybertruck is rumored to have the ability to propel itself through the water. 

Tesla Cybertruck Tri-Motor and Ram 1500 TRX features 

The Tesla Cybertruck has a 240-volt outlet to charge phones, electric bikes, or whatever needs some juice. It also operates in silence, so the wilderness will not be disturbed by a roaring engine. However, with a muscle truck, a loud engine can be appealing. Also, the truck bed provides 100 cubic feet of lockable storage. 

A red 2021 Ram 1500 TRX slides through the desert in a big dust cloud
2021 Ram 1500 TRX | Ram

The Ram 1500 has wireless phone charging and a dash that shows how level the truck is to prevent flipping. The Tesla Cybertruck has an air suspension system that ups its ground clearance to 16″. 

It honestly feels unfair to compare these trucks. The new GM electric Hummer will be a fair rival for the Tesla Cybertruck. Also, the only thing the Ram 1500 TRX has over the Cybertruck is a more traditional look.