There is no hotter duo than the Ram 1500 TRX and Ford F-150 Raptor R. They are constantly compared, and it’s really hard to choose between these two as technically they go head to head, with no clear advantage of one over the other. Let’s see what these trucks are able to offer to customers.
The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R debuted 4 days ago (on July 18). It should go into production this fall to be available to customers in late 2022.
The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX is on sale now. The price is what significantly distinguishes one model from another.
The announced starting price of the all-new Raptor R is $109,145, while the TRX currently costs from $80,685 net (including a $1,795 destination fee and a $100 color option). The F-150 Raptor’s price for the vehicle with a standard 801A equipment group is $77,570.
The Ford F-150 Raptor R packs 700 hp and 640 pound-feet from a standard supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Ram 1500 TRX is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. The unit pairs an 8-speed automatic transmission. Both models are all-wheel-drive ones.
The Ram pickup needs 4.5 seconds to speed up from 0 to 60 mph. The Ford truck’s acceleration figures are still to be defined.
As we can see, the Ford Raptor R has a bit stronger off-road geometry:
|2022 Ram 1500 TRX||2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R|
|Ground clearance, inches||11.8||13.1|
|Approach angle, degree||30.2||33.1|
|Departure angle, degree||23.5||24.9|
|Breakover angle, degree||21.9||24.4|
Dimensions and Weight
The dimensions of the compared trucks are pretty close:
|Ram 1500 TRX||Ford F-150 Raptor R|
|Base Weight, pounds||6,350||5,950|
The Ram is equipped with 35-inch tires, and the Ford – with 37-inch ones, both are off-road capable.
Towing and Payload Capacity
Ford’s truck is more capable when it comes to payload and towing: 1,400 lbs of payload and 8,700 lbs of towing vs Ram’s 1,310 and 8,100 lbs, respectively.
In terms of technologies, Ford’s truck is newer. In general, both Ram and Ford offer a decent list of standard active and passive safety features, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a portrait-oriented 12-inch touchscreen display for the Sync 4 multimedia system on the F-150 Raptor R capable to receive OTA updates or the easy-to-use Uconnect system on the Ram 1500 TRX.