The Ram 1500 TRX is directly targeted by the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R. The two engines have nearly identical output, and we now know that they also have comparable fuel economy ratings. According to the US EPA, the Raptor R only gets 10 mpg in the city and 15 mpg on the highway. The TRX and it both have a combined rating of 12 mpg. In the city, the two vehicles have the same mileage; however,
A supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that produces 700 horsepower (522 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (868 Newton-meters) of torque powers the Raptor R. It has less power than the Ram, which has a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that produces 702 hp (523 kW) and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque. Ram uses an eight-speed automatic transmission, whereas Ford couples its engine to a
The EcoBoost V6 model, which is more affordable and less powerful, gets better gas mileage than the supercharged V8 Raptor. The non-R Raptor achieves a combined rating of 16 mpg while achieving 15 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. The twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 produces much less power, with 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 510 lb-ft (691 Nm) of torque.
The Ford truck has 17-inch rims with 37-inch tyres, while the other truck has larger wheels and rims. The Ram rides on 35-inch tyres and 18-inch rims. In comparison to the 6,439-lb (2,920-kg) TRX, the Ford weighs 5,950 pounds (2,698 kilograms), has greater ground clearance, and is lighter.
Ram launched the 1500 TRX for the 2021 model year, dethroning the Ford Raptor as the meanest off-road pickup at the time. However, FoMoCo didn’t sit idling in the pit lane as Ram took a victory lap. The automaker got to work on upgrading the Raptor, slipping a recalibrated and tweaked GT500 engine under the hood. The result was the Raptor R that Ford introduced earlier this year.