Times when pickup trucks were nothing more than work machines are long gone. Today, even this segment offers a lot of off-road performance versions and the TRX remains at the top of the offer. Introduced a few years ago, this pickup offers not just excellent off-road performance, but also an impressive amount of horsepower. The 2023 RAM 1500 TRX represents the third production year and it brings no notable changes.
That means that you may count on a familiar design and characteristics. This pickup is based on the standard RAM 1500 but also comes with tons of upgrades. This primarily refers to off-road upgrades, chassis modifications and a super-capable powertrain. Furthermore, this version also comes with tons of exclusive aesthetical details, which help it stand out from the crowd.
The 2023 RAM 1500 TRX comes without bigger changes but it is already available on the market, with a starting price of around 83.000 dollars.
2023 RAM 1500 TRX Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 RAM 1500 TRX continues without more important changes. The overall design remains the same, which means that you can expect a full load of exclusive details compared to the standard 1500 model. In terms of styling, there are unique details like a blacked grille, unique wheels, bumpers etc.
Still, those mechanical upgrades are way more important, as they make the TRX a genuine off-road monster. Some of the highlights are a reinforced steel frame and upgraded suspension with 13 inches of travel. The truck features 11.8 inches of ground clearance, thanks to 35-inch all-terrain tires. Thanks to such a high ground clearance, the truck can deal with 32 inches of water. Among important upgrades, we should also mention Bilstein remote-reservoir dampers, electronic locking rear differential etc.
Just like the standard RAM 1500, the 2023 RAM 1500 TRX features the nicest cabin in the class. This particular version comes in a crew cab layout and a short cargo bed only. The cabin is spacious and comfortable, while the interior quality is exceptional, whether it’s about materials, attention to detail, or sound insulation.
What’s also great about this model is a long list of exclusive features, starting from the unique leather upholstery and color schemes. There are also optional microsuede and carbon-fiber accents. Every TRX comes standard with goodies like a flat-bottomed steering wheel, paddle shifters, floor shifter on the center console etc.
The TRX comes with a long list of standard tech and convenience features. You may count on a massive 12.0-inch infotainment screen, as well as on a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a power-sliding rear window, satellite radio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hotspot, 10-speaker audio system etc.
As we already mentioned, there are two optional packages that, besides unique materials also include lots of upgrades in terms of features. The Level 1 Equipment Group brings upgraded upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. The Level 2 Equipment Group adds even more, including goodies like blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system, wireless device charging, ventilated front seats, and heated and ventilated rear seats.
2023 RAM 1500 TRX Engine
This is arguably the most interesting part of the 2023 RAM 1500 TRX and this model year brings no changes. The truck features the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 Hellcat engine, which features a max output of 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to all wheels.
The overall performance is exceptional. For example, the truck needs just 3.7 seconds to hit 60 mph, while the quarter mile time is 12.3 seconds at the speed of 110 mph. The max towing capacity goes around 8100 pounds, while you may also count on 1310 pounds of the max payload capacity.
When it comes to fuel economy, the TRX returns around 10 mpg in the city and 14 mpg on the highway, which is the lowest rating of all pickup trucks on the market.
2023 RAM 1500 TRX Release Date and Price
The 2023 RAM 1500 TRX is already available on most markets, with a starting price of around 83.200 dollars. Of course, Ford F-150 Raptor is the key competitor.