What is the MotorTrend Truck of the Year Award?
MotorTrend’s long history of providing consumers with information on the best vehicles each year started in 1949 with the Cadillac Sedannette. The competition is tough and every vehicle in its class is put through a rigorous series of tests. Any upgraded or all-new year models can enter the contest. All the vehicles are placed against other vehicles in their class and each car gets put to a long list of tests specifically designed to push the limits of every car in the competition. Once the testing phase is complete, all the vehicles are taken to three different courses at a vehicle testing site before the finalists, and then winners are chosen. MotorTrend requires that the award goes to vehicles that stand out in the class, has a positive impact on the automotive industry, and present outstanding value.
What makes the 2021 Ram TRX the Truck of the Year?
The all-new 1500 TRX is Ram’s high-performance truck. What does it take to turn the regular 1500 into a performance truck? First off, you take out the standard V6 or V8 engine and drop in a supercharged 6.2L V8 Hellcat engine with launch control. This engine decimates all with 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The larger air box under the hood of the TRX is capable of filtering out four times more dirt and debris than its Ford counterpart, the Raptor. The air box also channels as much as 33 liters of air per minute. Having this much power makes it seem like a pavement princess. But rest assured, it could not be more opposite! The TRX has a towering 11.8 inches of ground clearance, Bilstein performance shocks giving 13 inches of suspension travel to the front wheels and 14 inches of rear suspension travel. The TRX also has six selectable drive modes, Sport, Snow, Mud/Sand, Rock, Baja, and Custom. Customs mode allows you to select your preferred specs giving you the perfect performance on any road surface. It’s been said that you can’t have a performance vehicle without sacrificing comfort. Ram challenged this statement by providing the comfortable Ram truck interior that drivers have come to expect.
Ram 1500 TRX at Victory CDJR of Kingwood
Ram has earned MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year award for the third consecutive year with the 2021 1500 TRX. If you’d like to see for yourself why Ram has won the award so consistently, we invite you to visit our showroom to explore our wide selection of Ram trucks. You can also check out our Ram 1500 inventory right here on our website from the comfort of your own home. If you have your sights set on the TRX, speak with any one of our friendly sales team members to get the process started. We look forward to seeing you!