Ram 1500 TRX Crew Cab 4×4: handsome vehicle for work and play


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To say that the Ram 1500 TRX Crew Cab 4×4 is a powerful machine is like saying standing on the surface of the sun is hot.

Speaking of hot, this truck cannot get hotter. That’s because it has a 702-horsepower supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 engine. TRX is the most powerful production street-legal half-ton pickup ever built, according to the manufacturer. This engine produces 650 pound-feet of torque, which gets you from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds, if that is important to you. I can tell you it is important to me and it should be to people who work in the construction industry who have to both carry materials between jobs and need to get there with confidence and in good time.

Since the engine is a focus of the Ram 1500 TRX, I’ll offer a few more details: The robust cast-iron block restrains a forged-steel crankshaft with induction-hardened bearings, all engineered to withstand firing pressures that are the equivalent of 20,000 pounds of force. The high-performance air induction system filters four times as much dirt and debris than the Ford Raptor, all while consuming up to 32.9 liters of air per minute.

TRX is a performance truck and an off-road truck, designed to keep you in command of all 702 horses across ever-changing terrain. It gets 10 miles per gallon in the city and 14 miles per gallon on the highway, which is a reasonable trade-off for the power. The fuel tank capacity is more than 30 gallons.

The $71,000 Ram 1500 TRX Crew Cab 4×4 also is a handsome truck, so you don’t have to ditch it on the weekends when on a date or a weekend trip. With eight extra inches of overall width, massive 35-inch tires and a strong profile, TRX asserts itself as the most muscular truck to ever leave Ram’s factory, according to the manufacturer. They take great personal pride in the product, and deservedly so.

Inside the cabin feels luxurious, which is accented and fitted with lots of goodies. With TRX-exclusive badges on the center console cover and glove box, there’s no doubt you and your passengers always will remember the name.

Performance takes center stage with a distinctive center-mounted gear shifter with a manual-shifting mode.

The all-new available HUD serves as your virtual cockpit, projecting an array of customizable information on the windshield. The infotainment system is run from a 12-inch touchscreen, which is easy to manage. Buyers also can also get a trailer reverse steering control system, which takes lots of the burden of the shoulders of the driver.

So, for me, there is no substitute for power and performance and the Ram 1500 TRX Crew Cab 4×4 and its 6.2L HEMI V8 engine makes it impossible to ignore. I know I’m going to be paying it lots of attention.

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