The new high-performance 2023 Ram TRX truck is reportedly in the works, and we can expect debut of the second-gen model in spring next year. If you didn’t know, this special version is based on the Ram 1500, but it looks more rugged. Compared to the regular model, the interior has been upgraded, and TRX now offers many lux-amenities and some new tech.
Thanks to a potent engine that produces 702-horsepower, the TRX is the fastest and strongest off-road truck on the market. On top of that, its suspension has been engineered for hard-core Baja runs while offering a comfortable ride.
2023 Ram TRX Design
Like the previous generation, the new 2023 Ram TRX comes in one body style, a Crew Cab with a 5’7″ bed. Moreover, compared to the regular Ram 1500, the TRX is eight inches wider at the front, and the rear has a 6-inch wider track. Actually, the manufacturer has room to put LED clearance marker lights on the hood scoop and in the front fender flares because of the added width.
Overall, the front of the new TRX will be unique for sure, and it will gain a more aggressive design than the rugged Ram Rebel model. We expect some additional black elements and to see at least four tow hooks on the truck.
The 2023 Ram 1500 TRX cabin will be definitively more premium than before. In general, the interior of this truck has become Ram’s trademark. Inside, you’ll get a very comfortable cabin that’s filled with many technologies. Every TRX is equipped with a 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen, a 10-speaker audio system, and a flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters that control the 8-speed automatic transmission.
Choosing the TR1 package of equipment, you’ll get a heated leather seats and a heated steering wheel. Moreover, TR2 is a better option if you need a cooled seat and reclining rear seats.
2023 Ram TRX Powertrain Specs
Under the hood, the forthcoming 2023 Ram TRX will use the same engine as its predecessor. However, many believe that some mechanical upgrades might happen, and the Ram TRX should offer more output. The current model draws power from a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine producing 702 horsepower at 650 lb-ft of torque.
The engine is connected to a very smooth 8-speed automatic transmission, and TRX also comes standard with a 4-wheel drive. As for EPA fuel economy, this truck is rated at ten mpg city/14 mpg highway/12 mpg combined. The latest Ram TRX can tow up to 8,100 lbs with these performance specifications and has a maximum trailer weight of 5,000 lbs.
How Much Does the 2023 Ram 1500 TRX Cost?
The second-gen 2023 Ram TRX will be more aggressive than before. The manufacturer will use a high-strength steel frame that will be lighter and tougher compared to the first-gen. Also, some refreshments on the front fascia will happen as well, including bolder grille and better-shaped headlights.
As far as we know, Ram will introduce the new TRX sometime next year, while sales should start in spring. We expect a slight price increase over the current truck that starts at $70,000. Compared to the Ford Raptor, the Ram TRX cost significantly higher. However, the TRX is also a considerably more powerful truck than the Raptor.