Compare 2023 Ram 1500 vs Ram 1500 TRX

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2023 Ram 1500 Overview

Ram introduced the TRX for the 2021 model year, which was two years into the current fifth Ram 1500 generation. It was an immediate success that completely changed the performance off-road pickup segment and forced competitors like Ford back to the drawing board. In this review, we're going to take a look at the 2023 Ram 1500 TRX, which is the third iteration. We'll explore what's new for the 2023 model year and also point out how Ram distinguishes the TRX from the standard Ram 1500 model.

Warren MI - 2023 Ram 1500's Overview

Exterior - Ram Dealer serving Warren MI

Ram offers two cab options for the 2023 Ram 1500: an extended cab, which it calls its quad cab, and a crew cab. Both cabs have four doors, but the quad cab has half-size rear doors whereas the crew cab has four full-size doors. There are also two bed lengths offered: a standard bed that measures 6 feet 4 inches and a short bed that measures 5 feet 7 inches. The quad cab is paired exclusively with the standard bed, and the crew cab gives you the choice of bed. However, the 2023 Ram 1500 TRX is available exclusively with the crew cab and the short bed. The reasons for this are that the TRX is a low-volume model, this cab and bed combination is by far the most popular and having a single configuration allows the engineers to focus on the performance of that particular setup.

Warren MI - 2023 Ram 1500's Exterior

Interior - 2023 Ram 1500 in Warren MI

The 2023 Ram 1500 TRX comes exclusively with front bucket seats and thus seating for five overall. With the other trim levels available for the 2023 Ram 1500, you have that option but also a front bench and thus seating for six. The TRX also comes standard with special cloth and vinyl seats in a black and red color scheme that are exclusive to it. If you prefer leather seating, you have that option, and it’s the same leather used for the other upper trim levels. With whichever seats you choose, you also the option of either orange or frost-colored accent stitching rather than the standard red. Other notable options include a dual-pane sunroof and a premium Harman Kardon audio system with 19 speakers.

Warren MI - 2023 Ram 1500's Interior
Ram 1500 Mechanical specs

Most trim levels available for the 2023 Ram 1500 at Galeana's Van Dyke Dodge give you the choice of rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. There are two exceptions. The Tradesman HFE is only available with rear-wheel drive for fuel performance reasons, and the TRX is only available will four-wheel drive for off-road performance reasons. All models have an eight-speed automatic transmission. The standard engine is a 305-horsepower V6. You also have the option of a 395-hp V8 and a turbo-diesel V6 that makes 480 pound-feet of torque. The biggest difference when comparing the 2023 Ram 1500 vs 2023 Ram 1500 TRX is that the TRX features a supercharged V8 that doles out 702 hp and 650 lb.-ft.

Warren MI - 2023 Ram 1500's Mechanical
Technologies - Ram Dealership in Warren MI

Another notable upgrade when comparing the 2023 Ram 1500 vs 2023 Ram 1500 TRX is the Uconnect 5 infotainment system with a 12.0-inch touch screen and integrated navigation. The Limited is the only other version of the 2023 Ram 1500 to include this system as standard equipment. It's otherwise offered as an option starting with the Big Horn trim level. The TRX includes some driver assists standard, including a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring and frontal collision mitigation, and all of the other driver assists offered are available as options through various packages.

Trim Levels - 2023 Ram 1500 dealer

The 2023 Ram 1500 TRX is one of eight trim levels that are available from Galeana's Van Dyke Dodge. The Tradesman is the work truck, and the Tradesman HFE is an alternative configuration that emphasizes fuel performance. The Big Horn adds niceties like cloth upholstery. The Laramie is the well-equipped Ram 1500 and the most popular trim level. The Rebel is an off-road-oriented model. The Limited Longhorn adds many luxuries and technologies. The Limited is the high-end model, and the TRX essentially combines the Limited loadout with the off-road-oriented nature of the Rebel. However, it has a much more powerful engine than the Rebel and many additional mechanical enhancements.

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If you any questions about the TRX or other Ram 1500 models not answered by our 2023 Ram 1500 vs 2023 Ram 1500 TRX comparison, call or email our dealership. You can also ask questions via live chat on our website. The team at Galeana's Van Dyke Dodge is happy to discuss trim levels and options, explore loans and leases, tell you about the latest specials, provide custom quotes and much more.

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