Why is the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX the MotorTrend Truck of the Year?

December 28th, 2020 by

Pickup truck drivers across central Iowa know that RAM vehicles are the most versatile and well-designed trucks in their class. And now, automotive awards journalists have taken notice. MotorTrend magazine has declared the RAM 1500 TRX its 2021 Truck of the Year. This honor marks an unprecedented third straight win for the RAM brand. The magazine identified the truck’s high-strength design, opulent interior and broad range of impressive capabilities as top features.

Do you want to explore what the 2021 Truck of the Year has to offer? Or do you prefer another award-winning RAM truck, such as the 2019 RAM 1500 or the 2020 RAM Heavy Duty? Either way, Deery of Ames has you covered. From families to fleet owners, Iowans who trust Deery of Ames with their truck transactions find a large selection of vehicles and friendly customer service. Our specials and benefits for both household and commercial buyers make it easier than ever to save on a RAM vehicle. Check us out and ask our friendly, knowledgeable staff how you can find your next great RAM pickup truck.

  Performance and Engineering

The TRX is the high-performance variant of one of America’s most popular pickup trucks. With 650 pound-feet of torque and over 700 horsepower, the vehicle’s 6.2-liter V8 engine offers exciting off-road performance and a stunningly gentle ride on the pavement.

Off-road adventure is the heart of the TRX. The vehicle’s innovative suspension allows the TRX to reach speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour during off-road driving. The redeveloped high-strength steel frame and hardened underbody plating protect the vehicle from bumps and scratches. And on the tallest hills and bumps, the vehicle’s innovative Jump Detection system identifies when the truck is airborne and protects it from damage during hard landings.

Yet when designing the TRX, RAM realized that off-road performance was only a part of the story. Impressive as it may seem, the vehicle is street-legal, after all. Independent shock dampers allow for eight different drive modes, adjusting ride quality to conditions on the ground. The truck’s shock absorbing systems, including the largest coil springs on a full-sized pickup truck, even work when towing a trailer. And considering its size and class, the TRX boasts surprisingly responsible steering.

The TRX is built to perform in a wide range of driving conditions, both on and off the road. This versatility is a main reason why the 2019 RAM 1500 lineup and the 2020 RAM Heavy Duty won Truck of the Year in their respective contests. Modern pickup trucks are often asked to tow, haul or tote a family. On any given day, a pickup truck may face mud, dirt, sand or asphalt. Therefore, the essence of being a modern-day pickup truck owner is enjoying the privilege of driving a vehicle that can do it all.

Award-winning Style

If a truck boasting nearly a foot of ground clearance, an 8,000-pound towing capacity and 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds seems impressive to you, just wait until you see the interior.

The inside of the 1500 TRX slots in between the top-level Rebel and Limited trims of the standard 1500 lineup. The vehicle’s 12-inch vertical touchscreen includes Apple, Android, and satellite radio connectivity. Its size and orientation allows multiple menus to display at the same time. The infotainment system also boasts plenty of buttons and knobs for easy use.

Available upgrade packages allow vehicle owners to incorporate features such as heated seats, leather and carbon fiber accents, or a 900-watt speaker system. There is also an abundance of available driver assistance technology.

2021 RAM 1500 TRX – Keeping the Streak Alive

To put it one way, the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX offers more horsepower than some of the world’s most popular 18-wheelers. Yet such a characterization would drastically oversimplify the capabilities of this vehicle. This is a pickup truck that is designed to take a suburban pothole with the same poise and handling that allows it to survive off-road mogul jumps. Yes, it can certainly take dirt trails at 100 miles per hour. It can also offer a smooth and upscale ride between home, school and the office. The 2021 RAM 1500 TRX personifies the versatility which makes its creator a third straight Truck of the Year winner.

If you need a dealership as capable and versatile as your 2021 RAM 1500 TRX, you need Deery of Ames. On any given day, we see a diverse variety of customers, with wide-ranging demands and expectations for their vehicles. And knowing what our customers need, we deliver. We offer a broad selection of new, used and certified pre-owned vehicles for private and commercial customers. Our experienced finance and service professionals can help you afford and maintain your next great ride, whatever it may be. Visit us at 1700 SE 16th Street in Ames, Iowa, or call us at (515) 337-0306 to learn more or to schedule a test drive.