2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R vs.  Frame 1500 TRX: V8 Mega Trucks compared

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R vs. Frame 1500 TRX: V8 Mega Trucks compared

There are trucks, and there are tr-uuuu-cks. And if you want the most ridiculous pickups in terms of power, performance and off-road capabilities, there is no hotter duo than Ford F-150 Raptor and Ram 1500 TRX.

So, after debut of the new V8-powered Raptor R on Monday, let’s take a closer look at how these bad boys compare on paper. Does one truck have a clear advantage over the other, or can these rivals hang side by side?

Engine and performance

The biggest difference between the Raptor R and the standard F-150 Raptor is its engine. Instead of using a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, the Raptor R gets a supercharged V8. This makes it a much more formidable enemy for TRX, which also has mega V8 power.

Driveline specifications

Ford F-150 Raptor R Ram 1500 TRX
Engine

Supercharged 5.2L V8

Supercharged 6.2L V8

Force

700 hp

702 hp

Torque

640 lb.-ft.

650 lb.-ft.

Transfer

10-speed auto

8-speed auto

Drive

4WD

4WD

0-60 mph

TBD

4.5 sec.

Terrain geometry

Given the large size and power of these trucks, you will probably not use them to deal with extremely technical parts of narrow paths. But when it’s time to hit the rocks or the dunes, both Ford and Bagge are nicely tuned for success, although the Raptor has a clear advantage across the board here.

Off the road specifications

Ford F-150 Raptor R Ram 1500 TRX
Approach angle

33.1 degrees

30.2 degrees

Departure angle

24.9 degrees

23.5 degrees

Angle of refraction

24.4 degrees

21.9 degrees

Ground clearance

13.1 inches.

11.8 inches.

The Raptor R comes standard with 37-inch tires.

Ford

Measure

Calling these pickups big is an understatement. They are huge in all dimensions – so much so that by law they must have central amber colored lights because they are so damn wide. As you can see, however, the dimensions are quite close. None of the trucks really surpasses the other in this category.

Exterior measurements

Ford F-150 Raptor R Ram 1500 TRX
Wheelbase

145.4 inches.

145.1 inches.

Length

232.6 inches.

232.9 inches.

Width

87.0 inches.

88.0 inches.

Height

80.6 inches.

80.9 inches.

Base weight

£ 5,950 (estimated)

6 350 pounds

The frame has a slightly smaller payload and towing capacity than Ford.

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Truck stuff

You can not talk about pickup trucks without discussing their transport capabilities. Payload is the amount of weight a truck can carry in its bed, while towing refers to how heavy a trailer it can pull. In both categories, Ford has a small advantage.

Payload and towing

Ford F-150 Raptor R Ram 1500 TRX
Max payload

£ 1,400

1 310 lbs

Max towing

£ 8,700

£ 8,100

None of these trucks are dull.

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Tech

Inside, each truck has a 12-inch portrait-oriented touch screen that runs its respective car manufacturers’ latest and best systems. For Ford it means Sync 4 with wireless update capability, and for Ram it is the easy-to-use Uconnect system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also standard in both trucks.

These pickups also have lots of active and passive safety systems. Ford did not specify anything specific about the new Raptor R, but given that the standard F-150 Raptor comes standard with the company’s Co-Pilot 360 suite of driver assistance technologies, we can not imagine that the R will be any different. Ram offers a similar amount of technology, with things like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and collision warning ahead.

Award

So far, these crazy pickups seem pretty evenly matched, but when it comes to price, it’s a huge difference. Ford says the Raptor R will launch just under $ 110,000, while the Ram 1500 TRX will cost $ 80,595 including destination. Sure, you can choose a Ram up to six-digit brand, but it’s still a pretty high price.

2023 The Ford F-150 Raptor R goes into production later this year.

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