2020 Ram Rebel TRXLast Updated July 18, 2022 | C.J. Tragakis
Long-awaited since being confirmed by FCA in June 2018, the Ram Rebel TRX began as a concept that caught a lot of eyes. There’s no question that it’s engineered to be rugged and capable enough to compete squarely with the Ford F-150 Raptor, whose off-road prowess has been unmatched by any other pickup to date.
When it comes to off-roading trucks, one truck outshines them all: the Ford Raptor. As the Raptor is based on Ford’s popular F-150 platform, how is the Raptor different than the F-150? Introduced in 2010 by Ford’s Special Vehicle Team, the Raptor was created specifically for off-roading. Inspired by the Baja 1000, a legendary off-road race that takes place in Mexico, the Raptor was built for off-roading performance. Whether that’s racing in the desert, riding through the trail, or crawling over rocks, the Ford Raptor can conquer even the toughest terrain. Although the F-150 is a capable truck that is no stranger to off-roading, the Raptor is a straight-up, rugged machine that offers unrivaled performance.
If you’ve been in the market for a new F-150 Raptor from Ford but haven’t pulled the trigger yet, then it may be a wise decision to wait until the 2019 model year begins hitting dealer floors. Ford is upping the ante by taking their ultimate high-performance off-road pickup and making it even better with upgraded tech from electronically controlled Fox Racing Shox to Trail Control and new Recaro seats.
Though both currently trail the Ford F-Series in terms of overall sales, the 2019 Dodge Ram and Chevy Silverado have recently been redesigned and stand poised to offer some serious competition in the cutthroat midsize truck market.