Well we finally have official EPA ratings for the Hellcat-powered 2021 Ram 1500 TRX and they are predictably pretty bad. Nonetheless, they likely aren’t going to prevent people from flocking to this 702 horsepower beast.
According to the EPA, Ram TRX owners should expect 10 mpg in the city and 14 mpg on the highway, making a combined 12 mpg rating. This makes the TRX the worst of all of the Hellcat-powered products over at Fiat Chrysler, which again, comes as no surprise since this is a massive pickup truck. In fact, these figures put the TRX in a fuel-use category with many exotic supercars, perhaps a badge of honor for owners?
As a recap, the Ram TRX is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that hammers out 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. This level power power is motivating a pickup truck that weighs north of 6,000 pounds and has wide 35-inch off-road tires. Suffice to say, fuel economy isn’t in the top-five list of concerns for Ram or the TRX’s target customer.
The Ram TRX is FCA’s indirect answer to the Ford F-150 Raptor, which is rated at 14 mpg city and 18 mpg highway, but has a mere fraction of the TRX’s power with only 450 horsepower.
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is expected to hit showrooms by the end of 2020 with a starting price of $71,690.