The highly anticipated new Ram Rebel TRX is getting ever so close to its world debut! Most of us are focused on the promise of the massive 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8! What if the new TRX will be offered with two engines, not one? What if it will have several power output options? Here is what I mean.
All truck enthusiasts are welcoming the thought of a 700+ horsepower V8 off-road pickup truck. However, most of us shudder to think how much such a beast would actually cost. What if the TRX is available with either an SRT 392 V8 and a Hellcat V8 options? Let’s look at the possibilities.
FCA is currently offering the Jeep Grand Cherokee in the following trim levels:
- SRT 6.4-liter V8 : starting at $69,140
- Trackhawk 6.2-liter SC V8 : starting at $87,645
The 6.4-liter (392) V8 is rated at 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque in the Grand Cherokee 4×4. The engine is also available in the Dodge Durango SRT with the same power rating. The Durango SRT starts at $64,490.
Why not put this engine into the new Ram Rebel TRX? This would be a great “base” TRX configuration – offering more horsepower than the current 2020 Ford Raptor. How much would this TRX SRT 392 cost? My wild and unofficial guess is that it could be somewhere between $64,000 – $69,000 , based on the Grand Cherokee and Durango pricing.
By the way, if we use the Grand Cherokee pricing structure, the 2021 Durango Hellcat starting price could be near $82,995. Once again this is an unofficial guess based on price difference between the Jeep SRT and Trackhawk.
Next up, let’s take a look at the TRX Hellcat possibilities. The upcoming 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat AWD claims 710 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. It’s within the realm of possibilities that a TRX Hellcat can have a similar rating.
The 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel V8 4×4 starts at around $51,000. Following the Jeep and Dodge prices, the full-on TRX Hellcat may have a starting price of around $85,000. Once again – this is a guess.
- Ram TRX SRT : 470 hp V8 : starting at estimated $69,000.
- Ram TRX Hellcat : 710 hp V8 : starting at estimated $85,000.
This pricing structure must of course include all the elements of the TRX, including the high-tech suspension, wide-body fenders, driveline, locker(s), and more. What do you think – will the TRX be competitive with these engine options and pricing? Let us know in the comments below.
What else is Ram working on? Here is the latest on the potential of a Ram hybrid or a full-electric truck. Here is how we think the future 2021 Ram TRX and Ford Raptor fight will look like.
Here is are all the details about the upcoming 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat – packing that 710 horsepower V8.