Video: We Drag Race a new Jeep Wrangler 392 vs Ram TRX – It’s Closer Than You Think!

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It’s the new Jeep Wrangler 392 vs Ram TRX in a drag race, and both vehicles are stupid-fast!

Did you ever think we would get a chance to run a Jeep Wrangler 392 against a Ram TRX? Me neither. Fortunately, the gods of horsepower have smiled upon us and we have a completely useless, yet entertaining drag race in store for you.

We pit the Wrangler 392 vs Ram TRX – because we love you.

These are some mighty expensive toys. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 (that’s the only way it comes, as a Rubicon) starts at about $73,000. Our very own 2021 Ram TRX comes in around $77,000. Both these vehicles more than double the price of their entry-level brethren.

… But, they’re twice as fun…

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 (6.4-liter) makes 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. It’s hooked up to an eight speed automatic transmission, and there is no two-wheel-drive selection available with these 4×4 system. It’s four wheel driver (or 4-Auto) all the time!

In fact, the same goes for the Ram TRX; it’s always in four-wheel-drive automatic mode unless you specifically switch it to 4Hi or 4Lo.

The 2021 Ram TRX comes with a supercharged 702 hp 6.2-liter V8 that makes 650 lb-ft of torque. It also has a beefed-up eight-speed automatic transmission. Unlike the Jeep, the Ram has an independent front suspension.

The Wrangler weighs over 5,100-lbs, while the TRX weighs around 6,400 lbs. Simply put, despite the extra 1,300-lbs, the TRX still has a slight power-to-weight advantage. Add to that the fact that the Jeep has a lot of additional drag with its drivetrain and aerodynamic profile, and you would think it would be at a massive disadvantage.

Well, let’s just say, it did a lot better than any of us were expecting.

In this video, Andre and Roman race it out with these two bashers. Yes, we know – a race closer to sea level could alter the race and the 0 to 60 mph results. Still, even up at over a mile above sea level, these two vehicles are wicked fast.

Watch the video and tell us what you think!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.