A fully-spec’d 2021 Ram 1500 TRX costs over $100,000!

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX made its grand appearance on August 17, 2020 and it turned out to be quite impressive. At the reveal presentation, the truck was touted as “The Most Powerful Mass-produced Truck in the World”. Ram also claims it to be the most luxurious truck, but do all these things come at a cheap sticker price? Of course not. The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX may start at just $69,995, but equip it with all the accessories and options available now (not counting from the MOPAR catalog), and it soon breaches the six-digit mark. Courtesy of this, this performance off-roader is the most expensive half-ton pickup ever.

This Truck Gets Pricey Very Soon

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX starts off at $69,995 plus $1,695 destination charges. This means the starting price of the 1500 TRX is effectively $71,690.

Ram is also offering 702 examples of the “Launch Edition” that’s priced at $90,315. The addition here is the $12,150 “TRX” Launch Edition package priced at $12,150. However, you can’t have this package alone. It comes bundled with the TRX Level Equipment Group that costs $7920. And, finally, the exclusive Anvil Grey color – which also happens to be the only color you can buy the Launch Edition in – is priced at $250. Add all these up and the total comes up to $90,315, destination charges excluded.

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So, essentially, the two packages included here are the TRX Launch Edition and the TRX Level 2 Equipment Group. However, there are a lot of other things that are not included here. For instance, The Trailer Camera Wiring Prep Package needs to be bought additionally and it costs $590. But, it doesn’t include the camera itself. The camera needs to be purchased from the Mopar, but the Mopar bible isn’t active yet.

There are other packages like the TRX Carbon Fiber Package, the Advanced Safety Group, Technology Group, and the Bed Utility Group, but the Launch Edition package includes all of these. The one that’s not included is the Trailer-Tow Group that adds $395 to the price.

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As for the other accessories that you can add to the Launch Edition, they include:

Black Power-Fold Trailer-Tow Mirrors $445
Bed-Mounted Tire Carrier $995
Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover $695
RamBar $1,895
Do note that if you choose the Tonneau Cover, you cannot have the Rambar and Bed-Mounted Tire Carrier.

We’ve selected the latter two over the Tonneau Cover here. For the side steps, you can either opt for the Off-road Style Running Boards or the Rock Rails. Ram is charging $1,195 and $995 for them, respectively. But, since the objective is to figure out how expensive the truck can get with the add-ons available as of now, we’ll choose the former. So, with all these accessories and packages, the Ram Rebel TRX’s cost has come up to $97,525. Mind you, this has already become the most expensive truck in the Ram’s lineup, and, It beats even fully-loaded Ram 3500 HD with dual rear wheels, which comes up to $95,865.

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Since the truck is already equipped with a lot of packages, it covers almost everything that the company has to offer. The only couple of things you can add are the Ram Telematics that costs $800, along with a five-year subscription for the same that is priced at $1,920. A three-year subscription is also available for $960. The Trailer Reverse Steering Control can also be added for $495.

Since the truck comes with just one engine and transmission option, there isn’t a lot you can add. The only thing here is the Engine Block Heater for $95.

So, with all these in place, the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX costs $100,835.

This includes the base price of the truck, all the packages and accessories, and the $1,695 destination charge. We’re still waiting for the 100-plus exclusive 1500 TRX accessories from Mopar, which will include stuff like off-road lighting, all-weather floor mats, toolbox, safety kits, and the like.These accessories will add few more thousand to the price at least, and we can’t wait to see how much a fully-loaded 2021 Ram 1500 TRX will cost.

List Of All The Packages And What They Includes

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TRX Launch Edition Package ($12,150)

  • TRX Exterior Graphics
  • TRX Hood Graphics
  • 18" x 9.0" Beadlock-Capable Alum Wheels by Mopar®
  • 19 Speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Sound
  • 4-Adjustable Cargo Tie-Down Hooks
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Deployable Bed-Step
  • Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
  • Heads-Up Display
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Leather and Carbon Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel
  • LED CHMSL Lamp
  • Pedestrian Emergency Braking
  • Pick-Up Box Lighting
  • Real Carbon Fiber Interior Accents
  • Rear- View Auto-Dimming Digital Display Mirror
  • Spray-In Bedliner
  • "TRX Launch Edition" Console Badge
  • "TRX" Red Interior Accents
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TRX Level 1 Equipment Group ($3,420)

  • Body-Color Door Handles
  • Wrapped Driver and Passenger Assist Handles
  • Front Door Accent Lighting
  • Full-Length Premium Upgraded Floor-Console
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Instrument-Panel LED Ambient-Light Piping
  • Leather and Suede Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel
  • Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats
  • Luxury Front Door-Trim Panel
  • Pick-Up Box Lighting
  • 8-Way Power Driver and Passenger Seats
  • Power Adjustable Pedals
  • Premium Wrapped Instrument- Panel Bezel
  • Rain-Sensitive Windshield Wipers
  • Rear-Door Accent-Lighting
  • Rear Under-Seat Storage Compartment
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Sun-Visors with Illuminated Vanity-Mirrors
  • Universal Garage-Door Opener
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TRX Level 2 Equipment Group ($7,920)

All of Level 1 stuff plus –

  • Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection
  • Driver-Seat Memory
  • Exterior Mirrors with Memory
  • Heated Second-Row Seats
  • ParkSense Front and Rear Park-Assist with Stop
  • Driver-Seat/Radio/Mirrors/Pedals Memory Pre-Sets
  • Remote-Proximity Keyless –Entry
  • Remote-Start System
  • Remote Tailgate-Release
  • Rear 60 / 40 Folding Split Recline Seat
  • Surround-View Camera
  • Trailer Brake-Control
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Ventilated Rear Seats
  • Wireless Charging-Pad

Also, the Power Adjustable Pedals here come with Memory Function

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TRX Carbon-Fiber Package ($1,295)

  • Leather and Carbon Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel
  • Real Carbon Fiber Interior Accents

Advanced Safety Group ($995)

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Pedestrian Emergency Braking

Technology Group ($1,095)

  • Heads-Up Display
  • Rear- View Auto-Dimming Digital Display Mirror
  • LED Center-High Mounted Stop Lamp

Bed Utility Group ($845)

  • 4-Adjustable Cargo Tie-Down Hooks
  • Deployable Bed-Step
  • Pick-Up Box Lighting
  • Spray-In Bedliner

Trailer-Tow Group ($395)

  • Trailer Brake-Control
  • Trailer-Light Check
  • Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System

How Would We Spec Our 2021 Ram Rebel TRX

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Being an off-road performance truck, I’m more than happy with the base TRX itself. There is no option to choose between engines, transmissions, suspension systems, body styles, etc. So, a base TRX would suffice. But, if I were looking for a few more add-ons, here’s how I’d spec the truck:

My primary requirement would be to make it even tougher off road. All the luxurious features won’t be taken into consideration. Hence, I won’t be opting for the Launch Edition Package or either of the TRX Equipment Groups. There are four standalone packages to consider here – TRX Carbon-Fiber package (the flat-bottom steering wheel is drool-worthy!), Advanced Safety Group, Technology Group (for the multi-color, five-content Heads-Up Display), and the Bed Utility Group. But, to equip any of them, the TRX Level 2 Equipment Group is a must. Only the Bed Utility Group can be had with the Level 1 Group.

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Moving to the exterior add-ons, I’ve chosen the signature Red/Black exterior shade. The graphics look amazing, but they are priced exorbitantly high, so I’m going to skip those. I’ve opted for the Off-Road Style Running Boards over the Rock Rails just because they don’t hinder with the ground clearance as much as the latter. A Bed-Mounted Tire-Carrier is a must, but I’ll be skipping the RamBar, which might be an unpopular opinion. For the cabin, I’m pretty happy with what’s on offer. The only thing I’ll be adding here is the massive dual-pane panoramic sunroof.

TRX Level 2 Equipment Group $7,920
TRX Carbon-Fiber Package $1,295
Advanced Safety Group $995
Technology Group $1,095
Bed Utility Group $845
Red/Black Exterior Shade $250
Off-Road Style Running Boards $1,195
Bed-Mounted Tire-Carrier $995
Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof $1,495

So, with all these add-ons and the destination charge, the cost my 2021 Ram 1500 TRX comes up to $87,775. How would you spec your 2021 Ram 1500 TRX? Let us know in the comments section below.

2021 Ram TRX 1500 Features

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  • 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 HEMI Hellcat engine
  • 702 Horsepower and 650 Pound-Feet Of Torque
  • Eight-speed Automatic Transmission
  • Heavy-duty Advanced Four-Wheel-Drive System
  • 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds
  • Top speed of 118 mph
  • Front Independent Suspension System
  • Dana 60 Solid Rear Axle
  • Front and Rear 2.5-inch Bilstein Performance Shocks
  • 13 inches of Wheel Travel Range
  • BorgWarner Transfer Case
  • Offered In Six Different Exterior Shades
  • Unique TRX-specific Grille
  • Skid Plates, Steel Bumpers, Hood Scoop
  • Potent Air Intake System
  • Full-LED Adaptive Front-Lighting System
  • 18-inch Beadlock Wheels
  • 35-inch, Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Tires
  • Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel with Paddle Shifters
  • Three Different Interior Options To Choose From
  • Conventional Floor-Mounted Gear Shifter
  • Control Panel with Ram TRX-specific Transfer Case Switches
  • Head-Up Display, Digital Rearview Mirror
  • Performance Pages In The Instrument Cluster
  • Six Drive Modes Plus Three Off-road Modes
  • Optional 360-degree Camera System and Trailer Reverse Steer Control
Sidd Dhimaan
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Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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