Video: Here Is How the New 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R Compares to the Ram TRX

The price is wildly different.

2023 ford f-150 raptor r ram trx comparison review specs

The new 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R makes its official debut and now we have a leaked order guide for it and the rest of the latest 2023 F-150 lineup. Also, this gives us a great opportunity to compare the new 2023 Raptor line to the Ram TRX offerings. Let’s dig into all of the details. 

The original 1st-generation Ford Raptor was born with a V8 back in 2010. Actually, it had two V8 engine options: a 5.4L or a 6.2L V8 that later took over. Our very first TFLtruck long-term test pickup truck was a 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. It was a crew cab with a 6.2L V8. We kept that truck for nearly three years and put around 55,000 hard-driven miles on it.

As the years went on, Ford introduced the second generation of the Raptor as a 2017 model. This truck had a new reinforced chassis, an all-aluminum body, updated suspension, and a twin-turbocharged 3.5L H.O. V6 engine. The F-150 Raptor continued to be very successful, but many enthusiasts longed for the return of a V8-powered off-road truck. Now, the V8 Raptor returns as a 2023 model with a monster of an engine. 

Under the hood of the 2023 Raptor R is a supercharged 5.2L “Predator” V8 engine with a rating of 700 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a traditional 10-speed automatic transmission with a unique torque converter that can handle all this power. 

Here is the information based on the leaked 2023 Ford F-150 order guide, including the price list (via the forum). The guide lists the 2023 F-150 Raptor starting price at $75,775 (before destination charges). The Raptor R package is listed under the 802A option code for an additional $31,575. This put the Raptor R’s starting price at $107,350 before the $1,795 destination charge or a total of $109,145. 

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R2022 Ram TRX
Engine5.2L SC V86.2L SC V8
Power700 hp @ 6,650 rpm702 hp @ 6,100 rpm
Torque640 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm650 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm
Transmission10-speed auto8-speed auto
Curb Weight5,950 lbs6,350 lbs
MPG (EPA)n/a10/14/12 MPG
Payload1,400 lbs1,310 lbs
Towing8,700 lbs8,100 lbs
Top Speed112 MPG (37s tire-limited)118 mph (35s)
Starting Price$107,350$78,890

The 2022 Ram TRX’s starting price is currently listed at $78,890 on the official website. Here is how the off-road specs compare…

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R2022 Ram TRX
Tires37-in BFGoodrich KO235-in Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT
Ground Clearance13.1-in11.8-in
ShocksFOX 3.1 Live ValveBilstein Blackhawk e2
Travel (F/R)13-in/14.1-in13-in/14-in
Rear Diff Ratio4.103.55
Crawl Ratio50-to-144-to-1
Rear LockerYesYes
Front LockerTORSEN LSDBrake Distribution

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