Since 2019, the Texas Motor Press Association (TxMPA) has been holding their Off-Road Invitational event where automotive industry journalists rate the best off-road vehicles the industry has to offer in a number of categories. So it was no surprise that several Stellantis vehicles were scored at the top of their class for the 2021 edition of the event.
Taking top honors as the “Texas Truck of the Year” and “High-Performance Truck of the Year” was the Ram 1500 TRX. The Ram 1500 TRX continues into the 2022 model year as the quickest, fastest, and most powerful mass-produced truck in the world. Designed bolt by bolt to significantly outperform every other truck straight from the factory, the Ram 1500 TRX has been tested to handle the most punishing conditions with extreme durability. Class-leading, uncompromising performance in the harshest environments is achieved in part through the 702-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V8 engine. Stratospheric power delivers a new level of performance: 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 4.5 seconds, the 1/4-mile in 12.9 seconds at 108 mph, and a top speed of 118 mph.
“The challenging off-road trails were no problem for Ram 1500 TRX as it easily trekked over the roads with massive horsepower, multiple drive modes, and lofty ground clearance. It was so much fun to experience the truck conquer the trails. We all took notice of the wild animal roar exhaust note off in the distance,” said Bryan Grant, President of Texas Motor Press Association.
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