Nissan Warrior Versus Ram TRX: Photo Gallery

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In the battle for off-road, high-performance supremacy, it looks like the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has the space pretty much to itself. But let's not forget that both Ram and Nissan recently showed impressive pickup truck concepts that could shake up the off-road segment. We think both should get made, forcing Ford and possibly GM to up their game a bit.

Are there really that many people who need to navigate open desert sand washes at high speed? No, but just knowing that engineering teams are capable of creating a quality, low-volume, multidimensional sports truck could give many potential new-truck buyers the confidence they need to purchase a lower-trim-level pickup from either brand.

Nissan showed the Titan Warrior at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and the Ram Rebel TRX was shown at the 2016 State Fair of Texas. Wouldn't it be something to see these things on a muddy, dirty racetrack at the same time? For now, all we can do is give you some photos in the gallery below.

On a related note, we've completed our 2017 Monster Factory Off-Road Challenge, which pitted six 4x4 pickups against each other in a battery of track and off-road tests. Look for the full package of stories near the end of January with more details in the weeks to come.

Cars.com Warrior photos by Evan Sears; Cars.com Rebel TRX photos by Angela Connors

NISSAN TITAN WARRIOR CONCEPT

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RAM REBEL TRX CONCEPT

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Comments

never liked the new nissan truck but if they made this one it would be on the shopping list, nice truck !

Titan looks like a well thought out truck design. The Ram looks like someone went shopping at JC Whitney.

I'm a Ford guy and I like the Raptor, but these are two nice looking trucks here. Fiat and Nissan are missing the boat on some pretty high end sales by not building these trucks. They should get on board and reap the cash rewards!

These are just concepts. Why bother with a discussion. Fiat will never come out with the TRX. They are broke, can't even update current designs being produced because of no money. The Nissan has a chance because they have money. Anyone can build a one off concept. At least the Raptor is real and in driveways.

Knowing it has the Hellcat supercharger, it now opens up for more power. Get rid of the 2.1ltr blower and opt for a 4.2ltr variant. LOL

#FollowTheFord

That Nissan is very nice looking inside and out, once Gm, er, wait a minute, thats right Gm will follow everyone else years later....as for now they are last as usual

Both look very flimsy too much plastic
not a big fan of plastic

Have to say that as much as I hate the Titan design, the Warrior concept looks awesome!

These trucks are nothing more than pavement queens. Who the heck is going to take one off road and beat the crap out of it?

They need to put the suspension in an affordable truck with out the nanny stuff,

I will buy the ZR2 if I can get it in the WT model with just power windows, AC, and am/fm radio. I drive wash board dirt roads every day and a stiff suspension will rattle your teeth...if you have any left...

A status symbol is a status symbol, no matter who makes it. Sure, there will be some demand for these things but tell me, how many F-150s sold are Raptor models in any given year? Is it really worth the expense to create what is essentially a one-off, especially when they prove as fragile as the Raptor has? Why not do what Chrysler used to do and make a Mopar-like performance kit so the owner can trick out the truck to the level they want--including grills and body panels--and avoid the limited production of ultra-lightweight frames that can't hold up to even a minor jump? Of course, Ford has already proven that even their regular frames aren't all •that• rigid. The point is to make it something people want or can upgrade existing hardware to, not spend all your money building something that might not sell even 1,000 units per year.

Is that a regular automatic shifter in the RAM? If they offered that instead of the button shifters, I'd probably consider RAM trucks more as it's one of the main things that makes me take it out of consideration.

The Rams interior looks like it is all hard cheap plastic material. Very little soft touch material. Way to many buttons and stuff. Big hunky plastic shifter. They really need to update the outdated interior in that.

#FollowTheFord

Posted by: redbloodedxy | Dec 15, 2016 10:14:55 AM

Keep dreaming RAM & NISSAN & follow No # 1;

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/autos-trucks/2017-ford-f-150-raptor-supercrew/ar-AAlzJK0?li=BBisPVf&ocid=spartandhp

Well part of me is like "bring them on the more cool toys the better"...

the other part of me is like "you know market saturation once reached will kill them all."

Lets also be honest the Titan DESPERATLY needs something out there to inspire people to at least look at it.

The Fiats don't really need that lightning rod even though it would be cool but if Fiat doesn't have the money to keep the HD redesign on track then it doesn't have the money to play in the high performance toy category.

It looks like they had to carve into the fire wall/foot well a lot to fit the 37s on the Nissan. A good- sized diesel on coil-over suspension is an interesting proposition.
Long travel suspension + Hellcat Hemi would make for some crazy fun. Even just offering the standard SRT motor would be great.

Keeping in mind build quality and reliability issues of Dodge trucks I'll go with Nissan without a single doubt. And this Warrior truck looks very cool as well!

Keeping in mind build quality and reliability issues of Dodge trucks I'll go with Nissan without a single doubt. And this Warrior truck looks very cool as well!

Both are cool and will crush every Ford made along with the ZR2 Colorado. Most likely to see the Ram before the Nissan if they build em tho.

Nice Raptor copy, but only with more plastic.

@Johnny Dope. You truly are a GM bot. First you are comparing a Corvette to a Ford GT and now a ZR2 to a Raptor. Keep dreaming boy.

Oh and Johnny. We are talking full size offroad trucks here. You can comment when GM has something to offer. On the article,. I think the RAM is the better truck here.

@Johnny Dope. You truly are a GM bot. First you are comparing a Corvette to a Ford GT and now a ZR2 to a Raptor. Keep dreaming boy.
Posted by: Yupp | Dec 15, 2016 4:28:56 PM

Your BF Lionel was talking bout demand of that GT junker on other story, so why you bring it up in this one Ford clown? Either way just a simple point a 90 grand car would crush that waste off 400,000 grand Ford.

Butthurt much? ZR2, Nissan Warrior, and Ram TRX will crush Ford, as the frames won't fold in half over speed bumps X)!!!!!!!!

Forcing ford to up their game? Uh 450/510 Pretty sure Ford created the came and is currently winning it handily...

Can't wait to watch the ZR2 blow the doors off the Ford beer can. Can't get a Ford with front and rear lockers as narrow as GM and Ram offer. When Ford gets done wasting peoples time with their toy truck, they might build a real off road truck like GM and Ram offer.

You what's funny is Ram can't even get the copy cat steering wheel from the Raptor right. The red marker at the top of the wheel isn't even at center. Typical fiat quality.

If you hadn't noticed the new 2017 Titans are just rebadged F150s. Including this Warrior. It's just a modified Raptor.

The more I see the new Titan the more i see the Frontier rather than the F150. I have a 2006 Frontier, and the headlights and the grill are virtually a smaller version.

I've had Dodge trucks and RAMs and a Titan.
I once slid in wet leaves into a wall at around 50 mph. In a Dodge. (Alcohol my have been involved.
But the repair was $2200. )
But I backed up and drove away.
I also owned a Titan and had a Honda suv pushed into me while stopped. The impact bent the frame of my Titan. Totaled the Honda suv. My Titan was totaled. ( An estimate of over 17000 + a months rentL )
The Dodge p/u that hit us ..... drove away.
Nissan's look good. But I'll drive a ram.

Ford all the way ford raptor.

The torsion front diff in the Raptor is for grocery getters. If you want a real off road truck it'll comes with lockers.

"The Rams interior looks like it is all hard cheap plastic material. Very little soft touch material. Way to many buttons and stuff. Big hunky plastic shifter. They really need to update the outdated interior in that."
-- Posted by: willis | Dec 15, 2016 12:45:32 PM

So what you're saying is that a big, hard-working, off-road grinding, man's man truck has to be all soft and plushy inside, right?

I live in Texas, and have seen a total of 2 Titan XDs. Nissan should make the Warrior for their half ton and I would buy it in a second. The Ram is tough but would need some cost trimming to make it production - drop the lights, spare, and $8K paint job, use 35" s instead, but keep that powertrain....

Gotta love the plastic comments, any Ford or Nissan has just as much plastic is a Ram has, why I think that's why a lot of people like the 2015 Ford, between its plastic and aluminum.

@johnny/gms.....grovery getters, HAHAHA thats funny, says the guys whos truck cant compete in this market....gm invented grocery getter trucks

Even the new standard super duty 4x4 can run rings around these two wanna-by Raptor copy cats;

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/autos-trucks/2017-super-duty-ford%E2%80%99s-workhorse-gets-a-much-needed-makeover/ar-AAlCcGx?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

Sorry kids there is currently only 1 super truck being manufactured and its the Raptor. These theoretical toys are nice to look at and talk about but till they go into production and hit the real world its all talk and show. The last other supertruck was the SRT10. The last and only GM supertrucks were the Typhoon and Cyclone. The ZR2 is a very good package but its still far from a supertruck same for the Powerwagon. Just as supercar is a whole new world so is super truck. GM has never built a thing that can perform like the GT40 or the GT (either version). The GT40 is the pinnacle Major Manufacturer high performance and has yet to be beaten for real or in theory. Its funny Ford builds a supercar at will and makes history with it. GM ambles along with the Corvette which has finally become a supercar and may actually become world beating when it gets mid engine and truly modern. Poor GM its a sad history... No Model T, only 3 of the top 10 selling American models ever made (the other 7 are Fords) only 1 of the worlds top 10 selling models of all time (ford has 3), copied the assembly line, no Greenfield Village (look it up), the 2nd best selling truck model, 1 bail out, 1 bankruptcy, 2nd in the ponycar wars (even dropped out for a while)... its just a long sad story of just being big and getting smaller.

@ Bill,

You said Fiat and Nissan, actually its Renault'Nissan-Daimler and Fiat-Chrysler ....

You are trying to slam RAM but you FAILED ! Funny people Love Ferrari and its owned by Fiat-Chrysler...

@ Todd,

Its the Color, Silver is elegant ...Paint the RAM Silver and Nissan Burgundy and your choice would be vise versa..

Some vehicles pull off burgundy this one doesn't..

TRX Hellcat Dodge RAM is the best looking truck !

I would like a rear drive QuadCab version of one,like the old SRT-10,Classy and Elegant and Powerful !

Yeah RAM is the better one between the two...

@ Lionel ,

??

The RAM didn't have a new model for 2017 thus the Ford was picked ..

The Ford cant run rings around the TRX S.C 6.2...

Educate yourself and stop with the msn fake news !

Poor GM its a sad history... No Model T, only 3 of the top 10 selling American models ever made (the other 7 are Fords) only 1 of the worlds top 10 selling models of all time

@Clint,

Would you care to compare what Cadillac and Buick are doing today, (both in North America and globally) compared to the Lincoln and (the late) Mercury brands at Ford?

We don't know where Buick or Caddy will be in ten years but we know where Mercury is---in the dust bin. Lincoln is close behind.

@ Lionel ,
??
The RAM didn't have a new model for 2017 thus the Ford was picked ..
The Ford cant run rings around the TRX S.C 6.2...
Educate yourself and stop with the msn fake news !

Billy - sick on this;

Firstly TRX is only a concept so the only idiot here is you.

Secondly, the link I had posted is from Four Wheeler who in my books are the authority for off-road stuff & they are raving about the Ford's new HD.

Either go back an educate yourself or put back those square wheel well glasses LOL

Well, 2016 is drawing quickly drawing to an end. Great stuff once again from PUTC. The years to date trucks sales has all but official, GM has that wrapped up.....again. But remember the challenges earlier in the year. Like the towing challenge that the GMC took first place with. Here is the link for a refresher

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/01/whats-the-best-light-duty-truck-for-towing-2016-texas-truck-showdown.html.

And what about the midsize pick-up challenge. Well you look at that, the GMC Canyon takes first place

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/08/whats-the-best-midsize-pickup-for-2016.html.

Another banner year for the General. POor FOrd.

oh look at some people who like the RAM that have SQUARE WHEEL wells like GM .. square wheel wells is beats looking when you have liftet truck or bigger wheels in my taste

i personal prefer the nissan because of durability and it looks
better than the dodge.

I personally prefer the RAM, because of durability, engine and multilink and it looks better than the Renault.

I personally prefer the '17 Raptor as it's actually available for sale & will leave both of these wannabe CONCEPT's in the dust LOL :-))



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