All About The 2022 Ram 1500
The Ram 1500 is famous for its power and durability, and the newest version of the beloved pickup truck is strong enough for work sites yet comfortable enough for weekend road trips. Learning more about Ram’s latest updates to the 1500 and what features are available across the truck’s various trim levels will help you decide if it’s the perfect truck for you. Read on for our guide to the 2022 Ram 1500.
What are the trim levels for the 2022 Ram 1500
The 2022 Ram 1500 comes in six trims. You can explore the many differences and similarities between these models on Ram’s website to better understand which configuration fits your needs and your budget. Here are the six trims you can choose from:
- Big Horn.
- Limited Longhorn.
You can choose between two-wheel and four-wheel drive, and most trims are available in two bed sizes. The Rebel is available only in one bed size – 5 feet 7 inches long. On other trims, you can opt for a 6-foot 4-inch bed. Ram also released the Ram 1500 TRX, an off-road version of the Ram 1500, which islarger and equipped to handle rocky terrain.
Ram 1500 Exterior Design
Commanding and practical, the latest edition of the Ram 1500 features the same good looks you expect and plenty of details that make it a breeze to enter, exit, load, and drive. LED headlights, trailer mirrors, and a surround-view camera maximize your visibility so you can stay in control of any situation. The highly adaptable tailgate makes it simple to load cargo of any shape or size into the bed, and you can add tailgate assist so you can safely control the lowering of your tailgate.
You can equip your new Ram 1500 for play as well as work. If you love packing your truck full of friends and enjoying an adventure, you will love the Rambox Cargo Management System, which you can fill with ice and use as a cooler. You can choose the wheels that fit your style, too, with options ranging from 18 to 22 inches in size and in a variety of materials and colors. Available paint colors vary among trims, but here are some of the options you can choose from:
- Olive Green Pearl.
- Bright White Clear.
- Flame Red Clear.
- Spitfire Orange Clear.
- Delmonico Red Pearl.
- Hydro Blue Pearl.
- Diamond Black Crystal Pearl.
- Patriot Blue Pearl.
- Billet Silver Metallic Clear.
- Ivory White Tri-Coat Pearl.
- Granite Crystal Metallic Clear.
- Maximum Steel Metallic Clear.
Ram Engine and Strength
You can choose from a variety of engines for your Ram 1500. The smallest engine available is a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, which offers 480 lb-ft of torque and 260 horsepower. If you’d rather fuel with gasoline than diesel, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is a fuel-efficient alternative. It delivers 269 lb-ft of torque and 305 horsepower. Drivers who want extra power might opt for the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine, which offers an impressive 410 lb-ft of torque and 395 horsepower. You can choose a version of the same engine with eTorque technology to improve your towing power.
Strength is a priority for most Ram 1500 drivers, and this year’s edition of the iconic truck doesn’t disappoint. It can tow more than almost every other vehicle in its class, and its maximum payload capacity is 2,320 pounds. Here’s the maximum towing capacity for each available engine:
- 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6: 12,560 pounds.
- 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 EcoTorque: 7,730 pounds.
- 5.7-liter Hemi V-8: 11,610 pounds.
- 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 EcoTorque: 12,750 pounds.
For a rugged work truck of its size, the interior of the 2022 Ram 1500 offers an unexpected amount of luxury, especially in upper trims. Plush leather trim comes standard on Limited, Laramie, and Limited Longhorn models. Cloth comes standard in the Bighorn, vinyl comes standard in the Tradesman, and a cloth and vinyl combination with leather details comes standard in Rebel models.
On most trims, you can upgrade to optional features to level up your cabin, like a dual-panel moonroof, heated seats, and a digital rearview mirror that shows what the rear camera sees. The Ram 1500 seats six passengers, with a total of 132 cubic feet of passenger space. An upgraded air filtration system clears debris out of the cabin, leaving you and your passengers with fresh air.
Connectivity and Entertainment
You can stay in touch with your favorite people hands-free with the Ram 1500’s adaptable connectivity features. Each model comes with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto capability so you can talk, message, play music, and access your apps without taking your hands off the wheel. An 8.4-inch touch screen comes standard, but you can upgrade to a 12-inch screen in most models.
You can also use the truck’s mobile hotspot to work on the go. Six speakers and an AM/FM radio come standard on the base trim, while higher trims provide 10 speakers. Top trims also come with a built-in navigation tool so you always know where you’re headed.
Ram Truck Safety Features
Ram outfits the latest 1500 models with a wide range of standard safety features to help you protect your truck, your passengers, and others on the road. You can add other high-tech safety and driver-assistance features to help you optimize driving conditions and respond in the event of an emergency. The standard features on the base trim include six airbags, stability control, traction control, panic alarm, and child safety locks. Higher trims add features like forward collision mitigation, parking sensors, and a security system. A surround-view camera, blind spot awareness, and lane departure warnings are all available.
With smart technology, stylish materials, and powerful engine options, the Ram 1500 is a highly capable pickup truck for a range of demands, from work to recreation to family life. This truck’s many customizable features and configurations make it an option for any lifestyle. To explore our inventory of new 2022 Ram 1500 models, visit our RAM dealership in the Dayton, OH area today. Give us a call at (937) 519-3542 to speak with a member of our team and schedule a test drive today!