The 2022 Ram 1500 is the biggest threat to the Ford F-150’s supremacy in the pickup market. The truck overtook the #2 position in sales per year from Chevy Silverado. The next one is the undisputed legend of this class. FCA already took the first shot. The Ram TRX Hellcat became the most powerful model in the market with a 6.2-liter supercharged engine. But, Ford didn’t waste too much time and the new Raptor R truck will crack more than 750 ponies in response to the challenge.
This is only an indicator that Ram trucks are not a joke. Not only high-end models can match Ford’s offer, but also the entire lineup. Starting from the base trim, up to premium editions, Ram 1500 is pretty competitive. It even offers a diesel engine. We can say this model stole the show at NAIAS 2018 when it was expected from Ford and GM to present their diesel trucks.
Let’s check what makers the 2022 Ram 1500 so special.
Reliability, Capability, Towing Capacity, Performance
Under the hood of the 2022 Ram 1500, you will find plenty of options. A few things are in common for all of them – durability. Well, Ford and GM made a surprising entrance for small turbocharged mills as entry-level options. FCA is not delivering such powerplants, but that is not a downside, having a 3.6-liter V6. Still, a pair of V8s is the most common choice among buyers.
A diesel engine provides excellent torque outcome and towing capacity. The 2022 Ram 1500 diesel can haul more than 12,000 pounds. Ford F-150 is at the similar level, while General Motors needs to upgrade the Silverado and Sierra trucks.
Options for the 2022 Ram 1500
Where to start building the 2022 Ram 1500? No matter what you need, FCA is going to deliver something that meets demands. For the upcoming season, you can expect some limited edition version, like we used to see in the previous generation. However, there are eight available trims, including the performance-oriented TRX. Mid-range offers are usually the best, and there you can find Laramie or Rebel at reasonable prices. A downside might be a lack of 4×4 specialist, although editions offer a four-wheel drive as an optional ride.
The company is not offering standard short cab. Crew Cab comes with four-door layout, and five seating spots, while the Quad Cab is slightly tighter. Short box is 5’7’’, while the extended version comes with 6’4’’ bed. The price starts from $33,000 and the 4×4 is a $3,500 upgrade. Purchase of the Crew Cab will cost you $3,000 and more, depending on what other features are included. The top of the range version is the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX with 702 hp under the hood. A 6.2-liter Hellcat engine makes the price go up through the roof, starting at $70,000. If it makes anything better, 4×4 is standard, as well as the Crew Cab and short bed.