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2022 Ram 1500

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Ram 1500 highlights

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RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Pros

  • Plenty of useful cabin storage
  • The benchmark light-duty truck for ride quality

Cons

  • Driver-assist technology only offered on upper trims
  • Small rearview mirror

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 33 highway, 26 combined

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2022 Ram 1500 increases appeal with new infotainment system and more

Consistently a top choice for a light-duty pickup truck, the Ram 1500 is even more appealing for 2022 with some equipment refinements. The expansive lineup ranges from the basic hardworking Tradesman trim to a mighty, very expensive TRX off-road pickup. The TRX features a supercharged 6.2-liter engine producing 702 hp, a tougher frame, and off-road enhancements including special wheels and tires, a lifted suspension with Bilstein adaptive dampers, and a host of other improvements to provide strong performance whatever the terrain. Sensational as that top-tier model is, with that sticker price, it's not for every Ram 1500 buyer. But the range provides plenty of options for those with more modest budgets.

Four cargo bed lengths are offered alongside three cab types powered by a choice of four engines. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but there's the option for four-wheel drive. The standard transmission is an eight-speed automatic. Other than the TRX, the engines are a 305-hp 3.6-liter V6, a 395-hp 5.7-liter V8, and a 260-hp 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel. The diesel engine is the fuel-sipping star, though all of the engines deliver good EPA-estimated fuel economy when compared with other light-duty pickup trucks. The Ram 1500 is consistently rated as the smoothest-riding truck among rivals, too, due to its use of coil springs at the rear. 2022 brings new trim packages, including a Limited 10th Anniversary model. And the latest Uconnect 5 infotainment technology comes as standard or optional equipment on all trims except for the Tradesman. A solid favorite, the 2022 Ram 1500 is well worth seeking out if you need a capable, comfortable-driving pickup.

All Ram 1500 years

New for 2022

  • 1500 trims have been upgraded with Adjustable Suspension as standard equipment this year.
  • The Laramie trim now comes with Vinyl Seats as standard equipment.
  • The Limited trim now comes with Android Auto as standard equipment.
  • The Longhorn trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment.
  • The Tradesman trim now comes with Rear Defroster as standard equipment.
  • The TRX trim now comes with Rear Defroster, Parking Sensors, Remote Start, and Android Auto as standard equipment.
  • The HFE trim now comes with Vinyl Seats and Turbo Diesel Engine as standard equipment.

Explore Ram 1500 details

Laramie 2WD 4D Crew Cab

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Alpine Sound System
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Diesel Engine

Optional Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Alpine Sound System
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Bed Cover
  • Bed Liner
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Running Boards
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch

Drive type

2WD

Engine size

3.0L

Horsepower

260

Torque (ft-lbs)

480

Engine type

Turbo Diesel

Fuel capacity

26

Wheelbase

153.5"

Overall length

241.8"

Width

82.1"

Height

77.4"

Leg room

F 40.9"/R 45.2"

Head room

F 40.9"/R 39.8"

Front tires

P275/65SR18

Rear tires

P275/65SR18

Seating capacity

6

Max towing capacity

648/6480 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

5 reasons to buy the 2022 Ram 1500

1. Stay connected

The 2022 Ram 1500 might be a sturdy workhorse but that doesn't mean it lacks connectivity features. Look to the Sport trim and above for the Uconnect® 5 multimedia center delivered through a 12-inch touchscreen. This is a real focal point in the Ram 1500 and features Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto connectivity alongside available apps such as navigation with connected services and Sirius XM radio.

 The whole system is voice-activated, meaning you can keep your eyes on the road ahead.

2. Built for work and play

With robust suspension to tackle the worksite and a maximum estimated payload of 2300 lbs, this is a truck that works hard and plays hard. Whether you choose the base Tradesman trim for utilitarian simplicity during your working week or the luxurious Limited trim for weekend trips to the city, you won't be disappointed. If an off-road adventure is more your style, the TRX trim is the true go-anywhere option with luxury touches inside and out.

3. Towing technology

The available HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque offers a maximum estimated towing capacity of 12,750 lbs (when properly equipped).

 The range of engine options means it's easy to find the power and towing capacity that suits you. Even the base V6 engine can tow an estimated 7,710 lbs when properly equipped.
 On HEMI V8 models, look for the Max Trailering package to get helpful tech such as a self-calibrating reverse steering control.

4. Powerful engine options

The base 3.6L Pentastar® V6 has a respectable 305 horsepower, but if that's not enough, you have several options to help you find the 2022 Ram 1500 that suits you. If you want to go longer between fill-ups, the available 480-horsepower diesel engine gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined.

 If maximum power and driving enjoyment is the priority, you'll love the 702-horsepower supercharged V8 that's available on the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX—it'll sprint from zero to 60 in just 4.5 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new).

5. Great attention to detail

With so much versatility in one truck, it's easy to find a 2022 Ram 1500 that fits your busy lifestyle. You'll find some incredible attention to detail within the various trim levels and available options. The available power-release tailgate opens with the touch of a button, making loading easier than ever. And the bed step makes accessing the back of the truck a breeze, whether you use it for work or for truck camping sessions with the kids. If you need more, the available Rambox® cargo system is another detail that you should keep an eye out for. It offers secure, illuminated storage, a 115-volt power outlet, and a drainable cargo area you can use as a cooler.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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RepairPal reliability rating

4
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Ram 1500 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Ram 1500 4th out of 25 among Fullsize Trucks.

Cost

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Ram 1500 is $670, compared to an average of $767 for Fullsize Trucks and $619 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Frequency

According to RepairPal, Ram 1500 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.6 times per year, compared to an average of 2.3 times for Fullsize Trucks and 1.4 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Severity

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 14% for the Ram 1500, compared to an average of 20% for Fullsize Trucks and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

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