The Ram 1500 is the Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) entry in the ultra-lucrative full-size pickup truck category. This is a market segment that tries to be all things to all possible truck buyers, so as you’ll see below, there are a lot of trims and options to choose from. Ram last redesigned the 1500 in 2019.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
New for 2022, every Ram 1500 in Big Horn trim and higher gets a new Uconnect 5 infotainment system, which Ram says is faster, boasts more memory, and includes a towing navigation mode. The trailer tow group gets new hitch lighting, and there are a variety of new optional trim packages, including TRX Ignition Edition; Limited 10th Anniversary Edition; GT Laramie, Rebel, and Sport; BackCountry; and (RED) Edition.
Ram offers the 1500 in Tradesman, Big Horn, Sport, Rebel, Laramie, Longhorn, Limited Longhorn, Limited 10th Anniversary Edition, and TRX trims. Engine options include a 3.6L V6, 5.7L V8, a 3.0L turbodiesel V6, and, exclusive to TRX, a 6.2L supercharged V8. An eight-speed transmission is standard with all engines, and 4WD is optional or standard, depending on trim. You can also get the 3.6L and 5.7L engines with mild hybrid assist.
Tradesman comes with 18-inch steel wheels, a 5.0-inch touchscreen, and tire pressure monitoring.
Big Horn adds aluminum wheels, chrome bumpers, power-folding/auto-dimming mirrors, fog lights, and six-speaker audio.
Sport gains body-colour bumpers, LED headlights, 20-inch wheels, LED taillights, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, 7.0-inch driver info display, a 12.0-inch infotainment screen, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated steering wheel, heated front seats, power-adjustable pedals and driver’s seat, a rear window defroster, and forward collision mitigation.
Rebel adds skid plates, a hitch receiver, locking rear differential, 18-inch wheels, two-tone paint, and a power-sliding rear window. Rebel also reverts to a 5.0-inch touchscreen and drops heated seats and steering wheel.
Laramie gains an 8.4-inch touchscreen, passive keyless entry, dual-zone A/C (replacing manual A/C in lesser trims), heated wheel and heated/ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a power front passenger seat, 10-speaker audio, and remote engine start.
Limited Longhorn gets 20-inch wheels, automatic high beams, box lighting, heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors, and rain-sensing wipers.
Limited adds blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, air suspension, 12.0-inch infotainment, premium leather, ventilated rear seats, and wireless phone charging.
TRX gets tow hooks, more underbody protection, an electronic locking rear differential, 18-inch wheels, and adaptive headlights.
A tech group brings a digital rearview mirror, and head-up display. Big Horn level 1 and 2 packages add items like an upgraded gauge display, dual-zone A/C, hitch receiver, heated front seats and steering wheel, power driver’s seat and pedals, 8.4-inch touchscreen, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Starting with Sport, a leather/sound group gets a 12.0-inch touchscreen, dual-zone A/C, navigation, and a 19-speaker stereo.
The advanced safety group is where you’ll find adaptive cruise, automatic high beams, lane keep assist, park assist, pedestrian detection, surround view cameras, and a tailgate ajar warning.
Ram’s fuel consumption estimates start at 10.4/7.1 L/100 km (city/highway) with the diesel engine, and 11.6/9.0 L/100 km with the 3.6L engine and hybrid assist. 5.7L models come in as low as 13.0/10.0 L/100 km with the hybrid system. Finally, TRX models are rated for 22.4/16.5 L/100 km.