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Everything You Need To Know About the 2022 Ram 1500

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By Chelsea Hammond

If you’re in the market for a brand-new truck, there are plenty of options this year. Most major vehicle manufacturers have released new truck models in 2022, including Ford, Toyota and Nissan. However, the 2022 Dodge Ram 1500 stands out for a few reasons.

The Dodge Ram comes in several trim levels and has been named the most luxurious in its class. However, the Ram hasn’t traded power for luxury. It’s still as powerful and rugged as other full-sized pickup trucks. This makes it the perfect vehicle if you’re looking for a solid combination of off-road driving capabilities, workability, comfort and luxury.

The Basics

The 2022 Dodge Ram 1500 starts at $35,200 and has average fuel economy for a pickup truck offering about 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. This fuel economy is paired with a 23-gallon tank.

The Ram’s standard trim comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 305 horsepower and rear-wheel drive. The interior is roomy and provides ample seating for six (in everything except the regular cabin option). The 2022 Ram has a payload capacity of 2,320 pounds and a towing capacity of 7,690 pounds.

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New for 2022

There are a few notable changes for the 2022 Ram compared to the 2021 model. The most significant differences are multiple new appearance packages and exterior paint colors. Of course, these options vary from one trim level to the next.

Dodge also equipped the Ram with a new, upgraded cabin air filtration system on all trims, including the standard. Most (but not all) trims also come standard with the latest Uconnect 5 Operating System for the touchscreen display.

Finally, prices have been raised for all models. The price changes are generally fair for the upgraded technology in this year’s model. However, if you’re someone who doesn’t care much about technological features, the 2021 Dodge Ram is an okay option with a lower price tag.

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Warranty

All new Dodge Ram 1500 purchases come with a reasonably comprehensive warranty program. The warranty program is slightly better than what comes with some other pickup trucks but is about on par with others.

To get started, the Ram comes with a basic limited warranty for 36 months or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. A Powertrain limited warranty also covers the first 60 months or 60,000 miles. Finally, Dodge offers comprehensive roadside assistance for the first 60 months or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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Cab and Truck Bed Options

Any pickup truck is likely to have two or more cab and truck bed options. The options available for the 2022 Ram are discussed a little more below. However, certain trims don’t allow all cab and truck bed options.

Cab options include regular, crew and double. Regular cabs have only a front bench seat with no back seat, meaning comfortable seating is available for two or three people. Both the crew and double cab options have seating for six people; however, the crew cab option has a roomier second row, whereas the double cab is more cramped.

The Dodge Ram also has two truck bed sizes available. You can choose from a 67-inch short bed or a 76-inch long bed.

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Standard Safety Features

The Dodge Ram has several standard safety features built into every trim level. These include front-impact airbags for the driver and passenger and overhead airbags in the first and second rows. A side-impact beam decreases damage during sideswipes or T-bone collisions.

You can set off the panic alarm from the key fob or the truck’s interior. The Ram also includes an anti-theft engine immobilizer and rear child safety locks. Additional safety features are available in higher-level trims.

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Available Trim Options

Six trim options are available for the 2022 Dodge Ram 1500. The standard option is fine for most people. Still, in some situations, a higher-level trim may be more appropriate. For example, if you’re interested in more advanced technology, better safety features, higher towing capacity or greater off-road capabilities, you may find a higher level trim is a better option.

Of course, if you like a higher level trim better, feel free to upgrade. Since each trim varies slightly in aesthetics, it’s possible you may simply like the look (and feel) of one over the other. Each of the six Dodge Ram trim options is discussed in more depth below.

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2022 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited

The Limited trim starts at $60,795 and comes standard with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with 395 HP. It includes a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Bluetooth capabilities. A blind-spot monitoring system also helps make driving safer in all circumstances.

The Limited has a trailer hitch light that makes hooking up a trailer easy, even in the dark. The dual-zone automatic temperature control system keeps everyone comfortable. Also standard in this trim is a 360-degree trailer surround-view camera and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels.

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2022 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn

The Limited Longhorn trim starts at $56,080. Key features include a trailer hitch light and a 7-inch color driver information digital cluster display. The bucket seats are trimmed in leather, and the interior is done in a combination of wood and leather. The grille, bumpers and door handles are done in chrome. This trim also features chrome wheel-to-wheel side steps and front tow hooks.

The tailgate on this trim comes standard with 60/40 split swing-away doors for easier access to the bed. The Limited Longhorn also features 20-inch Tu-Tone aluminum wheels.

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2022 Dodge Ram 1500 Rebel

The Rebel trim starts at $49,495 and comes standard with an eight-speed automatic engine with 395 HP. It has a sport performance hood and a locking rear axle. The 33-inch tires surround 18-inch painted black aluminum wheels.

You have the option to add an off-road package to the Rebel trim that has several features designed for driving in more rugged terrain. You also have the opportunity to add a tailgate with 60/40 split swing-away doors, if desired.

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2022 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie

The Laramie trim starts at $48,550. This trim has the most infotainment and luxury upgrades, including an 8.4-inch touchscreen that can be upgraded to a 12-inch display. The Uconnect system features complete personalization options with up to five user profiles. Forward collision warning with active braking is also standard in this trim.

The Laramie has LED head, tail and fog lights for well-lit nighttime drives. The leather-trimmed seats feature heating and ventilation, and the steering wheel is trimmed in leather to match the seats.

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2022 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn

The Big Horn starts at $40,155 and features 18-inch aluminum wheels. The grille surround and bumper are chrome in this trim, and the leather-wrapped steering wheel features convenient audio controls. A trailer hitch light makes hooking up a trailer in the dark simple. Fog lights and in-floor storage are also standard in the Big Horn.

If you choose the Big Horn, you have the option to add a sunroof and safety package. The safety package features forward collision warning, pedestrian emergency braking and lane departure warning.

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2022 Dodge Ram 1500 Tradesman

The Tradesman trim starts at $35,200. It features an eight-speed automatic transmission and receives 39 HP with a towing capacity of 12,750 pounds. Standard in this trim is a rearview camera, a remote keyless entry and an electric park brake. It also includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen display with complete personalization options for up to five user profiles.

You have the option to add a comprehensive safety package to the Tradesman trim. The safety package includes forward collision warning, pedestrian emergency braking, lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring.

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Chelsea Hammond

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Chelsea Hammond is a content creator and marketer with over a decade of experience. She studied towards a bachelor's in English with a minor in media analysis at Arizona State University and received multiple marketing certifications from HubSpot Academy.

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