The impressiveness of the 2022 Ram 1500 is quickly identifiable in various aspects of the truck. Many will focus on the performance and capability of the model, traits we’ll certainly be discussing in this 2022 Ram 1500 review. Yet, there’s also the diverse trim list that makes your Ram an easily customizable companion for trips around Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Auburn.
At Harr Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR), we can help you test drive a Ram 1500 with whichever engine or trim you most enjoy. To decide the right configuration for you, check out this insightful review!
2022 Ram 1500 Engine Options, Towing Capacity, and Payload
We typically start with the engine lineup when discussing the Ram 1500 because it’s such an integral part of the truck’s personality. Most folks use the Ram for towing or hauling responsibilities, and the engine will directly influence these important capabilities.
We’ll start with the V6 options, the first of which is a 3.6L making 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. If you stick with this standard engine, you can expect a reasonable towing capacity of 7,730 pounds.
The next V6 noticeably ups the towing capability. This is because the 3.0L V6 is an EcoDiesel. If you choose this diesel motor, horsepower measures 260, torque comes in at 480 lb-ft, and towing capacity is a strong 12,560 pounds.
Next on the list is the 5.7L HEMI® that always makes 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Without eTorque technology, the motor tows 11,610 pounds, but with eTorque, the motor reaches 12,750 pounds—the highest total for the 2022 Ram 1500. This engine is also responsible for the truck’s maximum payload capacity of 2,300 pounds.
Finally, there’s the ludicrous 6.2L HEMI® V8 boasting 702 horsepower, 650 lb-ft of torque, and a 0-60 MPH dash of 4.5 seconds.
2022 Ram 1500 Trim List
Trims are how you drive off in a truck tailored to your lifestyle. The 2022 Ram 1500 has a wide list of selections to consider.
The standard Tradesman is savvy thanks to inclusions like a ParkView® Rear Backup Camera and trailer hitch light. Next is the Big Horn with its leather-wrapped steering wheel, followed by the Laramie, touting a 7-inch premium driver information digital display cluster.
The Rebel trim is the off-roading one thanks to its locking rear axle, while the Limited Longhorn introduces premium leather-trimmed bucket seats. At the top of the list is the Limited, which includes a long list of luxury features:
- Power running boards
- Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension to improve on-road aerodynamics
- Available RamBox® Cargo Management System
The 2022 Ram 1500 is as Stellar as Ever
If you’ve driven a Ram 1500 before, the 2022 version will be an evolution. It holds true to time-tested Ram truck values while also continuing to modernize the vehicle. All of this is to say the truck is still a delight to drive near Worcester, Auburn, and Shrewsbury, MA.
Care to see it for yourself? If so, come by Harr CDJR!