The upcoming 2022 Ram 1500 will arrive with mid-cycle refreshment. The 2019 model was the new-gen model, so we don’t expect significant changes for 2022. However, Ram will deliver a couple of improvements. It is a must for the manufacturer in order to keep its 1500 pickup competitive. Whatsoever, Chevrolet and Ford are improving its pickup trucks year after year. As for the Ram 1500, it is one of the most reliable models in the United States.
Moreover, it is one of the best-selling vehicles on American soil. Its design is relatively fresh, along with the interior and its high-tech features. A hybrid powertrain will become available too. Ram 1500 will remain one of the most customizable pickups on the market and is available in plenty of trim levels.
Ram 1500 Won’t Introduce a Redesign
The exterior of the 2022 Ram 1500 is a carryover. Ram will deliver minor updates only. It makes perfect sense as the design is already looking fresh and modern. On top of that, it is one of the most impressive models in the light-duty segment. Ram will reduce the vehicle’s weight, so you should expect improved fuel economy figures. Ram 1500 is the first pickup with the front air dam, which is excellent.
Its crosshair grille is gone, and a new six-sided grille is already available on the 2021 model. New exterior paints are very likely to happen, and Ram will offer over ten different exterior colors. The manufacturer will deliver more standard equipment and brand-new optional features. The design looks striking, and the only change will happen upfront with slightly enlarged grille and headlights.
The forthcoming 2022 Ram 1500 is getting further interior updates. The manufacturer is about to provide a couple of updates to all trim levels. Whatsoever, most of the trims will get the same type of updates. Ram will work on a higher level of comfort and modernizing the cabin. For a start, the new infotainment system is in the offer. Some reports are suggesting the next-gen Uconnect5 system.
Base trim level comes with a standard 8-inch touchscreen. On the other hand, a 12-inch display is optional, once again. While the base trim is solid, real luxury starts with the upper trim levels. Lastly, Ram will provide new driver-assistance features so the safety ratings will be higher than before.
Engine Lineup is Unchanged
Ram won’t provide changes under the hood. However, a hybrid powertrain will become available, and it is the most significant upgrade. The 2022 Ram 1500 will once again provide superb performance with great ride quality. If you want more power and better off-road experience, the TRX variant is the answer. Regular Ram 1500 continues to ride on a standard 3.6-liter V6 with 305 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.
A 5.7-liter V8 Hemi is optional, and it delivers 395 horses and 310 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid powertrain comes with the brand’s e-Torque system that combines standard V6 with the electric motor. Ram 1500 Hybrid will produce around 400 horsepower, and it will provide amazing fuel efficiency.
2022 Ram 1500 Release Date and Price
New 2022 Ram 1500 will cost more than its predecessor. That means you can get a new pickup truck for about $30,000. The hybrid version will cost around $35,000 or slightly above that. Still, the range-topping trim level provides a real luxury, and it costs $70,000. Ram will introduce its new pickup truck in summer of 2021.