2022 Ram 1500 Review
The Ram 1500 evolves further and further with each passing model year. Ram keeps finding ways to make this truck more refined, more capable, and more enjoyable to live with around Birmingham, Cullman, and Jasper, AL.
If you’re thinking that a new truck might be in your future, our 2022 Ram 1500 review is a great place to start your research.
Whether on road or off, the Ram 1500 is going to provide a certain level of confidence behind the wheel. The cabin is a luxurious place to spend time, too, which you can discover by booking a test drive with us at Bill Penney Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
2022 Ram 1500: Powerplant Options
As with the Ram 1500 trucks of the past, the 2022 Ram 1500 gives you a playful and powerful lineup of engines to consider. Two V6 and two V8 offerings are on tap:
- 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine, generating 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque
- 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine, generating 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque
- 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, generating 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque
- 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 engine, generating 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque
The Supercharged 6.2L V8 is the engine that turns your work truck into a track machine. A 0 to 60 MPH sprint with the 6.2L is completed in just 4.5 seconds. If you keep revving up the engine, you’ll quickly reach a top speed of 118 MPH.
2022 Ram 1500: Towing Capacities and Payload
On-road performance isn’t the only thing influenced by your choice of engine—the towing capacity also varies. The maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds can be reached with the 5.7L HEMI®—as long as you choose the eTorque version and the right equipment. The non-eTorque version of the same motor tows 11,610 pounds when properly outfitted.
Those who enjoy a diesel engine will be happy to know that the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 has a robust towing capacity of 12,560 pounds when properly outfitted. Sticking with the standard 3.6L V6 engine results in a respectable 7,730 pounds of towing capacity, when properly equipped.
The maximum payload capacity is another strength of the 2022 Ram 1500, reaching an impressive 2,300 pounds.
There are also various available technologies to make towing easier by increasing visibility or alerting you to obstacles, including:
- – Trailer 360° Surround View Camera
- – Trailer Reverse Steering Control system
- – Blind Spot Monitoring system
2022 Ram 1500: Sublime Driving Demeanor
The air suspension system of the 2022 Ram 1500 is the secret behind its refined and composed driving behavior. If you opt for the available Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension, it will automatically lower the truck to reduce drag and improve efficiency.
Other performance features, such as the optimized exterior aerodynamics and the active front air dam, also work to keep your on-road experience smooth and joyous.
2022 Ram 1500 Review: Refined and Capable
There’s something unique about the Ram 1500. This truck does a splendid job of balancing refinement with brutish strength and capability. It’s truly a do-it-all choice for anyone near Jasper, Birmingham, and Cullman, Alabama.
If you want a closer look at the vehicle, check out our Bill Penney CDJR inventory before contacting us about a test run!