2022 Dodge RAM 1500 Redesign The fifth-generation 1500 Ram reached the showroom in 2019, and besides the revised diesel engine and several new packages, it remained unchanged.
With its appearance still fresh, we hope that the 2022 Ram 1500 will arrive as a carryover model.
Stretching back to the days of Dodge Ram, the Ram 1500 was never one for major changes, and the redesign of 2019 followed this path with light style updates that included massaged lights, new grille, revised bumpers, and a few other bits.
Where the new generation 1500 Ram really made a mark is in weight loss because it dropped almost 225 pounds by switching to high-strength steel and other materials. We hope this display and weight savings remain the same in Ram 2022 1500.
2022 RAM 1500 Redesign
When the Ram 1500 was redesigned for 2019, it redefined the luxury and technology that consumers could expect from a full-size pickup truck.
What’s more, it offers a front-class ride in its class and a series of powerful and efficient engine options and competitive towing and payload ratings across all levels.
We were so impressed with the new Ram 1500 that we named it our Top Value truck.
For 2022, Ram engineers have decided to add more capabilities to the mix by bringing the popular Rebel TRX concept from 2016 to life.
Aimed right at Ford’s conqueror Raptor in the desert, the Rebel TRX will use 707 horsepower Dodge supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engines for motivation.
The heavy-duty off-road suspension will definitely be part of the package, but official details have not yet been released.
2022 RAM 1500 Prototype
Based on the details obtained from the prototype 2022 spy photo 1500 Laramie Sport Quad Cab 4 × 4, Mopar Insiders believes that the 2022 Ram 1500 will adopt some serious pickup comfort features, two of which have found homes in heavy-duty Ram pickups for many years -year.
The first is the mirror puller with the camera as part of a 360-degree pickup camera system. Surround-View Cameras can be owned as part of the Advanced Safety Group in 1500 now, but they are not yet available with tow trailer mirrors.
On Ram’s heavy-duty, Surround-View Cameras come as part of the Towing Technology Group. Maybe Ram will overcome negligence with next year’s pickup 1500. The same mirror has been seen on the prototype Ram 1500 Rebel TRX too.
The second handler of the heavy-duty range is a spot-view camera mounted on an LED brake light at the rear of the cabin – Ram calls it a High-Height Stop Mount Lamp with a Cargo View Camera.
Some Ram owners make mods to their trucks, such as installing Tazer DT plug-ins to access more vehicle settings, have found a line of cameras that have been installed as part of the harness. Next year could be when Ram decides to activate it.
The final feature is the trailer steering knob that functions similarly to the Pro Trailer Backup Assist that can be selected on the Ford F-150.
The knob has been seen in a leaky interior shot of the Rebel TRX, so it is assumed to spread to all 1500 trims. When backing up with the trailer, the driver turns the steering wheel in the opposite direction to the trailer you want to go.
To make work easier for the occasional hauler, in a truck with a trailer steering feature, the driver turns the knob in the direction he wants the trailer to go, and the software takes care of turning the truck to make the request happen.
Because the fifth-generation Ram 1500 only arrived for the 2019 model, we do not expect substantive changes for 2022.
Another big addition is Uconnect 5, which debuted at Pacifica 2022 but can slide into the Ram family side before the new model year.
2022 RAM 1500 Exterior
Let’s start with the exterior, Ram has given us some ideas about the direction they will go when they show us the concept of the 2016 Ram Rebel TRX and we can say that many original ideas have been carried to the production truck.
Wider front fenders with vents next to the headlights and front door give a more aggressive attitude when looking from the front of the truck.
According to our sources, the new TRX will use a new variant of Rebel grille which will incorporate the headlights of the Limited Black model.
Due to the truck’s wider position, the yellow light is required by federal law. Instead of placing the lights inside a grid-like the biggest competition of the TRX, the F-150 Raptor, Ram’s designer inserted the center of the three lights into the top of a new large ram-water scoop on the hood.
The new hood will make the HELLCAT HEMI V8 6.2 liter supercharged breathe better, while the hood extractor will be positioned closer to the windshield.
The badging hood will be placed similar to the current Ram 1500 performance hood, but we were told that badging will be set in a font that is identical to the Rebel TRX concept and will read “6.2L Supercharged”.
Just like the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, there will be no Hellcat badge present on this pickup, except for the top of the supercharger.
The bedside side also lights up, with black vents next to the tail lights inserted into the flare – looking similar to the TRX Concept.
The tip of the double faint exhaust comes out of the rear bumper, the same as an ordinary Rebel pick up, however, its diameter is larger as we have seen in recent spy photos.
Also located next to the rear exhaust, there are two large towing hooks to help pull the Raptors out of the deep sand. We don’t know whether the new Multifunctional Tailgate Ram will be available on TRX, but we doubt it.
We’ve also talked about the new all-LED third brake lights, which will most likely be standard on all 2022 Ram 1500 models with LED lighting.
2022 RAM 1500 Interior
Inside, the redesigned Ram 1500 makes more style marks with a revised dashboard that offers wrinkles and additional shapes that add a little extra pizza to the once bland cabin.
It also gets a new four-post steering wheel, larger touch screen options, a stronger infotainment system, 4G Wi-Fi, a reworked HVAC interface, and other nips and tucks. We hope that 2022 Ram 1500 will enter a showroom with the same interior design.
In the cabin, is where we will see the biggest change. For the first time, Ram will get an aluminum paddle shifters on the back of the wheel.
Now, while some people might think this will be similar to that found in other Hellcat-powered vehicles, think again. The paddle shifters are similar to those found in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and are extended in length.
Another big addition is that the dial shifter has been discarded (yes, there is no rotary shifter).
Instead, TRX will get a center-mounted shifter console that is similar in design to that found in the concept, this means TRX will not have a center console that can be shifted like the usual Ram 1500.
Everything else looks like that in a standard Rebel Black with a little Alcantara and black leather accents on the seat.
The Uconnect 12-inch touch screen was there, this time loaded with a Performance Page similar to what was found on other Hellcat vehicles, however, some special TRX Rebel pages for off-road vehicles will also be available.
2022 RAM 1500 Engine
The Ram 1500 currently has several engine options, starting with the 3.6 liters V6 with a lightweight eTorque hybrid system that launches Ram off the line with electric power.
The 3.6 liter V6 produces 305 horsepower and 269 pounds of torque. Next up is the 5.7 liter HEMI V8 available with or without the eTorque system.
This V8 produces 395 hp torque and 410 lb-ft of torque. At the top of the powertrain, the heap is the 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel which produces 260 hp, 480 lb-ft of torque, and up to 32 miles per gallon of the highway.
The three engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear or four-wheel drive.
The Ram 1500 performed exceptionally in IIHS testing because it received a “Good” rating in all crash tests while the optional automatic emergency braking system received a “Superior” rating.
There is one weakness in Ram right now, and that is on the headlights. The extended cabin model only has traditional halogen lights, which receive a “Marginal” rating.
Crew cabin models, however, have optional LED lights that receive the rare “Good” rating from IIHS.
This adds up to cabin crew models that get the IIHS Top Safety Pick + status – rarely between pickups – but an extended cab is not a Top Safety Pick because of the main lights.
2022 RAM 1500 Safety
While we estimate safety features and crash test ratings will carry up to 2022 Ram 1500, this pickup is likely to lose the Top Safety Pick status due to the renewal of qualifications.
The latest Top Safety Pick guidelines require at least an automatic emergency braking rating from vehicle to the superior pedestrian, and the Ram 1500 system is only vehicle-to-vehicle.
Also, the appointment of Tops Safety Pick + now requires “Acceptable” – or “Good” headlights and the standard Ram 1500 headlamps are “Marginal” oriented halogen units.
2022 RAM 1500 Price and Release Date
Price has become a big question. When talking about the Ford F-150 Raptor, the base model, there is no choice of Super Crew models starting at USD 58,135.
For those who choose the 802A Luxury option on their Raptor, the package that we believe is in harmony with what we expect comes from Ram’s new TRX.
This adds an additional $ 10,920 to the total Super Crew Raptor. This is where we believe the Rebel TRX will fail in terms of price, right around the $ 70,000 mark.
Although Ram hasn’t officially announced anything, including the price, we were told to expect it to be very competitive for Ford’s offer. This will be one of the shootout between two pickups that are capable of off-road.
2022 RAM 1500 is expected to start production at the end of August 2022 according to the fleet production schedule. We estimate the release date around early fall.
The price has not been confirmed. With no change in employment, we expect 2022 Ram 1500 to remain close to the current MSRP range from $ 33,840 to $ 59,210 (including destination fees).