The current generation of this full-size pickup truck has been around for a couple of years and it is still pretty impressive in all aspects. It offers unparalleled ride quality, while performances are pretty amazing as well. At this same time, you may count on a pretty luxurious cabin and loads of available features. Finally, there is an impressive list of engines in the offer, which includes the recently added Hellcat engine, which powers the new Rebel TRX. However, all this doesn’t mean we won’t see novelties for the 2022 Dodge Ram 1500.
Moreover, updates for the next year could be pretty big. One of the complaints about the current generation is in terms of the styling, which doesn’t look as bold and as rugged, compared to key rivals. That’s why many believe the next year could bring a facelift. At this point, the company is still quiet about this, so take the following paragraphs with a big reserve. In any case, we expect to see it sometime in the second half of 2021.
2022 Dodge Ram 1500 Facelift
Most of the rumors about the 2022 Dodge Ram 1500 are those that suggest a facelift. The current model is relatively fresh but many consider its styling not aggressive enough, compared to rivals, especially the new Silverado and Sierra models. Therefore, making this amazing pickup look tougher definitely wouldn’t harm.
Of course, we would expect to see changes mostly at the front end. The front face would be new and while we wouldn’t see some radical changes, the grille, headlights, bumper and other parts would be designed in a bolder, more rugged manner. On the other side, the rest of the truck would probably remain the same. Of course, there is always a chance to see things like new color options, new wheels and similar things.
On the other side, we don’t expect to see any particular change on the inside. Simply, the current cabin already looks impressive and it is by far the most upscale cabin in the class. Materials are great, as well as aesthetics, while the build quality is very good too. All in all, higher trim levels could easily compete with some premium SUVs in terms of luxury, especially if we consider all those tech features, highlighted by an impressive 12.0-inch touchscreen.
Therefore, we will hardly see any modification to the dashboard. On the other side, there is always a chance to see things like new color schemes. The 2022 Dodge Ram 1500 will continue with the same interior configurations, with the same cab layouts and bed sizes in the offer.
We expect to see a couple of novelties in this aspect too, though most of the things are about to remain the same, especially when it comes to trim level organization.
Of course, the Tradesman will continue as the base version of the truck, which is rather a workhorse. It comes with goodies like manual accessories, a 5-inch touchscreen, steel wheels, air conditioning etc. The Big Horn is a bit of an upgrade, which adds things like aluminum wheels and fog lights. The Laramie brings a lot of additional standard features, such as an 8.4-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, heated seats, power mirrors and rear windows etc.
The Longhorn adds things like heated rear seats, navigation, parking sensors and more. Finally, there is the Limited trim, which is the most luxurious version of this pickup truck. It comes standard with a 12.0-inch touchscreen, air suspension, wireless charging, bucket seats and more.
Also, there or two capable off-roaders, Rebel and Rebel TRX, which are equipped with loads of mechanical upgrades. The latter comes with a monstrous 6.2-liter Supercharged engine.
2022 Dodge Ram 1500 Engines
We expect that the 2022 Dodge Ram 1500 will continue with the same impressive lineup, which starts with a 3.6-liter V6, which is good for about 305 horsepower. There is also a well-known 5.7-liter V8 Hemi engine, which is good for about 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come are available with a mild-hybrid system, called e-Torque.
The 2022 Dodge Ram 1500 will also continue will a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, which is good for about 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, there is the recently-added 6.2-liter Hemi V8, which puts out around 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
2022 Dodge Ram 1500 Release Date and Price
Despite the potential changes, we don’t expect to see 2022 Dodge Ram 1500 before the second half of 2021. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 30.000 dollars. Of course, key rivals are Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado.