Many believed that the era of large off-roaders is over but the latest situation on the market shows that things are far from that. The full-size segment is as popular, due to the excellent versatility of these models. However, many drivers are also looking for exceptional off-road performances in such a package, so it’s no wonder that many sources suggest a comeback of the legendary Ramcharger. The Bronco is back, so why shouldn’t FCA do the same and offer a 2022 Dodge Ramcharger.
At this point, this is still just a rumor. The officials are still quiet but this model but today’s market is characterized by a high demand for such a vehicle. Therefore, we can speculate about the possible comeback of this legend, which was in production for full two decades.
2022 Dodge Ramcharger Design
If you wonder how the new 2022 Dodge Ramcharger would look like, the answer is quite easy. Of course, we would once again see a genuine body-on-frame SUV. It would be highly capable off the road, but also quite practical. Naturally, mechanics would be borrowed directly from the current-generation RAM 1500, which offers several amazing design solutions that make it an obvious class leader.
The new 2022 Dodge Ramcharger would use the same chassis as the popular truck, including the same suspension setup. Of course, more capable models would use the same upgrades as the RAM Rebel. This means all kinds of upgrades, including off-road suspension, locking differential, skid plates, off-road tires and more.
Of course, one of the first things that come to mind is the look of the new 2022 Dodge Ramcharger. This particularly refers to the front end, which would probably look the same. In terms of size, we presume that the new model would be slightly bigger compared to the previous generation. Some experts suggest that FCA could offer a vehicle that stands somewhere between compact SUVs like Bronco and Wrangler, and full-size models. That makes perfect sense, considering that FCA currently doesn’t have a full-size SUV in the offer.
Older generations remember very well those vintage Ramchargers, which were famous for their 2-door design. It’s hard to believe that the new model would come in such a layout, considering the expected size. Still, it’s always possible to see a shortened version. On the other side, standard models would rather come in a typical 4-door layout.
This aspect of the 2022 Dodge Ramcharger is still a complete mystery. On one side, it makes perfect sense to see the same cabin layout as in Ram 1500. The popular truck features an impressive cabin design, characterized by a lot of style, fine materials and great overall quality. However, some sources suggest that the Ramcharger would have to come with some exclusive details as well, considering that it’s pretty hard to attract buyers these days with something that isn’t unique enough.
When it comes to seating configuration, three rows also sound possible, though we are pretty sure that the standard model will come as five-seaters. The amount of passenger room should be quite generous, while we also count on a respectably-spacious cargo area.
2022 Dodge Ramcharger Engines
This aspect shouldn’t bring bigger surprises. We expect that the 2022 Dodge Ramcharger will feature pretty much the same engine lineup as the half-ton sibling, which means that base versions would most—likely feature a familiar 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 305 horsepower and comes equipped with a mild-hybrid system called eTorque.
Of course, we count on a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine as well. This one is good for about 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque and it is also available with the eTorque system. Both engines come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission.
Finally, we would expect to see a monstrous 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 Hellcat engine, which has been recently introduced in the Rebel TRX model. It features a max output of 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
2022 Dodge Ramcharger Release Date and Price
The 2022 Dodge Ramcharger is just a rumor at the moment, but various rumors suggest this model could actually happen pretty soon. We estimate that the base price would go somewhere between 45 and 50.000 dollars, but the starting price could easily be lower if FCA is about to offer a two-door model.