Excellent ride quality, impressive interior design, respectable capabilities and strong engines are some of the key characteristics of the current generation, which has been around for a couple of years. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t see changes for the next year. Of course, the company practices yearly updates, but we could see something bigger. Some sources even suggest a facelift for the 2022 Ram 1500. At this point, we can only speculate.
Although the current generation is still relatively fresh and the officials are still quiet about the next year, this kind of update sounds quite likely. Simply, the next generation of the class-leading F-150 model is coming completely redesigned, while the other rival, Chevy Silverado, is about to get a new interior. Therefore, the 2022 Ram 1500 facelift seems quite possible. We expect more details in the future. Meanwhile, we can speculate about the changes. So, take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2022 Ram 1500 Design and Facelift
The possible facelift would bring various changes in terms of the styling. The current model is amazing in many aspects. However, many lovers believe this generation would use some styling updates, as the current version doesn’t look as rugged as rivals, especially the new Silverado. Of course, most of the changes are those at the front. We could see some revisions to the grille, bumpers and even some tweaks to headlights. Naturally, we would see things like new color options and wheels are also something we expect to see, while some new appearance packages also seem quite possible.
Mechanically, we don’t expect to see any change, especially in terms of the chassis. Simply, the current model is already far superior compared to rivals in this aspect and offers unparalleled ride quality. Furthermore, overall capabilities are respectable as well, so there is no need for modifications in this aspect.
While the exterior design may receive various kinds of novelties, the cabin will most likely remain the same. Simply, the current cabin looks impressive when compared to rivals. The dashboard is attractive and utilizes some pretty impressive materials. The list of standard and available tech features is also impressive, so the best we could see for the 2022 Ram 1500 are things like new color schemes and similar things. Of course, you may count on the same cab configurations and bed sizes in the offer.
There is no doubt that the list of standard features will be expanded. Each version could get some novelties but the generation organization of equipment groups will remain the same. Therefore, you may count on familiar trim level organization, which includes the following trim levels – Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Longhorn, Limited, Rebel and Rebel TRX.
The Tradesman will remain a typical workhorse, which comes with a pretty basic list of standard equipment. You won’t get power accessories, and you may also count on a small 5-inch touchscreen, as well as things like steel wheels, air conditioning etc. Big Horn is the first upgrade, which adds things like fancier aluminum wheels, fog lights etc.
The Laramie is a typical mid-range option, which offers a good balance between price and amount of equipment. Some of the highlights are things like an 8.4-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, heated seats, power mirrors and rear windows. The Big Horn is next in the line and it adds things like heated rear seats, navigation, parking sensors and more.
The most luxurious version is called Limited. With this one, you may count on a 12.0-inch touchscreen, air suspension, wireless charging, bucket seats.
The Rebel and Rebel TRX are off-road models, which come with all kinds of chassis and suspension upgrades, while the latter also utilizes the mightful 6.2-liter Supercharged Hellcat engine.
2022 Ram 1500 Engines
When it comes to powertrain, we don’t expect changes for the next year. Therefore, you may count on four familiar options in the offer. Base models will carry on with a familiar 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine, which puts out around 305 horsepower. Of course, you may also count on a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, which is good for about 395 horsepower and 410-pound-feet of torque. Both engines are available with an eTorque mild-hybrid system.
Those who are looking for better efficiency can opt for a diesel version, which features a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, which features a max output of 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, there is the powerful 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 engine, which is good for about 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. This one is reserved for the Rebel TRX model.
2022 Ram 1500 Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 Ram 1500 sometime in the second half of the year. Also, the price shouldn’t change too much compared to the current model, which starts around 30.000 dollars.