The next year will be pretty big for the famous truckmaker, as there is a new version to come. Of course, we are talking about a long-awaited Rebel TRX model and that should be the biggest novelty for the 2022 RAM 1500. Other than that, we presume that most of the things will remain pretty much the same, at least when it comes to the base trim level organization. On the other side, we won’t exclude the possibility to see additions in terms of standard equipment.
While the 2022 RAM 1500 Rebel TRX will be a completely new version, the rest of the lineup will remain pretty much the same. This means you will have an impressively wide choice of versions in the offer, which go from typical workhorses to hi-end and performance versions. New engine options are on the way, but those will probably be reserved for the new TRX only. When it comes to the launch date, the second half of 2021 is the best we can say at this point.
2022 RAM 1500 Rebel TRX
There’s no doubt that this will be the biggest novelty for the next year. At this point, we already know some of the novelties for the next year and the first thing that comes to mind is the engine. Allegedly, there will be two engines in the offer for this version. The more basic options will be equipped with a new 7.0-liter engine, which will probably feature a max output of around 525 horsepower. On the other side, hi-end models will feature the monstrous 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 Hellcat engine that delivers 707 or 717 horsepower. It’s the same engine that powers Challenger Hellcat and something that can definitely outshine Raptor and its twin-turbo V6 engine. Of course, count on an 8-speed automatic transmission, which will send power to all wheels.
Besides the big engine upgrade, this version will also come with various exterior updates. One of the first things that come to mind is a new suspension setup, with premium components and higher ground clearance. Of course, we also count on loads of new styling details and a lot of inspiration should be taken from the 2016 concept, despite that model was based on the previous generation.
Upgrades are expected on the inside as well, though we don’t believe many of them will come. Of course, a couple of sporty touches on the dashboard are always welcome, as well as sportier seats with more support. Also, we could see a couple of additions to the list of standard equipment.
2022 RAM 1500 Redesign
Other than the TRX model, the 2022 RAM 1500 is about to carry on with the same design. It seems too early for some mid-cycle update. So, you may count on familiar design characteristics. This means a familiar layout, which has brought a lot of improvements with the last redesign. Of course, there is a new styling, which doesn’t include the famous crosshair grille any more, but definitely looks great. Still, we are more impressed with the new chassis setup, which is fantastic not just in terms of capabilities, but also in terms of ride quality. Add to this excellent sound insulation and you get something that can compare with premium SUVs as well.
This aspect also won’t change for the 2022 RAM 1500 and it doesn’t have to. Simply, we are talking about the by far most luxurious cabin in the segment, which utilized some impressive materials and excellent sound insulation. Add to this an impressive list of standard and available tech goodies and it’s no wonder why this cabin looks so amazing.
2022 RAM 1500 Engines
Other than the new V8 units for TRX, the 2022 RAM 1500 will carry on with familiar engine options. That means that based versions will carry on with a 3.6-liter V6 that puts out around 305 horsepower. That’s a quite decent number, but most drivers prefer a V8 option. Of course, we are talking about the well-known 5.7-liter HEMI V8, which is good for about 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, you can also get a version with the eTorque system, which provides more torque and improves fuel economy.
Speaking of fuel economy, there is also a familiar 3.0-liter EcoDiesel version, which is good for about 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. This engine is efficient, but also very capable, as you may count on more than 12.500 pounds of max towing capacity.
Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2022 RAM 1500 release date, the new TRX may arrive a little bit earlier. On the other side, the rest of the lineup should arrive in a typical time of year. When it comes to the price, the new Rebel TRX will probably go around 55.000 dollars, while the rest of the lineup is expected to carry on in the same way.