A Closer Look at 2022 Ram 1500 Trims and Options

The latest and greatest Ram 1500 2022 is arguably the most popular truck on the market, taking on sworn enemies like the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado. The RAM 1500 comes with various impressive performance options. However, it’s not just the raw power that makes it one of the most sought-after half-ton trucks. Although some previous model years didn’t perform very well in terms of reliability, the current-generation Ram 1500 is one of the safest and most reliable options in its class.

With eight different trim levels and a long list of configurations, buying a 2022 Ram 1500 can be an overwhelming process. In this article, we’ve tried to break them down to help you choose the configurations that best suit your needs and budget. Although the Ram 1500 TRX is an eye-catching option for those looking for supercar-level performance in a truck, we’ve left it out of the list for obvious reasons; the TRX is essentially a whole other truck with a different purpose.

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Tradesman, HFE, Big Horn/Lone Star trims offer more than enough for an everyday truck.

Before we start with the trims, it’s worth mentioning that the 2022 Ram 1500 comes with two-cab, two-bed configurations: a Crew Cab that can be paired with a short bed and a long bed, and a Quad Cab that only features than a long bed.

The base version of the 2022 Ram 1500 is the Tradesman with a starting MSRP of $36,500. You’ll get 18-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, and keyless entry with the more affordable model. Additionally, a 5-inch infotainment screen and a six-speaker stereo are standard.

The Tradesman comes standard with a 3.6L V6 engine that produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The 5.7-liter Hemi V8 is also available as an option.

If you’re looking for a more fuel-efficient model, the HFE comes with a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 that can deliver up to 26 MPG combined. However, you’ll get 45 fewer ponies than the base 3.6L V6 engine that comes with the Tradesman. Additionally, the HFE model comes with aerodynamic details and lightweight components, such as aluminum wheels, to further improve fuel efficiency.

Next is the Big Horn (called Lone Star in Texas) trim in the 2022 Ram 1500 hierarchy. With this trim, you’ll get chrome bumpers, body-color door handles, and convenience features like storage in the floor. One of Big Horn’s biggest advantages over previous versions is the availability of technical and security features such as a 12-inch screen.

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The Laramie and Rebel come with great specs while keeping the base MSRP under $50,000

Laramie and Rebel trims stretch your dollar the furthest with an abundance of eye-catching features.

The Laramie is primarily geared towards comfort and has a starting MSRP of $48,250. Along with some of the features available with the Big Horn trim, you’ll get LED exterior lights, a heated steering wheel, and heated and ventilated power seats for the driver and front passenger. Plus, you’ll get a standard nine-speaker Alpine premium sound system and an available multi-function tailgate with 60/40 split swing doors.

For around $1,200 more, the Rebel version offers everything you need to get off the sidewalks and into the wild. You’ll get 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, a performance hood, and a locking rear axle. Plus, if you opt for the air suspension system, you can adjust your ride height in extreme off-road situations. A 360 degree panoramic trailer camera is also available as an option.

The 2022 Ram 1500 Rebel offers the best bang for your buck if you’re looking for a brand-new off-roader.

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The Longhorn and Limited are the pinnacle of luxury, comfort and performance

The latest two versions of the 2022 Ram 1500 all focus on premium materials and premium features.

The Longhorn comes with various chrome details, such as the grille, wheel-to-wheel side steps and front tow hooks. Upon entering the cabin, the truck greets you with interior styling of real wood, leather and metal. 20-inch aluminum wheels are standard, but you have the option to upgrade to 22-inch Tu-Tone wheels.

Last but not least, the 2022 Ram 1500 Limited Edition spoils you with the best luxury and comfort features the manufacturer has to offer. Standard air suspension makes trails easier than ever and open highway driving impressively smooth.

Along with most of the standard features of the Longhorn trim, you can expect dual-zone automatic climate control, a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-path and trailer detection, and a Available Harman Kardon 19-speaker stereo.

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