After unleashing the all-new 1500 TRX last year, the 2022 Ram range is getting moderate updates. Among them is the availability of Uconnect 5, the latest generation of the Stellantis infotainment system, as well as a whole host of new trim levels and special edition models. However, the 1500 Classic is a direct transfer model from 2021.
The all-new Uconnect 5 with an 8.4-inch touchscreen is standard, starting with the volume-leading 1500 Big Horn model (or Lone Star if sold in Texas). The infotainment system offers wireless smartphone connectivity, improved off-road and performance pages, tow-specific navigation and over-the-air updates. The entry-level Tradesman gets a 5-inch Uconnect 3 system with an option to upgrade to the larger screen.
The previous Limited is renamed the Limited 10th Anniversary Edition and features exclusive paint, interior decoration and badging. To keep the anniversaries straight, last year’s Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary model is this year’s Longhorn SouthFork and will come standard with practical features such as a multi-function tailgate, a folding step and the Bed Utility package.
Ram 1500 Big Horn models equipped with one of the Hemi V8 engine options are now available with a BackCountry variant. This outdoor equipment is equipped with the Bed Utility and Off-Road packages. Ram also offers a new G/T option on 1500 Laramie and Rebel Crew Cab models.
Other updates include a standard Ram Clean Air filtration system, a trailer hitch light added to the Trailer Tow package, and new Harvest Sunrise and Delmonico Red colors for select finishes. A special (RED) Edition is available on the 1500 Limited Crew Cab through a partnership with the nonprofit global health fund of the same name.
2022 Ram 1500 TRX Changes
The standard TRX is even more of an attention grabber with the new 1500 TRX Ignition Edition. Limited to 875 units and loaded with a long list of performance, technology and design features for added exclusivity is the TRX Ignition. In addition to its eponymous paintwork and Copperhead Orange/carbon fiber sport luxury interior, the TRX Ignition comes standard with the TRX Level 2 equipment group. Performance is found under the hood via the TRX standard 6.2-liter Hemi V8 with supercharger.
Harvest Sunrise is a new color for Ram’s 2022 line of heavy trucks. And like the lightweight Ram 1500, an 8.4-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment screen is standard on Big Horn models and above for the 2500 and 3500. A 12-inch system is an available option.
Big Horn models also receive an updated grille design, while a new Silver Edition package combines chrome exterior features with a black-accented interior. Heavy Duty Limited models with a black interior now have a new Black Onyx finish. New for the Ram Power Wagon is a Level 3 equipment package that adds an electric transfer case and comforts such as a Harman Kardon sound system and premium upholstery.
The Trailer Tow package now includes a trailer hitch lamp and “tow mode” is available with a digital rear view mirror. The additional Trailer 360 View option offers a full bird’s eye view.
One of two commercial truck offerings, the 2022 Ram ProMaster, has been updated with an improved powertrain, new driver information displays, next-generation Uconnect 5 telematics, more safety features, re-tuned steering and additional configurations.
The 3.6-litre V6 engine is now mated to a segment-exclusive 9-speed automatic transmission. A new Crew Van configuration seats up to three passengers in the second row and sets the mix-and-match selection of height, wheelbase and length to 18 adjustments.
A new 3.5-inch driver information module and a 7-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen are standard. The larger combination of a 7-inch driver screen and a 10-inch Uconnect 5 display is available. A 360-degree surround-view camera is available, as well as a digital rear view camera.
As the smaller option of Ram’s two commercial vans, the ProMaster City fits into the Class 1 compact van segment. Available as a 2-seat van or a 5-seat passenger wagon, the 2022 Ram ProMaster City now comes standard with a front panel in body color and manual adjustments for the driver’s seat height and loin. For added safety, daytime running lights, reversing sensors and cruise control are now standard.
Aries is the source of information in this article. It was correct on December 20, 2021, but it may have changed since that date. Always confirm product details and availability with the vehicle manufacturer’s website or your local dealer.