2022 RAM 1500 vs 2022 RAM 2500: similarities and differences


For over 30 years, RAM trucks have been proving themselves and keeping buyers happy. Their solid skills and legendary reliability have ensured that today, they still remain amongst the most popular trucks for their respective category.

Taking into account the amount of available models on the market, when it comes to skills and features, which one will best cater to your needs?

Elite Chrysler presents you with the main features for each of these 2 trucks, the 2022 RAM 1500 and the 2022 RAM 2500, making it easier for you to come to the right decision, according to your needs and budget!

2022 RAM 1500

As robust and performant as ever, the 2022 RAM 1500 comes in 8 different versions:

  • Tradesman: $ 46,945
  • Big Horn: $ 50,445
  • Sport : $ 63,995
  • Rebel : $ 65,995
  • Laramie : $ 69,995
  • Limited Longhorn : $ 75,295
  • Limited : $ 79,595
  • TRX : $ 101,095

Moreover, new models and optional packages will be offered for 2022, like the Rebel G/T, Laramie G/T, BackCountry models, as well the 10th Anniversary special Edition.

2022 RAM 1500 TRX

A stunning design

Different Bed (5’7’’ or 6’4’’) and Cab (Team or Quad) configurations are offered, depending on selected version. You will also have the choice of wheel size, ranging between 18 and 22 inches.

Moreover, you can also opt for a multifunction tailgate with lateral 60/40 opening and a practical RamBox cargo management system, exclusive to this category.

2022 RAM 1500 Rebel
2022 RAM 1500 Big Horn Sport

Several engine choices

The 2022 RAM 1500 gives you the option between different engines, depending on selected model:

  • A 3.6 L V6 with 305 horsepower, with or without eTorque;
  • A 5.7 L V8 with 395 horsepower, with or without eTorque;
  • A 3.0 L EcoDiesel V6 with 260 horsepower and 480lb-ft. maximum torque;
  • A 6.2 L turbocharged V8 with 702 horsepower.

Take note that the latter is exclusively offered on the TRX version; moreover, you will have the choice –depending on selected 1500 model- between a 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain.

When it comes to towing capacities, the 2022 RAM 1500 can tow up to 12,750 pounds, with the 5.7 L V8 engine. For the models with the EcoDiesle V6, this maximum towing capacity becomes 12,560 pounds, depending on the selected configuration.

Finally, if you are looking for a truck that is specially designed for all-terrain driving, then the BackCountry and TRX versions will definitely meet your needs! Thanks to protection plates and off-road tires, they will take you from A to B safely, no matter the circumstances or road conditions you may find yourself in!

2022 RAM 1500: superior power

Even if the RAM 1500 offers amazing towing capacities, you could very well need more. If that’s the case, then 2022 RAM 2500 is perfect for you!

Just like the 1500, the 2500 is also available in several models:

  • Tradesman: $ 54,145
  • Big Horn: $ 57,045
  • Power Wagon: $ 68,595
  • Laramie: $ 71,645
  • Limited Longhorn: $ 77,145
  • Limited : $ 81,745
2022 RAM 2500

It also comes in a variety of bed (6’4’’ or 8’) and cab (Regular, Team or Mega Cab) configurations, depending on selected model.

Just like the RAM 1500, it also offers a muscular silhouette commanding respect, has very large headlights, wheels ranging from 18 to 20- inches as well as lateral steps, amongst other things.

Engines and performance

Under the 2022 RAM 2500 hood, you will find one of the following engines:

  • A 6.4 L HEMI V8 with 410 horsepower — the most powerful of its category;
  • A 6.7 L Cummins turbodiesel with 370 horsepower.

You will also have the choice between a 4x2 or 4x4 model, depending on your needs.

When it comes to towing capacity, it reaches 17,740 pounds with the 6.4 L V8 fuel engine and 20,000 pounds should you select the diesel engine.

2022 RAM 2500 Longhorn Mega-Cab

Interiors worth mentioning

Both the RAM 1500 and the RAM 2500 offer top of the line interiors, both well-equipped and spacious. In fact, depending on selected version and options, you could find inside: real wood trims, high-end leather trims, along with several features and technologies.

Moreover, the RAM 1500 also offers the most generous legroom for rear passengers for its category. Rear passengers could also, depending on model, take advantage of practical reclining seats, which are also exclusive to the RAM in this category.

Amongst the numerous features aboard both these trucks, you will find, amongst other things:

interior | 2022 RAM 1500 Rebel G/T

interior | 2022 RAM 1500 Rebel G/T

  • Ventilated and heated seats ;
  • A driver’s seats with 12 electrical settings;
  • An 8.4- or 12- inch tactile screen;
  • The UConnect5 infotainment system;
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto;
  • Wireless phone charging station;
  • Head-up Display;
  • Dual zone climate control;
  • A Harman Kardon audio system with 750W (2500) or 900W (1500), one of the best of its category;
  • And much more.

Finally, these two trucks have a vast array of impressive safety technologies, like front collision warning with active emergency braking, the Park-Sense front and rear parking assist system, rain-sensing wipers, blind-spot surveillance, a 360 degree camera, adaptive cruise control and much more.

No matter your needs or you budget, there is a RAM truck for you! To find out more about the 2022 RAM 1500 or RAM 2500 features, our current promotions or to book your own test drive, come and visit us at Elite Chrysler today!

2022 RAM 1500 TRX