2022 Ram 1500 Limited Crew Cab

Pros: Impressive ride, handling, and quietness for a large pickup truck; excellent 8-speed transmission; Crew Cab’s cavernous interior

Cons: Hemi V8’s thirst; high step-in complicates entry and exit

CG Says: For 2022, all Ram 1500s get an enhanced cabin air filtration system, and the Uconnect 5 infotainment system is now standard on Big Horn and higher trim levels. A trailer hitch light is added to the Trailer Tow Group. New 2022 Ram 1500 models and packages include the Limited 10th Anniversary Edition, Longhorn SouthFork, Laramie G/T, Rebel G/T, and BackCountry.

The Ram 1500 half-ton pickup was redesigned for 2019 and is offered as a Quad Cab (an extended cab with abbreviated rear doors) and Crew Cab (a full 4-door cab with full-length rear doors) styles. Ram is available with a 395-horsepower 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and “eTorque” mild-hybrid versions of both the Hemi and a 305-hp 3.6-liter V6. The eTorque system uses a 48-volt motor/generator in place of a traditional 12-volt alternator to provide quick start/stop capability and a bit of increased low-end torque for better acceleration, as well as improved fuel economy. There is also a turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 with 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. All engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and both part-time and full-time 4-wheel drive systems are available. The TRX is a super-performance off-road-focused model powered by a 702-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter V8. It’s aimed at the Ford F-150 Raptor and has a fortified frame, special off-road suspension, and other unique features. Ram claims the TRX is the most powerful production pickup truck and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

Available comfort and convenience features include heated/ventilated front and rear seats, parallel park assist, surround-view camera, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, power-adjustable pedals, panoramic sunroof, and power release tailgate with hand-swipe feature. Available safety features include full-speed forward collision warning and mitigation, front and rear obstacle detection with automatic braking when in reverse, pedestrian detection, blind-spot alert, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive headlights, and adaptive cruise control. The Ram 1500 has long been a Consumer Guide favorite for its high-quality interior materials and broad range of available trim levels and features. Ram’s unique coil-spring rear suspension provides an exceptionally smooth ride and composed handling for a traditional body-on-frame pickup. The Hemi engine is as powerful as ever, but its fuel economy is still subpar even by large-pickup standards. However, the V6 does better and the diesel engine is better still. Even with a thirsty Hemi, the Ram 1500 is an outstanding truck that deserves a look.

The Facts
Class Large Pickup Truck
Body Style(s) extended cab, crew cab
Passenger Count 5-6
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ram
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices (only select models listed)
Tradesman Quad Cab, 6.4-ft bed: $37,695
Big Horn/Lone Star Quad Cab, 6.4-ft bed: $42,650
4WD Rebel Crew Cab, 5.7-ft bed: $55,690
4WD Tradesman Crew Cab, 6.4-ft bed: $44,195
Limited Longhorn Crew Cab, 5.7-ft bed: $58,275
4WD Limited Crew Cab, 6.4-ft bed: $67,090
4WD TRX Crew Cab, 5.7-ft bed: $78,675

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6/electric motor (3.6 eTorque)
Horsepower
305
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-23

Optional Engine
5.7-liter V8 (5.7 Hemi)
Horsepower
395
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
21-22

Optional Engine
5.7-liter V8/electric motor (5.7 eTorque)
Horsepower
395
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-23

Optional Engine
turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 (EcoDiesel)
Horsepower
260
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-33

Optional Engine
supercharged 6.2-liter V8 (TRX)
Horsepower
702
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
10
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
14