2022 Ram 1500 Review, Pricing, and Specs

The Ram 1500 holds a special slot in the Canadian half-ton truck market, bringing together a unique blend of capability, technology, comfort, and style. But the company isn't satisfied to rest on their laurels, and the new model year sees this leading pickup improved and upgraded in many vital areas. The latest 2022 Ram 1500 is now available at our Strathroy dealership, and here are the highlights of this enticing new truck.

Powertrain and Performance

There are four main engine choices with the 2022 Ram 1500, all paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and your choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The lower reaches of the power grades feature a hefty 3.6L V6 gas mill making 305 horsepower and 269lb-ft of torque, a highly respectable output for an entry-level trim. As with other engines in the lineup, the V6 is fitted with a 48V mild hybrid option which lowers fuel consumption while conserving battery life without impacting performance.

Moving up the scale, switching to the 5.7L V8 pushes the ponies up to 395 horsepower and delivers an impressive 410lb-ft of twist. This V8 is available with or without the mild hybrid addition. Those looking for higher torque will appreciate the 3.0L turbodiesel option, which drops the horsepower a little to 260 hp but compensates with a huge 480lb-ft.

However, for the ultimate in half-ton truck power, the high-end TRX model boasts a 6.2L Hellcat gas V8 producing an incredible 702 horsepower and 650lb-ft of torque, delivering a performance level that's unmatched in the segment.

Towing and Payload

Beyond the raw engine specs, it's the capability figures which show the true measure of a pickup, and the 2022 Ram 1500 performs extremely well in this area. A properly configured 1500 can haul up to 5,783kg in trailer weight, and can pack up to 1,052kg of payload into the pickup bed.

Upscale Infotainment

Trucks aren't necessarily renowned for their infotainment capabilities, but the Ram 1500 offers tech that would be at home in any high-end family SUV. The standard touchscreen display is a generous 8.4", although a 12" upgrade is available on every trim except the Tradesman. Smartphone integration is standard through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot facility adds welcome extra connectivity.

2022 Ram 1500 Prices in Canada

For 2022, the Ram 1500 is available in more than two dozen specific configurations of trim, powertrain, cab format, and technology options. At the entry level, the Tradesman 4x2 model tips the scales at an affordable $46,945, with the highest mainstream Limited 4x4 priced at $79,995. However, the highest-priced Ram 1500 in the whole 2022 range is the mighty TRX model, packing a huge amount of power under the hood and breaking through the six-figure barrier at $101,095.

Test Drive the 2022 Ram 1500 in Strathroy

Experience the latest and best that the half-ton truck market has to offer with a test drive of the 2022 Ram 1500 in Strathroy. The 1500 has always been the model to beat, and the new release has made its competitors' tasks even harder.