2022 RAM 1500 Frequently Asked Questions

RAM 1500 truck towing a trailer

The RAM 1500 has a distinctive look which has made it a popular choice with many truck fans. This robust machine is available in many different configurations, from bare-bones work vehicles, to high-end luxury trucks, and everything in between. Read the guide below to learn about how you can customize RAM's pickup to best suit your needs!

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What Kinds of Beds are Available for the RAM 1500?

Most versions of the RAM are available with either a 5'7" bed or a 6'4" bed. Off-road focused versions like the Rebel and the TRX are only available with the shorter bed.

 

What Kinds of Cabs are Available on the RAM 1500?

Most versions of the RAM are available with either a 5'7" bed or a 6'4" bed. Off-road focused versions like the Rebel and the TRX are only available with the shorter bed.

 

Is Every RAM 1500 Four-Wheel Drive?

No. While most versions of the RAM are available in four-wheel drive, the Tradesman HFE is only offered in two-wheel drive, and the TRX is only available in four-wheel drive.

 

Which RAM 1500 Makes the Best Work Truck?

The RAM 1500 Classic Tradesman would likely make the best work truck. Along with its low starting price and conventional three-person cab, the Tradesman is the only version of the RAM lineup available with an eight-foot bed. It is also available in two-wheel or four-wheel drive, and with the 3.6-liter V6 or the 5.7-liter HEMI V8.

Which RAM 1500 Model is the Best Off Road?

The 1500 TRX is the best RAM for off road driving. The 1500 TRX features a 6.2-liter HEMI V8 which produces 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, Bilstein shocks, 35-inch wheels, and an armored undercarriage.

What do the Different Rear Axle Ratio Choices Mean?

The lower the axle ratio, the lower RPM the engine will turn, which is good for efficiency. A higher axle ratio will trade maximum efficiency for better acceleration and increased responsiveness, and is helpful when towing or carrying heavy loads.

 

What is a Limited Slip-Differential?

This type of differential uses a device to limit speed and torque differences between its outputs. The limited slip provides assurance that some torque is made available to both wheels, especially on slippery or wet pavement and roadways.

What is an Electronic Locking Axle?

The electronic locking axle allows both wheels to turn at the same speed, and is useful in snowy, muddy, or extremely slippery conditions.

Is There a Hybrid RAM 1500?

Yes. The 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar eTorque and the 5.7-liter V8 HEMI eTorque are both 48-volt mild hybrid systems.

The 3.6-liter V6 produces 305 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, and is EPA rated at up to 20 city, 26 highway. The 5.7-liter V8 produces 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, and is EPA rated at up to 17 city, 26 highway.

Which RAM 1500 Gets the Best Fuel Economy?

The RAM 1500 equipped with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 is the most efficient engine. It's EPA rated at 22 city, 32 highway.

How Much Can the RAM 1500 Tow?

When properly configured, the RAM 1500 can tow up to 12,750 pounds.

 

What is the Max Payload of the RAM 1500?

When properly configured, the RAM 1500 can carry a payload of up to 2,300 pounds.

Is There an Electric RAM 1500?

RAM does not offer an electric 1500 pickup at this time.

What Are Some of the Most Affordable RAM 1500 models?

The most affordable versions of the RAM 1500 will come from the RAM Classic line. This is the previous generation of the 1500, and skips some of the current generation's refinements in favor of a lower starting price.

What Are Some of the Luxurious Options Available for the RAM 1500?

The modern RAM trucks can be options with a host of luxurious options. Buyers looking for a luxurious truck should explore the Limited Longhorn and and the Limited models. The Limited Longhorn comes standard with upscale features like an 8.4-inch touchscreen, leather interior, wood trim, and two-tone 20-inch wheels. The Limited model comes standard with a larger 12-inch infotainment screen, along with many luxury features like heated leather seats.

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