The 2022 Ram 1500, Ram 1500 TRX, and Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty have been selected by the editors of Car and Driver magazine as their annual “Editors’ Choice” picks for 2022. “Car and Driver test more cars – more thoroughly – than anyone on the planet,” says Hearst Autos Chief Brand Officer Eddie Alterman. “Our Editors’ Choice lineup represents a wide spectrum of great cars that we editors would love to park in our garages if we only had the room!”
2022 Ram 1500 & Ram 1500 TRX (Full-Size Pickup Truck) –
The 2022 Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency, performance, and convenience with features never before offered in a pickup. The Ram 1500 features up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The eTorque 48-volt mild hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V6 (standard) and HEMI V8 configurations. The Ram 1500 is America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup with 480 lb.-ft. of torque, and is rated at an unsurpassed 33 miles per gallon (mpg) highway, delivering up to 1,000 miles of range on a single tank of fuel.
The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX has been rigorously tested to handle the most punishing conditions with extreme capability and durability on its way to being the quickest, fastest, and most powerful mass-produced half-ton pickup truck in the world.
As a segment disrupter, the Uconnect 5 system with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the segment in technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views, and content from SiriusXM with 360L and Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora. The 2022 Ram 1500 lineup includes the Know & Go mobile app featuring an immersive experience for customers who want to learn more about their vehicles. Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring, and Ready Alert Braking. Class-leading ride and handling are accomplished via a segment-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system with optional active-level four-corner air suspension.
2022 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty (Heavy Duty Pickup Truck) –
The Ram Heavy Duty is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, extreme performance, comfort, luxury materials, innovation, and technology extending well past any competitive offerings. The most powerful, most capable pickup in the segment offers a towing capacity of up to 37,090 pounds and a payload capacity of 7,680 pounds. Ram was the first to achieve the 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque milestone with the Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel, now rated at a best-in-class 1,075 lb.-ft. of torque. Class-leading ride and handling are accomplished via a class-exclusive link-coil rear (2500) suspension system with optional rear air suspension (2500 and 3500). The Ram Heavy Duty relentlessly gives maximum effort with the segment’s most capability, refinement, and operator comfort features.
The 2022 Car and Driver Editors’ Choice list covers 116 vehicles over 37 market segments, selected from more than 400 models that the publication’s editors have tested.