2022 Ram 1500 in Red Deer, AB

The Ram 1500 has been widely recognized as one of the best trucks on the market today for the last three model years. Southside Dodge is happy to welcome the 2022 Ram 1500 in Red Deer, AB to our showroom with the full expectation that it will be Truck of the Year for a fourth consecutive year. There are a lot of things for future 2022 Ram 1500 owners to be excited about. Some of the top-line highlights the 2022 version of the Ram 1500 will include: a maximum towing capacity over 5,000 kg (12,000 lbs.), V-6 and V-8 engine options attached to the automaker’s mild-hybrid system and a diesel powertrain that can offer more torque than most of the competition as well as strong fuel economy scores.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2022 Ram 1500 before you visit the Southside Dodge showroom for a test drive.

Exterior Design

Aerodynamic Efficiency

When most people think about fuel economy, they focus on their vehicle’s engine. That’s only part of the story. The very shape of an automobile plays a major role in how efficiently it can travel. Ram engineers have equipped the 2022 Ram 1500 with the only air dam in the full-size pickup truck class. When the air dam is deployed, and the Active Air® Grille Shutters are closed, oncoming air is rerouted to help the truck slice through the air. Additionally, the entire body of the truck will be lowered by the air suspension system.

Light and Strong Steel Frame

In order to perform at the level that has made the Ram 1500 one of the best trucks in its class, it has to have a strong foundation. Like its predecessors, the 2022 Ram 1500 is built on an advanced steel ladder frame that provides incredible strength without added unnecessary weight. Also, the five-link rear coil suspension is lighter than traditional leaf springs for sharper handling and better performance while towing heavy loads.

Split Tailgate Cargo Access

Pickup trucks have come a long way since the platform was originally developed more than a century ago. For the 21st century, even the humble tailgate is changing with the times. Some 2022 Ram 1500 trim grades will be equipped with the 60/40 split tailgate for easier access to the cargo bed. It will also function as a standard tailgate when needed.

Special Appearance Packages

There are not many more discerning customers in the automotive industry than those buying pickup trucks. Ram has three special appearance packages available to offer Southside Dodge customers more ways to help their truck stand out in traffic.

Grand Touring Crew Cab — The GT package is available on Sport, Rebel and Laramie trims. It features several unique interior and exterior elements. Some of its functional upgrades include the eTorque system, cold air intake and bucket seats.

Back Country — Off-road enthusiasts should consider the Back Country package. It can be added to the Big Horn trim grade only and adds bucket seats, black wheels wrapped in off-road tires. Additionally, off-road equipment and black running boards are also included.

10th Anniversary — The Limited trim grade is one of the most refined trims offered by the 2022 Ram 1500. To celebrate a decade in production, the 10th Anniversary package is available with an exclusive Blue Shade exterior paint scheme, 19-speaker stereo system, metal pedals and multi-function tailgate.

Canada Exclusive Sport Model

Canada is unlike any other place on Earth. That kind of uniqueness requires something special. The Sport package available for the 2022 Ram 1500 offers a special monochromatic exterior with the door handles, grille surround, fascia elements and mirror housing each matching the body colour. Sport badging will be black. Buyers will also have an interior that is covered in sport cloth and leather. The entire platform rides on 20-inch wheels.

Meet the Ram 1500 TRX

The 2022 Ram 1500 offers an array of powerful powertrains. However, the engine technology used by the Ram 1500 TRX pushes that output even higher. The supercharged 6.2-litre, HEMI® V-8 will make 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It can reach a top speed of 190 km/h. Engineers used class-exclusive Bilstein® Black Hawk shock absorbers which will help the truck outperform its competitors on any kind of road surface.

Dimensions:4x4 Quad Cab 6’4” Box4x4 Crew Cab 6’4” Box
Length (mm)5,814 (228.9)6,142 (241.8)
Wheelbase (mm)3,569 (140.5)3,898 (153.5)
Width (mm/in)2,084 (82.1)2,084 (82.1)
Height (mm/in)1,973 (77.7)1,968 (77.7)
Ground Clearance (no skid plate) (mm/in)221 (8.7)220 (8.6)

Interior Features

Luxury Interior elements

Just because the 2022 Ram 1500 is built to work hard, does that also mean the truck has to lack the nice things in life. The passenger cabin is covered in genuine leather and wood upholstery and accents. Additionally, the people sitting in the rear seats will have best-in-class legroom to stretch out.

Available Sunroof

Since the 2022 Ram 1500 can take its passengers almost anywhere, those people should get the best view of their environment possible. The dual-pane sunroof (Crew Cab models) offers a nearly uninterrupted view of the sky, which can be opened with the single push of a button.

Most Comfortable Second Row

We already know that the rear passengers in the 2022 Ram 1500 will be able to stretch their legs. Additionally, the 2022 Ram 1500 will also allow rear passengers heated and ventilated seats. Those seats will also recline – a first in the full-size pickup truck class.

Flexible Interior Storage

Nobody will be left unprepared for the unexpected because of a lack of storage space in the 2022 Ram 1500. The centre console is adaptable to almost any situation and is also large enough to hold file folders or a 381 mm (15-inch) laptop. Additionally, the console has the ability to charge up to five devices using the USB Type-C charging ports.

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Dimensions:Quad CabCrew Cab
Headroom (front) (mm/in)1,038 / 40.91,038 / 40.9
Headroom (rear) (mm/in)995 / 39.2 1,011 / 39.8
Legroom (front) (mm/in) 1,040 / 40.9 1,040 / 40.9
Legroom (rear) (mm/in) 903 / 35.6 1,147 / 45.2
Shoulder Room (front) (mm/in)1,668 / 65.71,676 / 66.0
Shoulder Room (rear) (mm/in)1668 / 65.7 1,670 / 65.7
Hip Room (front) (mm/in)1,610 / 63.4 1,610 / 63.4
Hip Room (rear) (mm/in)1,610 / 63.41,611 / 63.4
Interior Volume (front) (cu-m/cu-ft)1.8 / 63.91.8 / 63.9
Interior Volume (rear) (cu-m/cu-ft)1.5 / 53.3 1.9 / 68.5

Performance

Towing/Payload Capacity

Towing capacity is always going to be something pickup truck owners need to understand before they buy anything. When the 2022 Ram 1500 is properly equipped, it can tow up to 5,783 kg (12,750 lbs.). Additionally, owners of the 2022 Ram 1500 can haul 1,043 kg (2,300 lbs.) in its cargo bed.

eTorque System

Fuel economy and overall performance are two of the most metrics in measuring the capability of a pickup truck. The Ram eTorque mild hybrid system is made up of a series of electric motors that will help boost low-speed acceleration figures and assist with towing, while also supporting fuel economy scores.

Fuel Economy

There are several systems to help provide 2022 Ram 1500 owners with the best possible fuel economy scores. Customers picking versions of this year’s Ram 1500 with the Pentastar V-6 engine will benefit from its variable valve timing system, which will shut down some cylinders when they’re not needed. A V-6-powered 2022 Ram 1500 will be able to achieve up to 11.8 L/100 km in the city and 9.4 L/100 km on the highway.

Specifications:3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque5.7L HEMI VVT V85.7L HEMI VVT V8 with eTorque3.0L Ecodiesel V66.2L Supercharged HEMI V8
Horsepower305395395260702
Torque (lb-ft)269 (+90 of launch torque from eTorque)410410 (+130 of launch torque from eTorque)480650
Transmission 8-speed automatic8-speed automatic8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic

Technology

Uconnect 5 Multimedia

The 2022 Ram 1500 is equipped with the automaker’s latest infotainment software, Uconnect 5. It is faster and more intuitive to use than previous generations of the technology. Additionally, up to five user profiles can be stored in the system; multiple smartphones can use Android Auto; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now offer wireless connectivity. Amazon Alexa users can also integrate that device into their commute with the 2022 Ram 1500.

Premium Harman Kardon Sound System

Few things are more satisfying than listening to your favourite music after a hard day of work. The 2022 Ram 1500 will deliver a nearly concert-quality experience using 19 strategically placed speakers and 10-inch subwoofer, all feeding the 900-watt Harman Kardon® sound system.

Quiet Interior Experience

Intrusive noise is never welcome in the passenger cabin of the 2022 Ram 1500. The truck’s windshield is made from acoustic safety glass and the hood is designed to move air away from the windshield wipers. The interior is further protected from unwanted noise by an active noise cancellation system.

Enhanced Driver Assistance

Southside Dodge customers can add the Technology Group to their purchase of a 2022 Ram 1500. It will include the following features:

  • Auto-dimming digital rearview mirror
  • Heads-up display
  • High-mounted centre stop light

Safety

Driver and passenger safety is among the top priorities for Ram engineers. The team has included more than 100 standard and available safety systems to protect people from dangerous situations — as much as possible.

Blind-Spot Detection System

Changing lanes can be particularly arduous when driving a pickup truck. The blind-spot monitoring system equipped with the 2022 Ram 1500 will let drivers know when there is danger in their blind spot. Additionally, this system will also work when there is a trailer attached to the truck.

Forward Collision Warning System

Getting too close to slower-moving traffic can be difficult for drivers to detect. The Forward Collision Warning System will let the driver know if they need to slow down a little bit. Also, the system will automatically apply the brakes if the driver doesn’t react quickly enough.

360° Surround View System

There are several cameras located around the exterior of the 2022 Ram 1500. The 360° Surround View System uses a composite of all of these cameras to let people know what is going on around them. Not only can this system be used when navigating tight parking spaces, but it can also be used to line up with a trailer hitch.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control helps drivers maintain a safe following distance with traffic. In the event people ahead begin to slow down unexpectedly, the system will proportionally slow down to keep the distance. Additionally, the system can almost bring the vehicle to a complete stop if that is required to avoid a collision.

2021 Ram 1500 Model Changes

The biggest change from the 2021 Ram 1500 to the 2022 model, now available at Southside Dodge, is the implementation of the Uconnect 5 infotainment system. The new software is faster and more user-friendly than previous versions. In addition to controlling audio and other multimedia functions, owners can use natural voice commands to adjust the climate controls and access various features contained within the Uconnect 5 system. If the 2022 Ram 1500 will be driven by multiple people, up to five driver profiles can be saved. This will automatically adjust the seats, climate controls and mirrors to that driver’s exact preferences.

2022 Ram 1500 Trims

Tradesman

Tradesman

Starting at $46,945*
Details:

Standard features:

  • 6-L, Pentastar V-6
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Dampened tailgate
  • Active grille shutters/front air dam
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Big Horn

Big Horn

Starting at $50,445*
Details:

Upgrades from Tradesman:

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Chrome auto-dimming mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheels
  • Cloth 40/20/40 bench seating
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Sport

Sport

Starting at $63,995*
Details:

Upgrades from Big Horn:

  • 7-L HEMI® V-8
  • Uconnect 5
  • 12-inch touchscreen
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
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rebel

Rebel

Starting at $65,995*
Details:

Upgrades from Big Horn:

  • Front/Rear Bilstein shocks
  • Electronic-locking differential
  • Hill descent control, skid plates, tow hooks
  • Uconnect® 5 with 12-in. touchscreen

 

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Laramie

Laramie

Starting at $69,995*
Details:

Upgrades from Sport:

  • Chrome front/rear bumpers, grille, mirrors
  • 12-way adjustable driver’s seat
  • Dual-zone automatic temp. control
  • Uconnect® 5 with 12-in. touchscreen
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Limited Longhorn

Limited Longhorn

Starting at $72,070*
Details:

Upgrades from Laramie:

  • 20-inch aluminum wheels
  • Leather bucket seats
  • Reclining second row
  • Remote tailgate release
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Limited

Limited

Starting at $79,595*
Details:

Upgrades from Laramie Longhorn:

  • Active-Level Air Suspension
  • Leather Bucket Seats
  • Power side steps
  • Uconnect® 5 NAV
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TRX

TRX

Starting at $101,095*
Details:

Standard features:

  • 2L Supercharged HEMI V8
  • 702 horsepower
  • 35-inch all-terrain tires
  • Uconnect® 5 multimedia centre
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The 2022 Ram 1500 is in a position to continue to lead the rest of the full-size pickup truck class. Performance and efficiency are found across all trim grades, but future buyers can choose models with additional equipment to promote both. Additionally, the 2022 Ram 1500 also offers options that will make the platform one of the most luxurious vehicles available in the automotive market. After your purchase, don’t forget to schedule your first service appointment with the highly trained team working in the Southside Dodge Service Department.

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