Five Reasons Why the 2022 Ram 1500 is So Popular

May 25th, 2022 by

University Dodge 2022 Ram 1500

Buyers looking for a tough and rugged pickup to drive should look no further than the 2022 Ram 1500 as it fits the bill. As Consumer Reports’ top-rated truck for the 2022 model year, the Ram 1500 is a pickup consumers love to drive and here’s why:

Engine Options

There’s not a single bad engine resting under the hood of the Ram 1500. Whether it’s the standard Pentastar V6 with its 305 horsepower and up to 7,700 pounds of towing capacity, or a HEMI V8 with much more power, buyers won’t be disappointed. 400 horsepower and up to 12,750 pounds of towing capacity are the bare minimum when it comes to the HEMI V8-powered Ram 1500. There are also a few specialty engines, including the 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 that yields 702 horsepower and powers the Ram 1500 TRX trim, and the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel that offers 480 lb-ft of torque and improved fuel economy figures. Additionally, Ram also offers the added benefit of an eTorque electric assist system on the Pentastar V6 and 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engines as well. While eTorque doesn’t increase horsepower, it does help improve fuel economy figures for both engines. This comes in handy whenever owners are towing a trailer or carrying additional materials on the truck bed.


The 2022 Ram 1500 features the latest when it comes to infotainment, meaning every Ram pickup is equipped with the Uconnect 5 infotainment system that processes information up to four times faster than the outgoing system. On the inside, there’s an available 12-inch touchscreen display that includes split-screen capabilities to make the most out of Uconnect. Buyers not only love this system for its simplicity, they also like its Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto connectivity features as well, making it a breeze to operate Uconnect. 


While there isn’t a standard cab variant of this half-ton pickup, Ram does offer buyers an impressive and spacious crew cab configuration instead. The cabin area of the 2022 Ram 1500 is easily considered one of the most luxurious in its segment. All seats come with reclining ability, while heated and ventilated seats at higher-tier trims make this an even better family hauler. And speaking of family hauling, passengers on the rear bench have up to 45.2 inches of legroom, giving them plenty of room to stretch out on long drives.

Riding & Handling 

Gone are the days or harsh rides in typical pickups as the Ram 1500 uses a coil-spring rear suspension that makes for a smooth ride no matter the driving conditions. Responsive steering also refines the ride even further and offers smooth driving and handling even while towing a trailer. 

Off-Road Group Package

When it comes to conquering parts unknown, buyers can’t go wrong with an upgrade in the form of Ram’s Off-Road Group Package. The package includes all-terrain tires, heavy-duty suspension, underbody skid plates, and much more. Those looking for a full package of off-road perks can opt for either the Rebel or TRX trims as those have been specifically designed to head into the wilderness undeterred. 

With its impressive advanced technology features, numerous powertrains in which performance is centered, and overall cabin comfort, it’s not hard to see why the 2022 Ram 1500 is so popular.

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