Ram's powerful 2500 and 3500 Heavy-Duty trucks return for 2022 with more to like than ever before. Across the HD range, buyers can choose between a gasoline-fueled 6.4L Hemi V8 and two iterations of a 6.7L Cummins inline 6-cylinder diesel. All gasoline engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, while a 6-speed automatic handles the additional torque of the diesels. A 6-speed HD automatic is also available in the 3500 paired with the high output version of the diesel engine. The 6.4L Hemi V8 makes 410 horsepower and 429 lb-feet of torque. The Cummins is rated at 370 horsepower and 850 lb-feet of torque at just 1,700 rpm. The high output engine jumps to 400 horsepower and an astonishing 1075 lb-feet of torque.
Diesel Rams employ a Ram Active Air intake system that draws more cool air from the front of the truck for more power in hot temperatures or at high altitude.
Ram HDs can be ordered with either rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. In 4-wheel-drive models, a front-axle disconnect system can help improve fuel economy. The Ram 3500 utilizes a Hotchkiss leaf-spring rear suspension, while 2500s have replaced leaf springs with a 5-link coil spring setup. Front suspension is now courtesy of a 3-link system. 2500s can be optioned with heavy-duty air suspension in place of the coil springs, which allow for driver-controlled load-leveling with precise, individual adjustment. Leaf-sprung 3500 dual-rear-wheel trucks with maximum tow packages also feature the air suspension system.
Ram understands that its trucks must last a lifetime. To stand behind them, Ram offers a 5-year or 100,000 miles warranty for diesel powertrains and 5-year or 60,000 miles for the gas powertrain.
On the interior, Ram HD trucks have been reconfigured to provide increased creature comforts. Available amenities include soft-touch instrument panels and door trim, 2-tone upholstery and contrasting stitching. Wood and metal inlays accent the interior and a largest-in-class 12-inch full-color touchscreen display serves as central command for the Ram HD. Heated and ventilated seating and a heated steering wheel are also available. Buyers can choose between bucket seats or a 40/20/40 bench configuration. In either case there's a multi-media port in the center with USB, SD and auxiliary inputs.
Seven trim levels are offered: Tradesman, SLT, Big Horn, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, Power Wagon (2500 only) and Limited. These can be configured with either 2- or 4-wheel drive, 2-door Regular-cab, 4-door Crew-cab or 4-door Mega cabs. Two bed lengths are offered, a 6'4" or 8'. Ram's patented Ram Box can be equipped in several trims, adding a secure storage system in the sides of the bed.
Each Ram HD offers a different set of interior appointments and equipment that can be tailored to fit basic work needs or provide a relatively luxurious cabin. Two different UConnect systems with the 12-inch touchscreen are offered both with Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. The top system also provides wireless Internet connectivity, as well as HD Radio and SiriusXM compatibility.
These are some of the standard equipment on the base Trademan trim, 17-inch steel wheels, cruise control, tilt adjustable steering wheel, Class V hitch receiver, seven pin harness, push button start, front vinyl bench seat, 5-inch touchscreen infotainment, 6-speakers, rear camera, and 5 USB ports. The Quad and Crew cabs have power windows and locks. Some items might vary depending on the cab style for all models.
The Big Horn/Lone Star adds 18-inch chrome wheels, heated mirrors, Ram Connect services, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, satellite radio, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment, mobile hotspot, trailer brake controller, power windows and locks including tailgate, remote keyless entry, and cloth bench seats.
The Laramie gets all the equipment on the previous trims plus, LED fog lights, full LED headlamps, power-folding side mirrors, power sliding rear window with defrost, acoustic front windows, proximity keyless entry, active noise cancellation, trailer light check system, dampened tailgate, dual gloveboxes, LED interior lighting, remote start, dual zone automatic climate control, 9 USB ports, front and rear parking sensors, power adjustable pedals, leather seats, power heated front seats, heated steering wheel, and 10-speakers.
The Off-Road Power Wagon is only available in the 2500 Crew Cab 6'4" box with 4x4 and includes equipment from the Big Horn and some from the Laramie. Some of the equipment offered we have a manual transfer case 4x4 system, black exterior badging and fender flairs, electric winch, skid plates, Hill descent control, locking front and rear axles, 17-inch aluminum wheels, disconnecting front stabilizer bars, and off-road tunned suspension.
The Limited Longhorn tops the Laramie with more luxury features, such as rain sensing wipes, projector beam headlamps, LED bed lighting, spray-in bedliner, remote tailgate release, ambient lighting, premium leather interior, bucket ventilated front seats, driver seat memory, and integrated navigation with voice activation.
The most luxurious Limited adds 20-inch wheels, power running boards, wireless charging pad, 12-inch touchscreen infotainment, RamBox (short bed only), and blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert.
Some of the packages available are Bed Utility, Chrome Appearance, Cold Weather, Convenience, Safety, Tradesman Level 1, Tradesman Level 2, 5th wheel/Gooseneck Towing Prep, Heated Seats and Wheel, Level A Equipment, Level C Equipment, Premium Lighting, Safety Group B, Sport Appearance, Laramie Level A, Laramie Level B Equipment, Night Edition, RamBox Utility, Tow-Mode Digital Rear-View Mirror, Power Wagon Level 1 Equipment, Power Wagon Level 2 Equipment, Power Wagon Level 3 Equipment, Power Wagon Off-Road, Towing Technology, Body-Color Bumper, Longhorn Level 1 Equipment, and Limited Level 1 Equipment.
Powerful And Efficient Drivetrain Offerings
Tow Ratings Up To 35,100 Pounds
Available UConnect Technology
Excellent Powertrain Warranty
The Ram 2500 and 3500 carry over into 2022 with a few changes that include a new Silver Edition package for Big Horn/Lone Star trims, a few upgrades in the Equipment package for the Power Wagon and trailering technology and lighting. Uconnect technology, which is faster and offers new content, is now standard on most trims.
Ram 2500 models are built to handle the most extreme towing tasks, while the 3500 models are aimed at commercial use and marketed towards ranchers and construction crews. Even compared to other automakers' heavy-duty trucks, the Ram 2500 and 3500 HD models have some of the best-appointed, most luxurious and most attractive interiors available in any pickup.