March 4

2022 Ram 1500: Towing Capacity


If you’re looking for a versatile truck with a powerful presence, the latest lineup of the iconic RAM 1500 might suit your needs. One of the strongest pickup trucks on the market, this high-tech and fuel-efficient pickup truck can pull heavy loads on any terrain. If you’re shopping for a pickup truck in the Plano, Texas, area, you can explore our inventory of brand-new RAM 1500 trucks. Read on to learn about the 2022 RAM 1500’s towing capacity and features.

2022 RAM 1500 Engines

2022 Ram 1500 Hemi Engine

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You can choose from six trim levels on the 2022 RAM 1500: Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel, Limited, and Limited Longhorn, and you can outfit most with the engine of your choice. Here are the engine options:

  • Supercharged 6.2L V-8 Engine: This engine offers 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
  • 5.7-liter V-8 Engine: This engine offers 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
  • A 5.7-liter V-8 engine with eTorque offers 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
  • A 3.6-liter V-6 engine with eTorque offers 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel Engine offers 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque.

The base engine is the 3.6-liter V-6, which comes with eTorque, a type of technology usually used in hybrid vehicles. This internal system replaces the alternator and makes use of stored brake energy for a more efficient drive. All RAM 1500 vehicles come with a rear-wheel drive, but you can upgrade to four-wheel drive.

The 3.6-liter V-6 engine gets 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, though it loses one mpg with four-wheel drive in both environments. The EcoDiesel engine is the most fuel-efficient of the lineup, getting 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway with rear-wheel drive and 21 mpg in the city, and 29 mpg on the road. 

The 5.7-liter V-8 engine gets 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, though that figure drops to 21 mpg if you use four-wheel drive. If you choose the eTorque edition of the V-8 engine, you gain extra fuel efficiency at 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive brings highway efficiency down to 22 mpg.

2022 RAM Exterior Features

The latest RAM features the rugged exterior style you associate with this famous pickup, and you can customize its appearance to your liking. The 2022 RAM comes in a wide variety of paint colors, including:

  • Bright White.
  • Ivory White.
  • Billet Silver Metallic.
  • Patriot Blue.
  • Hydro Blue.
  • Delmonico Red.
  • Flame Red.
  • Granite Crystal Metallic.
  • Diamond Black Crystal.
  • Maximum Steel Metallic.

You can also pair two colors together for a two-tone exterior. Here are the combinations you can choose from:

  • Ivory White and Walnut Brown Metallic.
  • Granite Crystal Metallic and Diamond Black Crystal.
  • Hydro Blue and Diamond Black Crystal.
  • Flame Red and Diamond Black Crystal.
  • Bright White and Diamond Black Crystal.

On Crew Cab models, you can choose between a 5’7″ bed and a 6’4″ bed. Quad Cab models come with a 6’4″ bed. Additional bed features are available, including a trailer hitch light to help you load your vehicle and monitor your trailer’s movement even at night, a weather-friendly dampened tailgate, and a power-release tailgate that responds to a key fob. Optional upgrades can add a bed extender, a bed liner, tie-downs, and heated exterior windows.

2022 RAM Interior

The 2022 RAM 1500 boasts a spacious interior with plenty of room for passengers and interior storage space for cargo. The RAM seats up to six, with buckets in the front and excess legroom in the back. You can fold the rear seats for more storage in both Crew Cab and Quad Cab models. Higher trim levels come with high-grade materials inside like leather and wood, and you can outfit your interior with comforts like heated seats and adjustable seat controls. The latest RAM 1500 trucks also employ noise-cancellation technology to give you and your passengers a peaceful experience.

A 5-inch touch screen comes standard, while higher trims size up to 8.4-inch or 12-inch screens. The Uconnect 5C system comes standard in all trim levels, but the Tradesmen and this internal system offers top-notch graphics, intuitive design, and a host of connectivity options. Uconnect 5C comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, allows wireless charging, has a built-in navigation system, and allows you to connect an in-truck Amazon Alexa with any Alexa devices you have at home. You can also set up a hot spot in the truck to make it remote work-friendly.

2022 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

The 3.6-liter V-6 engines can tow up to 7,730 pounds with a payload capacity of 2,300 pounds. For more strength, consider the V-8 engine, which tows up to 12,750 at a payload capacity of 1,830 pounds. If payload capacity is your priority, the eTorque system brings the V-8’s payload capacity up to 1,970 pounds. The eTorque V-8 engine can tow up to 11,610 pounds. 

For maximum power, opt for the EcoDiesel engine, which has a towing capacity of 12,560 and a payload capacity of 2,300 pounds. You can further secure and control your cargo with towing features like trailer sway control, hill start assist, and a 360-degree trailer camera. 

2022 RAM 1500 Trucks in Plano, Texas

For a durable truck that can pull even the heaviest loads, visit Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Plano, Texas. Our team of experts can help you learn more about these rugged, work-ready trucks. To test out the latest RAM 1500’s high-tech infotainment system and adaptable drive features, schedule a test drive today. We can help you find the one with the power, style, and durability you need. 

If you’re ready to buy a RAM 1500 in McKinley, Denton, Lewisville, or Plano, Texas, consider getting pre-approved so you can get behind the wheel of your new truck sooner. Whether you’re planning to use your new truck for family vacations, heavy-duty work, or everyday errands, we’re ready to help you find it.


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