2022 Ram 3500 HD
Ram Trucks were first known for one thing – a good work truck. Able to handle heavy payloads and tow plenty, a pickup truck from Ram could get it done. As time goes on, the automaker has used the 1500 model lineup to expand on lifestyle and make Ram more about work trucks. But when you have a hard job to do, you can get it done with a Ram 3500 HD pickup truck.
6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel
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For 2022, there aren’t any changes to the Ram 3500 in terms of power. With five trims – Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited – configuration is still key, able to come with two or four-wheel drive (4×4). Consumers can also find a nice combination with a Crew Cab and a 6’4” or 8-ft truck bed box or a Mega Cab with a 6’4’ box. In addition, a Regular size cab and an 8ft box is possible on the Tradesman and Big Horn trims.
The standard engine throughout the lineup is a 410hp 6.4-liter HEMI V8, capable of generating 429 lb-ft of torque. Every trim also has the option of trading this engine out for one of two other options. Also available are a 6.7-liter I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, and the 6.7-liter I6 Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel engine. The Cummins Turbo can generate 370 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque, whereas the HO engine is capable of generating 420 horsepower and a best-in-class 1075 lb-ft of torque.
Transferring all that power to the wheels is an 8-speed automatic transmission, but a 6-gear option is also available. The 2022 Ram 3500 HD is still a powerhouse, able to tow anywhere from 14,170 pounds to 23,000 pounds. If properly equipped, a 3500 HD with more torque could tow between 18,210 pounds to a whopping 37,100 pounds, a best-in-class towing capability for the 2021 Ram 3500.
Features found on the Ram 3500 HD are pretty much the same as last year. Many features are standard past the Tradesman base trim, such as heated exterior mirrors, mirrors with turn signals, mirror running lights, and automatic headlamps (also found on Tradesman). For more convenient features, past the Big Horn, consumers will find mirrors with memory, power-heated trailer tow folding memory mirrors, LED bed lighting, automatic high-beam control, and LED Dome lamp, and LED tail lamps. All trims come with 18-inch wheels standard, except for the Limited trim, equipped with 20-inch wheels
Cloth upholstery seems to be the standard, but if looking for an upscale looking working truck, consumers will find leather upholstery on the Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited trims. The Big Horn can upgrade to an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, standard on the rest of the lineup, and the Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited trims come standard with an 8-way power adjustable front passenger seat. The Tradesman and Big Horn trims come with a 40/20/50 split bench rear seat, with the rest of the lineup coming with a 60/40 split bench.
If looking for more convenience, the Big Horn and Laramie trims can upgrade to bucket seats, standard on the Limited Longhorn and Limited. Other upscale features found on the lineup past the Big Horn include leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, plus heated front seats. The Limited Longhorn and Limited come with heated second-row seats (available on Laramie) and ventilated front seats. Automatic dual-zone a/c control is standard on the Laramie forward, available on the Tradesman and Big Horn.
Like usual, Uconnect 3 on a 5-inch display is the standard, but only on the Tradesman. Changing the game, the rest of the lineup comes with Uconnect 5 on an 8.4-inch display (12.0-inch touchscreen with navigation available, standard on the Limited trim). From the Big Horn onward, consumers can also get a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot, Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and steering wheel mounted audio controls (available upgrade on Big Horn). HD Radio is available on the Big Horn and Laramie trims, standard on the Limited Longhorn and Limited trims.
A four-speaker system comes standard on the Tradesman, with a six-speaker audio system available, standard on the Big Horn, with premium speakers available on the Big Horn. The rest of the lineup comes with a nine Alpine speaker system with a subwoofer. A 17-speaker sound system from Harman Kardon is available on the Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited trims.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2022 Ram 3500 comes with many basic safety features, such as advanced multistage front airbags, supplemental front-mounted and side-curtain airbags, traction and stability control systems, a ParkView backup camera, trailer sway damping, and trailer brake control. Throughout the lineup, advanced safety features are sprinkled around, such as ParkSense park assist with forward and reverse stop, blind-spot and cross-path detection, full-speed forward-collision warning plus, Lane Keep Assist, and a surround-view camera.
All-new Ram trucks are covered by a basic 3-year/36,000-mile warranty, a 5-year/100,000-mile diesel powertrain warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile gas powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for 5 years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through warranty for 5 years and unlimited miles. Free towing to the nearest Ram Truck dealer is also covered, if necessary. Coverage is also transferable.