Automotive Reviews

In-Depth Automotive Reviews

2022 Ram 1500


Starting from CAD $45,026

Disclaimer: Vehicles are provided by manufacturers and dealers, but our content is independently produced and not sponsored by them.

The Ram 1500 stands out in a segment full of excellent trucks thanks to its potent powertrain, stylish exterior, spacious interior, excellent safety scores, and generous storage capacity. It also has the best diesel fuel economy in its class, which should make this a top pick if you want a diesel truck. Although some rivals have more engine options and the Ram can’t haul as much as a Ford or Chevy, it still offers enough advantages over the competition to warrant a test drive when looking for a new truck.

Performance & Handling

The 2022 Ram 1500 offers a variety of engine options to meet the needs of all shoppers. Our tester came with the V8 engine that provides ample power and performance, allowing the Ram 1500 to accelerate without feeling sluggish. This means that when you need to accelerate quickly, such as when merging onto the highway or overtaking other cars, the V8 engine delivers a smooth and effortless experience. The eight-speed automatic transmission in the Ram performs admirably, providing seamless and precise gear shifts. The smooth shifts contribute to a refined driving experience and help ensure that power is delivered efficiently from the engine to the wheels.

When it comes to handling, the Ram 1500 also impresses. The light steering provides ease of maneuverability, making it easier to navigate through various driving situations such as parking or making tight turns. Additionally, the decent handling of the Ram 1500 contributes to its overall stability and control on the road.


Technology & Connectivity

Our tester came with the optional 12-inch infotainment screen. While this large display is attractive and provides ample screen real estate for viewing various functions and information, its vertical orientation has drawn some criticism from journalists. Some reviewers have mentioned that the vertical layout overwhelms the dashboard and may not be aesthetically pleasing to everyone. However, we enjoyed using it and prefer it over the 8.4-inch screen. Not only does it make the interior look technologically advanced, but it also just looks good.

The 2022 Ram 1500 is equipped with the Uconnect infotainment system, which is regarded as one of the best in the market in terms of usability and functionality. The latest iteration of the system, Uconnect 5, offers several improvements over its predecessor. Uconnect 5 brings notable enhancements such as increased speed, sharper graphics, and expanded memory capacity. These improvements contribute to a more responsive and visually appealing user interface, making it easier and more enjoyable to navigate through menus and access various features. The increased memory capacity also ensures smoother performance and allows for faster loading times when using different applications.

One great feature of the Uconnect 5 is the ability to connect two wireless devices simultaneously. This feature is especially useful for passengers who want to connect their smartphones or tablets to the system to stream media or access other online content. It provides flexibility and convenience, allowing multiple passengers to enjoy their preferred devices without the need for cables or additional accessories. Another area where the Uconnect 5 shines is its wireless update capability. The system can receive over-the-air updates, eliminating the need to visit a dealership or manually update the software. This ensures that the system stays up to date with the latest features, improvements, and bug fixes, providing a seamless user experience.

Interior & Comfort

The 2022 Ram 1500 offers a spacious cabin, providing a pleasant environment for both drivers and passengers. Thanks to high-quality materials, the interior looks great, especially on the higher trim levels. Spending time in the cabin is a pleasure, as it offers a combination of comfort and advanced features. The controls within the cabin are well-placed and easily accessible, allowing the driver to operate them without much effort. Additionally, the driver’s seating position provides a commanding view of the road, enhancing visibility and confidence while driving. While the rearview mirror may be slightly undersized, the Ram compensates for it with large windows that provide excellent outward visibility. This helps the driver to have a clear view of their surroundings, improving safety and maneuverability.

Passenger comfort is a priority in the Ram 1500, as it offers ample headroom, legroom, and shoulder room in all seats. This ensures that occupants in both the front and rear seats have plenty of space to relax and stretch out. One advantage of the Ram 1500 over rival trucks is its generous rear legroom, which is particularly beneficial if you often have taller passengers in the back. The cabin is really quiet thanks to minimal road and wind noise, even at highway speeds.

Cargo Space & Storage

The towing capabilities of the 2022 Ram 1500 are impressive within its class. Most configurations of the Ram 1500 have strong tow ratings, with the ability to tow over 11,000 lbs. When equipped with a V8 or diesel engine, some configurations can even tow more than 12,000 lbs. In terms of utility and storage, the Ram 1500 offers a range of features to accommodate the needs of users. One such feature is the optional RamBox locking bins, which are integrated into the sides of the truck. These bins provide secure storage for tools, equipment, or any items that need to be protected. The RamBox bins are a convenient addition for those who require on-the-go storage solutions without sacrificing bed space.

The interior of the Ram 1500 is also designed with storage in mind. It offers plenty of storage space throughout the cabin, ensuring that there are ample options for organizing and stowing items. Small compartments in the front provide convenient storage for smaller items, such as smartphones, wallets, or keys, allowing easy access while keeping them within reach. Additionally, the truck features a large center console, which provides a spacious storage area for larger items. Furthermore, the Ram 1500 offers the option of concealed storage areas underneath the back seats. These hidden storage compartments are a valuable addition, providing extra space to keep items secure and out of sight.

Fuel Economy

The 3.6-litre Pentastar engine, which has a good mix between performance and efficiency, will continue to be the default engine option for the Ram 1500. The fuel economy figure for the base powertrain is 11.9 L/100 km in the city and 9.4 L/100 km on the highway. The 5.7-litre HEMI V8 engine is rated at 16.2 L/100 km in the city and 10.5 L/100 km on the highway. If you are looking to buy the diesel model, the 3.0-litre EcoDiesel is rated at 11.1 L/100 km in the city and 8.0 L/100 km on the highway.


Ram Canada

Shop The Latest Lease Offers and Deals from Ram

Clicking on link redirects you to OEM site

Ram Canada

Shop The Latest Lease Offers and Deals from Ram

Clicking on link redirects you to OEM site

You May Also Like






CR-V Hybrid