2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab

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Key Spec of 2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab
fuel economy

20/20/26

fuel type

Gasoline Hybrid

horsepower

305 hp @ 6400 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Powertrains are capable

Lower trims need more safety features

3 special editions now available

Seats are well-built

Infotainment sometimes slow to respond

Lots of features

On the pricier side

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The RAM 1500 is arguably one of the nicest options when you are on the hunt for a half ton pickup truck. The segment sees a lot of competition and is one of the most competitive segments if you are a manufacturer in the United States. This particular segment offers a lot of body styles, powertrain options as well as features. One of the most in demand vehicles is the 2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab.

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Latest Updates

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Over All Rating

5.5

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4.00
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Trims

HFE$36,737 onwards

  • LED reflector lamps

Rebel$48,140 onwards

  • All-Terrain tires
  • Black 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Electronic locking rear differential
  • LED reflector lamps
  • Underbody skid plates

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2022 RAM 1500
1
Price Drop, $103
Previous Price: $2778423 Jul 2022

2022 RAM 1500 Regular Cab

Lone Star Quad Cab RWD

Dealer Price
$27,681
Est. $375/mo
Excellent deal
$14,439 Below market
RMV: $42,120
Hemet, CA
MSRP $42,985
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2022 RAM 1500
5
Price Drop, $103
Previous Price: $2778423 Jul 2022

2022 RAM 1500 Regular Cab

Lone Star Quad Cab RWD

Dealer Price
$27,681
Est. $375/mo
Excellent deal
$14,439 Below market
RMV: $42,120
Hemet, CA
MSRP $42,985
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2022 RAM 1500
5
Price Rise, $3000
Previous Price: $2783819 Jul 2022

2022 RAM 1500 Regular Cab

Big Horn Quad Cab RWD

Dealer Price
$30,838
Est. $418/mo
Excellent deal
$13,978 Below market
RMV: $44,816
Imperial, CA
MSRP $42,785
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2022 RAM 1500
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2022 RAM 1500 Regular Cab

Dealer Price
$29,582
Est. $401/mo
Excellent deal
$13,218 Below market
RMV: $42,800
Chelsea, MI
MSRP $44,795
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2022 RAM 1500Home Delivery
22
Price Drop, $5880
Previous Price: $4137514 Jun 2022

2022 RAM 1500 Regular Cab

Big Horn Quad Cab 4WD

Dealer Price
$35,495
Est. $481/mo
Excellent deal
$15,686 Below market
RMV: $51,181
Scottsdale, AZ
MSRP $44,875
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2022 RAM 1500
19
Price Drop, $46
Previous Price: $3055023 Jul 2022

2022 RAM 1500 Regular Cab

Dealer Price
$30,504
Est. $414/mo
Excellent deal
$12,296 Below market
RMV: $42,800
Hemet, CA
MSRP $41,495
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2022 RAM 1500
16
Price Drop, $46
Previous Price: $3055023 Jul 2022

2022 RAM 1500 Regular Cab

Dealer Price
$30,504
Est. $414/mo
Excellent deal
$12,296 Below market
RMV: $42,800
Hemet, CA
MSRP $41,495
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2022 RAM 1500
23
Price Drop, $46
Previous Price: $3055023 Jul 2022

2022 RAM 1500 Regular Cab

Dealer Price
$30,504
Est. $414/mo
Excellent deal
$12,296 Below market
RMV: $42,800
Hemet, CA
MSRP $41,495
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2022 RAM 1500Home Delivery
18
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $3120815 Jul 2022

2022 RAM 1500 Regular Cab

Dealer Price
$30,708
Est. $416/mo
Excellent deal
$12,092 Below market
RMV: $42,800
Phoenix, AZ
MSRP $34,640
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Colors and Styles

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab in Agate Black color
Agate Black

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

For the 2022 model year, the RAM 1500 starts at an MSRP of $33,295 and comes with three new special editions. It arguably sets the benchmark in terms of the interiors and quality in several parameters. It is also a very well-loaded vehicle that comes with all the necessary features you would want and competes against the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab, GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab, and the Ford F-150 SuperCab.


Features

You are spoilt for choice if you go through the trim levels of the RAM 1500. However, the Quad Cab variant offers five trims in total, just like the 2021 model year did. The truck actually has three more trim levels which are only available in Crew Cab body style. These start at around $33,295 and go all the way up to $49,620 without options. RAM offers you everything including a fuel-efficient variant, a luxury variant, and an off-road performance variant. This can satisfy a wide range of users.

Trims

Tradesman

Tradesman HFE

Big Horn

Laramie

Rebel

MSRP(4x2)

$33,295

$35,145

$37,890

$42,880

$46,620

MSRP(4x4)

$36,795

N/A

$40,890

$45,580

$49,620

Key Features

18” x 7.5” steel painted wheels

Adds/upgrades to Tradesman

Adds/upgrades to Tradesman HFE:

Adds/upgrades to Big Horn:

Adds/upgrades to Big Horn:

 

4-way manually adjustable driver and passenger seats

Manual air conditioning

18” x 8” alloy wheels

18” x 8” aluminum base painted wheels

More aggressive styling

 

Acoustic front door glass

An external digital memory control

Automatic dimming exterior driver side mirror

8-way power-adjustable driver and passenger seats

LED exterior lighting

 

Heated exterior mirrors

Driver door bin

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Heated & ventilated front seats

Upgraded shocks and suspension tuning

 

5-inch infotainment display

Manual tilt/telescoping steering wheel

Deployable bed step

Heated steering wheel

Larger all-terrain tires

 

Halogen quad headlights

60/40 split rear seats

Power running boards

8.4-inch infotainment display

Hill descent control

 

 

 

Cloth bench seat

LED headlights

Four underbody skid plates

 

 

 

 

Remote proximity keyless entry

Electronic locking rear axle

Which trim should you buy?

When a truck comes with as many trims and optional extras as the 1500, it can be quite a task to determine which one would be ideal for your use. But we find that unless you’re buying the truck for commercial use, you will find that the base trim levels are not suited for most purposes. We have reviewed the 1500 TRX separately since it is a very different vehicle that is focused on performance. On the other hand, the Big Horn trim level strikes us as one of the best value for money options. In fact, given the extensive options list that RAM offers, one can pick more desirable features and still end up with a lighter price tag than the higher trim levels like Laramie. This would make it our pick.

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Release date

In terms of the release date, nothing has been confirmed by the brand. We are expecting that the 2022 model of the RAM 1500 will reach showrooms by the end of this year. Deliveries are also expected to start by then. The manufacturer has not revealed any of its cars nor provided press cars for the tests. So, in the absence of a clear confirmation as to when deliveries are about to start, one can only hope for cars by the end of this year.

Engine and Performance
6.0/10

RAM offers a wide range of powertrains starting from the 3.6 L V6 engine as standard which is naturally aspirated and produces a power output of 305 hp and 269 pound-feet of torque. However, if you feel that this is not fast enough for you, you can definitely have the 5.7 L Hemi V-8 engine. The 3.6 L V6 itself results in a decently quick truck when you combine it with the 8-speed automatic transmission that is effortless and smooth. The drivetrain is rear-wheel drive like most pickup trucks but there is also the option of all-wheel-drive. Although the horsepower rating of 305 might not seem like a lot, the RAM does a good job of translating that power down to the road. It has excellent acceleration figures resulting in a 0 to 60 mph time of 6.6 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 14.7 seconds which is pretty much class-leading. 

The top speed is nearly 130 mph which is not too fast but certainly enough for a pickup. It also has a towing capacity of 7740 pounds even though this is nothing close to the competition. There is not a lot to write home about when you’re talking about the handling of the RAM 1500. But it has a ride quality that is quite impressive. Many of its rivals still use traditional leaf spring suspension systems whereas the RAM has upgraded to coil springs or optional air suspension systems. The braking performance of the RAM 1500 is decent and lives up to the expectations that one would have out of an expensive car like this.

Models

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab

2022 Ford F-150 SuperCab

MSRP

$33,295

$34,210

$34,400

$33,525

Engine

3.6 L naturally aspirated V6

4.3L naturally aspirated V6

4.3L naturally aspirated V6

3.3L naturally aspirated V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

10-speed automatic 

Power 

305 hp @ 6,400 RPM

285 hp @ 5,300 RPM

285 hp @ 5,300 RPM

290 hp @ 6,500 RPM

Torque 

269 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

305 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM

305 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM

265 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

0-60 MPH 

6.6 secs

7.1 secs

7.0 secs

7.2 secs

Quarter Mile 

14.7 secs

15.3 secs

15.0 secs

15.2 secs

Top Speed 

130 MPH

130 MPH

130 MPH

130 MPH

Towing Capacity

7,740 lbs

9,300 lbs

9,200 lbs

10,000 lbs

One can see that among the competitors, the RAM is priced slightly lower but that applies only to the base variants. Among the decently equipped trim levels that are comparable, the RAM 1500 is rather on the pricier side. While the RAM can only do 7740 pounds, the class benchmark set by the Ford F-150 can tow 10,000 pounds. This is quite an important figure and the RAM certainly suffers a bit here. But in terms of acceleration, the RAM is the most powerful one among the lot.

Fuel Economy
7.0/10

Just when the RAM 1500 cannot get any more impressive, it does impress you again with its fuel efficiency. Even though we do not expect anything more than barely decent fuel efficiency figures from half-ton pickup trucks, these cars have begun to prove wrong. The RAM 1500 performs adequately well, returning an EPA estimated fuel efficiency rating of 20 MPG in the city, 25 MPG on the highway, and 22 MPG combined. Its fuel tank can hold 23 gallons which, when combined with its efficiency figures gives it an excellent range of 575 miles on the highway and 506 miles in the combined cycle per tank.

Models

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab

2022 Ford F-150 SuperCab

MPG (City)

20

16

16

20

MPG (Highway)

25

21

21

25

MPG (Combined)

22

17

17

22

Fuel Capacity 

23

24

24

26

Range (City/Highway/Combined) 

460/575/506

384/504/408

384/504/408

494/650/572

The 3.6 L V6 from RAM is an impressive engine and manages to come out on top in terms of fuel efficiency. However, the range figures are dominated by the Ford F-150 due to its 26-gallon tank that is a solid 3 gallons bigger than the RAM’s and 2 gallons bigger than the rest. Compared to these two cars, the GMC and the Chevrolet did not impress again and we sure hope they have some other strengths that make them competitive.

Interior
5.0/10

A few years ago, RAM redefined standards when it came to the interior quality of half-ton pickup trucks and continues to ride on that wave. It also has a very functional design with lots of storage compartments and excellent passenger space. If you opt for the higher trim level, you get a lot of soft-touch surfaces that can increase the material quality of the cabin and also make it feel very plush. Ingress and egress are very easy due to the focus given to ergonomics as well. One will not find any dearth of convenience features in this truck either.

Most models can be equipped with optional features that suggest heated and ventilated seats and panoramic sunroof which take the cabin experience to the next level. There is also a ton of space inside and the interior is filled with functional storage spaces that can fit all of your belongings. Seating is also provided for six people inside along with adequate legroom in the back. Cargo capacity is decent with a 6’4” cargo bed and is one of the advantages of the Quad Cab body style.

Models

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab

2022 Ford F-150 SuperCab

Seating Capacity

6

6

6

6

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.9/66.0/40.9

43.0/66.0/44.5

43.0/66.0/44.5

40.8/66.7/43.9

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.8/65.7/45.2

40.1/65.2/43.4

40.1/66.2/43.4

40.4/65.9/43.6

Cargo Capacity (Cu Ft)

61.6

71.7

71.7

62.3

We find that the Quad Cab body style does strike a good balance between cargo capacity and interior space. The rivals have, however, caught up a bit in terms of interiors but the brand still has the final word. Even though they are all spacious, the material quality is a bit better in the RAM. One finds that the front row is a bit smaller but it is still very much enough for most body types. We find that the Chevrolet and GMC offer better cargo capacity which is a relief because we have finally found one strength in them. Some standard features include:

  • Rearview Monitor
  • Hands-free text messaging assistant
  • Remote keyless entry with push-button ignition
  • Cruise control with illuminated steering-mounted controls
  • Power windows and door locks
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Sun visors and extension
  • Front and rear map lights
  • Two dash-mounted 12V DC power outlets

What’s there to keep you entertained?

This is one of the only points of the RAM as the infotainment system needs an update soon. When it comes to infotainment options, there are plenty but the system can sometimes be a little slow to respond. The infotainment screen is an 8.4-inch screen while there is a 12-inch infotainment display available as an option. The sound system provided with the car is also pretty much adequate but there are more expensive systems available as optional extras. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also provided and make for seamless smartphone integration. There are various charging points and the system also offers navigation. At the base trim level, the Tradesman offers a 5-inch infotainment system. Some features of the infotainment system include: 

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen UConnect 4C infotainment
  • Bluetooth
  • Optional navigation
  • Remote USB Port
  • SiriusXM radio
  • Active Noise control
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Satellite radio
  • Rearview camera
  • HomeLink
Exterior
2.0/10

The looks of the RAM 1500 are a bit conservative but have slowly started evolving into a sharper design. We have begun to feel that it can probably use an exterior design update. It looks more like a traditional pickup truck with several modern design elements. Road presence is however a strong point but most versions of this truck feel like it is under-tired even though they ride on pretty massive wheels.

Models

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab

2022 Ford F-150 SuperCab

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,160

4,920

4,950

4,069

Length (in)

241.8

241.2

231.7

231.9

Width (in)

82.1

81.2

81.2

79.9

Height (in)

77.4

75.3

75.5

75.6

Ground Clearance (in)

8.1

8.1

8.1

8.5

Wheelbase (in)

153.5

156.9

147.4

145.0

The RAM 1500 is a little larger in nearly every single aspect and this explains why it is heavier as well. In terms of weight, the RAM is as heavy as a small mountain at 5160 pounds. The Ford F-150 is lighter by almost 1000 pounds which is a huge difference. The Ford also offers more ground clearance which can make for a better off-road vehicle right from the get-go. Some standout features include:

  • LED headlights
  • LED DRLs
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • 18" alloy wheels
  • Heated and powered side mirrors
  • Optional powered side steps
  • LED taillights
  • All-season tires
Safety
9.0/10

In terms of safety, the RAM does not offer a lot of driver assistance features in the lower trims but it does offer a lot in the higher trim levels. It has also received a five-star safety rating from NHTSA which is a guarantee of its potential. But the IIHS did not name it as a Top Safety Pick due to its score in the small overlap frontal crash test. There are a lot of action as well as passive safety features and this truck. Some of the standout safety features include: 

  • Driver Drowsiness Monitoring
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Reverse Brake Assist
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
Competition
4.0/10

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Vs. 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab

The Chevrolet Silverado does not feel like it is in the same league as the RAM. The RAM 1500 is the least expensive of its three rivals and yet manages to provide more than its competition in nearly every single aspect. The Chevrolet has better cargo space but that is about the only advantage that it has. In every other aspect, we would pick the RAM. The RAM 1500 is more luxurious, more powerful as well as better to drive.

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab vs. 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab 

The GMC Sierra 1500 is the more luxurious hydration of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and hence suffers from the same defects as its Chevrolet cousin. However, it provides some more features and hence makes up for a little bit. However, and the extra price that it is offered at, one would not feel like picking it. It is also a little down in terms of interior space and in terms of exterior dimensions, it is slightly smaller than the RAM. It has better towing capacity and cargo capacity but comes up short otherwise.

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Vs. 2022 Ford F-150 SuperCab

The Ford F-150 is an excellent competition for the RAM and obese trucks are responsible for driving up each other’s standards. The Ford does not accelerate faster than the but has much better-towing capacity and that is a definite advantage that it has. Both the trucks provide a lot of options when it comes to convenience features, safety features, and infotainment options. Both of them also have excellent fuel efficiency.

Final Verdict

The new RAM 1500 Quad Cab is the best option if you want a half-ton pickup truck that has both interiors as well as cargo space. It is the most fuel-efficient truck and also promises to be the sportiest one with excellent acceleration and braking. The interior quality as well as the ride quality is also among the best that we have ever tested. We are very tempted to buy one and would definitely recommend it to someone who is on the hunt for a new truck.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$36737

body style

4dr Quad Cab

engine type
displacement

220 cu in

horse power

305 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

269 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

228.9 in

wheelbase

140.5 in

width

82.1 in

curb weight

2719 lbs

Height

77.6 in

capacity
cargo volume

61.5 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

20/20/26 mpg


RAM 1500 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$35,518
5 Year Cost To Own
$48,245
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $48,245
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$7,009$1,366$1,292$1,517$1,437$12,621
Insurance$1,358$1,406$1,455$1,506$1,558$7,283
Fuel$2,558$2,634$2,713$2,795$2,878$13,578
Maintenance$231$817$398$2,287$392$4,125
RepairsNANA$141$335$490$966
Financing Interest$1,910$1,536$1,137$712$257$5,552
Taxes and Fees$3,173$250$241$233$223$4,120
Total Cost-To-Own$16,239$8,009$7,377$9,385$7,235$48,245
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