2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab

MSRP $35,075 - $47,460

Ranked #5 in Fullsize Pickup-truck

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

Updated on: September 8, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The RAM 1500 Quad Cab is the extended wheelbase version of the famous RAM 1500 with 4 doors, more practicality, and better workhorse capabilities. The looks of the new generation RAM 1500 have got much better in every way. It now looks more aerodynamic and more characterful. However, For 2022, it is speculated to have some minor exterior revamps. Speaking of the engine, as always, it comes with some power-packed engine. There are a lot of good things to talk about in this RAM 1500 Quad Cab. To start with, with its spot-on suspension setup, it delivers an amazing ride quality with oodles of comfort and quite stellar off-roading capabilities. 

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Pros

Ride quality is next level

Spacious and Generous cabin

Powerful and a fuel-efficient engine

Adept off-roader

Cons

Advanced and clever safety features are available only in the higher trims

What's New?

Minor exterior changes are expected for 2022.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$35075

bodystyle

dr Quad Cab

engine type

transmission

8-Automatic

fuel economy

highway range

460.00 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

HFE$35,075 onwards

Rebel$47,460 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab in Agate Black color
Agate Black

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Inside the interior, everything is pretty much premium and modern. Although the design of the interior looks simple, they have thrown in some features for top-notch comfort and safety. There are also rumors that it might pack a new powerful hybrid powertrain that is more efficient and quick at once. Also, the RAM 1500 is the most affordable pickup truck on the lot. Moreover, the RAM has some serious competition which has been prolonging for decades now. Some of the key competitors are the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab, Ford F-150 SuperCab, and the GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab.

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Features

The 2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab comes in three different trim levels namely Tradesman, HFE, Big Horn, and Laramie. All the trims except HFE come with both Rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive options, whereas the HFE trim comes as a rear-wheel-drive option only. It is expected to start at a price of around $30,000 for the base tradesman trim and goes all the way up to $42,500 for the Rear-wheel drive version and the All wheel drive option would cost you an additional $3500 which is pretty much a great deal. All the trims of the RAM 1500 Quad Cab come equipped with a diesel-powered 3.0-liter V6 that is capable of churning out 260 horsepower and a colossal 480 lb-ft of torque. Obviously, the base trim also features it. 

You also get 2 more engine options such as a 3.6-liter V6 engine and a 5.7-liter V8 engine which is the most powerful engine of the bunch. As standard, you get some modern features like 18” x 7.5” steel painted wheels, 4-way manually adjustable driver and passenger seats, heated exterior mirrors, a 5-inch infotainment display, Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and Variable Intermittent Wipers. On the top trim, everything gets plush and premium. You get Heated & ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, an 8.4-inch infotainment display, LED headlights, and so on. Let’s have a look at some of the salient features in the table below. 

Trims

Tradesman

HFE

Big Horn

Laramie

MSRP(4x2)

$32,795

$34,645

$37,290

$41,980

MSRP(4x4)

$36,295

N/A

$40,790

$45,480

Key Features

18” x 7.5” steel painted wheels

Adds/upgrades to Tradesman

Adds/upgrades to Tradesman HFE:

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

 

Acoustic front door glass

An external digital memory control

Automatic dimming exterior driver side mirror

8-way power-adjustable driver and passenger seats

 

Heated exterior mirrors

Driver door bin

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Heated & ventilated front seats

 

5-inch infotainment display

Manual tilt/telescoping steering wheel

Deployable bed step

Heated steering wheel

 

Halogen quad headlights

60/40 split rear seats

Power running boards

8.4-inch infotainment display

 

5-inch touchscreen 

six-speaker stereo

Cloth bench seat

LED headlights

 

six-speaker stereo

5-inch touchscreen 

Foglights

Remote proximity keyless entry

 

Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel

Manual Air Conditioning

60/40-split folding rear seat

Power mirrors and power rear window

Which trim should you buy?

As you can see, the base trim is pretty much bare bones and you get modern gimmicks only in the Laramie trim. However, the most value-for-money trim here is the Big Horn trim which is priced at $37,290 for the rear-wheel-drive option and $40,790 for the all-wheel-drive trim. You get features like a Leather-wrapped steering wheel, available integrated voice command with Bluetooth, Metal-Look Gear Shifter Material, Deluxe Sound Insulation, 4 Way Front Headrests, and so on. 

You also get access to some top-notch packages like Max Tow Package (HEMI) which would cost you an additional $995 from its price. The Trailer Tow Group adds features like Trailer Light Check, Trailer Brake Control, and Trailer Reverse Steering Control. The Built-To-Serve Edition, on the other, offers Black Door Handles, 9 Amplified Speakers w/Subwoofer, and LED Taillamps. The Laramie trim, on the other hand, is the best pick for those who want oodles of luxury and comfort features in their pickup truck

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Release date:

  • The 2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab is expected to arrive at the dealerships by the third quarter of this year.

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Engine and Performance

All the trims of the 2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab are available in three engine options. The base engine on offer is a 3.6 Liter V6 that is capable of thumping out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Obviously, the LE trim also features it. The engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission, and you can either have it as an FWD or an AWD option. It also offers a diesel-powered 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers relatively good fuel economy. This engine puts out 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. The massive 5.7-liter V8 engine, on the other hand, offers instantaneous power on demand. It puts out 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque which is the most powerful engine option here.

Coming to the performance numbers, the base 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine shoots from 0-60 MPH in just 6.6 seconds. The quarter-mile run takes around 14.7 seconds to complete and also hits a top speed of 130 mph which is truly impressive for a pickup truck of this size. Moreover, with its strong torque output, it is capable of towing tremendous loads with so much ease. Despite being a large pickup truck, it handles well when compared to some other rivals in its segment.

Models

RAM 1500 Quad Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab

GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab

Ford F-150 SuperCab

MSRP

$32,795

$33,710

$33,900

$33,025

Engine

3.6L 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

Among the competition, the RAM 1500 clearly delivers the most horsepower straight out of the factory, but the other pickup truck is equally potent. The GMC Sierra 1500 is actually the second quickest vehicle of the bunch, it accelerates from 0-60 mph in 7 seconds with a quarter-mile time of 15 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph which is on par with the segment. The slowest vehicle here is the Chevrolet Silverado which produces 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. It hits 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds and a quarter-mile run in 15.3 seconds. Both GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado are equipped with the same engine platform. However, the GMC Sierra edges over the Silverado in terms of performance figures.

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Fuel Economy

This pickup truck has a solid reputation for its fuel efficiency. The RAM 1500 Quad Cab is on the top of the table when it comes to EPA fuel efficiency ratings. With a fuel tank that can hold 23 gallons of gasoline, it offers a great driving range. The RAM 1500 Quad Cab, with the standard 3.6-liter V6 engine, is good for 20 mpg in the city. On the highway, the RAM 1500 is at its best with 25 miles to the gallon and a combined 22 mpg. These are great numbers, despite having the most powerful engine. However, with a 23 gallon on offer, it covers a driving range of 460 miles in the city, 575 miles on the highway, and a combined 506 miles which turns out to be mediocre numbers when compared to some of its rivals.

Models

RAM 1500 Quad Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab

GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab

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

Among the competition, In terms of highway range, the RAM 1500 Quad Cab is good for 575 miles with a full tank. But with a bigger 26 gallon-sized tank, the Ford F-150 SuperCab gets the most range with 650 miles on the highway and 572 miles in the mixed conditions. Both Ford and RAM offer the same mileage overall. The GM twins, on the other hand, come with similar fuel efficiency figures as well. Both these cars return 16 mpg in the city, 21 mpg on the highway, and a combined 17 mpg which happens to be the least fuel-efficient pickup trucks in the segment. Moreover, these trucks can cover a distance of 384 miles in the city, 504 miles on the highway, and a combined 408 miles which is quite dismal.

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Interior

Unlike some other rivals, the RAM 1500 offers a stylish-looking interior with modern elements all over the cabin. Although the design of the dashboard looks boxy, the materials used inside the cabin are very premium and made using high-grade materials. It has another trick up its sleeve which is a dual-tone interior with a handful of color options such as Lt Frost Beige / Black, Light Mountain Brown / Blk, and Diesel Gray / Black. The seats used in the base trim are 4 way manually adjustable with cloth upholstery. You still get 4-way adjustable seats but with power adjustment in the Laramie trim. Moreover, the seats are wrapped in leather inside the Laramie trim. 

The steering wheel looks big and chunky with audio and call controls mounted on it. Moreover, it is capable of seating 6 passengers with oodles of comfort. In terms of dimensions, the RAM 1500 Quad Cab has a modest cabin with a front and rear headroom space of 40.9 inches and 39.8 inches respectively. The legroom, on the other hand, measures 40.9 inches in the front and 45.2 inches in the rear. The Shoulder room, however, is on par with all the rivals in its segment. On the downside, it offers a dismal cargo space of 61.6 cubic feet which is comparatively lesser.

Models

RAM 1500 Quad Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab

GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab

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

In comparison, Both the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab and GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab get the most amount of headroom and legroom in the front row measuring 43 inches. The RAM 1500 Quad Cab’s 40.9-inches of headroom space at the front is marginally similar to Ford’s 40.8 inches of headroom. However, with 41.4-inches of legroom space. Nevertheless, the RAM 1500 gets the most spacious second row in this competition with tremendous legroom of 45.2 inches. Speaking of cargo capacity, the GM twins win the competition with a 71.7 cubic feet cargo space. Some of the standout interior features include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Optional Driver Seat Memory
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Optional Heated Leather Steering Wheel
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Power mirrors and power rear window

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The RAM has improved the standards of the infotainment system in the new generation RAM 1500. it now gets a 5-inch touchscreen display in the base and mid-trims. The top trim, however, offers a large 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen with crisp graphics and runs on Uconnect 4C smart interface. The base Tradesman trim gets Bluetooth connectivity, AM/FM radio, USB port, and auxiliary audio input, with a six-speaker sound system, as part of its infotainment set up which is pretty much bare bones. However, the top trim more intuitive features such as

  • 10 Alpine Speakers
  • 506w Regular Amplifier
  • 8.4" touchscreen display
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Speed Compensated Volume Control
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Exterior

As for the exterior, the RAM is speculated to have some slight changes in the exterior design to make it look more rugged and bold than before. It still retains the design of the same headlights which look stylish and imposing and slightly looks like it has been derived from the Dodge Charger. The Huge front grille with the RAM badging looks simply amazing. Moreover, this body style comes with 4 doors. The bodywork of the pickup truck is simple with clean crease lines. The taillights, on the other hand, look subtle and simple with LED brake lights. 

It also comes with large 18-inch alloy wheels with wide tires which gives it an elevated dance with great off-roading capabilities. On the flip side, it is the heaviest car in its segment weighing 5160 lbs. Moving on to the dimensions part, it happens to be the largest truck in the segment measuring a length of 241.8 inches and a width of 82.1 inches. With its tall stature, it is not so good in terms of handling. However, it flaunts 8.1 inches of ground clearance resulting in stellar off-roading capabilities. It also has a wheelbase of 153.5 inches which is the second-highest In its division.

Models

RAM 1500 Quad Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab

GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab

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

Comparing the competition, both the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab and GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab are one of the widest cars in this segment at 81.2-inches. On the other hand, the RAM 1500 Quad Cab is the longest car in this segment measuring 241.8 inches. The Ford F-150 SuperCab with a ground clearance of 8.5-inches sits higher than all the other pickup trucks in the competition. Except for the Ford, all the other trucks come with the same ground clearance of 8.1 inches. Some of the Standout exterior features are listed below:

  • 18-inch steel wheels
  • Foglights
  • Power heated mirrors 
  • Chrome Exterior Mirrors
  • LED Brakelights
  • Chrome Exterior Mirrors
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Chrome Rear Step Bumper

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Safety

The RAM 1500 has always been one of the safest tracks in its class and the new RAM 1500 is no different. The RAM 1500 Quad Cab earns a 4-star rating from the NHTSA which seems to be a decent rating. However, it scores a combined Good rating in all crash tests from IIHS which pretty much sums up how well the pickup truck is built. However, the safety features also play an important role in terms of safety. As standard, some of the safety features in the base trim include. Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning, Electronic Stability Control, ParkView Back-Up Camera, and ABS And Driveline Traction Control. Some other significant safety features in the Top trims are listed below:

  • Front Collision Mitigation
  • Forward Collision Warning-Plus
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Trailer sway damping
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Competition

2021 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Vs Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab:

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab is another veteran pickup truck in this segment. It comes with a bigger engine but it loses out to the RAM in terms of efficiency. When it comes to the interior, it has a better headroom than the RAM 1500. However, the RAM 1500 has better off-roading capabilities and destroys the Chevy Silverado in terms of performance. RAM is a better pick of them both and more affordable too.

2021 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Vs GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab:

The GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab, on the other hand, is just another different version of the Silverado. It offers the same V6 engine that you can find in the Silverado. The RAM seems to be the clear winner here as well. It offers better performance, fuel efficiency, and a better-looking truck inside out. For the chore works, the GMC Sierra seems to be a better option as it offers a bigger cargo space. It is a decent pick in this segment.

2021 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Vs Ford F-150 SuperCab:

The Ford F-150 SuperCab is also a very reliable and robust truck. The Ford always retains its build quality. However, in terms of performance, it stays behind the RAM 1500. Surprisingly, both these cars offer the same fuel efficiency. When it comes to comfort, both these pickup trucks are equally good. Ford also offers a premium and top interior quality. The Ford F-150 is also worth considering if power is not your concern.

2022 RAM 1500 Quad Cab Final Verdict

The RAM 1500 Quad Cab dominates its counterparts in almost every aspect. On the flip side, it has minimal cargo space and a mediocre-sized cabin. Apart from that, it is the best pickup truck out there in this segment, it has rapid performance with great fuel efficiency. It is also the best off-roading truck with a very advanced and smart all-wheel-drive system. When it comes to buying, the RAM 1500 Quad is the one that offers the best bits of everything.