2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab

MSRP $47,050

Ranked #4 in Fullsize Pickup-truck

2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 16, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The RAM 2500 Crew Cab is the ultimate workhorse pickup. With a durable, stylish wrangler exterior, wrangler suspension, and an innovative interior, the RAM 2500 Crew Cab is built to provide the best transportation to any destination. Featuring a convenient towing capacity, high payload capacity, and payload length, this vehicle is sure to impress all users. The 2022 RAM 2500 offers a full line of powerful and efficient new engines. Although RAM made some big changes in the 2021 version, we won't see anything as significant in the 2022 iteration. 

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Pros

Well refined ride quality

Powerful diesel engine

Superior off-roading capability

Cons

Slower than other trucks in the competition

Transmission could’ve been improvised

What's New?

The Crew Cab models largely remain identical to the outgoing model


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$47050

bodystyle

dr Crew Cab

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$47,050 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab in Polar White color
Polar White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

8.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


The 2022 RAM 2500 features a large cab that offers plenty of legroom and room for up to six passengers. The heavy duty frame has been reinforced to reduce fatigue on the road. It's built with a standard Cummins diesel, an airbag-equipped ride control suspension, and a number of other great features that are sure to come in handy on some of your more difficult tasks. It competes with other renowned trucks like the Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab, Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab, and GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab.

2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab Front Angle View
2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab Rear Angle View

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab Features

The truck segment is notorious for its complicated and confusing trims and configurations. Likewise, the RAM 2500 is available in a number of different body styles, pickup bed styles, and engine combinations. There are six different trim levels for the Crew Cab style, including Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Power Wagon, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited. There is a choice between two different cargo bed lengths, namely 6.4-foot or 8-foot. 

Depending on the needs of the customer, each of these trim levels is distinct in the required features it has. However, the diesel engine is the same throughout the lineup. Regarding the price, the 2022 RAM 2500 Crew Cab is expected to start at an MSRP of $39,000 for the base Tradesman variant that comes with standard features like push-button start, 5-inch touchscreen, vinyl upholstery, six-speaker sound system, air conditioning, a 12-volt power outlet, and tilt-adjustable steering wheel. The Big Horn trim adds features like 18-inch wheels, a cloth bench seat, a chrome-surround grille, and an acoustic front glass. 

The Laramie trim comes with a huge jump in the feature set as it adds LED foglights, taillights, aluminum wheels, a 7-inch color driver information display, 8.4-inch touchscreen, LED interior lighting, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility, heated steering wheel, and front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and front and rear parking sensors. The Longhorn and Limited trims get a hold of 20-inch wheels, power-deploying running boards, 12-inch touchscreen, wireless charging pad, heated second-row seats, premium leather seats, and Wi-Fi hotspot.

Trims

Tradesman

Big Horn

Laramie

Power Wagon

Laramie LongHorn

Limited

MSRP

$39,000

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Features

Push-button start

Adds/upgrades the features of Tradesman trim

Adds/upgrades the features of Big Horn trim

Adds/upgrades the features of Laramie trim

Adds/upgrades the features of Power Wagon trim

Adds/upgrades the features of Laramie LongHorn trim

 

17-inch wheels

18-inch wheels

8.4-inch touchscreen

17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires

Ventilated front seats

20-inch wheels

 

Vinyl upholstery

Clothe bench seat

Aluminum wheels

Hill descent control

Navigation

12-inch touchscreen

 

Air conditioning

Acoustic front glass

LED foglights and taillights

Locking front and rear axles

Tow hooks

Wireless charging pad

 

Six-speaker sound system

Trailer brake controller

LED interior lighting

Power adjustable cloth bench seat

Remote tailgate release

Power-deploying running boards

 

5-inch touchscreen

Chrome-surround grille

9-speaker sound system

Black headlight and taillight bezels

LED bed lighting

Chrome tow hooks

 

12-volt power outlet

 

Front and rear parking sensors

 

Heated second-row seats

 
 

Tilt-adjustable steering wheel

 

Heated steering wheel and front seats

 

Wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel

 
 

Four-way power-adjustable driver’s seat

 

Front and rear parking sensors

     

We recommend 

In contrast to conventional and luxury cars, picking the right pickup truck will always be based on an individual's preferences and utility needs. You should therefore determine what trim you want to use after listing down your purposes and functions. However, for typical workloads and basic towing, we recommend the Laramie trim, which comes with a plethora of features. 

2022 RAM 2500 Crew Cab Diesel Release date

It is anticipated that Ram 2500s will arrive in dealerships by late 2021.Sales of the Ram heavy-duty cars are expected to start in November. 

2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab Engine and Performance

9.0/10

With the new 2022 Ram 2500 Crew Cab, you'll have the choice of two well-known engines. There is a diesel engine and a gasoline engine available for the Crew Cab truck. However, in this review, we will be focusing on the diesel engine. The Cummins engine with a 6.7-liters of cylinder capacity is the diesel engine. This engine generates 370 hours with 6.7-liters50 pound-feet of torque. The 2022 MY is dynamically superior. Ram could introduce a 10-speed Allison automatic transmission, although it hasn't been confirmed. 

2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab In Acceleration Mode

If true, this would be the biggest improvement in the lineup this year. With the improved transmission and few power improvements, the 2022 RAM 2500 Crew Cab Diesel is expected to improve on the performance front. The outgoing model can make a 0-60 sprint in 7.9 seconds. With these improvements, we expect the Crew Cab to be much quicker than its predecessor.

Models

2022 RAM 2500 Crew Cab Diesel

2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab

2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab

MSRP

$38,000*

$37,295

$39,895

$40,000

Engine

6.7-liter Cummins I-6

6.7L Power Stroke V8 Diesel Engine

6.6L V8 Turbo Diesel

6.6L V8 Turbo Diesel

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic

Power [hp @ RPM]

370 hp

475 hp

445 hp

445hp

Torque [lb-ft @ RPM]

850 lb-ft

1050 lb-ft

910 lb-ft

910lb-ft

0-60 mph (sec)

7.9 seconds

8 seconds

7.2 seconds

7.3 seconds

Quarter Mile (sec)

16.1 seconds

15.5 seconds

15.9 seconds

NA

Top Speed (mph)

NA

NA

NA

NA

Except for the RAM, all of the aforementioned vehicles have V8 engines that are capable of delivering huge amounts of power. It is the Ford F-250 with the most powerful engine, while the Chevrolet and GMC make use of the same engine with similar power. It takes the Chevy Silverado just 7.2 seconds to hit 60 mph, an impressive time for a Crew Cab pickup. It is closely followed by its cousin, GMC Sierra. 

2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab Fuel Economy

7.0/10

We all know that the government does not rate and certify heavy-duty pickups on their fuel efficiency. As a result, we do not know how fuel-efficient the vehicle is. Nonetheless, some testing by third parties found that the RAM 2500 Crew Cab averaged 10.2 mpg in the city and 15.3 mpg on the highways. The fuel mileage doesn't matter in the end, since these SUVs compensate for that with their outstanding off-road abilities. 

Models

2022 RAM 2500 Crew Cab Diesel

2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab

2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab

MPG (City)

NA

NA

NA

NA

MPG (Highway)

NA

NA

NA

NA

MPG (Combined)

NA

NA

NA

NA

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

31 gallons

36 gallons

34 gallons

36 gallons

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

NA

NA

NA

NA

There are no fuel economy ratings for heavy-duty trucks from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We do not have official fuel ratings for these trucks, as mentioned above. Even so, all of them deliver similar performances and can't boast impressive fuel economy. In spite of this, all the pickups mentioned above deliver near-unsatisfactory fuel ratings because they are all powered by fuel-hungry engines.

2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab Interior

7.0/10

The 2022 RAM 2500 Crew cab is a medium-duty truck that seats six passengers. The interior has been upgraded with a leather steering wheel, wood trim, and metal stud accents for the cargo box. With its powerful engine from the turbo-diesel, this truck is a perfect everyday work truck or a great workhorse for heavy-duty jobs. The luxury style interior includes reclining, heated seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an adjustable tilt and telescopic steering wheel to keep you comfortable while on the go.

2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab Dashboard

With the 2022 RAM 2500 Crew Cab, you don't have to sacrifice comfort for capability. It features dual temperature controls, front vents, and a rear air conditioning system. The reverse cameras help keep you safe while the innovative storage solutions keep your must-have items handy. The cockpit is crafted with state-of-the-art technology including the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen display, Driver Information Center with an available rearview camera, and voice command with Bluetooth technology—all within easy reach. Furthermore, it comes with power mirrors, power windows, power leather seats, power seats, Bluetooth connectivity for phones, two cooled glove boxes in the front for storage, 110V AC power inside the cab, 110V AC outlets in the front and in the back of the party deck. 

Models

2022 RAM 2500 Crew Cab Diesel

2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab

2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab

Seating Capacity

6

6

6

6

Front (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.9 / 65.9/40.9

40.8 / 66.7/43.9

43.1 / 66 / 44.5

43.1 / 66 / 44.5

Rear (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.8 / 65.6/40.2

40.4 / 65.9/43.6

40.1 / 65.3/43.4

39.8 / 65.3/43.4

These trucks can all seat six people comfortably. Chevrolet and GMC, being cousins, offer the most space among the competition. RAM and Ford have cramped back seats and are short on legroom. Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra deserve special mention here because they make effective use of space despite having similar proportions to RAM. Some of the notable features of the 2030 RAM 2500 Crew Cab Diesel include:

  • Cloth/vinyl upholstery
  • Power-adjustable steering wheel
  • Heated/ventilated front seats
  • Air-conditioning
  • Power adjustable front seats
  • Dual-zone front air-conditioning (in a few trims)
  • Remote keyless entry

How intuitive is the 2022 RAM 2500 Crew Cab Diesel’s Infotainment System?

The infotainment system of the 2022 RAM 2500 Crew Cab is the same as that of the 2021 model. Despite a decent infotainment system and a handy interface, this crew cab provides a host of standard features that make the driver's life easier. The RAM 2500 system can be operated by a touch screen display of either 5" or 8.4" depending on the trim choice. 

2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab Infotainment System

It is also possible to get a 6-speaker or a more premium 10-speaker sound system. The vehicle is also equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, as well as Bluetooth connectivity for passengers. The 2022 RAM 2500 Crew Cab Diesel infotainment includes the following features:

  • 5-inch or 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • 6-speaker/10-speaker sound system
  • HD Radio
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Uconnect external memory control
  • USB port

2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab Exterior

8.0/10

The 2022 RAM 2500 Crew Cab pickup truck is built with style and capability. Its exterior features an all-new aggressive look to reflect its performance. While other pickups in its family are expected to undergo many design changes, the Crew Cab style will not see any design changes for 2022. However, few rumors suggest that we get a bold new look for 2022 with the aggressive front fascia, LED headlamps, and 20-inch wheels.

2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab Front Angle View

The 2022 RAM 2500 boasts a bold exterior design with functional features like the integrated stop, turn, and tail lamps atop the cab. An innovative spray-in Bedliner adds extra protection against the harsher elements you'll encounter on your off-road adventures. There is even an optional in-bed audio system to blast your tunes no matter where the trail takes you.

Models

2022 RAM 2500 Crew Cab Diesel

2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab

2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)

6081 lbs

6478 lbs

6852 lbs

6852 lbs

Length (inches)

260.8”

250”

250”

250”

Width (inches)

79.4”

80”

81.7”

81.8”

Height (inches)

78.1”

77.9”

79.9”

79.9”

Ground Clearance (inches)

13.1”

8.5”

10.2”

10.2”

Wheelbase (inches)

149”

160”

158.9”

158.9”

There is a common set of characteristics among all the trucks mentioned above - they are bold, tough, and aggressively styled. In fact, they are even all quite similar in terms of size, although the RAM 2500 might seem longer than the rest. In many cases, the Ford F-250 seems like a compact pickup, while the Silverado 2500HD and GMC 2500HD are the heaviest and share the longest wheelbases. Some notable exterior features include:

  • LED Headlights 
  • Power windows
  • Power door locks
  • 17-inch wheels
  • Power-sliding rear window
  • Power deploying running boards

2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab Safety

9.0/10

Perfect for work or play, the 2022 RAM 2500 Crew Cab Diesel is loaded with all of the latest technology, to help you get the job done right. Rugged features like heavy-duty engine options, front, and rear locking differentials, plus a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) ready exhaust system. Neither of the testing agencies will test the pickup's safety, as they aren't required to do so. The RAM 2500 Crew Cab offers many safety features and driver assistance features for the safety of the passengers and the driver. Aside from that, all the safety features are super responsive and easy to use. There are six airbags, brake assist, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot warning systems, and other features that come standard on the pickup. Among the notable features are:

  • Blind-Spot Detection System
  • Acoustic safety-belt warning
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • LED headlights
  • Rear-view camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Seatbelt pretensioners
  • Electronic stability control

2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab Competition

8.0/10

RAM 2500 Crew Cab Diesel vs Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab

It's the battle of the heavyweights between the 2022 RAM 2500 Crew Cab Diesel and the 2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab.

2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab Front Angle View

With all of the latest engine and transmission technology, these trucks are ready for anything. The key differentiator in this shootout is price. The Ford F-250 is more affordable than the RAM, but not by a huge margin. 

RAM 2500 Crew Cab Diesel vs the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab

While both of these trucks are impressive and capable pickups in their segment, the RAM 2500 Crew Cab is more efficient than the Silverado due to its diesel engine.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab Front Angle View

Considering performance and power, the Silverado is more powerful and much quicker than the RAM 2500 Crew Cab. The Chevrolet Silverado offers a few more infotainment and convenience stuff than the RAM 2500.

RAM 2500 Crew Cab Diesel vs the GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab

The RAM 2500 and the GMC Sierra 2500 share a lot of what makes a truck great—great power, towing capability, and interior comfort.

2022 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Front Angle View 

In the sense that they both hold a large bed, with a cab and a box, although their orientation is different. The GMC Sierra box sits on the right, while the RAM 2500 is taller and narrower. 

2022 RAM 2500 diesel Crew Cab Final Verdict

The new RAM 2500 in top-of-the-line Crew Cab format offers legendary towing performance, the strongest one-piece truck box in the segment, smart utility functions for ease of use and practicality, and technologically innovative equipment. Each variant is available with the 6.7-liter inline 6-cylinder Cummins turbo diesel engine which produces an astounding 850 Nm of torque.

This would be a fantastic addition to your garage that meets all your workload requirements.