2022 Ram 1500 review

A comprehensive review of the 2022 Ram 1500

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Critic reviews

WebsiteRatingNotable quotes
CarExpert86%"The Ram 1500 Limited isn't so much a ute as it is a giant luxury family hauler that's equally as comfortable on a mud-laden work site."Read more
CarsGuide86%"Ram Trucks Australia's success in carving out a small but sustainable niche in the highly competitive 4x4 dual cab ute market with its Texas-sized 1500 Series pick-ups is due to a number of factors."Read more
Drive82%"There's a new Ram in town, and it offers up more technology, equipment and luxury in the form of an American-sized four-wheel-drive ute."Read more
Exhaust Notes90%"It's big, brawny, American and ready for, well anything you throw at it. It's the 2021 Ram 1500 DT Limited and it's RAM-tastic. And thanks to a local dealer network, cheaper pricing and Australian remanufacturing, you can own one of these epic US trucks too."Read more

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A comprehensive review of the 2022 Ram 1500

Ram 1500 pricing and specifications

Ram Trucks Australia sells 4 variants of the 1500, with 1 body style: a crew cab. Ram's website indicates a TRX model is coming down the line.

Ram 1500 Express

The range opens with the Ram 1500 Express. For this model, Ram asks from $105,000 (including ORCs).

Ram 1500 Express highlights:

  • 5.7-litre V8 HEMI with fuel-saver technology
  • 8-speed Torqueflite auto transmission
  • 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • 7-inch driver's instrument cluster
  • 2-inch alloys
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Power windows front and rear
  • Charcoal cloth interior
  • Black accents and badging
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Dual-zone A/C
  • 6 speakers
  • Reverse camera
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Manual seat adjustment
  • Cab-length side steps
  • Steering-wheel-mounted phone, voice recognition, instrument panel, cruise and transmission control

This is a premium vehicle, wrapped in the body of a super ute.

Ram 1500 Warlock

Costing $19,000 more, the Ram 1500 Warlock is kind of like a performance version of the 1500.

Ram 1500 Warlock key features:

  • Ram Rebel grille, sports performance bonnet, bumpers and fender flares
  • 20-inch black alloys (unique to the model)
  • 1-inch suspension lift
  • Ram grille silver lettering
  • Bi-function halogen projector headlamps
  • LED taillights
  • Auto-dimming, power-folding door mirrors with courtesy lamps and indicators
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Black cloth seat upholstery
  • Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Leather-bound steering wheel
  • Remote/starting, passive entry and proximity key
  • Push-button start
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors

In Diamond Black paint, this model looks downright menacing.

Ram 1500 Laramie

Ram calls this a full-size pick-up, with SUV-like comfort. It starts from $135,000 (inc ORCs).

Ram 1500 Laramie specs:

  • Mild-hybrid system
  • 20-inch polished alloy wheels
  • 12-inch touch-enabled infotainment display (with split-screen function)
  • 900W Harman Kardon audio system (19 speakers)
  • Leather-clad seats
  • Heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
  • Heated and ventilated 10-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Heated outer rear seats
  • Front and rear parking assist
  • RamBox storage option
  • Fully-damped tailgate with power release

This thing is near-enough in a class of its own.

Ram 1500 Limited Crew

Ram Trucks Australia says this serves as a luxury benchmark. It looks super sleek thanks to some key changes. The Limited model starts from $154,000 (including ORCs).

What does the Ram 1500 Limited Crew have?

  • 22-inch black alloys
  • Premium leather-trimmed seats
  • Active-level 4-corner air suspension
  • Rear 60/40 reclining seats
  • Reconfigurable full centre floor console
  • RamBox cargo management system
  • 360-degree surround-view camera with parallel and perpendicular park assist
  • SmartBeam intelligent headlights
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Auto-deploying power side steps

This truck is truly on another level in terms of tech and capabilities.

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Ram 1500 ExpressRam 1500 WarlockRam 1500 LaramieRam 1500 Limited
5.7-litre V8, 4x4, crew-cab, 8-speed automatic: $105,000

5.7-litre V8, 4x4, crew-cab (with RamBox), 8-speed automatic: $110,000

5.7-litre V8, 4x4, crew-cab, 8-speed automatic: $124,0005.7-litre V8, 4x4, crew-cab, 8-speed automatic: $135,000

5.7-litre V8, 4x4, crew-cab (with RamBox), 8-speed automatic: $140,000

5.7-litre V8, 4x4, crew-cab, 8-speed automatic: $154,000

5.7-litre V8, 4x4, crew-cab (with RamBox), 8-speed automatic: $164,000

The above prices include on road costs (ORCs) for private buyers in NSW postcode 2000. They were supplied to us by a Ram Australia dealer in March 2022.

Metallic and pearlescent paints cost $950 RRP.

Ram Trucks Australia sells the 1500 Express in:

  • Diamond Black
  • Granite Crystal
  • Bright White
  • Flame Red

The 1500 Warlock comes in the additional colours:

  • Patriot Blue
  • Hybrid Blue

The 1500 Laramie, in addition to the 1500 Express palette, comes in:

  • Billet Silver
  • Delmonico Red
  • Patriot Blue

The 1500 Limited Crew has a limited paint palette of:

  • Diamond Black
  • White
  • Granite Crystal
  • Billet Silver

Overview

The Ram 1500 is a luxury, workhorse ute. That seems like an oxymoron, but it has heaps of storage for tools, a giant load bed, a ridiculous towing capacity, decent payload and a cabin that could be lifted straight out of a luxury passenger vehicle. If you need to tow up to 4.5-tonne trailers or caravans, then this is the ute for you. There are other companies out there converting Chevrolet Silverados and Ram itself is bringing the 2500 and 3500 utes here. Those can haul up to 8,000kg! Ford is also bringing the F-150 here next year.

It'll cost you more than a standard ute, but it's professionally converted to RHD here in Australia and its capabilities are almost unmatched.

WebsiteProsConsNotable quote
CarExpert
  • Size
  • Most attractive ute
  • Unmatched luxury, tech and gadgets
  • Ride and comfort excellence
  • Petrol-only line-up
  • A totally digital instrument cluster would be nice
"The new Ram 1500 Limited DT series isn't so much a 'truck', as a luxury workhorse with all the modern tech and safety systems you'd expect from Germany's luxury carmakers."
CarsGuide
  • Luxurious
  • Construction quality
  • 4,500kg tow capacity
  • Large capacity V8 engine
  • No ANCAP crash rating
  • Payload rating
"The latest DT series Ram 1500 Limited Crew Cab is unmatched for imposing presence, cabin space, limousine-style luxury, Hemi V8 performance and 4,500kg braked tow rating."
Drive
  • Outstanding towing performance
  • Large, high-quality infotainment system
  • Roomy interior
  • Lots of storage
  • Faces high-end rivals
  • Old fashioned warranty
  • Mild hybrid adds complexity
  • Hybrid's effects not obvious
"While many will continue to scoff at the scale and presence of these American-sized utes on Australian roads, these will suit the brief of many buyers. Even at this high asking price."
Exhaust Notes
  • Cheaper pricing
  • Schmick looks
  • Class-of-one interior
  • RamBox could be larger
  • Tray power outlet access
"Ram Trucks Australia has delivered a new breed of pick-up, with a muscular V8, luxury levels out the wazoo, and more room than you can poke a stick at. And while most will continue to scoff at the pure size and presence of these yank tanks, don't pay them any attention, as they haven't likely experienced a Ram."

Engine and performance

As you'd expect from an American-made truck, the engine in the Ram 1500 is colossal.

Ram 5.7-litre V8 engine

With a capacity of 5,654cc, Ram's V8 HEMI lives up to the old adage, there's no substitute for cubic inches (or centimetres). That we know of, only the Chevrolet Silverado, the Ram 2500 and 3500 have a larger engine (in a ute).

Power measures an engaging 291kW when hitting 5,600RPM. It sounds great (go have a listen on YouTube). Torque is decent, with 556Nm @ 3,950RPM. It has to be said that Toyota is able to squeeze out 500Nm from its 2.8-litre diesel engine, though that is turbocharged. On the HiLux, that's 181.4Nm per litre of capacity. Ram is managing only 98.33Nm per litre.

Interestingly, the Ram 1500 has fuel-saving technology, where the ECU can pause a cylinder or two to help improve fuel-efficiency. Two of the higher-level trims have eTorque Mild-Hybrid tech, with stop and start.

The transmission is an 8-speed Torqueflite auto box, which is actually a licensed version of the ZF 8HP automatic found in everything from the Alfa Romeo Stelvio to the Range Rover Sport.

Car reviewers' impressions of the Ram 1500 engine and transmission line-up

One of the testers went in expecting more excitement from such a giant engine. They said they had to bury their right foot to the floor and then it would pick up. They quickly added that it wasn't sluggish by any means though. Another stated it was too easy to get over triple-digit speeds, stating the truck had ample guts to get the big ute rolling.

Apparently, the Ram 1500 can cruise all day long at highway speeds, without even breaking a sweat. The rev gauge sits only a bit above idle at 1,700RPM, while travelling at 100km/h! It was also said you only need to tickle the throttle around town, but once you dab your foot on the loud pedal, it really shifts.

Supposedly the electric motor works seamlessly to provide additional power and torque assistance. It's good to know that reviewers said even though peak torque kicks in at a high rate of revs, the 1500 still has a good bit of power below that level. Crucially, the RAM is able to perform almost as well, while lugging 3,500kg. It all sounds highly impressive.

In summary, it seems the Ram 1500 has mountains of power under the bonnet (or should that be hood?).

Ram 1500 engine and transmission figures

5.7-litre V8 HEMI

Engine typeHEMI with multiport electronic injection, variable valve timing and fuel-saver technology
Drivetrain4x4
Engine size/displacement (cc)5,654
Fuel typePetrol
Cylinders8, vee
Fuel tank capacity98L (121L on Ram 1500 Express)
Maximum power291kW at 5,600RPM
Maximum torque556Nm at 3.950RPM
Fuel consumption (combined)12.2L/100km
Acceleration (0-100km/h)N/A
Emissions standardEuro 5
Top speed (km/h)N/A
SecurityPower lock
Transmission8-speed automatic
Towing capacity (unbraked/braked)750kg/4,500kg (70mm tow ball)

Ram 1500 fuel economy

Normally, we use the Green Vehicle Guide to source official fuel economy figures for our reviews. Unfortunately, the Ram 1500 isn't included in the database.

Something you should know about fuel economy figures

Car manufacturers put their vehicles through a testing protocol, called WLTP, to ascertain the fuel use of a model. Because that test is standardised, it means you can compare vehicles from different brands, as they've gone through the same procedure.

However, the test takes place in a lab. So variables like traffic, weather, vehicle wear and the payload carried are only simulated. On real-world, public roads, all these variables (and heaps more) will impact the true amount of fuel you use.

After studying hundreds of reviews, we've noticed it is not uncommon to see a difference of 1.0L/100km from the brochure figures.

How much diesel did the Ram 1500 burn on test?

Even though technically some of the Ram 1500 models are actually mild hybrids, don't expect this thing to use fuel sparingly. As a trade-off for having that massive powerplant and the things it can do, you're going to be burning a lot of petrol.

Motoring journalists stated that the claimed fuel economy for the Ram 1500 was 12.2L/100km combined. However, on real-world roads, the figures they actually used ranged from "as little as" 15.4L/100km to an absurd 41L/100km in crawling-speed traffic. That's the highest figure we've ever seen when assessing reviews. While towing, that tester logged fuel use that was around 29L/100km. A separate motoring expert also recorded 30L/100km with a caravan on the back.

An extra source calculated they used 15.3L/100km around the city, though the Ram 1500 itself was displaying a figure of 15.8L/100km. The final motoring expert measured low 15s, with some spirited driving by their own admission.

On the higher end, this ute genuinely drinks the claimed fuel economy of some tractor trucks, vehicles designed to haul hundreds of tonnes. However, it should be known that at least one of the journos had to spend time doing a photoshoot. That would definitely have impacted fuel economy as it involved lots of accelerating, stopping, then turning around again.

However, it is in a niche corner of the ute segment, for buyers who want a luxury vehicle that'll tow huge capacities – far more than a standard ute, certainly.

Handling

Why would you review the handling of a ute?

A fair question. Utes are commercial vehicles, right? While that's true, buyers are increasingly purchasing them as dual-purpose vehicles. They might do some work during the week and tow a caravan at the weekend. Or not. But the point is, with people using them more as leisure vehicles or on a commute, they want a comfortable ride. Ute manufacturers have obliged, making them feel more car-like in how they handle.

What's the Ram 1500 like to drive?

Ram engineers had a lot of work to do disguising the 1500's giant dimensions. One of the testers said it was the largest vehicle they've driven on public roads, besides a 10-tonne truck. Apparently, the surround view system fitted to the top-spec Limited is well worth having, if you can stretch for it.

The Ram 1500 is at least 600mm longer than a ute like the HiLux. Think about that – nearly 2 feet longer. You'd be forgiven for thinking that a ute so large would handle more like a boat.

That's not the case. One of the motoring experts described the Ram 1500 as the best-riding ute they'd got their hands on. One of the other reviewers described the ride as well-mannered and quite decisive. They remarked how surprised they were, considering the 1500's size. It was suggested by one tester that the Ram 1500 felt like you were wafting along on a cloud, which is impressive for a vehicle with such high towing capacities.

Apparently, the steering feel is airy at parking speeds, making the big truck easier to park. However, that same reviewer did go on to say it required a little more thought as to where you would park, just because of the sheer size of it.

Even when loaded up, journos said the big ute didn't bottom out on its bump stops, although it did sag down at the rear.

In summary, the Ram 1500, especially the Limited grade model, appears untroubled by rough roads and has a luxury-level ride.

Interior and equipment

What's the interior of the Ram 1500 like?

It's nothing like a ute, by the sounds of things. Reportedly, it's more like an expensive luxury sedan.

One of the motoring experts reported that internally the DT generation is wider than the previous Ram 1500. It wasn't a small amount either, a noticeable 3.14 inches (80mm).

It's a comfortable ute, said the reviewers. One of the testers suggested the seats were as good as the premium pews they have at some cinemas. They aren't entirely flat like a cinema seat either, with a bit of bolstering that one tester said was the right amount to keep you in place.

Evidently, the Ram shows its 'Murican roots with some of the trims exuding a kind of cowboy ambience, thanks to hand-stitched upholstery.

Even base model Ram 1500s have a large 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen. Laramie and Limited models get a 12-inch touchscreen, which drew a number of Tesla comparisons. Additionally, testers liked the operating system it runs on, describing it as premium.

By all accounts, the second row is more like a lounge for business class flyers. Others said it was like travelling in a limo. This was most evident because there's no transmission tunnel, you can recline the backrests, there's separate heating and cooling controls and there's privacy glass on some models. If you're buying a ute to carry people in the back, this one sounds like the best one in the class. On Laramie and Limited grade 1500s, the rear outboard seats are heated and ventilated, which is pretty much unheard of in the ute market. It was stated that no other ute had as much rear occupant room, with 3 large people able to sit in the back in comfort.

Internally, there's a ridiculous 150 litres of storage cubbies, bins and cupholders. You shouldn't go short on places to put things, you might find you're losing stuff it's so big. One of the reviewers described the centre console as cavernous. There's under-seat storage for the second row, too.

The 19-speaker (!!) sound system on Laramie and Limited 1500s is apparently epic. It's supplied by Harman Kardon and is rated at 900W. Combined with acoustic glass, reviewers said it outperforms cars that cost way more money. They added it was the quietest ute in existence, in their view.

This thing is so lush that it has a powered tailgate (on Laramie and Limited models). The RamBox is a pretty awesome and unique feature. When fitted, you get 2 lockable bins integrated neatly into the tray's sides. Because there's a drainage plug, you can chuck anything you want in there: muddy work or gumboots, soaking wetsuits, ice for camping, tools you want to keep out of sight. Naturally, it has illumination.

A motoring expert said that the Ram 1500 was like a ute built by Rolls-Royce: essentially, the crème de la crème.

One reviewer perhaps summed things up best, when they said the Ram 1500's interior is comparable to some of the top-flight LandCruisers, Defenders and even some of the Range Rover line-up – which is good, as it's certainly comparable on price, too.

Ram 1500 safety, security and driver assists

Ram 1500 ExpressRam 1500 Warlock Ram 1500 LaramieRam 1500 Limited
ANCAP ratingNo rating
Airbags:
  • Driver
  • Front passenger
  • Front seat side & curtain
  • Advanced multistage front driver & passenger
Parking brakeManualManualElectronicElectronic
Stability control
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Traction control
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Trailer sway control (TSC)
Hill start assist (HSA)
Collapsing steering column
Height-adjustable front seatbelt
Child seat anchor points3333
Electro-chromatic rearview mirror✖️
Power and heated door mirrors
ParkSense park assistRearRearFront & rearFront & rear
Reverse parkview
Parallel and perpendicular parking assist✖️✖️✖️
360° surround view camera✖️✖️✖️
Forward collision warning with active braking (FCW+)✖️✖️
Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-path and trailer detection✖️✖️✖️
LaneSense lane departure warning-plus✖️✖️✖️
Pedestrian detection✖️✖️✖️
Cruise control✖️
Adaptive cruise control✖️✖️✖️
Auto-dimming rearview wing mirrors✖️Driver's side
Tyre pressure monitoring
Rear mud flaps
Rain-sensing wipers✖️✖️
Power-adjustable pedals✖️✖️
HeadlampsHalogenHalogen bi-functionLEDFull LED
Auto headlamps, with day/night sensor
Auto high-beam headlamp control✖️✖️
Front fog lights
Bi-function projector headlights✖️Halogen✖️LED
SmartBeam intelligent headlights✖️✖️✖️
Taillights✖️LEDPremium LEDPremium LED
Tailgate ajar alert✖️✖️
Trailer brake control

Ram 1500 interior and comfort features

Ram 1500 ExpressRam 1500 WarlockRam 1500 LaramieRam 1500 Limited
8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen✖️✖️
12-inch infotainment touchscreen✖️✖️
Satellite navigation
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
7-inch digital driver's instrument cluster✖️✖️
Premium 7-inch digital driver's instrument cluster✖️✖️Trim-specific theme
6 speaker sound system✖️✖️
Harman Kardon 19-speaker audio system✖️✖️
USB2 (1 port, 1 charge only)5
USB-C✖️✖️4
Wireless charging pad✖️✖️
Heated steering wheel✖️✖️
Steering-wheel-mounted switches for:
  • Phone
  • Instrument panel
  • Cruise control
  • Transmission control
  • Voice commands
Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls✖️
Leather-wrapped steering wheel✖️
Adjustable steering columnHeightHeight & telescopic
Front and rear power windows (one-touch up/down driver and front passenger)
Seats5
Seat upholsteryCharcoal clothBlack clothBlack partial leatherBlack partial premium leather
Front bucket seats
Driver's seat adjustmentManual forward, rear and reclinePower 10-way (with memory)
Front passenger's seat adjustmentManual forward, rear and reclinePower 10-way
Seat lumbar adjustment✖️Driver and front passenger power
Front seats heated and ventilated✖️
Rear bench seats60/40 folding bench seat with manual recline, 20% centre fold-down console (with cupholder)
Rear seats heating/ventilation✖️✖️Heated (except central seat)Heated & ventilated (except central seat)
Rear air vents
Electric rear sliding cab window✖️✖️
Rear window defroster✖️✖️
Sunroof✖️✖️✖️Dual-pane, power with premium overhead console
Electric sunroof shade✖️✖️✖️
Automatic dual-zone A/C
Auxiliary 12V outlets
Carpet flooring
Carpet floor matsFront and rearRubber, with premium carpet inlays
Remote keyless entry (with panic alarm, illuminated entry system) – 2 fobs
Remote keyless "Enter 'N Go", with remote proximity key and starting✖️
Passive entry✖️
Push-button ignition✖️
Tip start
Rear window defroster✖️✖️
Mini trip computer, temperature & compass gauge
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors✖️
Front seat centre storageUSB & AUX jackUSB
Floor console✖️✖️Full console with sliding storage, wrapped lid and embossed logoPremium full-length floor console, with sliding storage, "bombay" door and premium wrapped leather lid with hard badge
Second row, in-floor storage bins (with removable liners)
Rear under-seat storage compartment
Rear flat load floor storage✖️✖️
Front cupholders32
Rear cupholders24

Ram 1500 exterior highlights

Ram 1500 ExpressRam 1500 WarlockRam 1500 LaramieRam 1500 Limited
Wheels20-inch black-painted alloys20-inch black-painted alloys20-inch premium painted/painted alloys22-inch black-painted alloys
Full-size spare wheelSteelAluminium
BumperFront & rear body-colourRam Rebel black powder coated, rear rugged black finishFront & rear chromeFront & rear body-colour
Cab-length side step✖️✖️
Wheel-to-wheel side stepsOptionalOptional✖️✖️
Power-operated, auto-deploy side steps✖️✖️
GrilleBlack crosshair grille (with black shield)Black Ram Rebel grille with integrated silver ram letteringChrome surround grille with chrome billet insert (featuring chrome Ram letters)Limited black surround grille, black insert with black Ram lettering
Active grille shutters (AGS)✖️
Door handlesBlackBody-colour with chrome insertBody colour
Exhaust tipsDual chrome tipDual black tip
Ram tailgate badgesBlackChromeBlack
Sport performance hood✖️
Decals✖️Hood & rear quarter✖️✖️
Tinted windscreen glass✖️✖️✖️✖️
Front door acoustic glass✖️✖️
Tinted glass windows
Rear privacy glass (door)
HeadlightsHalogen – dark internal bezelHalogen – bi-functionLED with signature bright internal bezelsFull LED – signature lighting
Bi-function projector headlights✖️Halogen✖️LED
SmartBeam intelligent headlights✖️✖️✖️
Black accent smoked headlights✖️
TaillightsDark internal bezelLED sportPremium LED with light red lensPremium LED with dark red lens
Auto headlights (day/night sensor)
Auto high-beam control✖️✖️
Front fog lights
Power wing mirrors
Power-folding wing mirror✖️
Heated wing mirror
Auto-dimming wing mirror✖️
Wing mirror courtesy lamps✖️
Wing mirror supplemental indicators✖️
Wing mirror position memory✖️✖️
RamBox tray storage✖️✖️
Bedliner
4 tie-down points
Central-locking tailgate
Power-release tailgate✖️✖️
Fully-damped/assisted tailgate✖️✖️
Lift kit✖️1-inch lift kit✖️✖️
Heavy-duty, twin-tube shock absorbers
Active-level 4-corner air-suspension system✖️✖️✖️
Fender flares✖️Ram RebelMonotone body-colour
Heavy-duty tow bar (up to 4,500kg braked)
Tow hooks✖️Ram Rebel
50mm tow ball mount kitOptional
70mm tow ball mount kitOptional
Tonneau cover (tri-fold, non RamBox)Optional✖️
Tonneau cover (tri-fold, RamBox)✖️✖️RamBox variant
Ram premium exterior & interior protectionOptional
Ram premium exterior protectionOptional

Verdict

Jack-of-all-trades comes to mind when talking about the Ram 1500. Maybe it should be called the king-of-all-trades, though. It'll tow. It'll gobble up long trips. It's luxurious. It has American-sized dimensions. It's a serious ute that makes normal Aussie utes look like half-scale toys.

Somehow, it manages to do everything very well. It's even one of the most aerodynamically slippery utes, thanks to clever active aero tech. It's not frugal, it's not cheap, but for some people, it's genuinely in a class of its own (for now) for their motoring needs.

This guide is a result of us carefully analysing 4 reviews. Our motoring expert then combines them to help you save time, form a general consensus and cut through the waffle. While you're here, we can help you compare car insurance and car loans. It's worth doing, as sometimes you can save hundreds of dollars between the most expensive and least costly deals.

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