Although there are technically heavier duty RAM pickup trucks built, the top of the lineup as far as what’s typically sold to everyday customers is the 2022 RAM 3500. This heavy duty RAM pickup truck builds on top of the foundation of the RAM 1500 and the improvements already made by the RAM 2500, offering much of what makes those two pickup trucks such great options, but boosting its capabilities even further. For most jobs, the RAM 2500 will likely be enough. But for those of you looking to haul incredible loads, either in the truck’s own bed or by hauling a trailer of some sort behind, then the RAM 3500 might be the right choice for you here in Topeka, Kansas.
Quite a few updates came to the RAM Heavy Duty lineup for the 2022 model year, starting with the all-new Uconnect 5 system coming standard on the Big Horn trim level and those above it. A host of content has been shifted around between packages and trim levels, while some aesthetic updates have been made to certain trims as well - for example, unique grilles have been added to Big Horn and Lone Star models. Lastly, a new exterior color called Harvest Sunrise has been added to the list of options.
The standard engine found in the 2022 RAM 3500 is a 6.4L HEMI V8 engine capable of generating up to 410 horsepower - the best in its class - alongside 429 pound-feet of torque. You can opt instead for a 6.7L Cummins turbo-diesel inline-6 engine, which is capable of generating 370 hp and 850 lb-ft. of torque, or its high-output variant, which boosts power up to 420 hp and 1,075 lb-ft - which is once again the best in class.
The real claim to fame of the RAM 3500 is its incredible capabilities where maximum payload and trailering capacities are concerned. The standard powertrain mentioned to the left can hold up to 7,680 pounds in its bed and trailer up to 18,210 lbs. behind the truck. The regular Cummins drops payload to 6,840 lbs. but increases trailering to 22,670 lbs., while the high-output Cummins just makes things really crazy. It can haul 6,570 lbs. in its bed or trailer up to a best-in-class 37,090 lbs.
If you think you might be interested in a 2022 RAM 3500 of your own, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right here at the sales desk. You can check out our available inventory right here on our website or simply stop into the showroom, otherwise feel free to give us a call with any questions that you may have about the pickup truck or the buying process. We look forward to hearing from you!