The new 2022 Ram 1500 is a capable, rugged work truck made for hard jobs. This heavy duty truck is already a great performer when it comes to off-road performance, but Dodge has added the “BackCountry Edition” package to bring the 1500’s capabilities up a notch. The BackCountry Edition package will be available to buyers who purchase the Big Horn or Lone Star trim of the 2022 Ram 1500. Let’s take a look at the great features this package offers.
The BackCountry Edition was introduced by Ram to be a strong addition to the value trims of the 2022 1500, the Big Horn and Lone Star. You’ll find many great additions such as 18-inch black wheels, black badging, exhaust tips, mirrors, headlamp bezels, running boards, along with black two-tone exterior paint. There’s also a body-color grille and a Tonneau cover, helping differentiate the Ram 1500 BackCountry from the remainder of the light-duty pickup lineup.
“We’re constantly expanding and exploring new ideas to meet the needs and fuel the imagination of our passionate customers while offering the segment’s best combination of performance, capability, and technology. Ram 1500 BackCountry will resonate positively with customers who live an active lifestyle and this is the latest example of how Ram trucks deliver features and durability that will continue to win over more and more buyers,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram Brand Chief Executive Officer — Stellantis.
Ram was also generous with the standard functional features, such as a 4×4 Off-Road Group, which includes skid plates for the front suspension, tow hooks, power steering, rear electronic locking axle, hill-descent control, all-terrain tires, and a transfer case. Bed Utility Group is also included and a bed extender (available with RamBox only), bed lighting, deployable bed step, spray-in bed liner, and upper adjustable tie-downs. Buyers can choose from an extended-cab or crew-cab body style and the BackCountry is powered by the 5.7-liter V-8 engine, but can be equipped with or without Ram’s eTorque hybrid system. That’s right, you can make this heavy duty off-road beast a hybrid.
The BackCountry is a great bargain for those that want a new off-road truck but are looking for something more inexpensive than a top of the line brand new model. The BackCountry starts at $41,780 and will arrive in dealerships later this summer. If you’re interested in purchasing the BackCountry stay tuned for the official release date.