Ram has always had a knack for big trucks that offer luxurious interiors and a slew of premium features. The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX is the newest on the block, powered by a Supercharged V8 that gives it some impressive power. Although it does require frequent refuel trips and may be a bit cumbersome to maneuver, it’s still an experience to be behind the wheel of this monster. This review on the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX will look into the different features and specs that make it a big hit among truck enthusiasts.
The most notable new addition for the 2022 model of the Ram 1500 TRX is the addition of the “Ignition Edition”. This limited run of the 1500 TRX equips it with an exclusive ignition orange paint scheme, customized interior elements, and 18-inch black wheels manufactured just for this model. Ram has stated that only 875 of these vehicles will be made available for purchase. As of the writing of this article, there is no way of reserving these vehicles on Ram’s site.
The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX’s price sits at around $74,000 rounded up, with the base version already coming with a whole slew of features. However, there are many more that have been made optional through 2 different TRX packages. These additions are sure to hike the price up a fair bit, so make sure to plan out what you want added to your truck. There’s also the option to go for the Ignition Edition which is a significant step up in terms of the price. Below is a table summarizing the cost of both models of the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX:
|2022 Ram 1500 TRX||$73,480*|
|2022 Ram 1500 TRX Ignition Edition||$93,280*|
Ram does offer lease prices and financing options for their trucks, including the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX. Make sure to check out their site to see what deals you can make use of to save some dollars off of your new truck.
The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX’s specs make use of a Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine. It’s capable of producing 702 horsepower and 650 pounds-feet of torque. The truck takes around 4.5 seconds to go from a standstill all the way to 60 mph. With its twin-screw supercharger, the truck feels powerful with every roar of the engine. The car’s transmission is an 8-speed automatic, channeled through a rear-wheel drive transmission system. A 4-wheel disc brake system gives it ample brake power for all that power. Bilstein Shocks make sure that your wheels stay on the ground no matter what terrain you’re driving on. Lastly, the 1500 TRX rides on a set of 35-inch Goodyear All-terrain tires meant to dominate any driving environment you can throw at it.
Although Ram did not disclose much information regarding axle ratios on the 1500 TRX. However, we do know that its payload capacity is about 1,310 pounds. Towing capacity has been rated at around 8,100 pounds, being a bit behind when compared to other trucks available by Ram. It should still be enough though for some respectable towing jobs and be able to carry loads alongside its competitors.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The 1500 TRX is a fuel hungry beast, with an estimated MPGe rating of 11 combined. These are much lower when compared to other similar vehicles made by rival automakers, making the TRX more inclined towards drivers that can pay for its voracious appetite. The Fuel tank of the TRX holds about 33 gallons, with the brand suggesting Premium Unleaded for the best performance.
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Ram 1500 TRX||10||14||11|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Ram has always had a knack for good looking cabins, and the interior of the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX doesn’t disappoint. The truck can fit 5 passengers within its roomy interior lined with high-quality materials. Passenger volume for the 1500 TRX stands at about 132 cubic feet. The cabin’s snazzy look can further be enhanced with the additions made by the 2 TRX packages available to buyers. Carbon-fiber elements and leather upholstery are some of the new additions, giving the truck a more refined feel. An 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat comes standard to all models of the 1500 TRX, with the front passenger getting a 4-way power adjustable seat for themselves. Rear seating is composed of a split-bench which can be folded up 60-40. Although heating and ventilation for these seats are not standard features, they are available with the TRX Level 2 Equipment Package for $9,995.
The Ram 1500 TRX comes with a vertically mounted version of the new Uconnect 5C NAV touch screen. It comes fitted with an AM/FM/HD/Satellite radio unit, along with an a 10-speaker sound setup. This sound system can be upgraded to a 19-speaker Premium Sound setup sourced from Harman Kardon. The navigation system can be activated through voice recognition to enhance the hands-free experience. Wireless phone connectivity is also a feature found on all models, built with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in mind.
The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX has been given a 5-star rating for overall safety by the NHTSA. It comes equipped with a wide range of driver-assistance features such as stability and anti-roll system. Traction control is managed by the truck’s driveline and Anti-lock braking system (ABS). A set of airbags are included as standard, ensuring that passengers are protected in the event of a collision. However, Ram does offer the Advanced Safety Group package which includes an Adaptive Cruise Control system among other safety features. Blind spot detection and ParkSense parking assistance are available with certain TRX packages.
Ram offers warranty packages which are on par with that of other brands, with terms that have nearly the same length of time. Their limited warranty spans for 3 years or for the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Their powertrain warranty lasts for 5 years or for the first 60,000 miles driven. The brand does not offer any plans or packages for complimentary scheduled maintenance.