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2022 Ram 2500
Select a Different Model (36 Available): Big Horn 2WD Long Bed Crew Cab
Towing (Max) $ 19200 lbs.
Payload (Max) 3550 lbs.
Horsepower 410@5,600
Torque 429@4,000
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2022 Ram 2500 MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Great engine choices
  • Off-road-capable Power Wagon
  • Well-designed interior

Cons

  • Outdated diesel transmission
  • Diesel is on the slower end of the segment

The 2500 is Ram's entry into the heavy-duty pickup truck segment. It receives a moderate update for the 2022 model year, gaining a new infotainment system and tweaks to its trim structure. It still comes equipped with either a naturally aspirated gasoline V-8 engine or a turbocharged diesel I-6. Rivals include the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, GMC Sierra 2500HD, and Ford F-250 Super Duty

What's New

  • Uconnect 5 is standard 
  • New 2022 Ram Heavy Duty Big Horn and Lone Star Silver Edition
  • New Level 3 Equipment Package for Power Wagon models
  • An electronic transfer case is available on Power Wagon models
  • Available Bristol leather seats on Power Wagon models
  • Available full console on Power Wagon models
  • Ram Heavy Duty Limited trim receives updated Black Onyx interior trim 
  • Digital rearview mirror in tow mode
  • Available Trailer 360 View with four cameras
  • Trailer Tow Group now has a trailer hitch light system 
  • New unique grille for Heavy Duty Big Horn and Lone Star models
  • Harvest Sunrise paint

What We Think

The Ram 2500 is the best heavy-duty truck in its segment. It won the 2020 Truck of the Year award, and a new round of updates should keep it feeling fresh, including the addition of Uconnect 5, which has more processing power than the last generation of Stallantis' infotainment system. The Ram 2500 is the most aerodynamic and is better-looking than its competition. It has a well-designed interior, too, with tasteful appointments and clever packaging. 

We found the Ram 2500's gas engine to be responsive and its diesel inline-six to be excellent for towing thanks to its 850 lb-ft of torque. Ride quality is another strong suit; the well-damped suspension and comfortable interior make the 2500 a great companion for road trips. Finally, the Ram 2500 is less expensive than competitors from Ford and GM, making it an even more compelling heavy-duty rig. 

Performance

Ram offers the 2500 with a choice of two engines: a gas V-8 or a diesel inline-six. The naturally aspirated 6.4-liter V-8 develops 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. 

Opting for the diesel costs nearly $9,500, but we think the 6.7-liter turbocharged inline-six is worth it. The optional engine produces 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque, which has proven to be well beyond adequate for hauling and towing in our testing. Ram offers two transmission options for diesel models. An eight-speed automatic is standard, and a six-speed auto is available as a no-cost option. 

Every 2500 has standard RWD and available 4WD. Power Wagon models are only offered with full-time 4WD. Since the Ram 2500 is a heavy-duty truck, the EPA does not test its fuel economy figures. 

2022 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Big Horn/Lone Star Silver Edition

Silver Edition Ram 2500 trucks stand out from the rest of the lineup. Chrome trim reigns on the Heavy Duty Big Horn and Lone Star Silver Edition versions of the Ram 2500, with blinged-out tow hooks, belt molding, door handle inserts, and mirrors. There's also a unique grille and black interior accents. Polished aluminum wheels are equipped on all models. The 2022 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Big Horn/Lone Star Silver Edition is only available in crew and mega cab configurations.  

Safety

Ram offers the 2500 with a number of driver assist technologies. The optional Safety Group is available across the entire model range, and it includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beams. 

Cargo Space and Interior Room 

Regular cab versions of the Ram 2500 seat two or three passengers, while crew cab and mega cab variants seat five or six occupants. There's 40.9 inches of legroom in the front row across the entire model range. Crew cab variants of the 2500 have 40.2 inches of legroom in the second row, and that space grows to 43.1 inches in the mega cab. The 6-foot-4-inch bed has 57.5 cubic feet of cargo volume, and the larger 8-foot bed has 74.7 cubes. 

Technology

A 12.0-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment screen is now standard on all Ram 2500 models at the Big Horn trim level and above. It offers tech features such as Wi-Fi connectivity, tow-specific navigation, and update capability. The entry-level Tradesman model has a standard 5.0-inch display with Bluetooth. Six speakers are standard, and upgrading to higher trims bumps that number up to 10. Ram also offers an available 17-speaker system even higher up in the lineup. Other cool available tech includes a 360-degree camera system, a 220-amp alternator, and a 360-degree towing camera view. 

Recommended Trim

The Ram 2500 Laramie Crew Cab 4x4 is the way to go when purchasing a Ram 2500. It has plenty of capability, luxury, and tech. We'd recommend opting for the diesel inline-six engine, as well, to get the most usability out of this heavy-duty truck. It's a little more than $7,000 over the Big Horn model, but it nets a lot more standard equipment and has a lot of optional extras that can be added as part of packages or à la carte. We drove a 2020 model year of the Ram 2500 Laramie 4x4 Cummins and felt like we specified a well-rounded rig. 

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2022 RAM 2500 SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: V8 6.4 Liter HEMI
Transmission Name
Transmission, 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (8HP75)
Trim
Big Horn 2WD Long Bed Crew Cab
Class
Full-Size Pickup HD
Horsepower
410@5,600
Standard MPG
N/R
Body Style
Truck
Drivetrain
RWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
6/5
Package Invoice Retail
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
36
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60,000
Full Warranty Miles
36,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
100,000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Stellantis announces a Bonus Cash offer on select models for eligible Military personnel. 01-03-2022