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Ram 1500 2021 Vs. 2022 : Tech, Packaging, and Powertrain Comparison

Posted at Fri, Nov 5, 2021 4:30 PM

The most luxurious in its segment, many buyers excited about their fall 2021 purchase are wondering which Ram 1500 to call their own. The Cars.com blog ran a feature last week comparing the 2021 and 2022 models to help decide which is best for you.

The current model offers Uconnect 5 on the Bighorn and higher trims. Also available are the New Limited Anniversary Edition, Longhorn SouthFork Edition, multiple new appearance packages and paint colors, and a new standard cabin air filtration system. The modern-day wonders of filtration technology are a fantastic aid to keeping you healthy every day as they work to rid your comfortable cabin of any unwanted particles.

The Uconnect 5 has gained a reputation for its ease of use and solid features. The 2021 Ram uses technology faster, smarter, and stronger than ever before, proudly boasting up to 64GB of solid-state storage. If you wait for the 2022 model, you’ll still benefit from a significant tech update with a marginal price increase. The 1500 Big Horn and higher trim levels will use this latest Uconnect 5 operating system on a 12-inch portrait display.

The 2022 Ram 1500 model offers five engine choices, with each providing its own benefits and personality. The 6.6- liter V6 with eTorque offers 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, and is now offered standard on the Tradesman, Tradesman HFE, Big Horn, Lone Star, and Rebel. An understandably well-received instant favorite is the EcoDiesel V6, which boasts 260 horsepower and 480 lbs of torque, and is applicable to every model other than the Tradesman HFE and TRX. 

The 2-liter supercharged V8 with 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque is another favorite, paired uniquely with its own transmission and providing the necessary strength for any task that comes your way. The Cars.com editorial staff concluded that the 2021 Ram model may be the best for now, citing the Uconnect 5 and its potential for over-the-air updates as well as the current available discounts.

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