Ram 1500 Classic Returns For 2022 With These Changes:

Here's What's New...

The Ram 1500 Classic returns for the 2022 model year and an initial look at dealer ordering guides detail some additions and deletions for the new year. Once again, buyers will choose Regular, Quad, or Crew Cab in two-wheel-drive (4×2) and four-wheel-drive (4×4) configurations. Regular cabs will be available with the 6’4 bed or 8′ bed, Quad Cabs will have the 6’4 bed, and Crew Cabs will be available with the 5’7 or 6’4 bed.

2021 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram)

Tradesman, Express, SLT, and Warlock trims all return, but there are a few notable additions and deletions across the lineup.

Firstly the Electronics Convenience Group available across all trims now appears to come with the new 8.4-inch Uconnect 5 head unit, which offers wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto functionality. Interestingly (and we don’t know if this is an error or not), the dealer order guide shows the Uconnect® 4C NAV w/ 8.4-inch display (UCQ) available as a standalone option.

Electronics Convenience Group (AFC)
• Google Android Auto™ (RF5)
• USB mobile projection (RF7)
• Media hub w/ 2 USB & aux input jack (RSF)
• Auto-dimming rearview mirror (GNK)
• Integrated Center Stack Radio (RTF)
• For Details, Visit DriveUconnect.com (X9E)
• 1-yr. trial (registration required) (X9K)
• A/C with dual-zone auto temp control (HAF)
• SiriusXM Guardian-included trial (B) (RT1)
• 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hot Spot (RTQ)
• 7-inch color in-cluster display (JAL)
• Global Telematics Box Module (TBM) (RDG)
Uconnect® 5W with 8.4-inch display (UED)
• Humidity sensor (XXT)
• 8.4-inch touchscreen (RFL)
• Apple CarPlay capable (RFP)

2021 Ram 1500 Classic Express Black Quad Cab 4×4 (Left) and 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Black Express Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).

Another addition for the 2022 Ram 1500 Classic is the addition of the Tradesman Off-Road Package. This package comes with the equipment detailed below, giving buyers the additional off-road capability of a Warlock with the Warlock All-Terrain Package and Protection Group at a lower cost of entry. The Tradesman Off-Road package also includes an Anti-spin differential which is an additional cost option on the Warlock. You can compare the packages below:

Tradesman Off-Road Package (AN4)
• Rear heavy-duty shock absorbers (SGD)
• Yokohama brand tires (TZY)
• Anti-spin differential rear axle (DSA)
• LT265/70R17E BSW All-Terrain tires (TTB)
• Full-size spare tire (TBB)
• Tow hooks (XEA)
• Transfer case skid plate (XEF)
• Front suspension skid plate (XEU)
• Raised Ride Height (XZN)
• 3.92 rear axle ratio (DMH)

Warlock All-Terrain Package (ASJ)
• Yokohama brand tires (TZY)
• LT265/70R17E BSW All-Terrain tires (TTB)
• Full-size spare tire (TBB)
• Wheel center hub (WMJ)
• 17×8-in Matte Black aluminum wheels (WFF)
• Front & rear all-weather floor mats (CLF)

Warlock Protection Group (ADB)
• Full-size spare tire (TBB)
• Tow hooks (XEA)
• Transfer case skid plate (XEF)
• Front suspension skid plate (XEU)

We have also noticed a few deletions for the 2022 model year and are unsure if they are temporary or permanent. Currently, you cannot configure a 2022 Ram 1500 Classic with a power sunroof or ram boxes, but we will keep you updated if those options return. 

2021 Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman Crew Cab with Chome Appearance Group. (Ram).

What do you think about the changes for the 2022 Ram 1500 Classic lineup? Let us know in the comments down below. 


Jared B

Jared founded MoparInsiders and is a 41-year-old automotive enthusiast from Vancouver, British Columbia. He took an interest in cars at a very young age and has been interested in them ever since. His hobbies include photography, videography, drag racing, and auto detailing. He currently owns and drives a 2023 Audi RS6, a 2024 GMC Sierra, and a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

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Ok looks like this Classic is still the answer for No Dakota? I like the Classic but come on RAM, it has been TEN years now waiting for a Dakota!
Please bring it back.

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With all the followers of this site, does anyone know the true sales number of the Classic Ram vs the Ram pickups? Quarterly reports only give a total of pick ups but does not break down the two. I would be interested to see the difference in numbers.

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I just hope they keep making them until I can eventually afford one.

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