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Ram Trucks Reduces The Complexity Of Its 2022 Ram 1500 Lineup!

Quad Cab Models Are Only Available On Tradesman & Big Horn Trims...

As the RAM brand gears up for the production launch of its 2022 Ram 1500 pickup, our sister site 5thGenRams.com is now learning about the new methods that RAM is taking to ensure that production remains intact as the current semiconductor shortage continues. This includes RAM’s plan to reduce the complexity of its offerings for several models. So what can we expect?

2021 Ram 1500 Rebel Quad Cab 4×4. (Ram).

So going into the 2022 model year, the first thing you will notice is that there are massive changes to the Quad Cab lineup. With a majority of buyers opting for the much larger Crew Cab models, the Quad Cab has been more of the budget-friendly alternative to get into a Ram 1500 (DT) pickup.

2021 Ram 1500 Rebel Quad Cab 4×4. (Ram).

With that being said, the Quad Cab will be limited to only the Tradesman and Big Horn (Lone Star in Texas) trim lines. That’s right, the Laramie and Rebel Quad Cab offerings are gone from the lineup in 2022. 

Those who purchase a Quad Cab Tradesman or Big Horn/Lone Star model will NOT be able to purchase the Single Pane Sunroof (GWA) option either. Matter of fact, there will not be a sunroof option at all for the Quad Cab model in 2022. 

2022 Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab 4×4. (Ram).

Quad Cab models will also lose, the optional Air Suspension (SER), Technology Group (ADG), and Power Running Boards (MR7) as well.

Now let us look at the different changes to the existing trim levels.

Tradesman – 

2022 Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE EcoDiesel. (Ram).
  • Optional Air Suspension (SER) has been dropped from all Tradesman models.
  • Ram Box (XB9) option has been dropped for 2022.
  • Multi-function Tailgate (MWK) has been dropped for 2022 from the Tradesman lineup.
  • Tradesman EcoDiesel is now limited to HFE (High Fuel Efficiency) only.

Big Horn/Lone Star – 

2022 Ram 1500 Big Horn BackCountry Edition 4×4. (Ram).
  • Rear Underseat Compartment Storage (CUE) is no longer a stand-alone option but is included with the Big Horn/Lone Star Level 1 Equipment Group and Big Horn/Lone Star Level 2 Equipment Group.
  • Mountain Brown (-X5) and Frost Beige (-XL) interior colors are no longer available on Big Horn/Lone Star models.
  • Multi-function Tailgate (MWK) has been dropped for 2022 from the Big Horn/Lone Star lineup.
  • North Edition (ASP) will NOT return for 2022 (replaced by BackCountry model).

Rebel – 

2022 Ram 1500 Rebel G/T Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).
  • Rebel 12A (AZ6) package (Alpine 9-Amplified Speakers with Subwoofer, Luxury Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats, and Uconnect® 12.0-Inch Display with Navigation) has been dropped.
  • Cloth/Vinyl Bucket Seats (*G7) become only available in Black/Red.
  • Luxury-Trimmed Bucket Seats become part of the Rebel Night Edition package.
  • No more Quad Cab models.

Laramie – 

2022 Ram 1500 Laramie G/T Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).
    • Rear Underseat Compartment Storage (CUE) is no longer a stand-alone option but is included with the Laramie Level 1 Equipment Group.
    • Two-Tone Paint (APD) has been dropped on Laramie models completely for 2022.
    • Protection Group (ADB) has been dropped for 2022.
    • 22-Inch Polish-Painted Wheels (WPM) replaced with 22-Inch Black-Painted Wheels (WPH).
    • No more Quad Cab models.

Limited Longhorn – 

2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn Crew Cab 4x4. (Ram).
2022 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).
  • Two-Tone Paint (APD) has been dropped on Limited Longhorn except on Ivory White painted models.
  • Protection Group (ADB) has been dropped for 2022.
    • Longhorn Level 1 Equipment Group now includes Heads-Up Display (HUD) and Digital Rear-View Mirror (DRVM).

Limited – 

2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition Crew Cab 4×4 EcoDiesel. (Ram).
  • Protection Group (ADB) has been dropped for 2022.
  • Limited Level 1 Equipment Group now includes Heads-Up Display (HUD) and Digital Rear-View Mirror (DRVM).
  • Advanced Safety Group (ALP) is no longer available on the Limited.

TRX – 

• TRX Level 2 Equipment Group now includes Heads-Up Display (HUD), Digital Rear-View Mirror (DRVM), and 19-Speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Sound System

According to the dealers we have talked to, RAM sent out letters stating that already placed orders for the 2022 model year trucks, will be modified to reflect the revised plan.

What do you think of the changes? Let us know in the comments or in the 5thGenRams.com owner forums.

 

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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So much for the Ram I would have wanted. Hopefully the gas V6 HFE package will still be available, which is the last DT model I can afford.

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There are some terrible "simplifications" wrapped up in this announcement.

No rambox on tradesman, loss of two tone, loss of protection group, loss of advanced safety (probably tied to chip shortage).

I'm assuming you still get protection group stuff if you select laramie + off road though, correct?

Hopefully tradesman rambox comes back once the classic ends production.

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I don't like them, but I understand the equipment changes due to the chip issue. But I don’t understand paint limitations (pigment availability?) or the lack of Rambox on Tradesman. It seems that might be the most logical trim to include it. I'm sure there are things behind the scenes driving these decisions.... I hope these are all short-term and at some point during the year the options can come back....

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There are some terrible "simplifications" wrapped up in this announcement.

No rambox on tradesman, loss of two tone, loss of protection group, loss of advanced safety (probably tied to chip shortage).

I'm assuming you still get protection group stuff if you select laramie + off road though, correct?

Hopefully tradesman rambox comes back once the classic ends production.

Say:

Welcome mister Tavares!

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I don't like them, but I understand the equipment changes due to the chip issue. But I don’t understand paint limitations (pigment availability?) or the lack of Rambox on Tradesman. It seems that might be the most logical trim to include it. I'm sure there are things behind the scenes driving these decisions.... I hope these are all short-term and at some point during the year the options can come back....

All of this are things pushed by PSA.

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