VIDEO: 2022 Ram 1500 Lone Star Back Country 4×4:

The Rebel Alternative...

Over the past few weeks, we have been talking in detail about the new additions to the 2022 Ram 1500 model. One of those models originally thought to be the predecessor to the popular Outdoorsman model which ran from 2011 to 2018, the Outdoorsman was designed for hunters, fishermen, campers, and boaters. The package featured trailer-towing upgrades, off-road-oriented tires, and a rugged exterior appearance without breaking customer’s bank accounts.

2022 Ram 1500 Lone Star Back Country Tester. (5thGenRams).

For the 2022 model year, the new Back Country package pays homage to the Outdoorsman in the looks department and adds some features from the now popular Rebel package to the Big Horn (Lone Star for Texas market) trim for a lower price.

The 2022 Back Country models will feature the following equipment…

Off-Road Functionality – 

  • 4×4 Off-Road Decals (MPD)
  • 18-Inch x 8-Inch Black-Painted Aluminum Wheels (WBP)
  • Falken Wildpeak LT275/65R18C OWL On/Off-Road Tires (TCP)
  • 1-Inch Raised Ride Height (XZN)
  • Front Extra Heavy-Duty Shocks (SFD)
  • Rear Extra Heavy-Duty Shocks (SFD)
  • Front Suspension Skid Plate (XEU)
  • Fuel Tank Skid Plate (XEE)
  • Steering Gear Skid Plate (XJ2)
  • Transfer Case Skid Plate (XEF)
  • Tow Hooks (XEA)
  • Hill Descent Control (BNH)
  • Off-Road Info Pages (JA8)
  • Electronic-Locking Rear Differential (DSH)
2022 Ram 1500 Lone Star Back Country Tester. (5thGenRams).

Exterior Appearance – 

  • Black Headlamp Bezel (MFA)
  • Black Tubular Side Steps (MRU)
  • Black Exterior Mirrors (LE7)
  • Black Ram Grille Badge (ME6)
  • Black Grille with Body-Color Surround (MAH)
  • Painted Front Bumper (MBU)
  • Painted Rear Bumper (MBV)
  • Accent-Colored Premium, Power Mirrors (GT4)
  • Black Exterior Badging (M17)
  • Lower Two-Tone Paint (APD)
  • Black Dual Exhaust Tips (NEP)

Interior Appearance – 

  • Full-Length Floor Console (CUF)
  • Power 8-Way Adjustable Driver Seat (JPV)
  • Power 2-Way Driver Lumbar Adjust (JPE)
  • Center Console Parts Module (X8S)
  • Vinyl/Cloth Front Bucket Seats (*J7)
  • Bucket Seats (CAC)
  • Back Country I/P badge (HEB)
  • Front & Rear All-Weather Floor Mats (CLF)
2022 Ram 1500 Lone Star Back Country Tester. (5thGenRams).

Cargo Capability – 

  • Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover (CS7)
  • LED Bed Lighting (LPL)
  • Full-Size Spare Tire (TBB)
  • Deployable Bed Step (MDN)
  • Spray-In Bedliner (XMF)
  • 4 Adjustable Cargo Tie-Down Hooks (CL2)

Thanks to our good friend @hellcatdurango caught one of the pre-production testers testing on Metro Detroit highways. This truck matches the truck our eagle-eyed spy photographers caught back in January (pictured above). 

While the truck hasn’t been official announced yet, RAM has yet to set prices for the new package. We can expect that the truck should undercut the off-road-oriented Rebel trim. We expect that the Back Country should appeal to those customers looking for a more affordable option to the Rebel, who aren’t worried about sacrificing a few premium options for roughly the same capability.

Stay tuned to 5thGenRams.com and MoparInsiders.com, for the latest fifth-generation Ram 1500 news and information.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the 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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