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New upgraded Ram pushes pickup truck past $100K

Ram has expanded its light-duty lineup with the addition of the newly equipped 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Sandblast Edition. It pushes the price of the top-line pickup truck to more than $100,000.

Exterior upgrades include Mojave Sand exterior color and graphics, 18-inch all-black beadlock capable wheels, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, spray-in bedliner, cargo tie-downs, bed step and an LED cab-mounted brake light.

The new Ram 1500 expands the lineup with upgraded interior and new badging.
The new Ram 1500 expands the lineup with upgraded interior and new badging.

Interior upgrades include Light Frost accent stitching, an embroidered “TRX” seat back logo, carbon fiber accents, leather and carbon-fiber flat-bottom steering wheel, a center console badge and a head-up display. The driver’s screen features TRX in Mojave Sand.

The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Sandblast Edition, scheduled for dealerships this summer, is propelled by a 6.2-liter, 702-horsepower supercharged Hemi V-8 engine with 650 lb-ft of torque. It has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $98,285, plus a $1,795 destination fee.

Launched in 2009, Ram’s lineup includes the Ram 1500, 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab, ProMaster and ProMaster City.

The Ram 1500 is rated at 33 miles per gallon on the highway and delivers up to 1,000 miles of range. Safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and emergency braking.

James Raia, a syndicated columnist in Sacramento, California, publishes a free weekly automotive podcast and electronic newsletter. Sign-ups are available on his website, www.theweeklydriver.com. He can be reached via email: james@jamesraia.com.

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Bruce
19 days ago

The Hellcat motor in a truck will have a tough time staying in double digit MPG range. I can’t think of any half ton truck getting close to 33 MPG either. You don’t buy a truck to save gas anyway, do we?

Bob M
19 days ago

The milage can’t be correct. Even the Ford F150 Hybrid don’t come close to 33 MPG. The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX, I seen on the dealers lot got poor milage. Plus they wanted over $100,000. for a used one.

Ray
19 days ago

The last good truck Dodge made was in 1965 with the slant 6 motor, the motor outlasted the truck frame.

DryCreek
19 days ago

OK, so I am wondering if these two statements are really applicable to the same truck:

1 – propelled by a 6.2-liter, 702-horsepower supercharged Hemi V-8 engine with 650 lb-ft of torque

2 – rated at 33 miles per gallon on the highway and delivers up to 1,000 miles of range

If so, that’s just incredible. I would swap in that engine to replace the Ford 3Valve V-10 in my motor home!

Tommy Molnar
19 days ago
Reply to  DryCreek

That DOES sound a bit incredible doesn’t it, Dry?

Joseph
19 days ago
Reply to  DryCreek

That’s what I thought too. The last 2 paragraphs are related to the Ram lineup vs. the TRX. It looks like he is stating the best HWY mileage for any of the 1500 lineup, which is the 3.0L 6 cylinder diesel. They do claim 32 MPG HWY, but even at that you’d have to have a 33 gallon tank – and maybe a tailwind!!

Stay safe, Joe

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