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2022 RAM 1500 Classic

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2022 Tradesman 4x2 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB
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Price:   -  From $30,235
2022 Tradesman 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $30,535
2022 Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $36,895
2022 Tradesman 4x4 Regular Cab 6.3 ft. box 120 in. WB Price:   -  From $37,395
2022 Tradesman 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $37,695
2022 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $39,595
2022 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $39,895
2022 Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $40,695
2022 SLT 4x2 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $41,625
2022 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,395
2022 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,695
2022 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $44,325
2022 SLT 4x4 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $45,425
2022 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $48,125


What's New

The 2022 RAM 1500 Classic rolls into a new model year without any major changes. The pickup truck is the last-gen model that's being sold alongside the newer RAM 1500. Fewer technology features, a more affordable price tag, and the older design ensure the 1500 Classic continues to have a spot in RAM’s lineup.

Choosing Your RAM 1500 Classic

RAM offers the 2022 1500 Classic in three trims: Tradesman, Express, and Warlock. Prices start at $31,310 (including destination) for the Tradesman and go up to $40,530 for the Warlock.

Engine Choices

All 1500 Classic trims come with a standard V6 engine, though a V8 engine is available for $1,700.

The 1500 Classic comes standard with rear-wheel drive, with four-wheel drive being available as a $4,940 option on Tradesman and Express trims and $3,500 extra on the Warlock. Both the V6 and V8 engines come paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueMax TowingFuel Economy (Combined)
3.6L V6305 hp260 lb-ft7,600 pounds20 mpg
5.7L V8363 hp394 lb-ft10,680 pounds17 mpg

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

In the Quad Cab and Crew Cab body styles, the 1500 Classic can seat up to six people. The Tradesman and Express are offered in Regular Cab, Crew Cab, and Quad Cab configurations, while the Warlock is available in Crew Cab and Quad Cab body styles. RAM also offers the 1500 Classic with three bed sizes that include a 5-foot-7-inch box, a 6-foot-4-inch box, and an 8-foot box.

RAM 1500 Classic

Safety Features

There aren’t many safety features to highlight with the 1500 Classic. The pickup comes with a rearview camera, while the Warlock is offered with rear parking sensors. Other than that, things are pretty basic with this pickup.


The 1500 Classic comes with a five-inch touchscreen with RAM’s Uconnect 3 infotainment system as standard. The infotainment system also comes with six audio speakers, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and an audio input jack.

The $845 Electronics Group adds an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a seven-inch display in the instrument cluster, satellite radio, and the Uconnect 5 infotainment system. The Electronics Group package in the Warlock costs $945.

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RAM 1500 Classic Tradesman – MSRP From $31,310

The Tradesman is a barebones work truck with 17-inch steel wheels, manual mirrors, vinyl upholstery, air conditioning, automatic headlights, manual door locks and windows, and vinyl flooring.

There are a number of available packages for the Tradesman trim. The Chrome Appearance Group package costs $695 and brings 17-inch aluminum wheels, a bright grille, bright bumpers, and a body-color upper fascia. The Popular Equipment Group is priced at $825 and brings carpet floors, cloth upholstery, and satellite radio. Bundling these two packages together results in the Chrome Plus Package that costs $1,295.

The Power and Remote Entry Group brings heated exterior mirrors, power locks, power windows, and remote keyless entry for $735. For a blacked-out look, there’s the available Tradesman Black Package that costs $685. It includes 17-inch black wheels, black badges, a black grille, black headlight trim, cloth seats, and a semi-gloss black hub.

Lastly, there’s the Tradesman SXT Package. It’s the priciest package available with a price tag of $2,895 but brings 20-inch aluminum wheels, bright bumpers, a bright grille, cloth upholstery, fog lights, dual rear exhaust outlets, a body-color upper fascia, and satellite radio.

RAM 1500 Classic Express – MSRP From $32,810

The Express spruces up the way the pickup truck looks with a body-collar grille surround, body-color front fascia, a body-color rear bumper, 17-inch aluminum wheels, and fog lights. Other standard features are the same ones found on the Tradesman trim.

The Express shares a lot of the same optional packages as the Tradesman. The Express Value Package includes cloth upholstery, 20-inch aluminum wheels, carpet floors, and satellite radio for an extra $2,160.

RAM 1500 Classic Warlock – MSRP From $40,530

The Warlock features an aggressive design with black exterior accents, black 20-inch wheels, a unique grille, and black bumpers. The trim also features LED fog lights and bifunctional halogen projector headlights.

The Warlock has quite a few packages that aren’t available on lower trims. For $595, the pickup truck can be fitted with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Remote start is $395, while push-button start and remote keyless entry are $300. The Warlock All-Terrain Package includes 17-inch black wheels, all-terrain tires, and floor mats for $195.

The $795 Luxury Group package brings some modern creature comforts to the pickup, including an auto-dimming exterior mirror, a seven-inch display in the instrument cluster, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED bed lighting, a universal garage door opener, power-folding mirrors, heated exterior mirrors, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

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CarsDirect Tip

The 2022 RAM 1500 Classic’s best quality is how much more affordable it is over the newer RAM 1500. With that in mind, we think the Express trim is the best pick of the bunch, featuring a better look than the base Tradesman. Shoppers looking for extra creature comforts should check out the available Electronics Group and Express Value packages.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 305 HP / 269 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.7L V-8 / 395 HP / 410 ft.lbs.
Standard: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Available: 8-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
3 / 2
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 305 HP / 269 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.7L V-8 / 395 HP / 410 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel / Full-size
Fuel Tank
26.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
63 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
209.0 "
Exterior Width
79.4 "
Exterior Height
74.6 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
41.0 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
66.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,517 Lbs. / 4,514 Lbs. / 4,524 Lbs. / 4,503 Lbs. / 4,516 Lbs. / 4,738 Lbs. / 4,531 Lbs. / 4,519 Lbs. / 4,535 Lbs. / 4,527 Lbs. / 4,518 Lbs. / 4,529 Lbs. / 4,523 Lbs. / 4,528 Lbs. / 4,662 Lbs. / 4,520 Lbs. / 4,571 Lbs. / 4,544 Lbs. / 4,561 Lbs. / 4,525 Lbs.
Wheel Base
120 "
Turning Radius
19.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
17.0 " Argent Styled Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum / 17.0 " Black Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote Heated / Dual Manual Heated
Black / Front Body-colored / Front Black / Front Chrome / Front Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Black / Chrome / Body-colored
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Black Tailpipe Finish / Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
3 / 2
Seat Trim
Vinyl / Cloth / Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
40-20-40 Split-bench / Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
4-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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