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2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 1500 Classic Review

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2022 RAM
1500

MSRP*: $36,500 to $78,790
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2022 RAM
1500 Classic

MSRP*: $29,650 to $47,540
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Invoice* $31,817 to $66,164 $31,699 to $38,684
MPG - City 10 - 23 MPG 15 - 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy 14 - 33 MPG 21 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 - 6 seats 2 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 53.9 - 61.5 ft3 50.3 - 74.7 ft3
Engine
  • 260-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 395-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 702-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 395-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, A/T, Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 260 - 702 hp 305 - 395 hp
Towing Capacity 6,120 - 8,280 lbs 4,350 - 8,240 lbs
Exterior Length 228.9 - 241.8 in 209.0 - 237.9 in
Exterior Width 82.1 - 88.0 in 79.4 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 35.6 - 45.2 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 34.7 - 40.3 in
Head Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.2 - 39.8 in
Front 39.9 - 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 - 39.9 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the RAM 1500 than the RAM 1500 Classic. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the RAM 1500 and the RAM 1500 Classic.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the RAM 1500 as you will with the RAM 1500 Classic, as they can travel a similar number of miles on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The RAM 1500 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the RAM 1500 Classic, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the RAM 1500 and the RAM 1500 Classic have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the RAM 1500 is much wider than the RAM 1500 Classic, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the RAM 1500 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the RAM 1500 Classic.

Handling
The RAM 1500 has a similar turning radius to the RAM 1500 Classic, so both should maneuver just as easily in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the RAM 1500 is clearly the choice over the RAM 1500 Classic for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the RAM 1500 and the RAM 1500 Classic.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the engines of the RAM 1500 and the RAM 1500 Classic are able to equally transmit their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the RAM 1500 as you will the RAM 1500 Classic. The RAM 1500 has a little less cargo capacity than the RAM 1500 Classic for hauling material.

Warranty
The RAM 1500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500 Classic.