August 18

2022 Ram 2500: Engine Specs and Performance


When looking for a heavy-duty pickup truck to handle all your professional or personal needs, the 2022 Dodge Ram 2500 has what you need for all situations, even the most challenging driving conditions. With a powerful engine, advanced trailering features, and several cab and box configurations, you can customize your vehicle to handle the equipment and goods you need. We share some of the key performance specifications and features you can expect from the 2022 Ram 2500.

Engine Options

2022 Ram 2500


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The 2022 Dodge Ram 2500 comes with two engine options to choose from. The standard on all trims is the 6.4-liter eight-cylinder engine. This engine uses variable-cam timing to optimize its performance. This exerts 410 horsepower and 429 pounds-foot (lb-ft) of torque to handle heavy loads. The upgraded option is the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine for more torque and towing capabilities. Though its horsepower is slightly lower at 370, the torque nearly doubles, putting out 850 lb-ft for impressive performance.


The Dodge Ram 2500 comes with an eight-speed transmission with quick shift mapping for easy handling with the standard 6.4-liter engine. Meanwhile, the upgraded Turbo Diesel engine contains a six-speed automatic transmission. The turbo engine also has electronic controls and features, such as responsive performance and noise control.

Steering and Handling

Each of the trims come standard with a rear-wheel drive with the option to upgrade to an all-wheel drive. The rear and front suspensions are multilinked to help you handle off-roading and turn easily. With a recirculating ball for steering and a hydraulic power-assist system, you’ll be able to take different conditions easily when driving. Also available is the rear air suspension that allows you to lower your bed as much as possible to hook up your trailer easier.

For off-roading, you’ll also find gas-charged monotube shocks designed to keep all four wheels on the ground when navigating uneven terrain. Partner this with the front and rear locking differentials that allocate the same amount of torque to all four wheels, so you’ll feel safe and secure on various road surfaces. An electronic sway bar helps to optimize axle movement for especially difficult terrains.

Fuel Efficiency

The Ram 2500’s fuel economy is 11 miles per gallon (MPG) in city driving and 16 MPG on highway driving. You can maximize fuel economy with the available adaptive cruise control, which uses technology to predict traffic and automatically adjust your speed depending on each day’s unique traffic conditions.

Trailering and Payload

Ram 2500s are perfect for hauling heavy loads and machinery from location to location. With the 6.4-liter Hemi engine and rear-wheel drive, you can carry up to 4,010 lbs. in your truck. The vehicle also holds a towing capacity of up to 20,000 lbs. This means you can haul trailers, tractors, boats, and other equipment depending on your personal or professional needs. A rear-axle cross-member provides towing hardware to make hitching your trailers as easy as possible.

Performance and Handling Technology

Along with the performance capabilities of the 2022 Ram 2500, essential technology features help optimize your vehicle experience. For example, a digital rearview gives you a full view behind your trailer when driving. This comes with 360-degree cameras that help you see all around each side of the vehicle. The vehicle also provides trailer tire pressure monitoring to make sure each tire has enough pressure to keep your towing smooth. In addition, the Ram 2500 comes with an LED trailer hitch light and 15-degree rotating lights that help you see around and behind you.

Wheels and Tires

The standard wheels on the Ram 2500 are 17- or 18-inch painted steel. There are many other standard options you can choose from, including 18-inch cast aluminum wheels. You can upgrade to 20-inch wheels, including cast aluminum ones and those with painted pockets for added design elements. Equipping these with all-season tires help you handle different road surfaces and unique weather conditions more easily.

Other Key Features

Along with the engine specs and performance features, there are various other key features that you can enjoy in the 2022 Ram 2500. The following are some of the ways this car can help you stay comfortable and connected when optimizing your performance:

Cargo Space

The regular cab in the Ram 2500 fits three comfortably, while the crew cab can seat up to six passengers. You’ll find 40.9 inches of legroom in both in the front area. You can get a similar, although slightly lower, amount of space in the second row with the crew cab at 40.2-inches of legroom. With various seating configurations, such as folding options for rear seats, you can fill your truck with needed equipment. You’ll also find in-floor cargo space, several cubbies on the interior, and a cargo management system on the exterior with a power outlet to keep your devices charged.

Additional Technology

The Ram 2500 features a large touchscreen in the interior to access your applications and music with connectivity options for you and a passenger. The cabin also comes enabled for a wireless hotspot and provides several charging points to ensure you stay connected. With the Off Road Pages feature, you can see key details about the suspension and performance of your vehicle when navigating rough terrains. Power running boards and power release for the bed make it extra convenient for you to get in and out of your vehicle or load up your equipment.

Now that you know all the main performance features of the 2022 Dodge Ram 2500, stop by Huffines CJDR Lewisville to check out our new inventory. Our certified professionals are here to help answer any of your questions and find the right trim and configuration for all your needs. Contact us today to schedule a test drive. Before stopping in, be sure to check out the Finance Center on our website to get an automatic preapproval and estimate your payments using our payment calculator to see how you might be able to work within your budget.


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