2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 RAM 1500 Classic

2022 Ram 1500 Classic

2022 RAM 1500


2022 RAM 1500 Classic


6 + TRX

Trim Levels


Engine Options

6.2L HEMI V8 / 702 hp / 650 lb-ft (TRX only)

Top Engine

5.7L HEMI V8 / 395 hp / 410 lb-ft
12,750 pounds

Max Towing

10,620 pounds

If you’re looking for a new pickup truck in the Leominster area, you can’t go wrong with a RAM! RAM has a long history of producing top-quality pickup trucks with powerhouse performance, tough off-road capability, and plenty of style inside and out. The flagship of the RAM line is the RAM 1500, while its more affordable cousin, the RAM 1500 Classic, is an excellent choice for drivers who want strong performance at a more affordable price tag. The team at Ron Bouchard Chrysler Dodge RAM has put together a guide comparing the RAM 1500 Classic vs. RAM 1500 below, so you can stay informed as you search for your next ride. Read on and then head to our inventory to see what we have available!



New RAM 1500 vs. 1500 Classic: Price & Trim Levels

The first significant difference you’ll see in comparing the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 1500 Classic is in their starting prices. Budget-conscious drivers may want to go for the 1500 Classic,since it offers a more affordable starting price while still boasting powerful performance specs and classic RAM capability on and off the Fitchburg roads. However, the RAM 1500 gives you the advantage of choice, with seven available trim levels to the Classic’s three. The RAM 1500 also includes the TRX trim, a supercharged configuration designed specifically for the toughest off-reading. Here’s the full price list:

2022 RAM 1500 Trim Levels

  • Tradesman: MSRP from $37,090
  • Big Horn: MSRP from $42,405
  • Laramie: MSRP from $51,130
  • Rebel: MSRP from $51,975
  • Limited Longhorn: MSRP from $58,560
  • Limited: MSRP from $63,275
  • TRX: MSRP from $79,335

2022 RAM 1500 Classic Trim Levels

  • Tradesman: MSRP from $30,235
  • Express: MSRP from $31,735
  • Warlock: MSRP from $41,825

Regardless of which one you’re leaning towards, enjoy the specials from Ron Bouchard Chrysler Dodge RAM on your purchase!

New RAM 1500 vs. 1500 Classic: Performance Specs

Another major difference between the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 1500 Classic comes in their engine options. Both come with a standard 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine and an available 5.7L HEMI V8, but the RAM 1500 comes with three additional engine options: a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine, an eTorque-enhanced mild hybrid 5.7L HEMI V8, and the legendary 6.2L HEMI V8, which is available only on the top-level TRX trim. However, if you don’t want to spring for the TRX trim, you’ll find that the top performance specs for both models are actually the same, although the RAM 1500 can tow 2,000 lbs more than the Classic. Here are the relevant performance specs:

2022 RAM 1500 Top Engine (TRX Only)

  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8
  • 702 horsepower
  • 650 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds
  • Top speed of 118 mph

2022 RAM 1500 Top Engine (all other trim levels)

  • 5.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque
  • 395 horsepower
  • 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 12,750-lb towing capacity

2022 RAM 1500 Classic Top Engine

  • 5.7L. HEMI V8
  • 395 horsepower
  • 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 10,620-lb towing capacity

Shop your 2022 RAM 1500 or RAM 1500 Classic from Ron Bouchard Chrysler Dodge RAM and you’ll get a free lifetime powertrain warranty, so you can continue accessing RAM’s legendary performance for as long as you own the pickup!

Compare the RAM 1500 and the RAM 1500 Classic in Fitchburg!

Interested in comparing the RAM 1500 vs. Classic in a test drive? Contact our office to set up a test drive of an available model around Gardner and we’ll get you behind the wheel in no time! Feel free to also ask us any questions, or to learn more about any of the models in our Chrysler, Dodge, or RAM inventory!


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