The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX is now available in the Build & Price section of the Ram Trucks website and there are few changes, other than pricing. Buying one of the 702-horsepower half-ton pickups will cost you more for 2022, with the increase ranging from just over $2,000 on a “base” build to just over $3,300 for a loaded TRX. However, even with an additional $3,300 tacked onto the bottom line, the supercharged Ram 1500 is still the best half-ton on the market, offering unrivaled levels of performance combined with luxury.
NOTE – After putting this piece live, we found that people who are in the process of ordering a 2022 TRX had different prices on their invoices. We reached out to Ram and found that there was an array of incorrect information on the brand website, meaning that some of the numbers below are not accurate. The company is in the process of updating the website, but for the most current pricing information, click here.
Price Changes for the 2022 TRX
The most notable change for the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX pricing is the base number, which climbs from $70,325 for 2021 to $72,390 for the new model year. Also, the destination fee is $100 more for the new model year, so before you add any options, just getting into a 2022 TRX will cost you $2,165 more than it did for the original model year.
Next, the TRX Level 1 popular equipment group climbs from $3,420 to $3,495, but the Level 2 group is actually a little less for the new model year, dropping from $7,920 to $7,750. In looking through the list of features, the only difference that we can find is that remote start is not listed in the TRX Level 2 package, nor is remote start listed as a standalone option in the interior for 2022, although it is listed in both of those places for 2021. With the microchip shortage, we wonder if remote start has been removed because the company can’t get parts. We have reached out to the brand for more information and will update when we know more.
Update #1: While Remote Start is not listed at all on the consumer website, it is listed as a part of the Level 2 popular equipment group. However, people who have ordered a 2022 have been told that Remote Start is standard on all new TRX models. We are working on getting clarification on that information as well.
Update #2: We have been told that people buying a 2022 TRX right now are actually paying more than the numbers on the consumer site. We were sent an invoice with a base price of $73,380, not $72,390, while the Level 2 Equipment Group cost them $9,995, not $7,750. We have asked the folks at the Ram brand about this as well.
Update #3: We heard from the folks at Ram that some pricing and feature information for the 2022 TRX on the consumer website was inaccurate. The company is currently in the process of updating the website to reflect all of the proper details.
One curious change on the 2022 TRX Build & Price section is the Trailer Tow Group. For the 2021 model year, that package included the Trailer Brake Controller, the Trailer Light Check system and the Trailer Tire Pressure Monitor System for $395. According to the consumer website, the package now costs $1,695 and there is no mention of the Trailer Tire Pressure Monitor System. We imagine that the exclusion of the Trailer Tire Pressure Monitor System is an error, especially with the huge increase in price.
The last major change on the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Build & Price page is that the Technology Group is not listed at all. That package includes the Head-Up Display, the digital rearview camera mirror system and an LED third brake light. The Head-Up Display and the digital rearview mirror are both great features, so it seems unlikely that they would be removed from the option list. We wonder if the Technology Group is not currently offered due to the microchip shortage, but once again, we have reached out to Ram and will update when we know more.
Much Remains Unchanged
The good news for those folks hoping to buy a 2022 Ram 1500 TRX is that the rest of the option prices are currently unchanged from 2021. This includes some popular equipment groups like the Advanced Safety , Bed Utility and Carbon Fiber interior packages, as well as standalone options such as exterior graphics, beadlock capable wheels, RamBar, bed-mounted spare tire carrier, tonneau cover, rock rails, running boards, dual pane sunroof, the Trailer Reverse Steering System and everything else not mentioned above.
In short, if you buy a loaded 2022 Ram 1500 TRX, you are going to pay around around $4,000 more than you would have paid for a 2021, but having logged many miles on the supercharged half-ton, I can safely say that the truck is well worth the money. Even at the new price, the Ram TRX is still the best half-ton truck that the world has ever seen.
Of course, if you are interested in paying top dollar for a unique 2022 TRX, the Ignition Edition in bright orange is easy to love. Click here for more on that, including pricing.