This Is Consumer Reports Favorite Full-Size Truck for 2022

The world of trucks is highly competitive, especially when it comes to new full-size trucks. For Consumer Reports, one 2022 full-size truck takes the cake. And that is the 2022 Ram 1500, a truck that has long been favored by buyers. Coming in above the Ford F-150 and Nissan Titan, Consumer Reports has a variety of praise to give this model. So, why is the 2022 Ram 1500 a recommended truck?

Is the 2022 Ram 1500 a good truck?

The 2022 Ram 1500 shows off its capability as a full-size pickup truck on a trail, it wears red paint.
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Simply put, the 2022 Ram 1500 is a good truck. According to Consumer Reports, the Ram 1500 feels more refined than other full-size trucks and can handle family life. As more and more buyers are opting to purchase trucks to handle the needs of a family, those two characteristics are certainly perks. 

Better yet, the 2022 Ram 1500 is a pickup truck with multiple engine options. This gives buyers the power of choice to find the correct option for their specific needs. Whether you are looking for something with better fuel economy or you want a supercharged V8 engine with 702 horsepower.

In terms of towing, the Ram 1500 can handle up to 12,750 pounds. And that is enough utility to handle a variety of jobs. Whether you need a work truck or you are hauling toys to the lake for the weekend.

Is the Ram 1500 an off-road truck?

Depending on the trim level, the 2022 Ram 1500 is a truck that is ready for off-road use. Both the Ram Rebel and Ram TRX off the features needed to handle the road less traveled. Consumer Reports notes that the TRX is even able to travel with serious speed on dirt roads thanks to its adaptive suspension and all-terrain tires. 

Other off-road features include an available locking rear differential which will help to maintain traction. And on most trims, four-wheel drive is an available feature.

What problems does the 2022 Ram 1500 have?

A 2022 Ram 1500 shows off its towing capability as a full-size truck in a watery terrain.
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The Ram 1500 is not immune to problems, in fact, it does have a current recall alert out. The recall has to do with the defrosting and defogging system, which can cause problems with visibility. 

Other lows come in form of accessibility. As trucks become bigger and bigger, getting into them can feel like a chore. Without running boards equipped, the Ram 1500 can be a bit difficult to get into. But, that is just a small price for having a commanding presence on the road.

Is Ram killing the V8 engine?

A 2022 Ram 1500 truck sits in front of mountainous terrain.
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In 2021, Dodge announced it may be killing off its V8 engines in lieu of electric powertrains. We can’t imagine Ram getting rid of its V8 truck, but it could very well be a possibility. Although, it is worth noting that Ram just released the TRX model, which utilizes a supercharged V8 engine. This gives the performance truck a leg up on the Ford Raptor with its V6 powertrain.

We do hope that Ram explores the prospect of electric trucks, but sometimes there’s just no replacement for displacement. And the Ram brand is known for its V8 engines.

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