Ram introduced two new trucks this week, the 2022 Ram 1500 Bighorn BackCountry Edition, and 2022 Ram 1500 Lone Star BackCountry Edition. The luxury truck brand has been firing off trims left and right for their 2022 model year pickups. Just recently we’ve seen the debuts of the Laramie and Rebel G/T trims as well as a celebratory 10th Anniversary Edition Ram 1500 Limited. The Ram 1500 BackCountry Edition light-duty trucks come loaded with plenty of features to make off-roading work a breeze.
2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry Edition Is A Sleek Off-roader
You’ll be able to pick a Ram 1500 BackCountry Edition out of a lineup. The exterior paint is accented by gloss black two-tone trim that wraps around the entirety of the truck, including the front and rear bumpers. The exterior badging, dual exhaust tips, headlight bezels, mirrors, and running boards are also black. The truck doesn’t just carry a sleek form, it carries substantial function too.
The BackCountry Edition comes standard with Ram’s 4×4 Off-road package. This includes tow hooks, skid plates for the front suspension, transfer case, power steering and fuel tank, rear electronic locking axle, off-road calibrated shocks, hill-descent control and Wildpeak A/T tires. For those looking to carry payloads, the BackCountry Editions also come equipped with the Bed Utility package. This includes upper adjustable tie downs, deployable bed step, bed lighting, spray-in bed liner, and tonneau cover.
The Truck Comes Capable
Similar to the Ram TRX and G/T trims, the Ram 1500 BackCountry Edition comes with black bucket seats and Mopar’s all-weather slush mats. And like all special edition Ram trucks, there’s a BackCountry badge displayed front and center by the instrument panel. Quad and crew cab configurations are available, and they can be paired with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 or a 5.7-liter V8 engine with eTorque mild-hybrid assist. Both engine options offer 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. With that said, if you’re looking to haul large loads or heavy equipment, it’s worth noting that the eTorque motor provides an additional 1,140 pounds of towing capacity over the standard Hemi V8.
The Ram 1500 BackCountry Edition will start at $41,780 which includes the destination and delivery fees. Both the Ram 1500 Bighorn and Ram 1500 Lone Star BackCountry Editions are on display this week at the Chicago Auto Show. Stellantis says the new truck will go on sale this quarter, so you might be able to put in an order for one before summer ends.