The Ram 1500 lineup is expanding quickly these days with the addition of new trims for the 2022 model year that offer more straight-from-the-factory features. The latest is the new 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry Edition for the Ram 1500 Big Horn and Lone Star models.
The new 1500 BackCountry offers off-road features straight from the factory, including off-road calibrated shocks, all-terrain tires, skid plates, electronic rear differential and hill-descent control. It will be on display this week at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show along with the new 1500 G/T models.
“We’re constantly expanding and exploring new ideas to meet the needs and fuel the imagination of our passionate customers while offering the segment’s best combination of performance, capability and technology,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis. “Ram 1500 BackCountry will resonate positively with customers who live an active lifestyle and this is the latest example of how Ram trucks deliver features and durability that will continue to win over more and more buyers.”
Ram 1500 BackCountry
The 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry Edition rides on 18-inch black wheels and features a black tu-tone exterior paint, black badging, exhaust tips, headlamp bezels, mirrors and running boards. Ram says a body-color grille surround and tonneau cover also distinguish the BackCountry from the rest of the light-duty lineup.
Standard functional features include the 4x4 Off-Road Group that 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 all-terrain tires. A Bed Utility Group adds upper adjustable tie downs, a bed extender (available with RamBox only) deployable bed step, bed lighting and spray-in bed liner.
In the cabin, the 1500 BackCountry sports a black interior with bucket seats, a 7-inch touchscreen, BackCountry badge on the instrument panel and all-weather slush mats from Mopar.
Pricing and Availability
The BackCountry Edition is available on the Ram 1500 Big Horn and Lone Star models in either 4x4 Quad and 4x4 Crew Cab configurations with both the 5.7-liter V-8 and 5.7-liter V-8 engine with eTorque mild-hybrid assist. Pricing starts from $40,085, plus $1,695 destination. The BackCountry goes on sale in the third quarter of 2021.
For more on the new G/T Ram 1500 models, check out our post here.
Photo Credit: Stellantis/Ram