New 2022 BackCountry Ram aims for off-road style and comfort

2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry
2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry

Ram rolled out a new BackCountry Edition this week for the popular Ram 1500 Big Horn and Lone Star models.

The Ram 1500 BackCountry, which will appear this week at the Chicago Auto Show, joins the light-duty lineup and aims to combines convenience, comfort and off-road capability in one package.

“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 CEO at 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.”

Rm022 419 FnRamThe 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry Edition features 18-inch black wheels, black two-tone exterior paint, black badging, exhaust tips, headlamp bezels, mirrors and running boards. A body-color grille surround and tonneau cover also are included and help set BackCountry up from the rest of the light-duty lineup.

Standard functional features include the 4x4 Off-Road Group (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) and Bed Utility Group which includes upper adjustable tie downs, bed extender (available with RamBox only) deployable bed step, bed lighting and spray-in bed liner.  

Inside, the 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry utilizes a black interior with bucket seats. A 7-inch touchscreen, BackCountry badge on the instrument panel and all-weather slush mats from Mopar round out the interior.

The 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry is available in 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.

Ram 1500 BackCountry Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts at $40,085, plus $1,695 destination.

The new 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry Edition goes on sale in the third quarter of 2021.

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