- buyers of big horn or lone star trims of the 2022 ram 1500 will now be able to add the backcountry edition package to add an off-road look to their truck.
- the package includes an off-road suspension system, all-terrain tires, skid plates, an electronic rear differential, and hill-descent control.
- the backcountry edition also includes useful utility features such as a bed extender, a spray-in bedliner, and adjustable bed tie-down hooks.
as if the ram 1500 wasn't rugged enough, a new backcountry edition package will soon be available for buyers of the value-oriented big horn and lone star models. intended to go up against rivals such as the chevrolet silverado trailboss and fx4 versions of the ford f-150, the ram 1500 backcountry edition adds basic equipment one might need for wilderness adventures.
the package includes front skid plates, an electronic locking rear differential, off-road shock absorbers, all-terrain tires, and a hill-descent control feature. going with the backcountry edition also adds several upgrades to the truck's bed, including adjustable tie-down hooks, a deployable bed step, a spray-in bed liner, and a bed extender.
buyers can choose from an extended-cab or crew-cab body style and the backcountry is powered by the 5.7-liter v-8 engine, but can be equipped with or without ram's etorque hybrid system. black interior upholstery is the only option but it combines faux leather with cloth for a handsome look; all-season floor mats are also standard.
it might not have as much off-road capability as the more expensive rebel model, but with a starting price of $41,780, the backcountry edition strikes us as a fairly good deal. the 2022 ram 1500, including the new backcountry edition, is expected to arrive at dealerships later this summer.