Many people regret buying their vehicle after a short amount of time. Is that true for the Ram 1500 full-size pickup truck? As one of the highest-rated models available, it’s easy to see whether or not customers are happy with their purchase. Using Consumer Reports’ owner satisfaction surveys, does anyone regret buying the Ram 1500?

Is the 2022 Ram 1500 worth buying?

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2022 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel | Ram

The 2022 Ram 1500 is one of the only full-size trucks worth buying. Moreover, it’s a strong, capable classic truck, but it’s also incredibly comfortable. On top of its incredible power in towing and hauling, the Ram 1500 has a high-quality interior rivaling luxury SUVs. It’s no mistake that multiple well-respected reviewers placed it at the top of their rankings.

Of course, no vehicle is perfect, but Ram’s offering is as close as a truck of this size gets. Is anything bad enough to make buyers regret their buying decision? According to Consumer Reports, almost all Ram 1500 owners are satisfied with their purchase.

Seventy-three percent of owners say they would buy the Ram 1500 a second time. While that is very high, it’s less than the Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra, and Ram 2500. However, it doesn’t miss the mark by much. Even the most-satisfying F-150 only won over 78 percent of owners, which isn’t very far ahead of Ram’s truck.

What are common Ram 1500 complaints?

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Ram 1500 Rebel | Ram

According to CR, the worst parts of the Ram 1500 are the high step-in and fuel economy. Unfortunately, high step-in isn’t easily solvable for large pickups. Most owners will need to buy factory or aftermarket running boards to make climbing into the vehicle a bit easier.

In addition, the Ram 1500 gets 11 city and 24 highway mpg. While that isn’t excessively lower than other full-size trucks, it’s not the best. Furthermore, most trucks, including the Ram 1500, now offer a hybrid powertrain. As a result, fuel economy issues are solved for the most part.

As for owner satisfaction, customers aren’t happy with the overall value of the 2022 Ram 1500. Unfortunately, most people don’t think they received enough bang for their buck. This is common with vehicles since they are so expensive in general, but Ram’s offering is more expensive than many competitors. For example, the base model costs $36,500, but the base F-150 is $31,520.

Is the Ram 1500 reliable?

The 2022 Ram 1500 features an average predicted reliability rating from Consumer Reports. Although it isn’t perfect, it’s surprisingly high compared to rivals. Reliability, in general, for the full-size truck segment is not very good. CR takes the experience of previous owners to find the problem spots with vehicles over the years.

The Ram 1500 has seen problems with the power equipment and in-car electronics for the most recent models. However, traveling back to 2017 and earlier, the truck has many more issues. As a result, CR struggles to call the Ram 1500 reliable until it has a bit more time without so many mechanical headaches. Back then, the engine, transmission, fuel system, exhaust, and many more items proved problematic.

Fortunately, the 2022 Ram 1500 should hold its value for a while. Pickup trucks in general, especially those that are well-maintained, tend to remain valuable. If you’re one of the owners who regret their purchase after a few years, you’ll probably be able to trade or sell it for a reasonable price. However, most people are satisfied with their purchase, so as a Ram 1500 owner, you’ll probably be happy with your full-size truck.

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