2022 Ram 1500 Classic Vs. 2022 Ford Ranger

Ram 1500 Classic from the side

Drivers in the market for a new truck often find it hard to determine which model is the right choice for them. For example, many drivers find it difficult to choose between the 2022 Ram 1500 Classic and the 2022 Ford Ranger due to their many similarities. However, the more that drivers research these two models, the more apparent the differences become. To save drivers time, we’ve put together a detailed comparison of these two models down below. 

Specifications  2022 Ram 1500 Classic 2022 Ford Ranger
Engine Options 2 1
Available Horsepower 395 hp 270 hp
Available Torque 410 lb.-ft. 310 lb.-ft.
Maximum Towing Capacity 4,835 kg 3,402 kg
Rear Leg Room 881 mm 772 mm
Rear Head Room  1,008 mm 912 mm


When comparing the performance of the 2022 Ram 1500 Classic and the 2022 Ford Ranger, drivers will notice that the 2022 Ram 1500 Classic has two engine options, while the 2022 Ford Ranger is limited to just one. The 2022 Ram 1500 Classic comes standard with a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine, which boasts 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. Also available is a 5.7-litre HEMI V8 engine, which outputs 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. 

By comparison, the 2022 Ford Ranger may seem underwhelming when it comes to performance. Every 2022 Ranger model comes with a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.3-litre engine with an output of 270 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. Drivers who value engine power and capability will be happier with the 2022 Ram 1500 Classic, especially those that come equipped with the V8 engine option. 

Ram 1500 Classic interior

Towing Capability

Because of their differences in power and performance, the 2022 Ram 1500 Classic offers more utility and practicality than its Ford competitor. The 2022 Ram 1500 Classic can tow a maximum of 4,835 kilograms when appropriately equipped. Due to its less powerful engine, the 2022 Ranger is only able to tow a maximum of 3,402 kg worth of weight. 

Interior Space

Another area where the 2022 Ram 1500 Classic outshines the 2022 Ford Ranger is passenger space. Inside the 2022 Ram 1500 Classic, rear-seat passengers can enjoy 881 millimetres of leg room and 1,008 mm of head room. The 2022 Ford Ranger’s rear row won’t be as comfortable for passengers, providing them with 772 mm of leg room and 912 mm of head room. 

Shop for the 2022 Ram 1500 Classic at Wendell Motors

Overall, there are many reasons for drivers to consider purchasing a 2022 Ram 1500 Classic over the 2022 Ford Ranger, especially for truck shoppers who value power, performance, and interior comfort. Interested in purchasing this Ram pickup? Drivers in and around the Kitchener, Ontario area can shop for the 2022 Ram 1500 Classic at Wendell Motors. Explore our inventory of 2022 Ram 1500 Classic models, today.