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TRX trickle: Ram offers G/T performance on 2022 1500 Laramie, Rebel

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If you like the performance features and appearance of the Ram TRX, but don’t like the hefty price tag, Ram is bringing some of the cooler TRX features down into less-expensive 1500 trims, and you can now get G/T performance on the Laramie and Rebel starting at around $57k.

While they won’t include the 702-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine, both Ram G/T performance trims will get the 5.7-liter V-8 engine that delivers 395 horsepower. Another thing they’ll get that will make Ram fans happy: a console-mounted performance shifter. You know, instead of the dial shifter.

Other things you’ll see on these models include:

  • Ram G/T performance hood and body decals
  • Mopar factory-installed cold-end exhaust and cold-air intake
  • Performance pages that include timers, g-force meters and engine information
  • Paddle shifters
  • Metal pedal kit
  • G/T logos on the sport bucket seats
  • Mopar all-weather floor mats

Both the Laramie and Rebel G/T will only be available in the Crew Cab configuration, and their starting prices will be $57,175 and $57,070, respectively, including the destination fees.

The bottom line on Ram G/T performance trims

We don’t have much other information, and we haven’t even seen photos of the interior yet. But one thing’s for sure, the Laramie and Rebel G/T are much more cost effective than a TRX, and they still have an aura of cool to them.

The better news, these models will be available in the third quarter of 2021, so we should see them in dealers no later than September.

Editor’s note: Photos in the gallery are courtesy of Stellantis North America.

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is a syndicated automotive writer. Jill also manages the “Drive, She Said” blog for ChicagoNow and posts reviews to DriveChicago. She is the president emeritus of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. She also serves as a judge for the Automotive Heritage Foundation Journalism Awards. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the Chicago Sun-Times News Group and Pioneer Press Newspapers.

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