Despite their rather husky stature, bighorn sheep are pretty light on their feet. This is partly due to their mountain-dwelling habits, which require the ability to sustain traction over uneven terrain. Robust, yet light enough to climb over rocky pastures? Sounds quite familiar.
Just like its namesake, the 2022 Ram 1500 was built for strength, outfitted with a 98% high-strength steel frame. This construction, in turn, gives way to a maximum towing capacity of up to 12,750 pounds, and up to 2,300 pounds of maximum payload, all when properly equipped.
While nature’s rams have rough hooves to deliver traction, the automotive Ram offers available 35-inch tires with traction-focused tread for those uneven roadways. These tires come standard on the Ram 1500 TRX, which also includes a series of drive modes for a variety of scenarios.
For many bighorn sheep, the desert environment they call home makes water consumption sparse. To counteract this, their bodies can extract liquids from the foods they eat. They’re also capable of going three to seven days without stopping to drink.
The Ram 1500 is also able to go quite the distance before needing to recharge. In fact, when paired with the available 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with eTorque, this truck boasts an EPA-estimated 16 city/27 highway MPG. Unless it’s time to stock up on snacks, you can say, “So long!” to that approaching gas station.