All the Available Engines on the 2023 Ram Truck Lineup
As of now, Ram Truck has four engine options planned for the 2023 Ram 1500 pickup. However, automotive experts believe there’s an inline twin-turbo six-cylinder Hurricane engine waiting in the wings to become the fifth option. The Hurricane engine is rumored to replace the outgoing 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, whose days are numbered due to looming emissions regulations. For the time being, Ram is not saying whether the new engine can be expected on the 2023 lineup or not. Here’s what Ram Truck is offering beneath the hood of the 2023 Ram 1500 :
3.6-liter Pentastar V6
Deemed the entry-level engine, the Pentastar V6 has been rumored to be on the chopping block for some time. While it remains the base engine for the upcoming year, the Pentastar V6 offers buyers 305 horsepower and up to 269 lb-ft of torque. Stellantis has made over one million Pentastar engines to date, housingit beneath the hood of Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler models as well. On average, the Pentastar V6 gets 16.5 miles per gallon. Better and improved mileage numbers should make a stronger case for opting for the base engine.
3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6
One of the few to still keep a diesel engine in its lineup, Ram offers the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. Mileage and towing figures make the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel an excellent choice for those who need their pickup to be a bonafide workhorse. Buyers can count on 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque thanks to the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel. Thanks to this engine configuration, Ram pickups like the Ram 1500 can boast best-in-class diesel towing capacity figures like 12,650 pounds. City mileage is 22 mpg, while riding on the highway brings up the truck’s efficiency to 33 mpg.
5.7-liter HEMI V8
Almost phased out, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 has been around since the 2004 model year. Eventually, the upcoming Hurricane engine will replace the HEMI with similar figures–although both horsepower and mileage will see an increase. For 2023, buyers can expect 400 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque from the 5.7-liter HEMI V8. Additionally, Ram Truck also pairs this engine with the eTorque mild hybrid system that improves overall fuel efficiency. Two-wheel drive pickups feature fuel efficiency figures such as 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, while four-wheel drive pickups powered by this engine have 15 mpg in city driving and 22 mpg on the highway.
6.4-liter Supercharged HEMI V8
The crowning jewel of the Ram Truck engine lineup, the 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V8 exclusively powers the Ram 1500 TRX. Ram hasn’t made any changes to this engine, choosing to keep its 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque untouched. The blistering powertrain gives buyers a 0 – 60 mph time of just 4.5 seconds. It’s not unheard of, but the TRX is not necessarily focused on towing as performance and off-roading are its areas of expertise. Enthusiasts may see figures this robusts in an EV pickup, but unlikely to come from a gas engine in the future.
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