Simplifying What’s New on the 2023 Ram 1500
The 2023 Ram 1500 isn’t cutting any corners as it offers new and improved features for the model year. Buyers can also expect new trims not available in previous years. For the time being, Ram is holding off on a refresh of the Ram 1500 until 2024, but there will be plenty of perks in 2023 thanks to an assortment of engines, packages, configurations, and interiors. Let’s take a look at the 2023 Ram 1500.
2023 Ram 1500 Facts & Figures
Buyers can rest assured that the Ram 1500 can tow just like the rest of them or better, thanks to its 12,750 lbs of towing capacity and 2,300 lbs of payload. Fuel efficiency also comes into play as both the HEMI V8 and standard Pentastar V6 engine can be paired with the 48-volt eTorque hybrid system. As for horsepower figures, the Ram 1500 stands as follows:
- Standard 3.6-liter V6 with eTroque yields 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque
- 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with eTorque generates 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque
- 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 yields 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque
- Exclusive to the Ram 1500 TRX trim, the 6.2-liter Hellcat Supercharged V8 engine makes an impressive 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque
New Trims & Packages for 2023
Inspired by the 10th Anniversary Ram pickup, the all-new Limited Elite Edition includes a multifunction and locking tailgate, a deployable bed step, a bed extender, four adjustable cargo tie-down hooks, a cargo divider and a tailgate ajar warning. On the inside of the Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition buyers can enjoy a jewel rotary shifter, leather bucket seats, suede headliner, bright pedal kit, a themed instrument cluster, heated/ventilated 12-way driver and front passenger seats, and a heated steering wheel. Ram also added a Limited (RED) Edition trim for a second consecutive year, making the pickup extra special with the addition of a UV-C glove box light that uses UV to kill bacteria during a three minute process. Other special indicators of the Limited (RED) Edition include a (RED) Ram grille, a center console badge, and door badges.
Ram saved the best for last, announcing late in the year (2022) the Ram 1500 BackCountry package, adding 22-inch all-terrain tires on the Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited trims. Additionally, Ram also added Selec-Speed Control as standard equipment, making it easier to navigate while on the road. The Selec-Speed Control feature is part of the BackCountry and Off-Road group packages that include the Big Horn, Lone Star, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited trims.
Ram made its Emergency Vehicle Alert System standard on any pickup with a 12-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment system, while the newly-added Rear-Seat Reminder Alert is standard across all trims. Additionally, Ram also added a new 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster on the Big Horn and Lone Star trims and onward. The digital gauge cluster features 24 different menus, and up to five reconfigurable windows to easily find the most-used information or search for quick data. Buyers can also choose between conventional analog or futuristic digital instrumentation.
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