If you’re seeking for a pickup truck that has a luxury-grade interior, cushy ride quality, and great off-road capability, the upcoming 2023 Ram 1500 is one of the best choices. This truck features more equipment than most half-ton trucks in class, and it looks significantly nicer. On top of that, the Ram 1500 offers a very comfortable cabin with a massive 12.0-inch touchscreen.
Despite the great design and cabin, the new truck is available with the same V6 and V8 gasoline powertrains. Both engines are assisted by a 48-volt hybrid system, which is a big plus. However, the strongest configuration V8 allows towing up to 12,750 pounds.
2023 Ram 1500 Design Changes
The 2023 Ram 1500 looks astonishing, and it has its own look. Thanks to that, you’ll never mistake it with other trucks. Some changes for 2023 are visible on the Ram 1500 GT Laramie and Rebel models, and both come with a performance hood, a black grille, and GT decals. The BackCountry package is available on the Big Horn and Lone Star, and these models get a body-color grille surround and 2-tone black paint. Also, they get black headlights, running boards, and mirrors.
As for the Ram 1500 Limited, it comes with exclusive Blue Shade paint, special badging, and 22-inch polished wheels. Ignition Orange is the most eye-catchy paint and is available only with the TRX Ignition model.
The interior of the 2023 Ram 1500 is modern and is the highlight of this pickup truck. Like before, the Ram 1500 comes as a 5-seater with a cabin that’s quiet and handsome. Anyway, depending on the trim level, the cabin quality and technology will vary. For example, the Big Horn model and upper trims will be available with an impressive 12-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen.
The Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition will add quilted leather seats, a suede headliner, special badging, and a 19-speaker premium audio system. Also worthy of mention is the TRX Ignition Edition, which features copper-colored carbon-fiber accents, a panoramic sunroof, head-up display, orange tweeters, and foul-weather floor mats.
2023 Ram 1500 Engine Specs
Under the hood, the 2023 Ram 1500 is available with two engine options. The base model uses a potent 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and 48-volt eTorque electric-assist system. Thanks to this system, the engine puts out 305 horsepower. As an optional thing, you can get a more powerful 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 395-horsepower. In addition to improving fuel economy, the manufacturer also offers a 3.0-liter turbodiesel that pumps out a 260 horsepower.
The last and the most powerful engine is under the hood of the TRX model. This version is the most powerful thanks to a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 cranking out 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. As we said, the maximum payload for the Ram 1500 is 2,300 pounds, while the max trailer weight is a substantial 12,750 pounds.
2023 Ram 1500 Price, Release Date
The new 2023 Ram 1500 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $33,225. In 4WD form, it costs $36,725. Also, the Big Horn/Lone Star starts at ($38,060), and the Rebel ($47,985). If stepping up to a Laramie or a Limited Longhorn, you must pay $45,800 and $58,030, respectively.
The Ram 1500 TRX is the most expensive model, and it begins at $71,070, while the TRX Ignition Edition can pass $91,000. All models above are expected to debut later this year.