The 2023 Ram 1500 is a full-size, half-ton truck with excellent capability and more than just a few upscale features. It combines rugged, dependable power with a more comfortable ride and cushier amenities than you’ll find in most trucks on the market. Learn more about the Ram 1500 below, then visit Motor Inn of Spirit Lake, Iowa, for a look at this incredible pickup in person!
For the 2023 model year, the Ram 1500 is offered with either three or four powertrains, depending on how soon you act. After January 2023, the truck will no longer be offered with the EcoDiesel V6 engine, which generates 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. This enables the Ram 1500 to tow up to 12,560 pounds and still get up to 33 mpg on the highway, when paired with the special HFE trim that tweaks the truck’s aerodynamics.
The other three powertrains are here to stay, and they each provide a good combination of capability and economy. The entry-level engine is a 3.6-liter eTorque Pentastar® V6 rated at 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. It puts power down smoothly and uses a 48-volt mild-hybrid system to improve efficiency as well as responsiveness.
For the toughest jobs, choose the available 5.7-liter HEMI® V8. With 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, it can tow up to 12,750 pounds, making the Ram 1500 more than suitable for the vast majority of jobs. Finally, a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V8 is exclusive to the Ram 1500 TRX. Thanks to 702 horsepower, it can accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 4.5 seconds.
TGetting the Ram 1500 to tow upward of 10,000 pounds is fairly straightforward, but handling that much weight while getting from A to B isn’t always easy, even for experienced drivers. Fortunately, the Ram truck uses a wide variety of advanced trailering and camera technologies to make towing simpler and safer. For example, the available Active-Level™ Four corner Air Suspension system actively works to keep the Ram 1500 level in almost any condition, whether that’s driving over rough roads or taking corners fast enough to normally induce roll.
Other useful trailering technologies include Electronic Roll Mitigation, Trailer Reverse Steering Control, Trailer Sway Control, and a Trailer 360-degree Surround View Camera. With all of these tools and more at your disposal, you’ll always know what your trailer is up to, and you’ll always be sufficiently equipped to feel confident at the wheel, even while dragging nearly 13,000 pounds of stuff behind you.
The 2023 Ram 1500 is a high-tech truck with all of the latest entertainment and connectivity features. Regardless of trim level, every Ram 1500 gets the intuitive Uconnect® infotainment system with built-in Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration and mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. On all but the base model, the Ram 1500 gets the latest Uconnect® 5 system, which is four times faster and has three times more memory. It even gets tow-specific navigation and a huge 12-inch touch screen featuring large icons. Along with big physical knobs, it’s easy to get things done inside the Ram 1500 even while wearing work gloves. Every Ram truck also features three standard USB ports. For the 2023 model year, a new 12.3-inch frameless digital instrument cluster joins a host of premium optional tech features including a configurable head-up display and high-definition digital rearview mirror.
You may already feel safe at the wheel of the high-riding Ram 1500, but the truck nonetheless comes with numerous technologies designed to keep you out of trouble. Available driver-assistance features include automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beam headlights. The available adaptive cruise control system is a must-have if you do a lot of long-distance highway driving. For 2023, every Ram 1500 is also equipped with a rear-seat reminder.
The interior is one of the aspects of the 2023 Ram 1500 that sets it apart from other trucks. On higher trim levels, premium materials and creature comforts make the Ram 1500 feel more like a luxury ride than a pickup. You can combine beautiful perforated leather seats with brushed liquid aluminum bezels, open-pore wood accents, warm chrome trim, and of course, accent stitching. Power-adjustable heated side mirrors are standard, as well as a filtration system that filters out 95% of all pollen, bacteria, and allergens. Heated and ventilated seats, along with a panoramic sunroof, are offered on most trim levels. And the practicality is impressive as well. Every Ram 1500 offered a vast amount of interior storage via a combination of sheer space and voluminous cubbies and door pockets.
Previously, the most luxurious Ram 1500 was the Limited Edition, but that changes for the 2023 model year. The Limited Elite Edition is the new king on the block, as it offers a truly stunning level of opulence. It comes with quilted leather seats, a 19-speaker premium sound system, a suede headliner, a unique instrument cluster theme, and a jeweled rotary shifter. It also gets a few additional practical goodies like a bed cargo divider, deployable bed step, and a multifunctional tailgate.
The 2023 Ram 1500 is a truck that doesn’t cut any corners. Whether you need a ride to go off the road, tow a few thousand pounds, or simply get you to your destination in luxury, the Ram 1500 delivers. Visit Motor Inn of Spirit Lake, Iowa, for a closer look!
 EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.