The 2023 RAM 1500 pickup truck or 2023 Dodge RAM 1500 is a full-size pickup truck manufactured by the Ram Trucks brand. The 2023 RAM 1500 is more capable than most half-ton trucks, as it is significantly prettier. Dodge Ram also offers 1500 with a large 12.0-inch touchscreen, compartments built into the cargo bed, and a split tailgate. The engine roster is powered by a silky automatic transmission and includes an eco-friendly diesel six-cylinder with 395 hp Hemi V-8 and 480 pound-feet of torque
Ram expands the variety of ways shoppers receive half-ton deliveries. The additions to the series include a sporty G/T package for Laramie and Rebel, a durable Backcountry Edition, and an even more luxurious version of the top-of-the-line Limited known as the 10th Anniversary Edition. The G/T is accentuated by the cold air intake, unique exhaust system, paddle shifters, and console-mounted derailleur. The BackCountry Edition is essentially a terrain-focused package for the value-driven Big Horn and Lone Star models. The 10th Anniversary Edition elevates the Limited model even further, with even richer interior materials, an exclusive Blue Shade paintwork color, and a special interior and exterior badging.
2023 RAM 1500 : Interior
The Dodge Ram 1500 has an excellent interior that’s a clear step above most competitors’ cabins. 2023 Dodge RAM 1500 looks good and includes lots of premium materials, and the higher finishes give it a luxury vehicle feel. The Uconnect infotainment system works well. The touchscreen is responsive and the menu layouts are intuitive and easy to navigate. Buyers can also customize the screen layout by setting shortcuts for the functions you use the most. The current RAM pickup 12-inch touchscreen is one of the largest in its class.
The 2023 Dodge 1500 comes with a 6-foot-4-inch or 5-foot-7-inch bed, depending on the cabin style. You can place 4-foot-wide sheets of plywood between the wheel wells, and there are plenty of features to make the bed more usable, such as cargo lights, a tailgate step, and RamBox built-in storage boxes. The existing 60/40 split multifunction tailgate can open downwards like normal or open to the sides like barn doors. The rear seats of the Four Cab models have ample room for adults, but the Crew Cab provides the widest rear seats in its class and little more than its smaller counterpart. The Ram’s wide doors also make it easy to get in and out of the cabin.
2023 RAM 1500 : Engine
The base engine of the Ram 1500 is a 305-horsepower V6 with an eTorque mild-hybrid system that increases torque during acceleration. This engine gets the job done as it never feels powerless in everyday driving and has plenty of fluid to tow small trailers. For some serious towing, you want one of the two 395 horsepower V8s or the 260 horsepower diesel V6. All unlock much higher towing capacities than the V6, and the V8s provide better acceleration.
These are good grades for the full-size pickup truck class, V8-powered Ram models get 15/22 mpg city/highway, in line with competing for V8-powered trucks. However, if you opt for Ram’s eTorque V8, the ratings soar to 18/23 mpg. The turbodiesel rated 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel-efficient powertrain to date. The all-wheel-drive TRX’s monstrous supercharged V8 is the opposite of diesel, with staggering ratings of 10/14 mpg city/highway.
2023 RAM 1500 : Safety
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2023 Ram 1500 Crew Cab models an overall safety rating of five stars out of five, with five stars in side crash testing and four stars in frontal crash and rollover tests. All other models earned a total of four stars, with five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the frontal crash test. In the rollover test, most models got four stars, but 4WD Ram Classic models got three stars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave RAM 1500 the highest grade of Good in all six crash test categories.
Alongside the standard halogen headlights in the lower fairings, the existing midrange LED reflector headlights received the second-lowest Marginal rating for how well they illuminate the road ahead. Optional LED projector headlights are rated Good for directional visibility. The Ram received the highest rating of Superior for the optional vehicle-to-vehicle forward collision avoidance system, while the optional vehicle-to-pedestrian system received the intermediate Advanced rating. Equipped with good headlights and front collision avoidance systems, the 2023 Dodge Ram 1500 models were awarded the organization’s second-highest award, the IIHS Top Safety Pick.