Officially, the redesigned 2023 Ram 1500 variant is coming, and we can expect its arrival next year. This pickup is one of the most attractive in the mid-size segments, featuring plenty of advanced technology and luxury. Reportedly, for 2023, the Ram 1500 will be more eye-catchy, and it should receive some mild upgrades.
On top of that, it will deploy some of the new engines. From what we heard, it could be powered by either a V6 or V8 gasoline powertrain, delivering excellent performances thanks to a 48-volt hybrid system.
2023 Ram 1500 Changes
In visual terms, the new 2023 Ram 1500 will gains some mild upgrades. Basically, this pickup truck will most than likely be a carryover model. Dimensionally it will be same proportions as before. The current Ram 1500 comes with an extended wheelbase of 114.5-inches, which is still far from the Ford’s F-150 with a 141.1-inch wheelbase and Chevy’s Silverado with 139.6-inches of wheelbase.
The Ram 1500 is a solidly built pickup truck that will stand out from its rivals with its ruggedly styling. Overall, for 2023, buyers can expect slightly slimmer LED headlights and a much more attractive grille. However, the new model will keep the same 18-inch steel wheels carried over from the previous model. However, the Ram TRX is the favorite model, beefed up with off-road chassis and suspension. Thanks to that, the TRX is an outstanding off-roader.
So far, there is no single complaint about the cabin of the Ram 1500 model. Everything inside is modern, and we can expect the same to stay on the upcoming variant. First of all, the cabin is roomy, offering just enough room to fit five passengers comfortably. There are 50.3 cubic feet of cargo space, which is much less than the GMC’s Sierras 89.1 cubic feet.
Stepping inside the base model, you’ll be surprised with the luxury that this model offers, even on lower trims. Compared to other rivals, the Ram 1500 comes with above-average quality materials. It offers a standard 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen, air conditioning, vinyl floors and seats, cruise control, and a manual tilt/telescoping steering wheel.
2023 Ram 1500 New Powertrains
There are many speculations about the engine of the 2023 Ram 1500. Suppose that rumors come true, the upcoming truck will get some of the new engines. The closest ones indicate that we can expect either a V6 or V8 gasoline powertrains. Both units should come as standard with smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission. Interestingly, we expect both to be available with a new 48-volt hybrid system, delivering excellent fuel efficiency.
The current Ram 1500 uses a 3.6 liter naturally aspirated V6 engine producing 305 hp at 269 lb-ft of torque. Besides this engine, Ram also offers optionally a 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine producing 395 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The most potent engine is powering the Ram 1500 TRX using a 6.2-liter V8 with 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
Price, Release Date
Unfortunately, the upcoming 2023 Ram 1500 will be a carryover model with mild visual changes. In general, the most exciting news is that the new pickup truck will provide more standard equipment, and it will receive some changes under the hood.
Ram hasn’t revealed any information about its arrival, but many believe it will debut in the fall of 2022. As for price, it will probably be slightly higher than before. The current base variant starts at $33,000, while the 1500 Crew Cab model can reach $60,000.