2023 RAM 1500

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Key specs

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The good:

  • Quiet, smooth ride
  • Spacious crew-cab model
  • Multimedia system usability
  • Plenty of storage, inside and out
  • Luxurious interior (Limited)
  • Potent acceleration (TRX)

The bad:

  • Lower payload of luxury versions
  • Higher trim levels get expensive
  • Brake-pedal feel
  • Chassis shudder on rough pavement (TRX)
  • Dreadful gas mileage of TRX
  • High cargo-box floor (TRX)

9 trims

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Notable features

  • Limited Elite Edition debuts
  • Uconnect 5 multimedia system
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Gas V-6, diesel V-6 or gas V-8 powertrain
  • 12-inch vertical touchscreen available
  • Wild 702-hp TRX variant available

2023 RAM 1500 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2023 Ram 1500?

The Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup truck with seating for up to six and a wide lineup of trim levels. It’s targeted at rivals like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra. The Ram separates itself from the competition with an interior in higher trims that wouldn’t look out of place in a luxury vehicle. 

A mild-hybrid V-6 drivetrain is standard, but a turbo-diesel V-6 and a pair of V-8 engines — including a 702-hp, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 in the TRX trim — are also offered. All engines come with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and rear- and four-wheel-drive models are available.

(Note: Ram also continues to sell the value-oriented Ram 1500 Classic, a continuation of the brand’s previous-generation light-duty pickup whose basic design dates back to 2009. It’s covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.)

What’s New on the 2023 Ram 1500?

A 12-inch digital gauge cluster is newly available, and an LED hitch lamp is newly standard. An extra-luxurious Limited Elite Edition gets upscale features including premium leather upholstery, a jeweled rotary shifter and a suede headliner. There are also a couple of new uniquely trimmed special-edition trucks, including the TRX Havoc Edition. The 2023 model year will be the last for the Ram’s available turbo-diesel V-6 engine.

What Features in the 2023 Ram 1500 Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • Remote keyless entry
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • 5-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Available features include: 

  • Four-corner air suspension
  • Dual-panel moonroof
  • 8.4- or 12-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Wireless device charging
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Should I Buy the 2023 Ram 1500?

The Ram 1500 proves that a modern full-size pickup can be anything from a no-frills workhorse to a luxury-laden palace — or even a performance beast, as is the 702-hp TRX. The truck’s high-end trim levels are pricey, though the same is true of this truck’s key rivals. Less expensive trims still deliver a great blend of utility, power, convenience and user-friendly controls.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Love it

Love it, would recommend this truck. I have two friends that also have the same truck and they love it. Jack Powell dealership was great!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by RAM
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/less than 70,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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