FCA is expanding the lineup for its half-ton truck. In past few seasons, we saw a debut of a diesel engine, and the latest arrival is the TRX model with 702 horsepower. So, what else the 2023 RAM 1500 can do to surprise its fans? For now, the company is keeping everything a secret. Still, even unchanged, the 2023 Dodge 1500 will be the biggest rival to the Ford F-150.
Under the hood of the truck is a V6 engine, while diesel and V8 engines are optional. Of course, different cab and bed configurations are available. Besides that, plenty of upgrades are trim levels are at disposal. Rebel is an off-road specialist and the model you need for wild adventures. Now, the TRX is under the spotlight thanks to the Hellcat engine and 702 horsepower.
Let’s check all the engine and trim level options for the 2023 RAM 1500.
The base drivetrain for the 2023 Dodge RAM 1500 is still a 3.6-liter V6 petrol unit. FCA is not following the steps of its major rivals, Ford and GM. Those two are also offering turbo-four engines for their trucks. But, it is likely to see such a configuration for the mid-size pickup. A V6 can deliver 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. However, for the best towing capacity results, you need to upgrade the drivetrain.
A 5.7-liter V8 is there with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft. A 6.4-liter is not an option for the half-ton truck. But, it might be back with the 2023 RAM 1500 GT. A 3.0-liter turbodiesel is returning 30 mpg on highway. The engine delivers 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque for the towing capacity of 11,500 pounds. So, every specs detail is showing that the Ram 1500 diesel is the best configuration you can get.
Finally, the TRX is the high-end version with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8. After so many years, the truck got a 700-hp rated engine. It caused big moves by main rivals. Ford Raptor R is going to make 750 hp, while Chevy Silverado will get a 650-hp model.
2023 RAM 1500 Models
So, the 2023 RAM 1500 TRX is getting a huge power boost. But, it is not all about the engine, since many other upgrades are making the exterior very aggressive. The Tradesman is the entry-level version. Mid-range Big Horn and Laramie bring more features. The Rebel is an off-toad truck. Well, fans would rather like to see the Power Wagon, which is exclusive for the Dodge Ram 2500. Besides the TRX, Limited and Limited Longhorn can be called premium options.
Standard features for the 2023 RAM 1500 are vinyl floors and seats. Electronic parking brake is a part of the package, as well as the tilt/telescoping steering wheel and cruise control. The Uconnect is heading to the new generation. It might bring a larger touchscreen at the center of the dashboard. A few new colors are in the mix, and one of the wishes is the Mountain Brown, which is currently available only for the limited Longhorn Anniversary model.