The Ram 1500 pickup range carries more expensive pricing into 2023, and the range of newer DT-series models has expanded as the older DS-series models are phased out.

    UPDATE, 23/08/2023Ram Trucks Australia has introduced a new base model DT-series 1500, the Big Horn, as the old DS-series models enter run-out.

    UPDATE, 17/07/2023 – Ram Trucks Australia has introduced the 1500 Laramie Sport that slots in between the 1500 Laramie and 1500 Limited. The company has also upped the pricing of the 1500 Limited and 1500 TRX by $3000 and $5000 respectively for the 2023 model year.

    The Ram 1500 range starts at $98,950 before on-road costs for the Express Crew Cab, and extends to $224,950 before on-roads for the fire-breathing TRX.

    Of the older DS-series models, the former entry-level Express Quad Cab was discontinued earlier this year while only limited dealer stock remains of the Warlock Crew Cab.

    The DT-series 1500 Laramie is currently unavailable with the optional Safety Pack due to semiconductor shortages.

    This means safety features including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, semi-autonomous park assist, surround-view camera, and adaptive cruise control are only available on the 1500 Limited and TRX.

    Electric side steps are also now standard on the 1500 Laramie.

    The flagship TRX has a panoramic sunroof as standard. It was previously an option.

    The entire Ram 1500 range is remanufactured from left- to right-hand drive locally in Melbourne, Victoria. The company recently celebrated converting 20,000 Ram 1500 and 2500 models.

    The Ram 1500 goes head-to-head with the Chevrolet Silverado, but will soon go up against the Ford F-150 which is set to arrive in the third quarter of this year.

    It’ll also go up against the Toyota Tundra, which has yet to be officially confirmed for Australia but is looking more likely for a 2024 launch.



    • Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab: $98,950
    • Ram 1500 Warlock II Crew Cab: $109,950


    • Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab (NEW)
      • 5’7” tub: $119,950
      • 6’4” tub: $120,950
    • Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab: $127,950
    • Ram 1500 Laramie Sport Crew Cab: $136,950 (NEW)
    • Ram 1500 Limited Crew Cab: $156,950 (+$3000)
    • Ram 1500 TRX: $224,950 (+$5000)

    All prices are before on-road costs.


    The core 2023 Ram 1500 range is powered by a 5.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 petrol engine producing 291kW of power and 556Nm of torque.

    The flagship 1500 TRX on the other hand is powered by a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine producing 523kW and 882Nm.

    Ram claims the 1500 TRX can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.5 seconds, and flat out it’s limited to 159km/h.

    The entire range has an eight-speed automatic transmission with a part- or full-time four-wheel drive system, depending on the variant.

    The 1500 Express and Warlock II have a part-time four-wheel drive system with 2H, 4H and 4L modes, whereas the rest of the range has a full-time four-wheel drive system which adds a 4A mode.


    All DT-series models bar the TRX have cylinder deactivation and a 48V mild-hybrid system that’s claimed to refine the engine stop-start system.

    The entire range has a claimed fuel consumption of 12.2L/100km on the combined cycle, whereas the 1500 TRX consumes 19.6L/100km.

    The TRX has a 125L fuel tank, the Express has a 121L fuel tank, and the rest of the range has a 98L fuel tank.


    The exterior dimensions of the 2023 Ram 1500 depends on which variant you choose.

    The older DS-series Express measures 5833mm long, 2465mm wide and 1917mm tall on a 3569mm wheelbase. The Warlock II is slightly shorter (5850mm) but wider (2474mm).

    The newer DT-series models, TRX excepted, measure 5916mm long, 2474mm wide and 1971mm tall and ride a 3672mm wheelbase when fitted with a 5’7” (1712mm) tub.

    With a 6’4” (1937mm) tub, the Ram 1500 measures 6142mm long on a 3898mm wheelbase.

    The 1500 TRX measures 5929mm long, 2640mm wide, 2055mm tall and rides a 3686mm wheelbase.

    The entire range has a braked towing capacity of 4500kg, besides the TRX which has a braked towing capacity of 3500kg. Unbraked towing capacity is 750kg.

    Payload depends on the variant but is between 701kg (TRX) and 900kg (Big Horn).

    Models with the RamBox storage units in the rear three-quarter panels have 210L of storage on each side.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2023 Ram 1500 range is covered by a three-year, 100,000km warranty with roadside assist for the same period.

    Logbook servicing is required every 12 months or 12,000km.


    The Ram 1500 has yet to be tested by ANCAP.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags
    • Reversing camera
    • Rear parking sensors

    Opting for the 1500 Laramie or above adds the following:

    • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
    • Front parking sensors

    There is no longer an optional safety package for the 1500 Laramie. You need to step up to the 1500 Laramie Sport, Limited or TRX to receive the following safety equipment:

    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Lane departure warning
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Surround-view camera
    • Semi-autonomous park assist
    • Adaptive cruise control

    Standard Equipment

    The shrinking range of older DS-series 1500s is down to just two variants.

    The Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab is available with the following standard equipment:

    • 20-inch painted black alloy wheels
    • Full-sized steel spare
    • Automatic halogen headlights
    • 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • 7.0-inch instrument cluster screen
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Two USB-A ports
    • Cruise control
    • Tyre-pressure monitoring
    • Carpet flooring
    • Carpet floor mats
    • Cloth seat upholstery

    The 1500 Warlock II Crew Cab adds:

    • 20-inch gloss black alloy wheels
    • One-inch lift kit
    • Decals
    • Ram Rebel fender flares
    • Black, power-coated bumpers
    • Rear sliding cab window
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Partial leather upholstery

    The newer DT-series range has grown to include five variants in total.

    The 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab features:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Full-sized steel spare
    • Automatic halogen headlights
    • Tub liner
    • Keyless start
    • Cloth upholstery
    • Heated front seats
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Heated steering wheel
    • 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
    • 3.5-inch instrument cluster screen
    • 6-speaker sound system
    • 3 x USB-A ports
    • 2 x USB-C ports
    • Electrochromatic rear-view mirror
    • Air-conditioning
    • Tilt and telescopic steering column adjustment
    • Electric rear sliding cab window
    • Cruise control
    • Tyre-pressure monitoring
    • Carpet flooring
    • Carpet floor mats

    The 1500 Laramie Crew Cab adds:

    • 20-inch polished aluminium wheels
    • Full-sized aluminium spare
    • Automatic LED headlights
    • Automatic high-beam
    • LED tail lights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Power tailgate
    • Keyless entry
    • Electric side steps
    • Tub liner
    • 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Satellite navigation
    • 5 x USB-A ports
    • 4 x USB-C ports
    • 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
    • Wireless charging pad
    • Remote start
    • Partial leather upholstery
    • 10-way power driver’s seat with memory
    • 10-way power passenger’s seat
    • Fold-down centre rear armrest
    • Heated and ventilated front seats
    • Heated outboard rear seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Power-adjustable pedals
    • Dual-zone climate control

    The 1500 Laramie Sport adds:

    • 12-inch digital instrument cluster
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Surround-view camera
    • Semi-autonomous park assist
    • RamBox cargo management system
    • LED tray lighting
    • Tonneau cover

    The 1500 Limited adds:

    • 22-inch black-finish alloy wheels
    • Air suspension
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Rubber floor mats with carpet inserts
    • Black ‘premium’ partial leather upholstery
    • Heated and ventilated rear outboard seats

    The 1500 TRX adds:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory 325/65/R18 All-Terrain tyres
    • Projector LED headlights
    • Aluminium paddle shifters
    • Flat-bottom steering wheel
    • Black leather-and-suede upholstery

    Optional Equipment

    The only option available on the Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab, Warlock II Crew Cab, and Laramie Crew Cab is the $4950 RamBox. It adds the cargo management system with a 230V power outlet, LED tray lighting, as well as a tonneau cover.


    The 2023 Ram 1500, depending on the variant, is available in the following exterior colours:

    • Bright White
    • Billet Silver metallic
    • Granite Crystal metallic
    • Hydro Blue pearl
    • Patriot Blue pearl
    • Diamond Black pearl
    • Flame Red solid

    All colours besides Bright White cost an additional $950.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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