2023 Ram 1500
About the Ram 1500
The Ram 1500 pickup range carries more expensive pricing into 2023, with some minor specification tweaks across the range rolled out late in 2022.
Pricing for the Ram 1500 is up by between $2000 and $20,000 depending on the variant. The range starts at $98,950 before on-road costs for the Express Crew Cab, and extends to $219,950 before on-roads for the fire-breathing TRX.
The former entry-level Express Quad Cab has been discontinued, though Ram Trucks Australia says there’s still a handful left in dealer stock.
The 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.
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Ram 1500 Range Guide
The Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab is available with the following standard equipment:
- 20-inch painted black alloy wheels
- 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
- 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 1500 Laramie Crew Cab adds:
- 20-inch polished aluminium wheels
- LED headlights
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Power tailgate
- Electric side steps (NEW)
- Tub liner
- 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Satellite navigation
- 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
- Wireless charging pad
- Remote start
- 10-way power driver’s seat with memory
- 10-way power passenger’s seat
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Heated outboard rear seats
- Heated steering wheel
- Power-adjustable pedals
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
- Aluminium paddle shifters
- Flat-bottom steering wheel
- Black leather-and-suede upholstery
Price & Specs
Ram 1500 BIG HORN (5-7 TUB) MHEV (4x4)
Ram 1500 BIG HORN (6-4 TUB) MHEV (4x4)
Ram 1500 LARAMIE SPORT RAMBOX MHEV
Ram 1500 Colours
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
How it Drives
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.
Ram 1500 Safety Rating
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 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
Ram 1500 Options
The only option available on the Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab, Warlock II Crew Cab, and Laramie Crew Cab is the $4950 RamBox. They add the cargo management system with a 230V power outlet, and LED tray lighting.
Ram 1500 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.
Ram 1500 Fuel Economy
The Ram 1500 Laramie and Limited both have a 48V mild-hybrid system that’s claimed to refine the engine stop-start system, whereas all models besides the TRX have cylinder deactivation.
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 2023 RAM 1500 is Combined (12.2) and E10 Compatible (-).
Ram 1500 Dimensions
The exterior dimensions of the 2023 Ram 1500 depends on which variant you choose. They are as follows:
- 1500 Express Crew Cab: 5833mm long, 2465mm wide, 1917mm tall, and a 3569mm wheelbase
- 1500 Warlock II Crew Cab: 5850mm long, 2474mm wide, 1971mm tall, and a 3569mm wheelbase
- 1500 Laramie Crew Cab: 5916mm long, 2474mm wide, 1971mm tall, and a 3672mm wheelbase
- 1500 Limited Crew Cab: 5916mm long, 2474mm wide, 1972mm tall, and a 3672mm wheelbase
- 1500 TRX: 5929mm long, 2460mm wide, 2055mm tall, and 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 833kg and 743kg.
The 1500 has a 1712mm-long tub. Models with the RamBox storage units in the rear three-quarter panels have 210L of storage on each side.
Depending on the variant, the 2023 RAM 1500 measures as below.
|Variant||Series||Style||Length (mm)||Width (mm)||Height (mm)||Wheelbase (mm)|
|EXPRESS||DS MY23||CREW CAB UTILITY||5833||2465||1917||3569|
|BIG HORN (5-7 TUB) MHEV (4x4)||DT MY23||CREW CAB UTILITY||5833||2465||1968||3569|
|BIG HORN (6-4 TUB) MHEV (4x4)||DT MY23||CREW CAB UTILITY||6142||2474||1968||3898|
|LARAMIE SPORT RAMBOX MHEV||DT MY23||CREW CAB UTILITY||5916||2474||1971||2672|
|LIMITED RAMBOX (HYBRID)||DT MY23||CREW CAB UTILITY||5916||2474||1972||3672|
The 2023 RAM 1500 has a braked towing capacity of 4500kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.
Ram 1500 Market Fit
The RAM 1500 is categorised as a Pick Up or Cab Chassis 4X4 and has a price range of $98,950 to $156,950.