2023 Ram 1500 price and specs

2023 Ram 1500 price and specs
2023 Ram 1500 price and specs

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.

Laramie

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.

TRX

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.

Pricing

DS-series

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

DT-series

Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab (NEW)5’7” tub: $119,9506’4” tub: $120,950Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab: $127,950Ram 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.

Powertrains

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.

Laramie

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.

Efficiency

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.

Laramie Sport

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.

Dimensions

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

Big Horn

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.

Warlock

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

Safety

The Ram 1500 has yet to be tested by ANCAP.

Standard safety equipment includes:

Front, front-side and curtain airbagsReversing cameraRear parking sensors

Opting for the 1500 Laramie or above adds the following:

Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)Front parking sensors

Limited

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 monitoringRear cross-traffic alertLane departure warningLane-keep assistSurround-view cameraSemi-autonomous park assistAdaptive cruise control

Standard Equipment

Express

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 wheelsFull-sized steel spareAutomatic halogen headlights8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment systemWired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto7.0-inch instrument cluster screenSix-speaker sound systemDual-zone climate controlTwo USB-A portsCruise controlTyre-pressure monitoringCarpet flooringCarpet floor matsCloth seat upholstery

The 1500 Warlock II Crew Cab adds:

20-inch gloss black alloy wheelsOne-inch lift kitDecalsRam Rebel fender flaresBlack, power-coated bumpersRear sliding cab windowAuto-dimming rear-view mirrorLeather-wrapped steering wheelPartial leather upholstery

Big Horn

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

The 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab features:

18-inch alloy wheelsFull-sized steel spareAutomatic halogen headlightsTub linerKeyless startCloth upholsteryHeated front seatsLeather-wrapped steering wheelHeated steering wheel8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment systemWireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay3.5-inch instrument cluster screen6-speaker sound system3 x USB-A ports2 x USB-C portsElectrochromatic rear-view mirrorAir-conditioningTilt and telescopic steering column adjustmentElectric rear sliding cab windowCruise controlTyre-pressure monitoringCarpet flooringCarpet floor mats

Laramie

The 1500 Laramie Crew Cab adds:

20-inch polished aluminium wheelsFull-sized aluminium spareAutomatic LED headlightsAutomatic high-beamLED tail lightsRain-sensing wipersPower tailgateKeyless entryElectric side stepsTub liner12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment systemSatellite navigation5 x USB-A ports4 x USB-C ports19-speaker Harman Kardon sound systemWireless charging padRemote startPartial leather upholstery10-way power driver’s seat with memory10-way power passenger’s seatFold-down centre rear armrestHeated and ventilated front seatsHeated outboard rear seatsHeated steering wheelPower-adjustable pedalsDual-zone climate control

The 1500 Laramie Sport adds:

12-inch digital instrument clusterBlind-spot monitoringRear cross-traffic alertLane-keep assistAdaptive cruise controlSurround-view cameraSemi-autonomous park assistRamBox cargo management systemLED tray lightingTonneau cover

Laramie Sport

The 1500 Limited adds:

22-inch black-finish alloy wheelsAir suspensionPanoramic sunroofRubber floor mats with carpet insertsBlack ‘premium’ partial leather upholsteryHeated and ventilated rear outboard seats

The 1500 TRX adds:

18-inch alloy wheels35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory 325/65/R18 All-Terrain tyresProjector LED headlightsAluminium paddle shiftersFlat-bottom steering wheelBlack 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.

Colours

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

Bright WhiteBillet Silver metallicGranite Crystal metallicHydro Blue pearlPatriot Blue pearlDiamond Black pearlFlame Red solid

All colours besides Bright White cost an additional $950.

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