The new top-of-the-line Ram 1500 model is the Limited Elite Edition
The (Ram)RED edition is back for 2023 and it now features a bacterial-killing glovebox
A 12-inch fully digital instrument cluster is now available on most models
Ram has made some changes to its 1500 pickups for 2023, mostly affecting equipment trim levels and onboard technologies.
Some of the changes that will affect a large number of the units that will be sold in the next year include the new 12-inch fully digital instrument cluster that is available on a number of trim levels, as well as the LED hitch lamp and the rear seat reminder, both of which are standard across the range.
The new instrument cluster will be a configurable system that includes 24 menus and five tiles that can be customized to each driver’s preference via the driver profile system.
Another change that will be available across most of the lineup is the improved fuel efficiency of the eTorque powertrain when ordered with either the V6 or the V8 engine.
In terms of more specific modifications, the 2023 Ram 1500 will be available in a new top-of-the-line model called Limited Elite Edition. This version will benefit from the same equipment as the Limited model in addition to the bright pedal kit, a suede headliner, 12-way power adjustable driver and passenger seats wrapped in premium leather, a jewelled rotary shift knob, an exclusive theme on the instrument cluster, a deployable bed step, a cargo divider that can act as a bed extender, and a multifunction tailgate.
Returning for its second year on the market, the (Ram)RED edition continues to wear red badges inside and outside and it is now equipped with a UV-C lamp in the glovebox that can be activated in order to kill bacteria on the items that are stored in it. This special edition commemorates Stellantis’ commitment to donate $4 million to the Global Fund in order to help fight against health emergencies.
Smaller changes also affect the Rebel model, which receives the Select-Speed Control as standard. This technology is now available as part of the Black Country package or the Off-Road group on a number of other trim levels.
Speaking of which, the Off-Road group now comes with 22-inch all-terrain tires when ordered on Laramie, Limited Longhorn or Limited models.
Finally, every model equipped with the 12-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment system is now equipped with the Emergency Vehicle Alert System which alerts drivers of an approaching emergency vehicle such as an ambulance or a fire engine.
Apart from the improvement to the eTorque system, the mechanical elements of the 2023 Ram 1500 have not been changed, which means that customers can still choose between the 3.6L V6 with eTorque, the 5.7L V8 with or without eTorque, the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 or the 6.2L Supercharged V8 in the Ram TRX.