2023 Ram 1500 Models Have Started In Dealer Inventories!

In recent weeks, brand new 2023 Ram 1500 half-ton pickups have started arriving on dealer showroom floors. While not much has changed for the 2023 model year, the Ram 1500 remains the best-selling vehicle in the Chrysler Group lineup.

2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Night Edition Crew Cab 4×4. (Brunswick Auto Mall).

Looking at the current inventory coming in on dealer lots, we realized that it appears the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) is shipping many of the popular Big Horn models powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with standard eTorque mild-hybrid system. The powertrain is good for 305 hp and 271 lb.-ft. torque and gets a fuel economy rating of 20 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy / 22 MPG Combined.

We happened to see a few 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with eTorque mild-hybrid system and 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 models. No doubt high gas and extremely high diesel fuel prices are making people look more to the Pentastar option.

2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Night Edition Crew Cab 4×4. (Brunswick Auto Mall).

It saddens us to see the 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 on its way out in January. We have a lot of experience driving the EcoDiesel models, including one in our long-term fleet. The half-ton diesel pickups showed us really good fuel economy, with as much as 32 mpg in certain trim levels, and seeing 28 MPG on the highway with our Rebel tester in 2020 was common.

The move comes as Stellantis moves away from diesel in favor of electrification in all markets, something we’ll see in concept form next month at CES 2023 with the unveiling of the Ram Revolution Concept, a precursor to the forthcoming 2025 Ram 1500 battery electric vehicle ( BEV) expected in 2024.

2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Night Edition Crew Cab 4×4. (Brunswick Auto Mall).

This particular 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Night Edition Crew Cab 4×4 is currently in stock at Brunswick Auto Mall in Brunswick, Ohio. With a $59,900 price tag, Big Horns easily hit the $60,000 mark today without being fully loaded.

Breaking the window sticker reveals that the 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4×4 with a 5-foot, 7-inch bed now has a base price of $49,125. This truck has quite a few options, such as:

  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearl-Coat exterior paint – $200
  • Night Edition – $2,445
    • Accent color door handles
    • Premium power accent color mirrors
    • Black headlight bezels
    • 20″ x 9″ premium painted/polished wheels
    • 275/55R20 OWL All Series tyres
    • Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle
    • Black interior accents
  • 3.92 Rear Axle Ratio – $145
  • 5.7 liter HEMI V8 MDS VVT eTorque engine with stop/start – $2,995
  • Big Horn Level 2 Gear Group – $3,095
    • 2-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support
    • Hands-free phone and audio
    • Uconnect 5 with 8.4-inch touchscreen
    • Electronic shift-on-demand transfer case
    • 2nd row storage bins in the floor
    • Class IV receiver coupler
    • 4G LTE wifi hotspot
    • 9 amplified speakers with subwoofer
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Front fog lights
    • Heated front seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • ParkSense Park Assist front and rear with Stop
    • 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat
    • Electrically adjustable pedals
    • Electrically folding mirrors
    • Electric sliding rear window
    • Remote start system
    • SiriusXM 6 month subscription
    • Trial version of Ram Connect (connected services).
2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Night Edition Crew Cab 4×4. (Brunswick Auto Mall).

What surprises us is the options it doesn’t have for $60,000, things like LED headlights, LED taillights, 8.4-inch Uconnect 5 with navigation, and premium vinyl and cloth seats (something that’s available on the Big Horn based Built To Serve models).

For more information on the 2023 Ram 1500 lineup and its new features, be sure to visit our in-depth analysis page. For availability, please contact your local Ram dealer for more information.

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