If you currently own a RAM truck, you surely believe the RAM Heavy Duty trucks are the best on the market. To solidify that RAM is proud to state it offers the most powerful, most capable pickup in the segment, offering a towing capacity of up to 37,090 pounds and a payload capacity of 7,680 pounds. That’s a workhorse. We all realize RAM was the first to achieve the 1,000 lb-ft of torque milestone with the Cummins Turbo Diesel — which is now rated at a best-in-class 1,075 lb-ft of torque.
All of that is great and well known, but what’s new for 2023? We recently let you guys in on a secret about RAM getting power-extending mirrors, and that is only the beginning. If we take a look inside, buyers are able to get the available 12-inch frameless digital gauge cluster that features nearly two dozen different menus. The full-color cluster features five reconfigurable tiles for at-a-glance data or quick and easy access to the most used information. Drivers can even choose between analog or digital instrumentation. And if your truck is driven by multiple people, all cluster settings can be saved to a user profile.
Heavy Duty RAM trucks are not small vehicles and seeing everything around you can be difficult. A new digital rearview mirror with side camera integration is an available option for 2023. The digital rearview mirror displays video in real-time from a rear-facing camera and can be turned off to revert to a traditional reflective mirror if desired.
While we all like to think we are great at backing up our trailers, sometimes, that is not the case. To help those that have a hard time doing so, Trailer Reverse Steering Control is now available and allows the driver to enter a few measurements before the camera tracks the trailer position to back up and guide the trailer. Simply rotate the dial left or right in the direction you want the trailer to go while the system controls the steering wheel.
Finally, although the new RAM is still a great looking truck, in 2023, a new Mopar Sport Performance hood will is available on Laramie and Limited models. The 2023 Ram Heavy Duty models also benefit from camera system enhancements, including the new Trailer Tow pages app, multiple view modes, behind-trailer view, and blind-spot view
- The most powerful, most capable pickup in the segment:
- Towing – Up to a best-in-class 37,090 pounds with Ram 3500
- Towing – Up to 20,000 pounds with Ram 2500
- Payload – Up to 7,680 pounds with Ram 3500
- Power – 1,075 lb.-ft. of torque with the 6.7-liter Cummins engine
- Power – 410 horsepower (best-in-class standard gas engine power) and 429 lb.-ft. of torque with the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine
- Industry’s leading infotainment system — Uconnect 5 with 12-inch touchscreen
- The RAM Power Wagon is driven by the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine and unique suspension system, both contributing to its title: the most capable production off-road pickup
Engine Options Include:
- 6.4-liter HEMI V8 delivers best-in-class standard gas engine power – 410 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 429 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm – and features variable valve timing (VVT) with Fuel Saver Technology cylinder deactivation
- 6.7-liter Cummins Standard-Output Turbo Diesel produces 370 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque (Ram 2500 and 3500)
- 6.7-liter Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel produces 420 horsepower and 1,075 lb-ft of torque (Ram 3500)
Configurations In 4×2 And 4×4:
- Regular Cab 8-foot bed
- Crew Cab 6-foot, 4-inch bed
- Crew Cab 8-foot bed
- Mega Cab 6-foot, 4-inch bed (4×4 only)
- Model Lineup
- The Ram Heavy Duty line is available in six trim levels:
- Big Horn/Lone Star
- Power Wagon
- Limited Longhorn