We field a hefty number of questions about trucks here at Landmark Dodge of Morrow, where it has been officially established for quite some time that the Ram commands its due amount of respect and admiration. It has received many awards and accolades for its segment-leading performance, modern design, and luxurious interior. Long remaining as an iconic and capable workhorse for anyone who needs the best of big-rig options, the Motor Biscuit team laid down some of their favorite traits of the Ram on their blog last week.
Whether it’s busy ripping up diverse terrain, hauling heavy loads, or providing its legendary high-quality ride, the Ram 1500 continues to be a benchmark for how the competition should measure up to even have an inkling of a chance! The Ram’s excellent balance of high power, refinement, and versatility add up to a driving experience that is undoubtedly the choice of those who need the pinnacle of engineering expertise and capability from a truck.
The Edmunds.com team rendered the 2023 Ram 1500 line as an excellent truck for shoppers due to its powerful V8 that pairs perfectly with an 8-speed transmission. This is a key ingredient for the sheer strength that is an excellent arsenal to tap when towing, along with incredibly secure handling and some of the most responsive brakes to ever hit the asphalt. The rear-wheel drive Ram 1500 option boasts an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined gas mileage, with the 4-wheel drive model situated at 24.2 mpg. You’ll be navigating in sheer confidence courtesy of the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system, which also provides entertainment and personal communication functionality.
When it comes to just how the Ram 1500 stands up to the competition, the KBB.com review crew gave it the highest possible marks for its presence as a “half-ton truck with a ton of attributes”, along with its well-appointed interior. The powertrain selection begins with a workhorse V6 and climbs the ladder to a fuel-efficient diesel, with some massively capable V8s nestled in the mix as well. For 2023, Ram introduced the new Limited Elite Edition trim with features including premium leather upholstery, ventilated front seats and a suede headliner, along with an optional 12-inch digital instrument cluster.
A detailed refresh for 2022 helped the Chevy Silverado 1500 become more competitive in this class, but the U.S. News auto reporting crew claimed that our beloved Ram is still much more attractive. The Ram’s much softer ride and higher-caliber luxury quality render it the superior choice. The base V6 engine feels very energetic for everyday use, while the V8 provides those of strong and very traditional truck power. The diesel’s unique torque can make excellent work out of most everyday driving situations.
The supercharged V8 that is exclusive to the Ram 1500 TRX can get up to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, yet wouldn't even feel out of place on a thrillingly scorching drag strip. The base engine of the 2023 Ram 1500 gets up to 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, with the diesel engine providing 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. So many drivers are amazed that the Ram rides more like a luxury vehicle than a massively capable truck, with the well-tuned suspension working wonders on rough pavement. Other available features are an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a single pane or dual pane sunroof.