If you’re in the market for a pickup, then you’ll be excited to hear that Ram has just announced some major upgrades to their popular Ram 1500 pickup. These new premium features are sure to make the already-popular truck even more appealing to both seasoned and new drivers alike. The upgraded pickup will hit Ram dealers near you in late 2022. Let’s take a look at what’s new with this upgrade.
The Biggest Upgrade: Uconnect 5 System
The most important upgrade included in this announcement is the addition of the Uconnect 5 infotainment system. The Uconnect 5 system with a 12-inch touchscreen features advanced technology that includes split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views, and content from SiriusXM with 360L and Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora. The 2023 Ram 1500 lineup includes the Know & Go mobile app, featuring an immersive experience for customers who want to learn more about their vehicles. Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring and Ready Alert Braking. Class-leading ride and handling are accomplished via a segment-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system with optional active-level four-corner air suspension.
Safety First: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
Ram has also added several advanced driver assistance systems to their lineup as part of this upgrade package. These include blind spot monitoring with rear cross path detection, adaptive cruise control with stop & go technology, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, forward collision warning plus automatic emergency braking, and park assist with perpendicular/parallel parking capabilities. All of these features combine to make driving easier and safer for both experienced and novice drivers alike.
More Power Under the Hood
Finally, Ram has also made some significant changes under the hood as well. The base engine now produces 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque—a significant increase from its predecessor—while an optional V8 engine offers an impressive 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that makes shifting smooth and effortless regardless of how much power you’re putting down on the road.
New Features For 2023
- New available 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition features a multifunction and locking tailgate, tailgate ajar warning lamp, deployable bed step, four adjustable cargo tie-down hooks, and a cargo divider. Inside, a jeweled rotary shifter, unique instrument cluster theme, premium leather bucket seats, heated and ventilated 12-way driver and front passenger seats, suede headliner, heated steering wheel and a bright pedal kit are included
- Ram 1500 (RAM)RED Edition returns for 2023 and is available on Limited Crew Cab configurations and features red R-A-M grille and door badging. A (RED) badge is also on the center console lid. The Ram, Jeep® and FIAT brands have committed a minimum of $4 million to the Global Fund between 2021-2023 to help fight health emergencies with (RED). The 2023 Ram 1500 (RAM)RED Edition is part of this commitment
- An available 12-inch frameless digital gauge cluster 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 may choose between analog or digital instrumentation. All cluster settings can be saved to a user profile
- 2023 Ram 1500 Rebel now includes Selec-Speed Control as standard equipment. Selec-Speed Control now part of available Back Country Package (Big Horn/Lone Star) and Off-Road Group (Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Limited Longhorn and Limited)
- Ram 1500 models equipped with the 12-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen now includes Emergency Vehicle Alert System (EVAS)
- New 22-inch all-terrain tires available with the Off-Road Group on Ram 1500 Laramie, Limited Longhorn and Limited models
- All Ram 1500 models now feature Rear-seat Reminder Alert and an LED hitch lamp located in the tailgate handle
- Ram 1500 (RAM)RED Edition features UV-C glove box light that’s engaged through a button on the center console. Once engaged, the UV light will start a three-minute hygiene cycle that kills bacteria
Ram has really outdone themselves with this latest upgrade package for their popular 1500 pickup truck model. With a powerful new engine lineup, advanced safety features, and a state-of-the-art infotainment system, this pickup is sure to be a hit among both experienced drivers and those who are just starting out on their journey behind the wheel. Whether you’re looking for a reliable work truck or something more luxurious for your everyday drive, there’s no doubt that this upgraded version of the Ram 1500 will have something for everyone!