Apart from the Ford F-450, the 2023 Ram 4500 is the best possible choice in the segment. According to reports, no heavy-duty truck competitor will be able to match 2023 4500 next year. Naturally, Ford and Chevrolet manufacture excellent heavy-duty models. Ram, on the other hand, excels in areas like interior elegance and ride quality.
What we like about the Ram 4500 are its spacious cabin and incredible towing capacity. Indeed, this model is full of high-tech amenities, including a 12-inch infotainment touchscreen. Performances are great as well, and here’s everything you need to know about this model.
The next-generation 2023 Ram 4500 will feature a more streamlined design similar to the Ram 1500. The split grille is complemented with directional LED headlights. According to Ram, each trim level has its own grille. The upper trim levels are available with a more aesthetically pleasing grille and extra visual aspects.
Moreover, the Ram 4500 will have smaller taillights and a similar bed configuration. While it is not a complete redesign, certain aesthetic modifications are significant. Still, we are waiting for the manufacturer to reveal more details.
Ram 4500 Interior Changes
The upcoming 2023 Ram 4500 includes an unusually high number of premium materials. On top of that, the cabin is extremely roomy and equipped with an abundance of basic technology features. Cabs are offered in three different configurations: a single cab, a four-door Crew Cab, and a massive Mega Cab. While the interiors of competitors like Ford, Chevrolet, and GMC are decent, the Ram’s is superior.
Ram’s 12-inch touchscreen is the largest in the heavy-duty segment. Moreover, this truck comes with traditional equipment as well. Wi-Fi, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, and the latest safety aids are all available. While the cabin changes are not as dramatic as they may be, the decor remains contemporary and elegant.
Powertrain Lineup Remains
For the new 2023 Ram 4500, two engine combinations are available, as always before. The basic engine is a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 producing 410 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. This engine is available exclusively with four-wheel drive and is coupled to an exceptional eight-speed automatic transmission. Numerous combinations are available for a well-known turbodiesel Cummins engine with rear- or four-wheel drive systems. As a result, the Ram 4500 will have 370 horsepower and 1075 lb-ft torque.
A six-speed automatic transmission is on offer as well. The Cummins engine powering the new Ram 4500 has a towing capacity of 37,080 pounds and a payload capacity of more than 8000 pounds. This heavy-duty model, equipped with a regular gasoline V8, has a towing capacity of 14,400 pounds.
2023 Ram 4500 Release Date, Price
In terms of price, the new 2023 Ram 4500 will cost around $37,000. From what we know, Ram will launch a complete heavy-duty lineup at some point next fall. However, more details should become available by the end of 2021.