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The 2023 Ram Truck Lineup: An Impressive Roster

In 2023, Ram trucks are as desirable as they’ve ever been. The impressive lineup of 2023 Ram trucks consists of three major players: the Ram 1500, the Ram 2500, and Ram 3500. Each of these models is worth a look at if you’re on the hunt for a new truck. They all bring something a little different to the table––whether it is enhanced towing power, premium fuel efficiency, or off-road capabilities––and that means there’s a Ram truck option for nearly every type of driver. Most of the differences between the Ram 1500, Ram 2500, and Ram 3500 are upgrades in towing power and subsequent increases in price. But we’ll examine each Ram option to figure out which truck is the best fit for you.

A red 2023 Ram 1500 is shown off-roading.

2023 Ram 1500

The 2023 Ram 1500 is available starting at $52,740 CAD. What will stand out first to you is probably the massive towing capacity available in the Ram 1500. With the ability to tow a maximum of 5,783 kg, there just aren’t many trucks available on the market that can compare with the Ram 1500’s sheer power. That power is created by the truck’s available 5.7L HEMI V8 engine, providing 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque to ensure you’re not missing any potential strength. Whether on the highway, back roads, or even off-road, you can tow whatever cargo you need and feel comfortable knowing that the 2023 Ram 1500 has your back.

Whatever you choose to haul behind you is not the limit of what the Ram 1500 can carry. There’s available in-floor storage, which won’t take up any room inside, making sure you don’t have to trade legroom for cargo space. There are also upper and lower glove compartments for passengers to easily stash items, as well as an available reconfigurable center console. Essentially, you can make the interior of the Ram 1500 work for you in terms of space and storage. It’s customizable in such a way that you can prioritize passengers, cargo, or a mixture of both and configure the space inside accordingly.

With all that being said, the 2023 Ram 1500 is the perfect pickup for truck owners looking for a model that can maximize their towing and storage capacities. If you need to bring something along with you on a drive, chances are you can bring it––whatever it may be, and no matter how big it may be––with a Ram 1500. But there’s more to the Ram 1500 than just carrying power. The interior is spacious and luxurious, and we especially love the fine black leather upholstery that is available. Combined with standard driver-assist features, an extensive suite of tech at your fingertips, and comfort in every seat, the Ram 1500 can be a lot more than just a powerful towing rig.

A burgundy 2023 Ram 2500 is shown parked on a dirt road.

2023 Ram 2500

While the towing power and strength of the Ram 1500 are certainly impressive for a truck of its size, the 2023 Ram 2500 dwarfs that power with its own. This heavy-duty truck starts at $60,385 CAD. For that price, you get a Ram truck that has two primary engine options. With 410 ponies, the base 6.4L HEMI V8 provides best-in-class standard horsepower and considerably more than the Ram 1500. But where the 2023 Ram 2500 really stands out is with its available 6.7L Cummins turbo-diesel engine. With this option, the truck can tow an astounding 9,072 kg.

As expected from a diesel engine, Cummins gives the 2023 Ram 2500 an unprecedented amount of power. You can bring along trailers or boats, or cargo of any size. To go hand-in-hand with such a strong engine, the Ram 2500 has a stronger and more durable suspension and chassis than the Ram 1500, which means it can handle heavier loads and more demanding tasks. The Ram 2500 also has integrated towing hardware and available rear air suspension, making for easy trailer hook-up and smooth rides. What all this amounts to is a do-it-all truck that can provide a truly stunning amount of power and dependability.

Inside the 2023 Ram 2500, you’ll find further features to support the truck’s role as a heavy-duty towing machine. The rearview mirror has an available digital display that can provide real-time live video from the Ram 2500’s rear-facing camera. This can come in handy when large cargoes would normally block the rearview. On the dashboard screen, you can find an off-road section with 3-D graphics to keep you informed of what’s going on with your vehicle and cargo as you take the truck into whatever terrain you want. The rest of the interior features of the Ram 2500 are fairly similar to that of the Ram 1500, with nearly identical storage spaces and infotainment technology. If you’re looking for something with supreme towing capabilities and the same strong foundations as a Ram 1500, we recommend the 2023 Ram 2500.

A black Ram 3500 is shown towing a trailer.

2023 Ram 3500

Starting at $61,435 CAD, the 2023 Ram 3500 is the most expensive option in the Ram truck lineup, but as you may expect, it also is one of the most powerful trucks Ram has ever produced. When equipped with its option High-Output version of the 6.7L Cummins turbo-diesel engine, it can tow a whopping 16,824 kg. Those are eye-popping numbers, and it’s hard to think of just about anything you couldn’t haul with the 2023 Ram 3500. But it’s not just better specs that the Ram 3500 has to offer; there are also exciting new features for the 2023 model that make it the ultimate Ram work truck.

What caught our attention first was the all-new Trailer Reverse Steering Control. This handy knob allows you to back up your Ram 3500 safely while you have a large trailer or other payload attached. Simply turn it in the direction you want to go, and the truck will control the steering wheel for you. It also brings back the integrated towing hardware and available auto-level rear air suspension technology. Those features combine with a class-exclusive RamBox cargo management system, which provides secure storage bins with LED lighting and 115V power outlets built into the sides of the bed, to make the 2023 Ram 3500 unparalleled in its ability to move around all the cargo in your life.

It’s Hard to Go Wrong

As we said before, there’s not much the 2023 Ram 3500 can’t do for you. If you are willing to pay the hefty price tag, it can provide the most towing power and endurance that a 2023 Ram truck can offer. But this mammoth of a truck may not be for everyone, especially if your everyday needs don’t involve transporting 16 tonnes of material. If you need something that is a bit more balanced in both power and affordability, we recommend the 2023 Ram 2500, as it brings more than enough power for most of us at a more reasonable price. For those truck enthusiasts who want something powerful but nothing over the top, the affordable 2023 Ram 1500 can also be a great fit. All the trucks in Ram’s 2023 lineup are powerful vehicles that can be excellent workhorses for all your needs, so it’s hard to go wrong with any option.