The 2023 Ram 1500 has placed on Car and Driver’s 10 Best Trucks and SUV’s list, making it the fifth consecutive year that the Ram 1500 has earned this prestigious award. Car and Driver’s 10 Best winners represent the smartest, most entertaining vehicles customers can buy today. They are picked after an exhaustive evaluation of this year’s new or significantly refreshed models, as well as last year’s defending 10 Best honorees.

“For everyone looking for a full-size pickup, the Ram 1500 meets all your needs and exceeds expectations. Its coil-spring rear suspension provides luxury-SUV-like ride quality, making the bouncy competition feel like farm trucks,” said Joey Capparella, senior editor Car and Driver. “The Ram’s interior is its most impressive and delightful attribute featuring carefully selected materials, including leather, metal trim, open-pore wood, and the kind of attention to detail we’d expect from a luxury sedan.”

Every winner must deliver exceptional driving engagement, offer indisputable value and/or practicality and fulfill its mission better than any of its competition. With 5 consecutive wins, the Ram Truck is clearly in a class of its own. Let’s take a look at the history of the Ram line, and what the future holds for it.

Originally part of the Dodge truck lineup, Ram made its debut in 1981. This was the dawn of a new era of pickup trucks as the classic Ram design we know and love today started to make its mark. Then, in 1994, the second generation launched, bringing the 1500, 2500, and 3500 models into the world and revamping the pickup design. The early 2000’s seemed like an ideal time to launch a new generation, and so in 2002 improvements were made to the existing Ram design, advancing its safety and power for a refined, influential
third generation.

In 2009, the Ram Truck brand launched as a stand-alone division, focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and delivering benchmark-quality vehicles. With a full lineup of trucks, the Ram 1500, 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab and ProMaster, the Ram brand builds trucks that get the hard work done and families where they need to go. This marked the dawn of the fourth generation.



Now here we are in 2023, inside of the fifth generation, and the all-new, all-electric 2025 Ram 1500 REV–the first batteryelectric light-duty pickup truck from Ram Truck–has made its debut at the New York International Auto Show. The entire Ram lineup will provide customers with electrified solutions that deliver disruptive, leading-edge advanced technology in the years to come.

“The all-electric Ram 1500 REV is a monumental milestone on our continued journey to offer the industry’s best electrified solutions and further fortifies our award-winning lineup,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram brand CEO – Stellantis. “We believe in bringing the right range of powertrain solutions to our customers and will continue to redefine the pickup truck segment. Our all-new Ram 1500 REV pushes past the competition in areas customers care about most, including range, towing, payload, and charge time.”

The 2025 Ram 1500 REV will offer customers two all-electric options, including a standard 168-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery park with a targeted range of up to 560 kilometers, and an optional 229-kWh large battery park with a targeted range of up to an unsurpassed 800 kilometers. Both can add up to 177 kilometers of range in approximately 10 minutes with 800-volt DC fast charging at up to 350kW, offering customers quick and convenient charging solutions.

Ram is committed to innovation and powertrain leadership with a lineup that consists of anything and everything truck buyers want and need, meeting real-world demands. Today, Ram offers the most fuel-efficient 4x4s and the quickest, fastest, and most powerful pickup truck straight from the factory. But let’s dial it back a bit and take a look at just some of the features available in the 2023 Ram 1500.

With the 2023 Ram 1500 Classic, your pickup truck will be packed full with power and efficiency, confident handling, advanced media, and a behemoth of towing. The Ram 1500 Classic’s braking system offers quick power assistance along with optimized pedal travel. Located in the rear wheels are speed sensors designed to withstand the elements of the highway. There are a number of assets included in the Electronic Stability Control System (ESC) when it comes to braking; it even controls the vehicle when parked.

Keeping you informed and entertained is easy with Uconnect multi media centre. Integrated with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, its 8.4-inch touchscreen is large, full-colour, and easily connects to your device. You can connect up to eight devices to the available 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot. Variable Valve Timing (VVT) enhances combustion and performance of the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine, producing impressive horsepower and torque.

Optimal power, performance, and efficiency are provided by an innovative Thermal Management System. TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmissions deliver performance, efficiency, and drivability through technology that automatically handles shift changes. With the available 5.7L HEMI V8 engine option, you’ll experience a commanding power output, enhanced by the hemispherical head design that maximizes efficiency.

Noteworthy engineering features such as Variable Valve Timing and the fuel-conscious FuelSaver/Multi-Displacement System further enhance this engine by seamlessly transitioning it into a robust four-cylinder configuration when lower power demands arise. The standard TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission complements the engine, enabling exceptional acceleration in lower gears while prioritizing optimal thermal control for remarkable efficiency and long-lasting durability.

With the 2023 Ram 1500 Heavy Duty, you will be presented with a smarter way to tow. When it comes to tackling demanding towing tasks, you have the option to equip your vehicle with a range of available features designed to ensure exceptional performance. These include the 30K fifth-wheel hitch, Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Group, Auto-Level Rear Air Suspension, Cargo-View Camera, Trailer Brake Controller, and DOT Safety Kit. With these features at your disposal, you can confidently tackle any towing challenge that comes your way.

Furthermore, you can take advantage of the most potent engine options available for the Ram 2500 and 3500. The available 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6 engine, which is at your disposal, delivers impressive responsiveness. In the case of the High Output version, it is paired with the AISIN®
6-speed transmission and offers an astounding torque of up to 1,075 lb-ft on the Ram 3500 model. On the other hand, the standard output engine boasts 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque, and it works in conjunction with the reliable 68RFE 6-speed automatic transmission. Both powertrains ensure effortless cold-start capability, providing you with a seamless and reliable driving experience.

With a legacy of success and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation, the Ram Truck brand continues to redefine the pickup truck segment. The fifth-generation Ram lineup, coupled with the upcoming electrified solutions, ensures that Ram remains a force to be reckoned with, delivering outstanding performance, capability, and a driving experience that surpasses expectations