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2023 RAM 1500 Classic

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2023 Tradesman 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB
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Price:   -  From $34,340
2023 Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $40,700
2023 Tradesman 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $41,500
2023 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,400
2023 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,700
2023 Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $44,500
2023 SLT 4x2 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $45,430
2023 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $47,200
2023 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $47,500
2023 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $48,130
2023 SLT 4x4 Quad Cab 6.3 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $49,230
2023 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 5.6 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $51,930

Overview

What's New

The 2023 RAM 1500 Classic returns for another year in familiar form. The mid-level Express trim leaves the lineup. The Classic emerged in 2019 as a continuation of the previous-generation RAM 1500.

Choosing Your RAM 1500 Classic

The 1500 Classic is down to two trim levels: Tradesman and Warlock. The Tradesman starts at $32,590 including destination, and the Warlock is priced from $43,680.

Engine Choices

A V6 serves as the standard engine for both trims. The available V8 costs $2,495, and four-wheel drive can be added for $3,800. An eight-speed automatic transmission does the shifting.

Engine TypeHorsepower / TorqueMax TowingFuel Economy (Combined)
3.6L V6305 hp / 269 lb-ft7,600 pounds20 mpg / 19 mpg (RWD/4WD)
5.7L V8395 hp / 410 lb-ft 10,680 pounds17 mpg

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Tradesman starts with a three-person Regular Cab and an 8-foot box. The Quad Cab configuration with a 6-foot-4-inch box adds $6,360 to the Tradesman and is standard on the Warlock. Opting for the Crew Cab and its 5-foot-7-inch box costs $9,060 on the Tradesman and $2,700 on the Warlock. The Tradesman Crew Cab is available with the 6-foot-4-inch box for $300.

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Safety Features

The 1500 Classic offers nothing beyond the standard rearview camera and rear parking sensors for the Warlock only. For modern driver assistance features, buyers must upgrade to the regular RAM 1500.

Connectivity

The 1500 Classic's standard infotainment system comes with a 5-inch touchscreen, six speakers, and two USB ports. The Warlock also gets satellite radio.

The $845 Electronics Group for the Tradesman adds an 8.4-touchscreen, HD and satellite radio, a 7-inch color driver information display, dual-zone automatic climate control, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Electronics Group for the Warlock ($945) also furnishes navigation.

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2023 RAM 1500 Classic Tradesman — MSRP From $32,590

The Tradesman carries just the basics: air conditioning, automatic headlights, vinyl seats and flooring, black body trim, and 17-inch steel wheels. The Double Cab and Crew Cab also get power-heated side mirrors and power windows and locks. These features can be added to the Regular Cab with the Power and Remote Entry Group ($735), which also includes keyless entry and upgraded door panel trim on par with the other cabs.

The Popular Equipment Group ($825) provides cloth seats, full carpeting, and satellite radio. The package also includes a keyless entry on the Quad Cab and Crew Cab, and rear under-seat storage on the Crew only. These features are also available in the $1,295 Chrome Plus Package, along with aluminum wheels and chrome body trim. The Interior Cold Weather Group for the Quad and Crew ($1,150) includes heated front seats, a remote start, and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.

2023 RAM 1500 Classic Warlock — MSRP From $43,680

The Warlock takes on a somewhat sinister look with black exterior accents, black powder-coated bumpers, a unique grille, and black semi-gloss 20-inch wheels. The Popular Equipment Group is standard, along with projector beam headlights and LED fog lights. The Luxury Group ($795) adds auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors, LED bed lighting, a universal home remote, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and lighted vanity mirrors. Heated front seats and heated steering can be added to the bundle for $595. The $1,995 Harvest Sunrise Warlock Package combines the Electronics Group contents with a performance hood, upgraded cloth seats, and exclusive Harvest Sunrise exterior paint.

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CarsDirect Tip

The 2023 RAM 1500 Classic makes the most sense for buyers who need the capability of a full-size pickup at the lowest price possible in today's market. That makes the utilitarian Tradesman the obvious choice.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 305 HP / 269 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.7L V-8 / 395 HP / 410 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Available: 8-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
3
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 305 HP / 269 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.7L V-8 / 395 HP / 410 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel / Full-size
Fuel Tank
32.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$123
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
63 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
231.0 "
Exterior Width
79.4 "
Exterior Height
74.4 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
41.0 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
66.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,693 Lbs. / 4,701 Lbs. / 4,700 Lbs. / 4,918 Lbs. / 4,695 Lbs. / 4,711 Lbs. / 4,694 Lbs. / 4,705 Lbs. / 4,704 Lbs. / 4,696 Lbs. / 4,699 Lbs. / 4,720 Lbs. / 4,690 Lbs.
Wheel Base
140 "
Turning Radius
22.6 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Argent Styled Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum / 17.0 " Black Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote Heated / Dual Manual Heated
Bumpers
Black / Front Black / Front Chrome / Front Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Black / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
3
Seat Trim
Vinyl / Cloth / Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
40-20-40 Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months