2023 Ram 1500 Classic


In an age of luxury pickups loaded with enough high-tech additional to act as their own moving home entertainment system/weather station, the Ram 1500 Classic is a reassuringly solid and no-nonsense truck.

Still the most affordable truck in its class, the Ram 1500 Classic combines excellent reliability with the raw power you need for hauling jobs and off-roading adventures.

If you're looking for a no-nonsense truck with a track record of dependable performance, read on to find out how the Ram 1500 Classic is exactly what you're looking for.

2023 RAM 1500 Classic Body Styles

The first indication that the 2023 RAM 1500 Classic is built with the driver in mind is the number of body style options available. With four cab styles available, the 1500 Classic can be customized to fit the needs of any driver or any job.

The cab styles include:

  • The Regular Cab 8' Box - Ideal for if you need more cargo space, this two-seater version of the 2023 RAM 1500 Classic adds in an 8-foot bed for larger items and heavier loads.
  • The Regular Cab 6'4 Box - Boasting the most room for the driver and the most in-cabin storage, the regular cab 6'4 box version of the 2023 RAM 1500 Classic gives you the perfect balance between driving comfort and cargo space.
  • Quad Cab 6'4" Box - At the opposite end of the spectrum, this four-door option is perfect for those who need more seating and storage space. With four seats and a 6'4" bed, you'll still have plenty of room to haul your gear.
  • Crew Cab 5'7" Box - With the smallest bed, the crew cab 5'7" box is an excellent compromise between seating space and hauling room.
  • Crew Cab 6'4" Box - The two-door version of the crew cab has plenty of seating space in the rear but still retains the larger 6'4" bed for your everyday hauling needs.

Trim restrictions

The Tradesman trim has the option for all of the body styles listed above. However, the Express trim is restricted to the regular cab 6 '4 " box, crew cab 5' 7" box, and the quad cab 6'4" box, while the Warlock trim is only available in the quad cab 6' 4" box and crew cab 5 '7 " box.

All of the body options above are available in both rear-wheel and optional four-wheel-drive.

2023 RAM 1500 Classic Regular Cab

The ubiquitous version of the Ram 1500 Classic, the two-door regular cab, offers an excellent combination of driving comfort and functionality.

Two body styles are available in the regular cab format, the 8' box and 6' 4 box, offering you the choice between increased storage and cargo capacity or a more spacious cabin.

Both versions of the regular cab offer 41" of front legroom and 39.9" of headroom, ensuring that you have plenty of room for stretching out. There is also the option to upgrade the front seat to a bench seat, allowing you to seat three people up front comfortably.

2023 RAM 1500 Classic Towing Capacity

The basic engine for the RAM 1500 Classic is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, putting out 305 horsepower and 296 pound-feet of torque. This translates to 4,720 pounds of towing capacity for the Express and Tradesman trims and 4,560 for the Warlock trim. The max payload for all trims is 1,810 pounds.

All trims can upgrade to a 5.7L V8 Hemi engine, producing 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, plus an 8-speed automatic transmission that offers smooth upshifts and downshifts. This increases the maximum towing capacity to 10,620 pounds!

2023 RAM 1500 Classic Mileage

Despite its size and heavy steel frame, the 2023 Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman is surprisingly restrained in its fuel consumption. The Base V6 model is EPA rated as a combined 20 mpg, with 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

If you upgrade to the V8, those numbers shift a combined 17 mpg, with 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.

2023 Ram 1500 Classic Trim Levels

The 2023 Ram 1500 Classic has five trim options, the Tradesman, the Express, the SLT, the Night Edition, and the Warlock.

To help you pick the right trim for you, we'll be breaking down the features of each package and what makes them stand out.

2023 Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman

As you might expect from the name, the Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman is the most affordable Tradesman trim, and it's great for those who need a reliable truck but don't want to shell out extra money for features they won't use.

The Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman has a 3.6-liter V6 engine as standard that can be upgraded to a 5.7L V8 Hemi. There are five different cab options and the option to upgrade to a four-wheel drive, making the Tradesman extremely adaptable to other uses.

Regarding its features, the Tradesman comes with heated mirrors, a rear backup camera, and Uconnect 3 with a 5-inch touchscreen.

Standout Features:

  • Multiple cab options - The Tradesman has five available cab options, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your needs.
  • Heavy-duty towing capacity - The Tradesman has an impressive 7,730 lbs of maximum towing capacity as standard and can be upgraded to 10,620 pounds with the V8 engine.

2023 Ram 1500 Classic SLT

The SLT is an upgrade to the basic Tradesman, built basically the same but with additional features such as chrome front and rear bumpers, keyless entry, wireless connectivity, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a USB charging port.

The Uconnect system gets upgraded to a 4C multimedia center with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, and you'll get a power sunroof in the crew and quad cab bodies.

However, these added features do come with some restrictions as the SLT is only available in the regular cab 6 '4 " box, the crew cab 5' 7" box, and the quad cab 6'4" box.

Standout features:

  • Upgraded looks - The chrome bumpers and alloy wheels give the SLT a more polished look that sets it apart from the basic Tradesman.
  • Updated tech - If in-cab connectivity is important to you, the additional tech that comes with the SLT trim will be a welcome upgrade.

2023 Ram 1500 Classic Express

Building on the upgrades of the SLT, the Express keeps the same underlying solidity of the Tradesman but adds in a painted front facial, rear bumper and grille, 17-inch alloy wheels, in-cabin carpeting, and a one-year subscription to SiriusXM radio to go with the upgraded Radio 3.0 multimedia center with six speakers.

Standout features:

  • Body color bumpers - The painted bumper and grille give the Ram 1500 Classic Express a cleaner, more sophisticated look than the Tradesman.
  • Upgraded sound system - The six-speaker Radio 3.0 multimedia center provides excellent sound quality and a free one-year SiriusXM radio subscription.

2023 Ram 1500 Classic Night Edition

A mostly cosmetic upgrade to the SLT, the Night Edition comes with gloss black alloy wheels, a black grille, gloss black bumpers, black inserts, badging, and black bezels on the headlamps.

The interior multimedia center is upgraded to the Uconnect 4 multimedia center with an 8.4-inch touchscreen and six speakers.

Standout features:

  • All black accessories - From the black grille to the black bezels on the headlamps, this model stands out with all its black components.
  • Uconnect 4 multimedia center - This upgraded multimedia center has an 8.4-inch touchscreen and six speakers for optimal sound quality.

2023 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock

The top-of-the-line trim for the Ram 1500 Classic, the Warlock comes with a range of significant upgrades for its looks and features. The Warlock comes with 20-inch gloss-black alloy wheels that perfectly complement its already aggressive looks.

The Warlock's functionalist has been upgraded with remote keyless entry, power windows and locks, and a 7-inch full-color in-cluster display. The electronic shift-on-the-fly part-time transfer case for the four-wheel drive model allows you to easily switch between 2WD and 4WD, while the additional mud flaps and front and rear side-air curtain airbags add to the Warlock's off-road credentials.

The icing on the cake is that you'll also get the upgraded cloth interior as standard!

Standout features:

  • Gloss-black accents - The Warlock looks even more eye-catching with gloss-black alloy wheels and a sport hood and bumper with a performance decal.
  • On-the-fly transfer case - The electronic shift-on-the-fly part-time transfer case allows you to switch between 2WD and 4WD easily.

An excellent workhorse truck with a track record of durability

Since 2009, the Ram 1500 Classic has been the standard for no-frills durability and superior performance, and the 2023 model continues that proud tradition.

Adaptable and exceptionally customizable, the 2023 Ram 1500 Classic offers a unique mix of features and body styles that make it easier than ever to find your perfect truck.

Even with the upgraded V8 for maximum towing power, the Ram 1500 Classic still offers excellent fuel efficiency and remains the most affordable truck in its class!

If you'd like to test drive the 2023 Ram 1500 Classic, come on down to Johnsons of Kingfisher and book your test drive today!

Our experienced sales staff are always ready to answer your questions and ensure you get the perfect truck for your needs. Our research center gives you all the information you need on our inventory, and we offer financing options to suit any budget.

Contact us today to ensure you don't miss out on the opportunity to drive home in a 2023 Ram 1500 Classic! We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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