The next 2023 Ram 1500 Hybrid should be available for the same price, which means there will be minor upgrades. Many reports are suggesting another mid-cycle facelift, which is perfectly reasonable. The famous full-size pickup truck will continue to rival models such as Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra, and Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
And while the F-150 model will get its first-ever all-electric version, Ram 1500 will offer a hybrid powertrain. On the other hand, Ram 1500 comes with a better interior. It is the best interior in the segment and upper trim levels are so good, that many models with a luxury badge cannot reach that level.
Ram 1500 e-Torque Hybrid Engine Specs
Unlike some models in the segment, the 2023 Ram 1500 Hybrid offers a mild-hybrid setup exclusively. Other models are already available with the plug-in hybrid technology. Anyway, this model provides the e-Torque mild hybrid system that can be paired with either gasoline V6 or gasoline V8 models. This system is a lot simpler and less expensive, but the plug-in version delivers more power and an all-electric driving range. The 48-volt hybrid system works with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
According to Ram, the most efficient configuration provides 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The V8 hybrid powertrain gets 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. The 5.7-liter V8 with e-Torque setup delivers 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. The 3.6-liter V6 engine with e-Torque develops 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. As you can see, this mild-hybrid setup doesn’t increase the power of the truck, but it significantly improves fuel economy ratings.
Exterior and Interior Changes
Reportedly, the new 2023 Ram 1500 Hybrid will receive minor exterior and interior upgrades. The hybrid version will look exactly like the base gasoline-powered model. This means Ram will continue to offer the same slimmer LED headlights and the same attractive grille. This pickup rides on 18-inch wheels as standard, but you can get larger rims as an option.
Inside the cabin, Ram 1500 provides a smooth 12-inch infotainment touchscreen. However, we expect to see a wider range of optional packages and special editions. On top of that, new exterior paints are always a possibility. Lastly, Ram 1500 truck also provides off-road kits and even trim levels such as Rebel.
2023 Ram 1500 Hybrid Release Date, Price
The price of the 2023 Ram 1500 Hybrid will start at over $36,000. Of course, you can choose between the e-Torque mild hybrid with V6 or V8 gasoline engines. If you want more power and better towing capacity, a V8 unit is a way to go. On the other hand, the V6 Pentastar engine provides higher fuel efficiency. Unfortunately, Ram will not provide a plug-in hybrid powertrain for more powerful performances, as some other rivals did. The new model will hit the dealerships in the last quarter of 2022.