February 2

2023 RAM 2500: Engine Specs/Performance


The 2023 Ram 1500 is one of the most powerful pickup trucks today. Thanks to its turbocharged diesel V-6 engine, which can produce up to 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque, it can tow up to 12,750 pounds and handle a payload of up to 2,320 pounds. But if you need even more power than that, you might want to consider buying a brand-new 2023 Ram 2500. This impressive pickup truck builds on what the 2023 Ram 1500 can offer in terms of power.

So, what makes the 2023 Ram 2500 different from the 2023 Ram 1500 when it comes to its engine? We will look closer at the engine found in the 2023 Ram 2500 and discuss its impact on the pickup truck’s power and towing capabilities. Continue reading this rundown by the Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM (CJDR) Lewisville team to get more information on the 2023 Ram 2500’s engine specs and performance.

The 2023 Ram 2500’s Engine

You can choose between two different engines if you buy a 2023 Ram 2500 instead of a 2023 Ram 1500. The standard engine, included in every 2023 Ram 2500 trim, is a 6.4-liter V-8 that pairs nicely with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The second option is a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel inline-six engine. With this engine choice, you can also opt for a rear-wheel-drive or a four-wheel-drive version of the Ram 2500. Unlike the gas-powered engine, the diesel engine pairs with a six-speed transmission.

One worth noting regarding these two engines is that the diesel engine weighs 1,060 pounds, almost 500 pounds heavier than the gas-powered engine. This could impact how fast you can drive a 2023 Ram 2500 with a diesel engine. However, the diesel engine can deliver more power overall, enabling you to tow and haul more weight.

The 2023 Ram 2500’s Power

Both engines in the 2023 Ram 2500 pack their fair share of power. You’ll have to consider just how much energy you’ll need from an engine before picking the one you want to put in a 2023 Ram 2500.

The standard 6.4-liter V-8 engine can produce up to 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, which is a nice upgrade from the standard engine found in the 2023 Ram 1500. However, if needed, the 6.7-liter Cummins diesel inline-six engine can provide even more power. It can produce up to 370 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque.

We should also note that the 2023 Ram 3500 is similar to the 2023 Ram 2500. The difference is that the 2023 Ram 3500 can be equipped with a slightly more advanced 6.7-liter Cummins diesel inline-six engine capable of producing 400 horsepower and a whopping 1,075 lb-ft of torque.

The 2023 Ram 2500’s Towing Capacity

No matter which engine you choose for a 2023 Ram 2500, it will have more towing capacity than the 2023 Ram 1500. If you opt to go with the standard 6.4-liter V-8 engine, it can tow up to 14,370 pounds at a time, almost 2,000 pounds more than the 2023 Ram 1500 can tow.

In comparison, the 6.7-liter Cummins diesel inline-six engine can put you in a position to tow even more with a 2023 Ram 2500. It’ll be able to tow up to 16,870 pounds at a time, which is an impressive number that showcases just how much power you’ll be able to squeeze out of a 2023 Ram 2500 when you’re using it to tow things around.

The 2023 Ram 2500’s Payload

The engines found in the 2023 Ram 2500 will enable you to do more than just tow ridiculously large amounts of weight around. They’ll also provide you with a payload that the 2023 Ram 1500 can’t come close to touching.

The standard 6.4-liter V-8 engine and the 6.7-liter Cummins diesel inline-six engine have a payload of 3,240 pounds, nearly 1,000 pounds more than the 2023 Ram 1500.

The 2023 Ram 2500’s Fuel Economy

One thing you might not be overly impressed with regarding the 2023 Ram 2500 is its fuel economy. Depending on which trim you choose, and which engine you pick out, you can expect to get somewhere between 12 and 18 mpg while driving around in a new Ram 2500. The 2023 Ram 1500, meanwhile, gets about 21 mpg in the city and about 29 mpg on the highway.

However, the 2023 Ram 2500’s decreased fuel economy will be a small price to pay when you consider all the power it can provide. If you need to tow and haul heavy things around regularly, you’ll probably be more than happy to trade good fuel economy for the power a 2023 Ram 2500 can produce.

Test Drive a 2023 Ram 2500 To See What It Can Do

Do you like the sound of using a 2023 Ram 2500 to tow and haul things around? If you’re in Lewisville, Texas, we’d love to invite you to Huffines CJDR Lewisville so that you can see what the 2023 Ram 2500 can do. We’re sure that the power it can bring to the table due to its advanced engine options will blow you away. Check out this 2023 Ram 2500 vs. Chevy Silverado Comparison!

We’d also love to show you how easy it might be to finance a 2023 Ram 2500. Our financing department can help you get the loan needed to drive a new Ram 2500 soon.

Contact us today to schedule a 2023 Ram 2500 test drive at your convenience at our Lewisville, Texas dealership.


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