The 2023 Ram 1500 is widely considered to be one of the most powerful pickup trucks on the road today. It can tow up to 12,750 pounds and handle a payload of up to 2,320 pounds thanks to its turbocharged diesel V-6 engine that can produce up to 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. 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’re going to take a closer look at the engine found in the 2023 Ram 2500 and discuss the impact it has on the power and towing capabilities of this pickup truck. Continue reading this rundown by the team at Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM (CJDR) Lewisville, to get more information on the 2023 Ram 2500’s engine specs and performance.
The 2023 Ram 2500’s Engine
If you decide to go with a 2023 Ram 2500 over a 2023 Ram 1500, you’re going to be able to decide between two different engines for it. The standard engine, which is included in every 2023 Ram 2500 trim, is a 6.4-liter V-8 that pairs up 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 either 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 thing worth noting regarding these two engines is that the diesel engine weighs in at 1,060 pounds, which is almost 500 pounds heavier than the gas-powered engine. This could have an impact on how fast you can drive a 2023 Ram 2500 equipped with a diesel engine. But at the same time, the diesel engine is capable of delivering more power overall, which will enable you to tow and haul more weight around.
The 2023 Ram 2500’s Power
Both of the engines found in the 2023 Ram 2500 pack their fair share of power. You’ll have to think about just how much power you’ll need from an engine prior to picking the one that you want to put in a 2023 Ram 2500.
The standard 6.4-liter V-8 engine is capable of producing up to 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. That’s a nice upgrade from what the standard engine found in the 2023 Ram 1500 can do. But the 6.7-liter Cummins diesel inline-six engine can provide you with even more power if you need it. It can produce up to 370 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque.
Something we should point out is that there’s also a 2023 Ram 3500 that’s very similar to the 2023 Ram 2500. The one big difference between them is that the 2023 Ram 3500 can come 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’s going to provide you with more towing capacity than the 2023 Ram 1500 can. If you opt to go with the standard 6.4-liter V-8 engine, it’s going to be able to tow up to 14,370 pounds at a time, which is almost 2,000 pounds more than what 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.
Both 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. That’s a payload of 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 when it comes to the 2023 Ram 2500 is its fuel economy. Depending on which trim you decide to go with 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.
But the 2023 Ram 2500’s decreased fuel economy will be a small price to pay when you take all the power that it can provide into account. If you need to tow and haul very heavy things around on a regular basis, you’ll probably be more than happy to trade good fuel economy for the power that 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 come out 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 as a result of 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 for you to finance a 2023 Ram 2500. Our financing department can help you get your hands on the loan you’ll need to get behind the wheel of a new Ram 2500 soon.
Contact us today to schedule a 2023 Ram 2500 test drive at our dealership in Lewisville, Texas, at your convenience.