2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star: One Step Up the Ladder Can Make a Difference

While climbing the ladder of trims offered for the 2023 Ram 1500, the Big Horn/Lone Star trim is only one step up from the base Tradesman trim. This trim is called Big Horn everywhere except in Texas, where it goes by the Lone Star name. Does this Texas bend to the name create a better half-ton truck for you to drive? Maybe, but most likely, the quality comes from it being a Ram truck.

What are the powertrain options for the 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star truck?

Red 2023 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
Red 2023 Ram 1500 Crew Cab | Ram

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Three of the four engines available across the Ram 1500 lineup are offered for this trim. This means you can have:

3.6-liter Pentastar V6

305 horsepower, 269 lb-ft of torque

7,730 pounds of towing

5.7-liter Hemi V8

395 horsepower, 410 lb-ft of torque

12,750 pounds of towing

3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6

260 horsepower, 480 lb-ft of torque

12,560 pounds of towing

All three engines mate to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Of these three, the EcoDiesel is the most efficient, offering fuel mileage numbers of 23 city/33 hwy mpg.

Are there any trim-specific items for this Ram truck?

Rear angle view of red 2023 Ram 1500, full-size pickup truck alternative to Ford F-150 costing under $37,000
2023 Ram 1500 | Ram

Yes, the 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star models include some upgrades over the base version of this truck. At this trim level, you’ll find:

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Chrome bumpers
  • Fog lights
  • Body-color door handles
  • Floor carpeting
  • Cloth seats
  •  Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Additional interior storage areas
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat

The bed and cab configurations of this trim are the same as the base Tradesman version.

What options does Ram offer for the 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star truck?

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2023 Ram 1500 | Ram

The Level 1 Group for this Ram truck gives you:

  • Power-folding exterior mirrors
  • 8-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Class IV hitch receiver
  • Upper glovebox
  • 3.5-inch color instrument display
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Universal garage door opener

Add the Level 2 Group, and you’ll enjoy:

  • All items from the Level 1 Group
  • Park Sense front and rear parking sensors with reverse stop
  • Remote engine starting
  • A security alarm
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate controls
  • Front and rear 115-volt outlets
  • A 400-watt power inverter
  • 7-inch programmable instrument display
  • Power sliding rear window
  • Damped tailgate

The Technology Group gives this Ram truck the following:

  • Head-up display
  • Digital rearview mirror
  • LED cargo bed lights
  • 12-inch digital instrument cluster

Are there any stand-alone options for this half-ton Ram truck?

Blue 2023 Ram 1500 Towing a Boat
Blue 2023 Ram 1500 Towing a Boat | Ram

Yes, some items available that aren’t part of the above-mentioned groups are:

  • Upgraded towing packages
  • Exterior appearance items
  • 10-speaker premium audio system
  • LED headlights and fog lights
  • Uconnect system with navigation
  • 12-inch infotainment screen
  • Power sunroof
  • Bed upgrades
    • Adjustable tie-downs
    • Deployable bed step
    • Multifunction tailgate
    • Spray-in bedliner
  • 4WD

How much does the 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star cost?

The base starting price of this half-ton truck is $42,035. Adding options or upgraded powertrains will increase the price of this truck.

Is this a good Ram truck for you to drive?

A Ram 1500, comparable to the GMC Sierra 1500 alternatives available.
2022 Ram 1500 | Stellantis

Yes, if you’re looking for a trim level that sits above the base model while also offering tons of configurations and options, the Big Horn/Lone Star trim is the right model for you to drive. This truck offers the variety desired, ensuring it fits your full-size truck needs.

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