The 2023 Ram 1500 Has an Underrated New Feature

For the past few years, the Ram 1500 has set the standard regarding tech, comfort, and convenience. Best of all, this truck isn’t done yet as it continues to add advanced features that you shouldn’t ignore. Check out how the 2023 Ram 1500 fights germs. 

The Ram 1500 kills bacteria 

2023 Ram 1500 parked outside
2023 Ram 1500 | Ram

We’re totally geeking out over the 2023 Ram 1500 and its unique updates. For example, the Ram Red Edition has returned with a new trick. The glove box has a UV-C light that kills bacteria. 

Place an item in the glove box, then press a button on the center console. The light turns on for three minutes to kill pathogens such as bacteria, molds, viruses, and fungi. We would be out there all day disinfecting things. 

You can put whatever fits in there to be disinfected. Go ahead and clean your keys, toothbrush, phone, action figures, dog leash, and whatever else should be germ-free. 

2023 Ram: What else is new? 

Aside from the UV-C glove box, the 2023 Ram 1500 has more tech. According to AutoBlog, the rear-seat reminder alert and LED hitch lamp in the tailgate handle are now standard across the entire lineup. 

Each model above the Tradesmen trims gets a new 12-inch frameless digital gauge cluster. The gauges can be viewed in digital or analog form. Plus, you can customize five tiles and nearly 24 menus to your personal preferences. 

If you opt for the 12-inch Uconnect 5 system, then you’ll get access to the Stellantis Emergency Vehicle Alert system. It lets distracted drivers know that an emergency vehicle is approaching. 

Plus, the Ram 1500 Rebel has standard Selec-Speed control. This feature was borrowed from the Ram TRX and Jeep Gladiator. It’s basically off-road cruise control while four-wheel low is engaged. 

Also, the Off-Road Group is available with the Big Horn, Lone Star, Laramie, and Limited trims. The Laramie and Limited trims get 22-inch all-terrain tires. 

The new Limited Elite Edition adds a jeweled gear shifter, heated steering wheel, bed extender, cargo tie-downs, a cargo divider, side steps, the multi-function tailgate, ventilated bucket seats, and a unique digital gauge cluster theme. 

Last but not least, the RED Edition also has red lettering on the grille, doors, and center console. It helps Stellantis pledge to help the Global Fund fight health emergencies in partnership with the non-profit RED. 

How much will the 2023 Ram 1500 cost? 

2022 Ram 1500 problems
2022 Ram 1500 | Stellantis

The official 2023 Ram 1500 price hasn’t been released yet. It’s expected to start around $37,000, and you should be able to place an order by the end of the year. 

The 2022 Ram truck starts at $36,500. The price may increase by a few hundred bucks to cover the cost of new tech and inflation. 

Some feel as if it’s time for the Ram 1500 to gain a mid-cycle refresh with a revised style and updated interior. However, this truck still has the most comfortable seats, an attractive layout, and a confident exterior style. 

This truck dominates as one of the best available options and certainly doesn’t feel old. Plus, new updates could come out during 2023. Stay tuned for the latest updates.

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