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The 2023 Ram 1500 is one of the toughest and most capable half-ton trucks you can drive. This pickup brings powerful names like Hemi to the market, and it comes in several configurations to give you special equipment in tough situations. If you want a great off-road truck, you’ll find it in the Ram 1500 with the Rebel and TRX models. When you’re looking for comfort and luxury features, the Limited Elite is what you want. Let’s look at some great reasons for you to drive this half-ton pickup truck.

1. The 2023 Ram 1500 has a multi-function tailgate

Ram 1500 Multi-Function Tailgate
Ram 1500 Multi-Function Tailgate | Ram

Rather than deliver the simplicity of a traditional tailgate, Ram provides an impressive rear hatch with some specialized functionality. The Multi-Function Tailgate of this half-ton truck can flip down, open like a pair of barn doors, and has a 60/40 split to help you keep cargo where you need it on one side of the truck. The 2023 model now has an LED hitch light in the tailgate as part of the standard equipment for this truck.

2. It’s the little things that make this Ram a great choice

One of those little things is a UV light in the glove box. Why put a light like this in the glove box? This light kills bacteria with ultraviolet light. All you’ve got to do is put something in the glove box, close the lid, and press the button on the center console. The hygiene cycle takes three minutes, and then you’ve got a clean and bacteria-free item that’s easy to use.

3. The 2023 Ram 150 TRX is the most powerful half-ton truck in the market

Blue Ram 1500 TRX Tossing a lot of Dirt Out on the Trails
Ram 1500 TRX | Ram

Ford comes close with the new Raptor R, but the TRX continues to sit at the top with the most power. This off-road truck made for some mayhem on the trails brings 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque from the venerable Hellcat engine. This power allows the TRX to hit 60 mph in only 4.5 seconds, making it one of the fastest trucks in the class.

4. Can this half-ton truck become easier to park?

Yes, it can when you add the benefits of the Park Sense Active Park Assist feature. This feature handles the steering for you while you work the throttle, brakes, and gear selection. The system works great for both parallel and perpendicular parking spaces. You won’t need to park at the back of the lot when you have this feature in your 2023 Ram 1500.

5. Use the Trailer Reverse Steering Control and park a trailer like a champ

Trailer Reverse Steering Control 2023 Ram 1500
Trailer Reverse Steering Control 2023 Ram 1500 | Ram

One of the hardest things to do when pulling a trailer is to reverse the load and park it right where you want to. The Trailer Reverse Steering Control helps steer the trailer in the desired direction and assists when you want to back up in a straight line. You’ll easily put the trailer in the right place when using this feature.

6. Can you see the gauges and readings you desire in the 2023 Ram 1500?

2023 Ram 1500 Digital Gauge Cluster
2023 Ram 1500 Digital Gauge Cluster | Ram

Yes, the digital driver information display is configurable to show various information and gauges. Save your settings to a dedicated profile that makes things easier when you step into this half-ton truck for a drive. The screen measures 12.3-inches and gives you a clear reading of your desired information.

Next, check out an off-road midsize truck battle, or learn more about the 2023 Ram 1500 half-ton truck in the video below:


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