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Most automakers announce their new model year lineup, and their MSRPs, in the fall. but Ram was tight-lipped about one of its models, the Ram 1500 “Classic” until a month into the new model year. Now we know that the cheapest Ram–and the cheapest full-size truck–that you can buy will cost at least $30,695.

The 2023 Ram 1500’s MSRP is $37,410

This Ram 1500 is one of the best gas mileage trucks of 2023
A 2023 Ram 1500 | Ram

The current fifth-generation Ram 1500 has a 2023 MSRP of $37,410. Due to global supply chain issues, Ram actually increased the MSRP of its flagship half-ton truck throughout the 2022 model year, so the 2022 Ram 1500 ended up with a starting MSRP of $37,090. The 2023 model year is only a few hundred dollars more expensive.

Ford is advertising a 2023 MSRP of $33,695 for its F-150 XL. Chevrolet is advertising a $35,600 MSRP for its Silverado 1500 WT. So why does Ram’s current 1500 have the highest MSRP of the Detroit Three? Because this generation Ram is only available with a four-door cab. It is actually fairly competitive with the four-door versions of its half-ton counterparts. Still, Ram new that fleet operators and some drivers would want a cheaper option.

The 2015 Ram 1500 Classic’s MSRP is $30,695

Front view of black 2023 Ram 1500 Classic, cheapest new Ram model and most affordable full-size pickup truck in America
2023 Ram 1500 Classic | Ram

Alongside the brand-new 2023 Ram 1500, Ram is continuing to build and sell its 2018 fourth-generation truck badged as a Ram 1500 “Classic.” The Ram 1500 Classic is the cheapest full-size pickup truck you can buy, the automaker just revealed its 2023 MSRP will be $30,695.

For $30,695, you get a newly built Ram truck with a regular cab and an 8′ box. This entry-level version is a 2WD with a naturally-aspirated “Pentastar” 3.4-liter V6. What you don’t get in a Ram Classic is the latest interior, infotainment options, or the new eTorque mild hybrid system.

The 2018 Ram, and by extension the Ram Classic, does have the same engine options as the current truck. It also has Ram’s rear coil suspension setup. Finally, it features the classic crosshair grille.

Ram’s new destination charge is $1,895

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It’s important to note that MSRPs rarely reflect what you’ll actually pay for a new vehicle. For example, you must pay a destination charge at any Ram dealership. For 2023, the automaker is increasing this charge to $1,895.

Some dealerships have additional fees. You will also have to pay registration and insurance, which varies by state. See the current MSRP for each half-ton pickup truck in the chart below:

ConfigurationManufacturer’s Advertised MSRPEdmunds’ Estimated Total
Ford F-150 XLRegular cab (2-door)$33,695$36,380
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WTRegular cab (2-door)$35,600$37,395
GMC Sierra 1500 ProRegular cab (2-door)$37,200$38,195
Ram 1500 “Classic” Regular Cab (2-door)$30,695$31,445
Ram 1500 TradesmanQuad cab (small 4-door)$37,410$38,295
Toyota Tundra SRDouble cab (small 4-door)$36, 965$38,000
Nissan Titan SKing Cab (rear suicide doors)$39,700$41,495

Next, find out the cheapest full-size V8 pickup truck you can get in 2023 or watch the Ram 1500 Classic reviewed in the video below: