Something Massive Is Missing From the 2024 Ram Truck Lineup
As the Ram 1500 returns for another year, it might be time to say goodbye to a familiar favorite. Demand for one particular model might be declining, or it could be too ancient to keep up. Either way, the 2024 Ram 1500 Classic hasn’t been confirmed.
Is the Ram 1500 Classic being discontinued?
The Ram 1500 Classic might be facing its final days after 15 years of success. It was introduced back in 2008 and has been an excellent work truck to consider, even though the fifth-generation Ram 1500 has some significant comfort, tech, and capability upgrades.
If you look at the Ram truck lineup, the 2023 Ram 1500 Classic is still available. However, there’s no option for a 2024 model. Other models like the Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, and Ram 4500 have an option for 2024.
The only other truck listed without a 2024 model is the Ram 1500 TRX, but we already know that production of this monster truck is ending in December.
Plus, the turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine with 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque and supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine with 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque are being discontinued.
But the Ram 1500 Classic is available with the 3.6-liter V6 engine with 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, and the 5.7-liter V8 engine with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque is sticking around until 2024. So, it’s not losing its power yet.
You can still get the 1500 Classic at the moment, but it’s unclear how much longer it will be available. Get your order in before the production of 2023 Ram trucks winds down to start building 2024 models.
Is the 2023 Ram Classic worth buying?
Yes, the 2023 Ram 1500 Classic is worth buying if you would like to save with a capable work truck. For example, the 2023 Ram 1500 starts at $38,555, but the Classic has an MSRP of $31,735.
So, you start with $6,820 in savings. ‘It’s available with a single, quad, or crew cab. Plus, the bed lengths are eight feet, 6.4″, or 5.7″ long, providing you with many custom options.
Other features include three different transmissions, an anti-spin differential rear axle, a 32-gallon fuel tank, and an engine block heater.
The interior has a standard five-inch touchscreen, but you can upgrade to the 8.4-inch unit. Other available options include a 7.0-inch digital guage cluster, Apple CarPlay, remote start, a wireless hotspot, voice command, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The Ram 1500 Classic can tow up to 10,660 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,928 lbs. The regular Ram 1500 can tow up to 12,750 lbs and carry a payload of up to 2,335 lbs.
What comes with the Ram 1500 Warlock?
The 2023 Ram 1500 Warlock takes the Classic model to the next level with rugged off-roading upgrades. It rides on 18-inch black painted alloy wheels wrapped in 33-inch Goodyear DuraTrac all-terrain tires.
It has a 1.0-inch suspension lift with Bilstein shocks in the front and performance-tuned shocks in the rear. Plus, it includes an electronically locking rear differential, recovery hooks, and protective skid plates.
The Warlock starts at $43,635, so it is a bit more for hefty capability upgrades. However, it stands out with black bumpers, badging, a black grille, and black Warlock bed decal.
Don’t miss your chance to get the Ram 1500 Classic before it gets discontinued. Do you think it needs to stick around, or is it too dated?