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The inventory shortage for trucks seems to be slowing down. This is nothing short of a mercy. That said, finding a good deal on a new car or truck is still pretty tough. While dealers are still holding many new models hostage with insane fees and markups, there are some small respites for the weary of wallet out there; you just have to know how to find them. Cars.com just released a list of the best new-car deals, and one of them is a pickup truck. The 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn and Lone Star trims are actually discounted right now. 

What’s the best deal on a new pickup truck in 2023? 

The Ram 1500 has long been a favorite of many critics. Its upscale interior and surprisingly soft and comfortable ride make the Ram somewhat unique among its peers. Adding to its uniqueness is the fact that it was the only pickup truck to be added to the Cars.com list of best new-car deals. 

For two months in a row, the Ram 1500 has won the site’s Editor’s Choice award. While the model overall is a winner, only the Long Horn and Lone Star qualify for the (up to) $4,000 savings from the OEM. The factory discount ranges from $2,000-$4,000 dollars, which is, depending on which one you go with, a 3%-8% factory savings. However, buyers should be aware that this deal ends on May 31. 

Is the 2023 Ram 1500 a good pickup truck? 

The Ram 1500 is one of the classics. Adding to its “classic” status, the model hasn’t seen a major update since 2019, yet buyers and critics alike still tend to be happy with the product. Given Ram’s early adoption of coil springs on the front and back, the lack of updates still leaves it ahead of many competitors by default. 

The 1500 won’t win many towing competitions, but that isn’t what this pickup truck is for. The Ram 1500 is a dynamic truck that offers one of the finer interiors of the segment, decent off-roading chops, and a comfortable ride. 

How much can the 2023 Ram 1500 tow? 

Red 2023 Ram 1500 pickup truck pulling a trailer.
2023 Ram 1500 | Stellantis

At its strongest configuration – the base Tradesman Quad Cab with the 6-foot-4-inch bed, RWD, the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with eTorque, and optional Max Tow Package – the 2023 Ram 1500 can pull 12,750 lbs. The Big Horn and Lone Star trim with the same specs can also get this max towing rating. The Ram’s lowest towing rating belongs to the Tradesman trucks with the larger crew cab and 6-foot-4 bed, as well as the 3.6-liter V-6, 4WD. In this setup, the truck is only good for 6,120 pounds. 

What other vehicles are on the best new–car deals list? 

The rest of the list covers the gambit of generally popular nameplates but none of the models that we have been buzzing over lately. The list of best new-car deals includes the 2023 Chevy Equinox, 2023 Dodge Charger, and the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee.