What Engines are Available for the 2023 Ram 1500 Classic?

2023 Ram 1500 Classic Engine Options in Oshawa, ON

The most affordable pickup truck in its class, the 2023 Ram 1500 Classic provides the best value for drivers looking to get behind the wheel of a half-ton pickup truck. Don’t let its budget-friendly price point fool you though, as the 1500 Classic offers modern tech, available premium amenities and two hard working engine options. Continue reading below as our team explores the two capable engine options of the 2023 Ram 1500 Classic, available for sale here at Fraser Chrysler.


Pentastar™ V6 with VVT

The standard engine on all models of the 2023 Ram 1500 Classic is the brand’s tried and true 3.6-litre Pentastar™ V6 engine. Generating 305 horsepower, 269 lb-ft of torque and rated to tow up to 3,447 kg (7,500 lbs), this entry-level engine is no slouch. The Pentastar™ V6 engine is an ideal option for those looking for pickup truck practicality, without paying pickup truck fuel prices.

HEMI® V8 with VVT

For owners looking for added power and hauling capabilities, then the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine may be the powertrain for you. Available in both 4x2 and 4x4 variants, this engine generates 395 horsepower, 410 lb-ft of torque and boasts an impressive maximum towing capacity of 4,813 lbs (10,610 kgs)!

HEMI® V8 with VVT
Specifications 3.6L Pentastar™ V6 with VVT 5.7L HEMI® V8 with VVT 
Horsepower 305 395 
Torque  269 410
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain  4x2 or 4x4 4x2 or 4x4
Model Availability  All Models  All Models 
Maximum Payload (kgs/lbs) 875 / 1,930 1,043 / 2,300
Maximum Towing Capacity (kgs/lbs) 3,447 / 7,600 4,813 / 10,610
Fuel Economy (L/100km) (Combined) 11.7 13.8

Drive away with your very own 2023 Ram 1500 Classic model from Fraser Durham Chrysler, your local Oshawa, Ontario Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram dealer. Stop by our showroom at 799 Bloor Street West and speak with one of our product advisors about getting a tour of this impressive half-ton pickup truck.