Guts & Glory: 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4

Guts & Glory: 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4
20 Oct 2023

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When it comes to trucks, there are a lot of options on the market, all offering different powertrains, towing abilities, safety features, tech, and trim levels. In a lot of cases, you have to sacrifice luxury when looking for a tough truck, and there are very few exceptions.

2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time in a 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 to test out its features and abilities. Let’s take a closer look at this beast of a vehicle.

2023 RAM 1500 LIMITED ELITE EDITION CREW CAB 4X4 EXTERIOR

Exterior

The 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 is a sight to behold with its striking and innovative exterior design. The unique and muscular front grille is the first thing that catches your eye, and it’s sure to turn heads on the road. The sleek and aerodynamic lines flow seamlessly along the body, accentuating the ruggedness and durability that the RAM brand is known for.

Classic RAM features such as the prominent fenders and muscular hood give this truck a timeless appeal, while innovative touches like the full LED lighting system add a modern touch. The Limited’s chrome accents give it class and luxury, while the panoramic sunroof brings the outdoors inside.

The Limited Crew Cab 4×4 offers a variety of colour options, giving you the freedom to customize your ride to fit your personal style. With its bold and impressive exterior, the 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a truck that commands attention.

Rating: 9.5

2023 RAM 1500 LIMITED ELITE EDITION CREW CAB 4X4 INTERIOR

Interior

The 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 is the epitome of luxury and sophistication that has taken the interior design of pickup trucks to the next level. The exquisite interior boasts a sleek and modern design with a focus on comfort and convenience. From the soft leather seats to the sleek, modern dashboard design, every element has been carefully crafted to provide both comfort and style. The ambient lighting adds a touch of elegance to the already impressive cabin, while the advanced technology ensures that you have everything you need right at your fingertips. RAM has truly outdone itself with the interior styling of the 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4, making it a standout in its class.

Rating: 9.5

2023 RAM 1500 LIMITED ELITE EDITION CREW CAB 4X4 POWER

Power

The heart of the 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 beats with a powerful and efficient engine. The 5.7L HEMI VVT V8 engine with FuelSaver MDS and eTorque technology is a marvel of modern engineering, delivering exceptional performance and fuel economy. With a massive 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, this engine is capable of towing up to 12,750 pounds with ease. The FuelSaver MDS system deactivates four cylinders in low-load situations to save fuel, while the eTorque technology adds a mild hybrid system for even greater efficiency. This engine is not only efficient but also eco-friendly.

With its impressive acceleration, this truck is not only powerful but also smooth and responsive. Whether you need to merge onto the highway quickly or just want to experience the thrill of driving a high-performance vehicle, the Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition has you covered. These features make the 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 a force to be reckoned with on the road.

Rating: 9.5

2023 RAM 1500 LIMITED ELITE EDITION CREW CAB 4X4 DRIVE

Drive

The 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 is the epitome of ruggedness and luxury. However, what really sets this truck apart is its handling. As one of the most impressive aspects of this top-of-the-line pickup truck, its handling has been fine-tuned to provide drivers with an unbeatable on-road experience. The powerful engine and advanced suspension system make it seem like you are driving a larger SUV giving you a smooth and seamless ride. With precision steering and smooth braking, navigating sharp turns or rough terrain has never been easier.

Its steering response and braking capabilities are also top-notch, giving you the confidence to take on any driving situation with ease. In short, when it comes to superior handling, the 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 is hard to beat.

Rating: 9.5

2023 RAM 1500 LIMITED ELITE EDITION CREW CAB 4X4 FUEL ECONOMY

Fuel Economy

Fuel efficiency has become an increasingly important factor in vehicle selection. The 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 with the powerful 5.7L HEMI VVT V8 engine and advanced FuelSaver MDS & eTorque delivers impressive fuel efficiency without sacrificing the iconic Ram power and style.

This innovation allows for the vehicle to operate more efficiently by shutting off cylinders when not needed, saving on fuel consumption. Moreover, the inclusion of the eTorque system adds an extra level of fuel conservation.

City mileage is 13.5 L/100 km; highway mileage is 10.5 L/100 km, and combined is 12.1 L/100 km. For a truck of this size with a big block HEMI engine, those numbers are quite good. But, it is a truck, so expect to visit the gas pumps often if you are towing or carrying heavy payload.

Rating: 8.0

2023 RAM 1500 LIMITED ELITE EDITION CREW CAB 4X4 SAFETY

Safety

The 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 offers a wide range of advanced safety features to give drivers peace of mind on the road. With some of the latest technology available, this pickup truck’s safety features are designed to help prevent accidents and protect passengers in the event of a collision. The Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 comes equipped with systems like lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control with stop & go, all of which are designed to keep you safe on the road.

As well, the vehicle has a 360-degree camera system that makes parking and maneuvering in tight spots a breeze. From blind-spot monitoring to cross-path detection, forward collision alert to electronic roll mitigation, rain brake support, and front and rear parking sensors, this beast of a truck keeps safety a top priority. The 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 offers peace of mind on the road, thanks to its comprehensive safety package.

Rating: 9.0

2023 RAM 1500 LIMITED ELITE EDITION CREW CAB 4X4 COMFORT

Comfort

The 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 is not just an ordinary truck. It’s the kind of truck that makes you want to take a long drive just to feel the comfort of the ride. As you sink into the premium leather seats, you’ll immediately notice the spaciousness of the cabin. The sound of the engine is barely audible, and the ride is incredibly smooth thanks to the advanced suspension system.

The best part? You won’t have to sacrifice strength and performance for this level of plushness. This truck has been designed with the discerning driver in mind, who wants to experience the ultimate in relaxation and indulgence while on the road.

My only con on the comfort of this vehicle was the position of the B-pillar. It’s just a touch too far forward for my liking, making it uncomfortable for a guy of my size to get into. But once into the cockpit, the seats were super comfortable, there was lots of head and leg room, and the ride was incredible.

Rating: 8.5

2023 RAM 1500 LIMITED ELITE EDITION CREW CAB 4X4 TECH

Tech

The 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 is an impressive vehicle that comes with a host of advanced tech features to enhance your driving experience like never before.

The cabin is equipped with Uconnect® 5 NAV multimedia centre with a 12-inch touchscreen complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Hands-free communication with Wireless Connectivity streaming audio, as well as an available 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system for an incredible listening experience. There is a Media hub with two USB ports (USB-A and USB-C) and an auxiliary audio input jack, as well as a Wireless charging pad, ParkView Rear Back–Up Camera, and a Digital rearview mirror.

The vehicle also offers a 12-inch full-colour customizable in-cluster display centre, and 360-degree surround-view camera system, which provides a bird’s eye view of your surroundings, making parking and maneuvering in tight spaces a breeze. Other advanced features include a Remote start system, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, lane departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring, ensuring that you and your passengers stay safe on every journey.

These and many more tech features make the 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 a leader in innovation and modernity in the pickup truck market.

Rating: 9.5

2023 RAM 1500 LIMITED ELITE EDITION CREW CAB 4X4 STORAGE

Storage

Not only does the 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 come complete with all the features you could ever want in a truck, but it also raises the bar when it comes to storage options.

My test vehicle had the 5ft. 7in. regular bed with 1,526 L of cargo space, which is perfect for anyone who needs to transport large or bulky items. The cargo bed also includes an adjustable tie-down system, making it easy to secure your precious cargo. Whether you’re pulling a trailer, hauling construction materials, or moving furniture, this truck is up to the task.

For those who need to transport a lot of smaller gear, the addition of the Ram Box only enhances this truck’s already impressive cargo capacity. The lockable and waterproof Ram Box is a unique storage system that adds extra contained cargo space to either side of the truck bed, perfect for storing tools, gear, or even cold drinks for a day on the job site.

Rating: 9.0

2023 RAM 1500 LIMITED ELITE EDITION CREW CAB 4X4 VALUE

Value

Trucks have gone up in cost significantly in the past few years. My test vehicle had a starting price of $83,545.00 (CAD), with optional equipment raising that total to $104,035.00 (CAD). This is comparable to other similarly equipped trucks in its class.

Rating: 8.0

2023 RAM 1500 LIMITED ELITE EDITION CREW CAB 4X4 OVERALL RATING

Overall Rating

Based on the 10 different categories covered above, the 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 earned an overall score of 90.0.

Overall Score: 90.0

2023 RAM 1500 LIMITED ELITE EDITION CREW CAB 4X4 SPECIFICATIONS

Specifications

The following are key specifications. For trim-specific specs, please visit the Ram website.

Chassis

Vehicle Type: Crew Cab Pickup Truck
Construction: Deep-skirt cast-iron block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, aluminum-alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers
Front Suspension: Upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, and air suspension
Rear Suspension: Five-link with track bar, air suspension, stabilizer bar, twin-tube shock absorbers, solid axle
Front Brakes: 378 x 30 (14.9 x 1.2) vented disc with 57 mm (2.2 in.) two-piston pin-slider caliper and anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Rear Brakes: 375 x 22 (14.8 x 0.87) disc with 57 mm (2.2 in.) single-piston pin-slider caliper and ABS

Powertrain

Engine: 5.7L HEMI VVT V8 engine w/FuelSaver MDS & eTorque
Horsepower: 395 hp@ 5,600 rpm
Max. Torque: 410 lb-ft @ 3,950 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Driving System: 4×4
Hybrid Battery: 48-volt, 12-cell lithium-ion, nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) graphite chemistry, .43 kWh
Recommended Fuel: Unleaded mid-grade, 89-octane
Maximum Towing Capacity: 12,750 lbs

Dimensions

Wheelbase: 3,672 in
Length: 5,916 in
Width: 2,084 in
Height: 1,971 in
Front Interior Volume: 1,809 cu. ft.
Rear Interior Volume: 1,940 cu. ft.
Box Size: 5 ft. 7 in.
Box Capacity: 1,526 L
Fuel Tank Capacity: 124.9 L

Fuel Economy

Combined: 12.1 L/100 km
City: 13.5 L/100 km
Highway: 10.5 L/100 km

Let’s Ride by Easton Corbin

The 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 is the ultimate truck for the road warrior who demands true power, durability, and luxury features. This truck is built to handle the toughest of terrains, with the latest technology and engineering.

This song is an ode to Easton Corbin’s love for his RAM truck. I couldn’t think of a better tune to pair with the 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4.

Baby let’s ride
Chase a little sunset
Watch that full moon rise
Baby let’s ride
Find some road where there ain’t no end in sight
Let the wheels of this RAM truck kick up a little dust, while you’re holding on tight
Come on!
Baby let’s ride!

Whether you’re cruising down the highway or tackling off-road terrain, the 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 is designed to provide an exceptional driving experience. From the sleek exterior design to the top-of-the-line tech features, this truck is sure to turn heads and impress even the most discerning driver.

I hope you enjoyed this edition of Motor & Music featuring the 2023 Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition Crew Cab 4×4 and Let’s Ride by Easton Corbin.

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, father, team leader, travel and food writer, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, and social media strategist. He likes to travel, go camping, go on road trips, watch movies, build stuff, operate the grill, and sing with his band. Craig is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and Travel Media Association of Canada. If you are a PR agency or brand and would like Craig to review a travel destination, vehicle, restaurant, product or service, please send him an email.

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