Official updates: What’s new for the 2023 Mopars

2023 Dodge Charger Super Bee special edition car

Ram

  • New for 2023 is an optional 12-inch digital gauge cluster with “nearly two dozen” different menus, five tiles for quick data, analog or digital readouts, and user profiles—on all types of Ram truck including chassis cabs.
  • A new Ram 1500 Limited Elite Edition has a multi-function tailgate with a “tailgate ajar” warning light, bed step, adjustable cargo tie-downs, bed extender, and cargo divider. Interior features are a “jeweled” shifter, unique gauge cluster theme, premium leather seats with heat and ventilation for the front row, seude headliner, heated steering wheel, and bright pedals.
  • Ram 1500 (RAM)RED returns on Limited Crew Cabs, with red grille and door badging and a badge on the console lid.
  • Ram Rebel now has Selec-Speed Control standard
  • 12-inch touch screens now include emergency vehicle alerts; 22-inch all-terrain tires are optional with the Off-Road Group on Laramie and above; rear seat reminder alerts and LED hitch lamps are standard; and the glove box has a UV light which can go on for three minutes to kill bacteria.
  • Chassis cabs have trailer reverse steering control; after entering measurements, the computer can control the steering wheel as you turn a dial in the direction you want the trailer to go.
  • Digital rear view mirrors are optional (to act as though there is nothing blocking the rear view) on heavy duty pickups and chassis cabs.
  • Trailer Tow pages on chassis cabs include trailer tire pressure, auxiliary camera shortcuts, towing gauges, brake status, and tow specific navigation
  • A wireless trailer kit has up to four cameras, including night vision, is optional across the lineup, with limited availability for wired cameras; for chassis cabs and heavy duty pickups.
  • Power telescoping tow mirrors are optional on all heavy duty and chassis cab models.
  • 360° view has been enhanced with larger screens and other improvements.
  • A mirror-mounted camera system includes front and side camera views activated by parking, and blind spot views activated by turn signals.
  • Heavy duty Laramie and Limited pickups can have sport performance hoods.

2023 Ram 1500 digital gauge cluster 12"

Dodge

  • In 2022, Dodge launched the Jailbreak edition of the Redeye Charger and Challenger; this year, the package will be optional with other Hellcat Chargers and Challengers. Heritage colors for Charger and Challenger include Plum Crazy and B6 Blue, with 14 colors.

Chrysler

  • The Chrysler 300 continues into 2023 with the Touring, Touring L, and 300S; the latter has an optional Hemi with 363 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. New for 2023: the SafetyTec Plus is optional on the base Touring model, providing numerous high-tech safety and convenience features.
  • No new-for-2023 features were noted for Pacifica; Canadians get one Chrysler Grand Caravan model, the SXT.

2023 Jeep updates have already been reported in separate stories.

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Josh

Hey David, you forgot to mention that the Promaster City is no longer going to be offered in the U.S. after 2022. So my question is, is it still going to use the 2.4 everywhere else it’s sold, or is the 2.4 finally gone for good? I know you said the Compass is getting a new powertrain soon, probably during 4XE day. It’s probably the Hornet’s powertrains, which isn’t a bad thing. I just want to see a Gladiator 2.0T with a 6 speed manual, but it will probably never happen.

Josh

Dart? Or Hornet? I haven’t looked at the gear ratios so I don’t know, but if I had to guess it’s probably to give the Dodge good acceleration times. I doubt a manual is returning to this segment considering Dodge is the sporty brand and the Hornet didn’t even offer a manual transmission. However, the Wrangler/Gladiator have a cult following so to speak, so I’m wondering if the 2.0 could get a 6 speed manual as the 3.6 phases out or will Jeep just tell us to embrace the future.

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