Ram trucks owners are the most loyal of any American pickup brand. These trucks are rugged and reliable, designed to allow you to drive confidently, even in the most demanding conditions. Ram trucks offer buyers plenty of capability for towing and hauling. They also provide incredible comfort that makes them outstanding daily drivers. This article will examine the new Ram lineup and changes for the 2023 model year.
The 2023 Jeep Compass is a compact SUV that was redesigned last year with updated interior and exterior styling and more standard features. Jeep hasn’t released final information for the 2023 model yet. The Compass is expected to retain the powertrain from last year: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine matched to a six-speed automatic transmission in front-wheel-drive models or a nine-speed automatic for all-wheel drive. A mild hybrid, hybrid, or plug-in hybrid may join the lineup.
The 2023 Jeep Renegade is the perfect subcompact crossover for buyers looking for a model that can take on the toughest backroads. The Renegade is one of the most popular Jeeps in the 2023 Ram lineup in Michigan, thanks to its spacious cabin and comfortable ride.
The Renegade seats five and is offered in five trim levels: Latitude, Altitude, (Red), Limited and Trailhawk. All models are powered by a turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine generating 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque, connected to a nine-speed transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available.
Changes for 2023 are mainly limited to revisions in option packages. The Latitude Premium Group now has a power driver’s seat, cornering fog lamps, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a windshield wiper deicer. The Limited gets standard adaptive cruise control and an optional High Altitude Package with Granite Crystal 19-inch wheels and styling tweaks. The Trailhawk has two new packages: the Trailhawk Elite Group and the Premium Lighting Group. A new exterior paint color called Detonator Yellow joins the lineup.
The 2023 Jeep Cherokee is a small two-row SUV that pleases buyers, thanks to its powerful engines, off-road capability, cushioning suspension, and easy-to-use infotainment system. Jeep hasn’t released information for the 2023 Cherokee as of this writing. Some automotive pundits claim the model will carry over unchanged for 2023, while others don’t discount a redesign. Look for four trim levels: Latitude Lux, X, Trailhawk and Limited.
Barring unforeseen changes, the Cherokee will offer three engines, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive:
The 2023 Grand Cherokee is a larger version of the Cherokee. This midsize crossover is Jeep’s most popular model, thanks to its excellent engine choices, standard and optional driver assistance features, and outstanding off-road capability.
The Grand Cherokee is available in five trim levels: Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland and Summit. There’s also a PHEV version called the 4xe and an extended-body Grand Cherokee L model.
Three powertrains are on offer with an eight-speed automatic transmission:
Rear-wheel drive is standard on the base V-6. The other powertrains get standard all-wheel drive.
After a complete redesign for the 2022 model year, there are few changes for 2023. The Trailhawk trim is available with Jeep’s 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Limited and Overland trims get a standard 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with navigation. The Limited can now get the nine-speaker Alpine audio system as a standalone option, and the Overland and Summit models get an available McIntosh stereo with 19 speakers.
The 2022 Jeep Gladiator is a midsize truck that’s an outstanding performer on and off the road. It features removable body panels, and it can pull up to 7,650 pounds. The Gladiator comes with a four-door cab, a 5-foot bed, and four-wheel drive.
Five trim levels are on offer: Sport, Overland, Rubicon, Mojave and High Altitude. Two engines are available: a 3.6-liter V6 engine developing 285 hp and 260 lb-ft and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 generating 260 hp and 442 lb-ft. Depending on the engine and trim, the Gladiator gets a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic.
Changes for 2023 include a limited-edition Freedom package, a Capability package, more standard features for the Willys package, and a new High Velocity yellow exterior paint color.
The Wrangler is one of Jeep’s most iconic models. This body-on-frame compact SUV is an excellent off-roader. Buyers appreciate the 2023 Jeep Wrangler’s potent engines, user-friendly infotainment system, and classic looks. Two-door (Wrangler) and four-door (Wrangler Unlimited) models are available.
Wrangler two-door models come in two primary trim levels: Sport and Rubicon. The Sport model has several subtrims, listed as Willys Sport, Sport S, Willys and Altitude. Four-door Wrangler Unlimited models also get the Sahara, the 4xe plug-in hybrid (Sahara and Rubicon trim only), and the Rubicon 392. All-wheel drive is standard across the board. Available transmissions include a six-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic.
Five engines are on offer:
A new limited Freedom Edition model is available for 2023. It features a military-looking exterior treatment, rock rails, and a steel front bumper. The Rubicon gets new 17-inch wheel designs. There are two new paint colors: Earl and Reign.