2023 Ram 1500 Classic Interior and Cargo

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2023 1500 Classic Interior

Although the new 1500 has moved the game on in a big way when it comes to its interior, the Ram 1500 Classic still has a comfortable, well-built, and spacious cabin. The dashboard feels solid, the controls are easy to use, and the Uconnect infotainment system works well, even if the touchscreen measures just five inches as standard, which is tiny by today's standards. In the Crew Cab, interior space for rear-seat occupants is excellent. The Tradesman feels utilitarian inside, however, as it comes with heavy-duty vinyl seats and black vinyl floor coverings, but this does mean it'll be easier to maintain. This trim has a rearview camera, six airbags, and manual air-conditioning. Higher up in the range, the Ram 1500 Classic's seats get cloth upholstery, and comforts extend to power windows/locks, carpeted floor coverings, a folding rear seat, and available dual-zone automatic climate control.

2023 1500 Classic Interior Photos

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2023 Ram 1500 Classic Dashboard
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2023 Ram 1500 Classic Steering Wheel Details

Seating and Interior Space

While the Regular Cab obviously seats just three occupants on the 40/20/40-split bench seat, the Quad Cab and Crew Cab configurations expand the total seating capacity to six. In general, the seats are well-padded for all occupants and provide good comfort. There is a good use of space, too, with enough leg- and headroom wherever you sit and particularly generous second-row legroom in the Crew Cab. Ingress and egress are simple due to doors that open wide and the fitment of well-placed grab handles in front. Thanks to big wing mirrors, the driver has a good sense of awareness and clear visibility in all directions.

2023 Ram 1500 Classic Interior Dimensions:

Ram 1500 Classic TrimsTradesmanSLTExpressWarlockSSV
Seating33665
Headroom Front Seat39.9 in.39.9 in.41 in.41 in.41 in.
Headroom Back Seat39.7 in.39.7 in.39.7 in.39.7 in.39.9 in.
Legroom Front Seat41 in.41 in.41 in.41 in.41 in.
Legroom Back Seat34.7 in.34.7 in.34.7 in.34.7 in.40.3 in.
Shoulder Room Front66 in.66 in.66 in.66 in.66 in.
Shoulder Room Rear65.7 in.65.7 in.65.7 in.65.7 in.65.7 in.
Hip Room, Front62.9 in.62.9 in.63.2 in.63.2 in.63.2 in.
Hip Room, Rear62.9 in.62.9 in.62.9 in.62.9 in.63.2 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

On the base Tradesman, a Black / Diesel Gray interior color scheme and the use of heavy-duty vinyl upholstery make it clear that this is a work truck. However, cloth upholstery is offered on these variants - but requiring extra-cost packages to be selected. The cloth seats can be had in either Black / Diesel Gray or plain black. All models have a urethane steering wheel, but this can be upgraded to a leather-wrapped rim. On the Warlock, Black cloth seats are standard, and premium cloth bucket seats are available, which also adds power adjustment for the driver's chair. All in all, it's a thoroughly functional environment, but not an especially luxurious one, and lacking the plush materials used in the regular 1500.

2023 1500 Classic Trunk and Cargo Space

Three different bed sizes will obviously lead to a varying ability to accommodate cargo within the Ram 1500 Classic range. The Crew Cab is the only version to offer the smallest 5'7" box, which has a cargo volume of 50.3 cubic feet. The 6'4" box available on all body styles measures 57.5 cubes, while the biggest eight-foot box - only available on the Regular Cab - measures 74.7 cubes. As far as payload capacity goes, the 4x2 Quad Cab with the V6 is the best bet, with a figure of 1,810 lbs.

In the cabin, there are several practical options for storing smaller items. The 40/20/40-split front bench seat has integrated cupholders for when the middle seat isn't in use, along with an extra floor-mounted storage tray, but only on the Crew Cab. Go for the front bucket seats on the Warlock, and you'll also get a full-length floor console. A 60/40 split-folding rear bench is available with under-seat storage. On the Warlock, dual glove compartments are fitted.

2023 Ram 1500 Classic Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2023 Ram 1500 Classic Cup Holder
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2023 Ram 1500 Classic Floor Storage

2023 Ram 1500 Classic Bed Size:

Ram 1500 Classic TrimsTradesmanSLTExpressWarlockSSV
Box Length (Floor)67.4 in.67.4 in.67.4 in.67.4 in.67.4 in.
Box Width (Floor)66.4 in.66.4 in.66.4 in.66.4 in.66.4 in.
Box Width (Top, Rear)66.4 in.66.4 in.66.4 in.66.4 in.66.4 in.
Box Width (Wheelhousings)51 in.51 in.51 in.51 in.51 in.
Box Height (Area)20 in.20 in.20 in.20 in.20 in.
Cargo Box Volume20 cu. ft.20 cu. ft.20 cu. ft.20 cu. ft.20 cu. ft.

2023 1500 Classic Infotainment and Features

Features

With the discontinuation of several trims over the years, the current Ram 1500 Classic range is lighter on features than before. On the Tradesman, you get manual air-conditioning, a 3.5-inch black-and-white driver-information display, a locking tailgate, quad-halogen headlamps, trailer-tow wiring with four- and seven-pin connectors, tire-pressure monitoring, and a ParkView backup camera. The Quad and Crew cabs also have power windows and locks. The Warlock gains cloth upholstery, floor carpeting, rear parking sensors, two-stage door unlocking, a passenger vanity mirror, vinyl door inserts, and a rear sliding window. Available features include heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, remote start, LED bed lighting, dual-zone climate control, and an enhanced touchscreen system, while the Warlock gains exclusive access to a power sunroof.

Infotainment

It's here that the 1500 Classic really shows its age compared to the newer 1500. Whereas the latter has a massive 12-inch touchscreen on higher trims, the best that the Classic can offer as standard is the five-inch touchscreen found as part of the Uconnect 3 system. This system includes Bluetooth connectivity and is SiriusXM-enabled on the Warlock (a subscription costs extra), but in order to get access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you'll need to upgrade to the Uconnect 5 system, which introduces a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen. The lower trims have to make do with a basic AM/FM radio, a USB port, and an auxiliary input jack, but fortunately, they can be upgraded to the superior Uconnect system. SiriusXM, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and an additional USB port are available via the Uconnect 5 system. All models come with a six-speaker audio system by default, but on the Warlock, the audio system can be upgraded with nine Alpine speakers and a subwoofer.

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