A bold Ram logo is centered in the grille face and the headlights borrowed from its little brother, the 1500, flare out on each side, giving the front end a bullish appearance. Still, there are definite SUV influences in the exterior design, making this a much better-looking vehicle than the likes of the GMC Sierra or Ford's F-250. The exterior of each trim level also has its own unique look, with entry-level models heavily plastered with steel and black plastic, while top-end models get the chrome treatment. The Laramie and Limited can opt for a Mopar sport performance hood. Entry-spec models ride on 17-inch steel wheels, while mid-range versions get 18-inch alloys. An upgrade to 20-inch alloy wheels can be had on high-end trims, too. Two bed lengths - 8' or 6'4" - can be paired with the Crew Cab, while Regular Cabs come with the eight-foot box, and Mega Cabs with the smaller bed. A single-pane sunroof is optional for all four-door trims but the base model.
With so many available configurations, exterior dimensions vary across the range for the 2023 Ram 2500. Regular Cab models come only with an eight-foot box and have an overall length of 232 inches. For these models, the wheelbase comes in at 140.5 inches. Ground clearance is 13 inches or 13.1 inches for 4x4 variants. Width is 83.5 inches in this configuration, and height varies between 78 inches and 80.2, depending on the drivetrain.
Crew Cab variants can be had in either box length. With the shorter 6'4" box, the wheelbase is 149 inches and length is 238.8 in. These grow to 169 inches and 260.8 with the 8' box selected. Ground clearance ranges from 11.1 inches to 13.1, with either 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrains selected. Height maxes out at 80.2 inches. The Power Wagon variant shares the same dimensions, although it is slightly taller at 80.9 inches, and boasts a ground clearance of 14.2 inches.
The Mega Cab style is available only with the smaller box length, resulting in a 160.4-inch wheelbase and a total length just a smidgeon under 250 inches. Height and ground clearance are 80.1 inches and 13.1 inches, respectively.
The base weight across the range starts at 5,988 pounds for the entry-level model, and tops out at 8,069 lbs for the heaviest trim.
|Ram 2500 Trims||Tradesman||Lone Star||Big Horn||Laramie||Longhorn||Power Wagon||Power Wagon Rebel||Limited|
|Max Width||79.4 in.||79.4 in.||79.4 in.||79.4 in.||79.4 in.||79.1 in.||79.1 in.||79.4 in.|
|Length||232 in.||232 in.||232 in.||238.8 in.||238.8 in.||238.8 in.||238.8 in.||238.8 in.|
|Height||78 in.||78 in.||78 in.||78.1 in.||78.1 in.||80.9 in.||80.9 in.||78.1 in.|
|Wheelbase||140.5 in.||140.5 in.||140.5 in.||149 in.||149 in.||149 in.||149 in.||149 in.|
|Ram 2500 Trims||Curb Weight|
|Tradesman||6,001 - 6,839 lbs.|
|Lone Star||6,057 - 7,067 lbs.|
|Big Horn||6,057 - 7,067 lbs.|
|Laramie||6,472 - 7,087 lbs.|
|Longhorn||6,653 - 7,196 lbs.|
|Power Wagon||7,001 lbs.|
|Power Wagon Rebel||6,866 lbs.|
|Limited||6,764 - 7,281 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Steel Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||17" x 7.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||17" x 7.5"|
The palette for 2023 comprises a wide array of colors; however, color choices are trim specific, with some shades not available or exclusive to various trim levels. To further complicate things, there are twenty additional limited-availability colors to choose from, too. Some highlights from the standard palette include Flame Red and Bright White (at no cost), while Patriot Blue Pearl, Olive Green, and Granite Crystal Metallic can be had at additional cost (ranging in price from $200 to $250). There are also several options for a two-tone exterior, including Diamond Black/Crystal Pearl and RV Match/Walnut Brown Metallic. The low-volume exterior color choices require a $500 outlay but will give you access to the likes of Utility Orange, New Holland Blue, or Detonator Yellow.