2023 Ram Dakota When you think about the 2023 Ram Dakota’s fight against the Ford Ranger, the truck is your first thought. We are always excited to see new trucks and we were thrilled when the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz arrived. The Ram Dakota will add some spice to the mix.
2023 Ram Dakota Review
Cars Authority has learned that Stellantis’ source confirmed Project Dakota is being developed. The 2023 Ram Dakota could be a midsize truck option shortly. Do you remember the Dodge Dakota? Due to decreasing demand for compact trucks, the Dodge Ram Dakota was canceled in 2011. Similar reasons led to the demise of the Ford Ranger. The Dodge Durango was then built on the Dakota platform. After the Jeep Gladiator fails to be as popular as people expected, Ram is ready to take over the market for mid-sized trucks. Ram could produce the new Ram Dakota quickly and at a low cost just in time to make the Ford Ranger 2023 available.
2023 Ram Dakota Rumors
Stellantis has not yet revealed much information about the 2023 Ram Dakota. According to rumors, the new Dakota will not be a compact truck like Ford Maverick or Hyundai Santa Cruz. The Dakota will be back to face well-known competitors like the Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma. Rumors suggest the Dakota could be a body on frame truck similar to the Honda Ridgeline. It could also ride on a Ram 1500 platform. The Dakota could share parts with the Ram 1500 to make it more efficient in production.
The Ram Dakota may share some features with the Jeep Gladiator. Although we doubt it, it could have the Ram 1500’s V8 engine. It makes the most sense to use the 3.6-liter V6 gasoline motor. We expect the Dakota to get the EcoDiesel 3.0-liter engine with 260 horsepower and 485 lbft of torque. The Dakota may also get the same hybrid powertrain if the Jeep Gladiator 4xe is released this year. Most exciting rumors revolve around a Ram Dakota SRT model. A race track trim could also be available on the Maverick. We expect an off-roading 2023 Ram Dakota trim as well.
Yes, Ram is well-known for its high-quality comfort features and convenience features. The 2023 Ram Dakota will likely draw a lot of inspiration from the Ram 1500’s larger interior, which includes high-quality materials and Uconnect 5 software. You can expect to find modern amenities like a large sunroof and ambient lighting, heated and ventilated seating, a wireless charger, wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, as well as digital gauge clusters. Ram Dakota could have similar looks to the Ram 1500, with a matching grille and LED headlights. You may find unique doors and fenders, with bumpers and wheel designs, as well as different colors and bumpers. As we learn more, we will keep you informed.