As we enter 2023, the automotive market is in a crazy state. With the factors of supplier shortages, inflation, and dealer posting huge markups on a limited inventory supply, full-size pickup prices are higher than ever. But with automakers focusing on the latest gadgets, there is a number of people who are looking for a good-looking pickup without all of the bells and whistles.
Now, while Ram is focusing 2023 on its all-new Ram 2500 Rebel and more technology with the addition of the new fully-digital instrument cluster in many of its mid to high-range pickups, the brand has quietly opened up a new option for its entry-level Tradesman model for the Ram 1500.
In addition to offering its body-colored themed Sport Appearance Package on the Tradesman, Ram is now offering its darkened Night Edition Appearance Package as well. That’s right, much of the Big Horn Night Edition goodies can now be ordered on the Tradesman.
The 2023 Ram 1500 Tradesman Night Edition Appearance Package includes the following equipment:
- Black “RAM” Grille Badge
- 20-Inch x 9-Inch Cast Aluminum Black Wheels
- 275/55R20 OWL All-Season Tires
- Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle
- Black Exterior-Badging
- Black Interior Accents
- Body-Color Front Bumper
- Body-Color Rear Bumper with Step-Pads
- Front Fog Lamps
- Black Mesh Grille-Surround
The darkened-themed package has a U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $2,145 for the 2023 model year. But there is one catch. The package does require you to add the Tradesman Level 1 Equipment Group for an additional $1,695. The Tradesman Level 1 Equipment Group adds the following equipment to the Night Edition:
- Carpet Floor-Covering
- Cloth 40/20/40 Bench Seat
- Dual-Exhaust with Black Tips
- Front and Rear Floor Mats
- 6-Month SiriusXM Subscription
The Tradesman Night Edition Appearance Package can be equipped on both Quad Cab and Crew Cab models and can be optioned with either Pentastar V6 or HEMI V8 with eTorque mild-hybrid system power.
Exterior color choices for the package are limited to Flame Red, Bright White, Diamond Black, Granite Crystal, and Billet Silver.
A 2023 Ram 1500 Tradesman Night Edition Quad Cab 4×2 has a starting U.S. MSRP of $43,145 with Pentastar power under the hood. That price includes the $1,895 charge for the destination, but not other fees.
So if you want a sporty-looking budget-friendly full-size pickup and don’t want to step back to a Ram 1500 Classic, the Ram 1500 Tradesman Night Edition might the perfect choice for you.
For more details be sure to visit or contact your local Ram dealer for more details.