As the Ram brand evolves its 1500 series to include all-electric (dubbed REV) and plug-in hybrid iterations, the internal combustion engine models are slated for a 2025 overhaul. Following their announcement on Tuesday, it’s clear that the iconic Hemi engine will be retired along with the TRX variant.
Replacing the Hemi, Ram introduces the Hurricane twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-6 engine, already in use within the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. In its standard configuration for the 1500, it delivers 420 horsepower and 469 pound-feet of torque, mirroring its performance in existing models. The high-output variant pushes the boundaries with 540 horsepower and 521 pound-feet of torque, thanks to a boost pressure of 28 psi. This high-output version surpasses the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with an additional 145 horsepower and 110 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, Ram has optimized the engine for greater fuel efficiency, utilizing aluminum for the engine block, cylinder heads, and oil pan. The foundational engine remains the 3.6-liter V-6 with eTorque, capable of producing 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, augmented by up to 90 pound-feet via the eTorque system. Each powertrain will be paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Overview of the Ram ProMaster
In 2025, the Ram 1500 will introduce the RHO model later in the year, positioned as the ultimate off-road vehicle, although it will not match the 702 horsepower of the TRX, it will be marketed at a more accessible price point. The off-road capability is maintained with features carried over from the TRX.
Each unit of the 2025 Ram 1500 will be founded upon a new fully boxed ladder frame composed of 95% high-strength steel, resulting in improved durability and stiffness, with a reduction in weight. However, the maximum towing capacity will see a slight decrease to 11,580 pounds, down from the current 12,750 pounds, while the maximum payload remains steady at 2,300 pounds. The vehicle’s ability to navigate through 24 inches of water remains unaffected.
The latest Ram model will adopt a double-wishbone front suspension alongside a multi-link coil-spring rear suspension, enhanced further with an optional four-corner air suspension system featuring five adjustable ride heights and adaptive dampers. The availability of open or limited-slip differentials, along with an electronic locking rear differential and three axle ratios—3:21, 3:55, and 3:92—will add to the vehicle’s versatility. Moreover, a new high-torque rear axle featuring a larger ring gear by 25 mm will be an option for the models with higher power demands.
The 2025 model range will showcase a diverse three-tier strategy: a basic work truck series, a sport truck series, and a premium luxury truck series, the latter of which will be headlined by the new Tungsten edition. The full lineup will include the Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Rebel, Limited Longhorn, and Limited variants. Ram has also indicated the introduction of Warlock and Rebel models within the sport truck series, in addition to the RHO, though it has not specified whether these will represent distinct trim levels or simply optional packages.
The updated exterior design represents a gradual evolution rather than a complete overhaul. Eight different grille designs will be offered, each larger than before with more prominently placed “RAM” branding. LED headlights will be a standard feature, with the Limited and higher trims receiving adaptive headlights complete with unique welcoming and departure lighting sequences. The Tungsten edition will be further distinguished with LED fog lights.
The well-known RamBox cargo management system with integrated storage compartments and a 115-volt outlet will make a return, although Ram has not detailed the specific models that will feature it. New to the lineup will be an optional power tailgate operable by keyfob, along with a bed rail system that includes four adjustable cleats. An onboard 2-kW power inverter will also be available, catering to the needs of powering external tools and lights.
Inside the cabin, the 2025 Ram 1500 will highlight increased digital integration, although it has not been confirmed if these will be standard across all models. The options will include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.5-inch portrait-style infotainment display running the Uconnect 5 system, as well as a 10.3-inch screen for front passengers, likely available on the more upscale trims.
Other luxury amenities will encompass 24-way power-adjustable front seats complete with massage, heating, and cooling functions; a robust 23-speaker Klipsch audio system providing 1,375 watts over 24 channels; dual wireless smartphone charging stations; and a phone-as-key capability. The Tungsten model will boast a diamond motif reflective of the material’s toughness, complete with a unique center console badge featuring a Tungsten logo encased in a crystal lens and accompanied by an embossed VIN. All models will also include a driver’s footrest and benefit from a new electrical architecture that supports over-the-air updates.
For driver assistance, the 2025 Ram 1500 will come with two active systems. One will mandate hands on the steering wheel, utilizing adaptive cruise control and active lane assist for certain driving functions. A hands-free alternative will allow for the driver’s hands to be free, provided their eyes remain on the road, with capabilities including lane changes. Additionally, features such as trailer hitch alignment assistance, a rearview camera mirror, and automated parking will be available.
The launch of the 2025 Ram 1500 is scheduled for the first quarter of 2024, with the RHO model expected in the third quarter, and the new Ramcharger set to arrive in the last quarter. Detailed pricing, complete specifications, and a full feature list will be released as the launch date approaches.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about 2025 Ram 1500
What engine will replace the Hemi in the 2025 Ram 1500?
The 2025 Ram 1500 will feature the Hurricane twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-6 engine, offering a base output of 420 hp and 469 lb-ft of torque and a high-output variant with 540 hp and 521 lb-ft of torque.
Will the 2025 Ram 1500 have different suspension options?
Yes, the new Ram will incorporate a double-wishbone front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension with coil springs, and offer an optional four-corner air suspension with adaptive dampers.
What are the key features of the 2025 Ram 1500’s interior?
Key interior features will include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 14.5-inch infotainment screen, a 23-speaker Klipsch audio system, 24-way power seats with massage, and dual wireless smartphone charging.
Can you tell me about the driver-assist systems in the 2025 Ram 1500?
The 2025 Ram 1500 will offer two active driver-assist systems: one that requires hands on the wheel with adaptive cruise control and lane assist, and a hands-free version that only requires the driver to keep their eyes on the road.
When will the 2025 Ram 1500 be released?
The 2025 Ram 1500 is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2024, with the RHO model following in the third quarter, and the new Ramcharger in the fourth quarter.
More about 2025 Ram 1500
- 2025 Ram 1500 Overview
- Hurricane Engine Specs
- Ram 1500 Suspension Technology
- Interior Features of 2025 Ram 1500
- Driver-Assist Systems in the New Ram
- Release Schedule for 2025 Ram Models