RAM Reveals 2025 1500 Model with New Hurricane Engine Options, V8 is dead.

Matt Brand
November 8, 2023
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The 2025 Ram 1500 has been introduced by Ram Truck, showcasing the new Hurricane engine family as an alternative to the previous V8 engines.

The lineup includes a 3.0-liter Hurricane engine, offering 313 kilowatts (420 horsepower), and a high-output version providing 403 kilowatts (540 horsepower). Additionally, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 eTorque, an award-winning engine, remains as an option within the lineup.

2025 RAM 1500

The new Hurricane engine family aims to deliver a blend of performance and improved fuel economy. The standard Hurricane engine produces 636 Newton-meters (469 lb.-ft.) of torque, while the high-output variant generates 706 Newton-meters (521 lb.-ft.). These engines join the existing 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 eTorque engine, which is part of the Ram 1500 engine offerings.

The upcoming 2025 model includes various trim levels, with the Tungsten edition representing the highest level of luxury within the range. The vehicle's technology package is headlined by the Uconnect 5 system, featuring touchscreen interfaces, with the largest being a 14.5-inch display.

All-New 2025 RAM Interior

In the third quarter of 2024, Ram plans to release the Ram 1500 RHO, which will be equipped with the high-output Hurricane engine.

This model is a strategic step in the Stellantis Dare Forward 2030 plan, focusing on reducing emissions and moving towards a sustainable automotive future.

An all-electric variant, the Ram 1500 REV, is slated to follow later in 2024, which will be complemented by the Ram 1500 Ramcharger, offering additional range and electric vehicle options.

RAM REV - Fully Electric

The 2025 Ram 1500's design has been refreshed, emphasizing a modern and aerodynamic profile. The interior is available in various configurations, highlighting different materials and advanced technological features, such as a passenger-side screen and a Klipsch audio system.

All-New RAM Side View Screen for Passenger

Safety is a major focus for the new Ram 1500, with over 100 available safety features. The addition of a high-torque rear axle aims to augment the vehicle's performance, particularly for models with the high-output engine.

The manufacturing of the 2025 Ram 1500 will take place in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with dealership arrivals expected in the first quarter of 2024. Pricing will be released closer to the availability date.


Key Specs for 2025 RAM 1500:

Engine Options:

  • 3.0-liter Hurricane Straight-Six Turbo (SST) Standard Output: 313 kW (420 hp), 636 Nm (469 lb.-ft.)
  • 3.0-liter Hurricane High Output (H/O) SST: 403 kW (540 hp), 706 Nm (521 lb.-ft.)
  • 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 eTorque: power ratings not specified in the release

Towing and Payload:

  • Maximum towing capacity: up to 11,580 pounds
  • Maximum payload: up to 2,300 pounds
  • Water fording capability: up to 24 inches

Trim Levels:

  • Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Rebel, Limited Longhorn, Limited
  • All-new ultra-premium Tungsten model

Powertrain:

  • All engines paired with a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission

Construction:

  • Deep-skirt cast-aluminum block with structural aluminum alloy oil pan
  • Cross-bolted steel main bearing caps
  • Forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods

Propulsion Technologies:

  • Twin low-inertia, high-flow turbochargers
  • Plasma transfer wire arc coating in cylinder bores
  • High-pressure direct fuel injection (5,075 psi/350 bar)
  • Engine-mounted water-to-air charge cooler with dedicated cooling circuit

Production:

  • Engines produced at Stellantis' Saltillo Engine Plant in Mexico

Drivetrain:

  • New high-torque rear axle for H/O models
  • Available in 2WD or 4WD with open or limited-slip differential
  • Electronic locking rear differential available
  • Axle ratios: 3.21, 3.55, or 3.92

Suspension:

  • Double wishbone front suspension
  • Five-link solid rear axle
  • Available active-level, four-corner air suspension with five modes

Exterior Design:

  • New premium LED headlamps and larger forward-leaning grille
  • Eight unique grille designs
  • New R-A-M badge design
  • Power open/close tailgate with obstacle detection
  • Multi-function tailgate and RamBox cargo management system

Color Options:

  • Diamond Black, Bright White, Ivory White Tri-coat, Delmonico Red, Flame Red, Hydro Blue, River Rock, Baltic Grey, Billet Silver

Interior:

  • Uconnect 5 system with 12-inch or new 14.5-inch touchscreen displays
  • Segment-first 10.25-inch passenger screen
  • Advanced Atlantis electrical architecture
  • Full-color Head-Up Display (HUD), configurable up to 10 inches
  • 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster
  • Class-exclusive dual wireless phone charging
  • Digital key technology via smartphone or smartwatch

Audio System:

  • Klipsch Reference Premiere audio system with 23 speakers and 1,228 watts

Safety and Security Features:

  • Over 100 available features including ParkView rear backup camera, ESC, airbags, Blind-spot Monitoring, adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning-Plus, Park Assist, Active Drive Assist
  • 360-degree Surround View camera, Drowsiness Detection, Traffic Sign Recognition

Additional Features:

  • On-board power inverter (up to 1.8 kW) with bed outlets
  • Fully digital rearview mirror with tow mode
  • NFC-based smart card as a backup for digital key

Electric Options:

  • All-electric 2025 Ram 1500 REV to arrive Q4 2024
  • Ram 1500 Ramcharger with extended range to follow

Manufacturing:

  • Built in Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • Scheduled dealership arrival in Q1 2024
  • Pricing to be announced closer to the sale date

Strategic Plan Contribution:

  • Part of Stellantis' Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan for reduced emissions and carbon neutrality.

Matt Brand
Matt Brand, the esteemed car critic from Car Sauce, offers unparalleled expertise on all things automotive. From new car releases to pre-owned options, he provides in-depth analysis and honest evaluations to guide readers through the car-buying process. Join us as he delves into the exciting world of motoring.

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