The 2025 Ram 1500, a groundbreaking addition to the automotive market, has been unveiled. This latest model from Ram debuts with the revolutionary 3.0-liter Hurricane engine series, setting a new standard in power, performance, and fuel efficiency for the brand.
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Engine Innovations and Performance of the 2025 Ram 1500
The 2025 Ram 1500 presents a trio of engine choices, spearheaded by the new 3.0-liter Hurricane and its High Output Straight-Six Turbo (SST) variants, both part of the esteemed Stellantis Hurricane Twin-turbo family. These engines stand as the segment’s most robust six-cylinders, complemented by the celebrated 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 eTorque.
The Hurricane engine boasts an impressive 420 horsepower and 469 lb.-ft. of torque. In contrast, the High Output version escalates this to a formidable 540 horsepower and 521 lb.-ft. of torque. These engines enable the Ram 1500 to achieve an exceptional towing capacity of up to 11,580 pounds, a payload maximum of 2,300 pounds, and water-fording capabilities of up to 24 inches.
Expanding its lineup, the 2025 Ram 1500 introduces the ultra-premium Tungsten model, complementing existing variants like the Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Rebel, Limited Longhorn, and Limited models.
Additionally, the Ram 1500 RHO, equipped with the 540 horsepower Hurricane H/O engine, will augment the lineup in Q3 2024, reinforcing Ram’s dominance in off-road and performance truck categories.
Commitment to Innovation and Environmental Responsibility
Ram’s dedication to innovation is unwavering, as evidenced by their comprehensive range of gas and electric vehicles adept at heavy-duty tasks and family transportation. The brand’s commitment aligns with Stellantis’ Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan, aiming to lead global mobility with innovative, clean, and affordable solutions.
This strategy includes significant steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, targeting a 50% reduction by 2030 and striving for Net Carbon Zero by 2038.
The 2025 Ram 1500’s engine prowess is exemplified by the introduction of the 3.0-liter Hurricane Standard Output and High Output engines. These engines, integral to the Stellantis Hurricane Twin-turbo family, set a new benchmark in the light-duty segment for their power and environmental friendliness.
The Hurricane engines, alongside the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, are paired with a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, enhancing fuel economy, performance, and drivability. The Hurricane engines feature a robust deep-skirt cast-aluminum block and cross-bolted steel main bearing caps, ensuring durability and strength.
Advanced manufacturing techniques, including deck-plate honing, optimize cylinder bore shape to boost fuel efficiency.
Advanced Propulsion Technologies
Stellantis’ propulsion system engineers have incorporated cutting-edge technologies in the Hurricane engines to achieve lower emissions and higher power. These include dual low-inertia, high-flow turbochargers, plasma transfer wire arc coating in the cylinder bores, high-pressure direct fuel injection, and an engine-mounted water-to-air charge cooler.
These engines are produced at Stellantis’ Saltillo Engine Plant in Mexico, reflecting the global nature of this automotive innovation.
The 2025 Ram 1500 introduces a new high torque rear axle, elevating the performance and efficiency for trucks equipped with the 3.0-liter Hurricane H/O engine. Available in both 2WD and 4WD, the axle options include a traditional open or limited-slip differential, along with an electronic locking rear differential for enhanced traction.
The Ram 1500 offers various axle ratios, allowing customers to tailor their truck’s fuel economy and capability. The double-wishbone front suspension and five-link solid rear axle, coupled with the segment-exclusive, active-level, four-corner air suspension, ensure a class-leading ride and handling experience, adaptable to various driving conditions.
Design Evolution and Aesthetic Appeal
The 2025 Ram 1500 showcases a contemporary exterior design, reflecting Ram’s bold and heroic essence. The new model maintains its recognizable identity while adopting a more aerodynamic profile. It features premium LED headlamps, a larger, more prominent grille, and a range of unique grille designs across different models.
A drawn body-side character line harmonizes the vehicle’s side profile, and the tail lamps across all models have a jeweled appearance, with select models featuring LEDs and Blind-spot Monitoring. Enhancing utility, the Ram 1500 offers a power open/close tailgate with obstacle detection and a multi-function tailgate, along with the class-exclusive RamBox cargo management system.
Inside, the 2025 Ram 1500 sets a new standard for pickup interiors with its use of authentic, premium materials that blend comfort and durability. The design team has focused on enhancing luxury with textures, colors, and materials that elevate the truck’s interior to unprecedented levels.
Each model in the lineup, from Bighorn/Lone Star to Limited, features unique decorative accents and material choices, ensuring a distinct and upscale experience for every customer.
Technological Innovation and Comfort
The 2025 Ram leads the segment with its advanced Uconnect system, available with a 12-inch or a new 14.5-inch touchscreen display. These displays offer split-screen capabilities and utilize Full Array Local Dimming technology for superior contrast.
A segment-first 10.25-inch passenger screen adds to the Ram 1500’s technological edge, providing navigation, entertainment, and external camera views. The Atlantis electrical architecture underpinning the Uconnect 5 system enhances operational speed and responsiveness.
The 2025 Ram 1500 introduces Active Driving Assist, a Level 2 automated driving technology, ensuring hands-on-wheel and eyes-on-road driving through lane centering and adaptive cruise control. Additionally, the Hands-free Driving Assist, a Level 2+ automated driving system, offers hands-off driving at all speeds on approved roadways, enhancing driving convenience and safety.
These systems, incorporating multiple sensors and cameras, represent a significant step towards an autonomous future.
Enhanced Utility and Safety Features
The new Ram 1500 features an onboard power inverter, compatible with the new Hurricane engine, providing up to 1.8 kilowatts of power with two bed-mounted outlets. The truck’s digital rearview mirror, offering real-time rear-facing camera views, and the class-exclusive 10.25-inch passenger screen, further exemplify Ram 1500’s commitment to utility and safety.
The 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster displays critical driver-assist technologies and vehicle status information. Additionally, the Ram 1500 offers a digital key feature, allowing owners to use their smartphones or smartwatches as vehicle keys, enhancing convenience and flexibility.
The 2025 Ram 1500 Tungsten model stands out with its Klipsch Reference Premiere audio system, delivering an unparalleled auditory experience. This system, a first in the automotive sector from Klipsch, includes 23 specifically tuned speakers, including a 12-inch subwoofer and titanium dome tweeters, providing a stunning audio performance.
Comprehensive Safety and Security
Safety is a cornerstone in the design of the 2025 Ram 1500, which offers over 100 active and passive safety features. Standard equipment includes a rear backup camera, electronic stability control, and six airbags.
Additional available features enhance the vehicle’s safety profile, including Blind-spot Monitoring, adaptive cruise control, Park Assist, and the Active Drive Assist system. The Ram 1500 also includes a 360-degree camera, Drowsiness Detection, Traffic Sign Recognition, and an array of other safety features to ensure driver and passenger security.