The Ram 1500 enters the 2025 model year with a mild face-lift and much more significant changes under the skin. Gone are the V-8 powertrains, and in their place come two versions of Stellantis’ Hurricane twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine. A new Tungsten top trim, which we first saw on the 2025 Ram 1500 REV all-electric pickup, now sits atop the lineup.
The updates should keep the Ram 1500 competitive when it comes to luxury but may alienate traditional truck shoppers.
More Aerodynamic Styling
Styling updates for the 2025 Ram 1500 are noticeable, but they’re not a drastic departure from previous designs. The grille is larger and leans more forward, and it also wears a new Ram badge. The Limited trim and above get new LED headlights, and all variants get new taillight designs, as well. The 2025 1500 also offers an available power rear tailgate with obstacle detection, and buyers can choose the Multifunction Tailgate we’ve seen on earlier generations.
Tungsten Tops the Lineup — and the Class?
The new Tungsten trim level sits atop the 2025 1500 lineup and should continue to set the bar for interior luxury in pickup trucks. The two-tone interior includes leather upholstery, real metal and suede accents, as well as a crystal-like gear selector and 24-way power front seats that are heated, ventilated and massaging. The Tungsten also gets a premium 23-speaker Klipsch stereo as standard.
A 14.5-inch touchscreen display is available and uses the latest version of UConnect 5, and higher trims can be equipped with a 10.25-inch passenger display. Drivers get a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and an available head-up display. Hands-free Level 2 semi-autonomous driving is also optional.
The biggest news for the 2025 Ram 1500 is that the available V-8 engines are no more. The base engine is still the mild-hybrid 3.6-liter eTorque V-6, which makes 305 horsepower and 269 pounds-feet of torque. If that’s not enough, the only remaining choices — for now, anyway — are two versions of Stellantis’ Hurricane twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder. The standard version makes 420 hp and 469 pounds-feet of torque, while the high-output version is rated at 540 hp and 521 pounds-feet. Those are healthy numbers, but purists may react negatively to the lack of a V-8. Ram says a new higher-performance version, dubbed the RHO, will join the lineup later.
Trucks with either Hurricane motor also get a new “high-torque” rear axle. The 2025 1500 will be available with axle ratios of 3.21, 3.55 or 3.92, and an electronic locking rear differential is available on some trims. Higher trims can also be equipped with an adjustable air suspension.
According to Ram, the 2025 1500 will have a maximum payload capacity of 2,300 pounds and a maximum towing capacity of 11,580 pounds. Note that this is not for every version of the truck, but only specifically equipped ones.
Pricing and additional specifications will be announced closer to the 2025 Ram 1500’s on-sale date, which is expected to be sometime in the first quarter of 2024. The RHO is expected sometime in the third quarter of 2024, and the 2025 Ram 1500 REV should complete the lineup by the end of 2024.
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