The Ram 1500 Strengthens its Position in the Truck Segment for 2025
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Downsizing is now a reality in 2023 at Ram Trucks, with the 2025 model year 1500 series featuring several updates but also waving goodbye to the popular Hemi V-8 options from the lineup. Back-to-back with the all-new, first-ever 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger that recycles the Dodge Ramcharger two-door full-size SUV’s moniker for a full-size pickup truck trim with “class-shattering, unlimited battery-electric range,” the automaker also took the wraps off the updated 2025 Ram 1500 series. Unlike the Ramcharger, a plug-in electric vehicle with a range-extender V-6 feeding a generator, the rest of the Ram 1500 family is powered by internal combustion engines.
The Appearance of the Hurricane Engine
As per the rumor mill’s reports, however, high-octane enthusiasts must accustom themselves to a different engine type. The Hemi V-8 made way for the “more powerful, more fuel-efficient Hurricane” engine family comprising the 3.0-liter Hurricane and the 3.0-liter Hurricane High Output (H/O). These are called SSTs (Straight-Six Turbo) from now on, and the company also presented the contemporary Tungsten trim at the top of the range to “once again raise the no-compromise benchmark for upscale pickup trucks loaded with best-in-class technology.”
In a nutshell, the 2025 Ram 1500 series is equipped with new powertrain options, polished exterior and interior designs, and a technologically-focused cabin featuring three displays. To clarify, there are five display units, as the advanced Uconnect 5 system is featured on the new 14.5-inch center touchscreen, the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and the segment-first 10.25-inch passenger screen – but there is also a Head-up Display (HUD) and a digital rearview mirror.
Propelling the Truck
Currently, the 2025 Ram 1500 provides a choice of three engine options. The base is the renowned 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 eTorque, followed by the all-new Straight-Six Turbos. The 3.0-liter Hurricane generates 420 horsepower and produces 469 pound-feet of torque, while the High Output variant targets 540 ponies and 521 pound-feet of torque. The brand has yet to specify which is which, but capability attributes include a maximum payload of 2,300 pounds, up to 24 inches of water fording, and a maximum towing capacity of 11,580 pounds.
According to Tim Kuniskis, Ram brand CEO, “With a choice of new and proven gas engines or our upcoming electric truck offerings, Ram is built to serve truck buyers everywhere.” He adds, “Our new powertrain offerings add to the unique combination of bold styling, leading-edge innovation and technology, durability and capability Ram customers have come to know and love.”
A Barrage of Trims
The new 2025 Ram 1500 lineup now incorporates the following trims: Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Rebel, Limited Longhorn, Limited, and the “all-new, ultra-premium Tungsten.” Another significant aspect is the new high-torque rear axle for trucks with the Hurricane High Output engine. It boasts two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, an available electronic locking rear differential, and an open or limited-slip differential.
From the design perspective, the 2025 Ram 1500 comes outfitted with a more prominent grille with large RAM lettering, new LED headlights, a power open/close tailgate with obstacle detection in addition to the multi-function tailgate, a two-kilowatt power inverter, new tail lamps, and more. The Tungsten trim introduces LED tail lights, an all-new power tailgate, sophisticated amenities like a unique crystal-effect shifter center cap, an Indigo/Sea Salt interior atmosphere, and a Klipsch Reference Premiere audio system with 23 speakers.
Produced in Sterling Heights, Michigan, the 2025 Ram 1500 will arrive at nationwide dealers during the first quarter of next year (2024). If you would like to remain informed about this vehicle, please come visit Miami Lakes Automall. After all, we have a friendly and passionate sales team that will make your buying, leasing, or selling needs easy for any of our new vehicle inventory.