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2025 Ram 1500 Replacing HEMI Engines with More Powerful Hurricane Engines

RAM's next-generation powerful TRX-styled 1500 truck will get a twin-turbo high-output engine with 540 horsepower.

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New for 2025, Ram is phasing out its popular HEMI engines and outfitting the 1500s with more powerful and more fuel-efficient Hurricane 3.0-liter engines. A twin-turbo 3.0-liter Hurricane High Output engine will also debut with more power than the HEMIs. The most powerful 2025 Ram 1500 trucks will have the 3.0-liter Hurricane High Output (H/O) Straight-Six Turbo (SST) engines and be called RHO models. A new Tungsten trim will be the top-of-the-line premium model and come equipped with the most advanced technology.

“The new 2025 Ram 1500 brings our customers more: more power, more performance and more fuel efficiency with our all-new 3.0-liter Hurricane engines,” said Tim Kuniskis, Ram brand CEO – Stellantis. “With a choice of new and proven gas engines or our upcoming electric truck offerings, Ram is built to serve truck buyers everywhere. 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.”

The new Hurricane-powered 2025 Ram 1500s debuted in a Ram YouTube video.

 

Ram also unveiled its 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger extended-range EV.

 

2025 Ram 1500 Engine Choices

The 2025 Ram 1500 offers potential buyers three engine options, including the all-new 3.0-liter Hurricane and 3.0-liter Hurricane High Output (H/O) Straight-Six Turbo (SST) engines. Ram will also still offer the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 eTorque. The all-new 3.0-liter Hurricane engine is rated at 420 horsepower and 469 lb.-ft. of torque, while the High Output engine is rated at 540 horsepower and 521 lb.-ft. of torque. Capability includes a maximum towing capacity of 11,580 pounds, a maximum payload of 2,300 pounds. The new Ram 1500 RHO is scheduled to join the lineup in the fall of 2024.

2025 Ram RHO BadgeNew Ram 1500 Technology

An on-board inverter can produce up to two kilowatts of power and features two covered outlets located inside the truck bed.  Customers will be able to power things like lights and televisions or tools like a reciprocating saw, chainsaw or fan.

The 2025 Ram 1500 will be the most technologically advanced. The Uconnect 5 system has the most screen coverage in the segment, with a new 14.5-inch touchscreen, a segment-first 10.25-inch passenger screen, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, digital rearview mirror and Head-up Display (HUD). Drivers will also be able to set up their Smart Phone as a Key to the truck.

While Ram says the new Hurricane 3.0-liter engines are more fuel efficient, the company isn’t releasing fuel economy numbers at this time.

New for 2025, the Ram 1500 offers a power open/close tailgate with obstacle detection. When equipped, the key fob now includes a button to lower the tailgate. A multi-function tailgate continues to be available and adds even greater utility to the segment’s cargo-management and storage leader. The best lockable bed storage in the segment continues to be available with RamBox, featuring a 115-volt outlet. The class-exclusive RamBox cargo management system includes versatile, weatherproof, lockable, illuminated and drainable storage bins built into the bed rails.

When the 2025 Ram 1500 Will be Available

 

The 2025 Ram 1500 will be built in Sterling Heights, Michigan. It is scheduled to arrive in dealerships in the first quarter of 2024. Pricing will be announced closer to when the 2025 Ram 1500 goes on sale.

 

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Mary Conway is a professional automotive journalist and has decades of experience specializing in automotive news analysis. She covered the Detroit Three for more than twenty years for the ABC affiliate, in Detroit. Her affection for the Motor City comes naturally. Her father ran a gas station while Mary was growing up, in Wisconsin.

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