The next iteration of the Ram 1500 is poised for debut, refreshing this favored full-size pickup line. This new edition will feature the high-end Tungsten trim and will be powered by a suite of fresh gasoline engines, complemented by a hybrid model. The traditional V8 is being retired in favor of smaller, more efficient units that promise to uphold the truck’s performance and towing prowess. An electric Ram 1500 Ramcharger is also in the pipeline.
Fresh Engines Chart the Changes
The big news for 2025 involves the Ram’s engine choices. Gone is the trusty 5.7-liter V8, a HEMI engine of renown. In its place are new engine options, including the all-new 3.0-liter Hurricane and 3.0-liter Hurricane High Output (H/O) Straight-Six Turbo (SST) engines. A third engine is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 eTorque, designed to power the hybrid variant exclusively.
The brand-new 3.0-liter Hurricane engine boasts a performance rating of 420 horsepower and 469 pound-feet of torque, and the enhanced High Output version delivers an impressive 540 horsepower with 521 pound-feet of torque. This power allows for a maximum towing capacity of 11,580 pounds and a payload limit of 2,300 pounds, along with the ability to ford water up to 24 inches deep.
An All-New Range-Topping Tungsten Model
For 2025, an all-new, top-tier Tungsten model enters the Ram 1500 ensemble. The Tungsten will slot above the Limited, followed by Limited Longhorn, Rebel, Laramie, Big Horn/Lone Star, and Tradesman models.
As the year progresses, the Ram 1500 lineup will be bolstered by the addition of the new RHO model, equipped with the 540-horsepower Hurricane High Output engine, further solidifying its place among America’s premier collection of off-road and performance trucks.
Besides the forthcoming gasoline-powered Ram 1500, Ram is set to introduce the all-electric 2025 Ram 1500 REV in the last quarter of 2024. Following this, an all-new Ram 1500 Ramcharger will be released, offering an unprecedented range that sets a new standard for its class.
First Quarter 2024 Arrival
Built in Sterling Heights, Mich., the 2025 Ram 1500 is scheduled to arrive in dealerships in the first quarter of 2024. Pricing will be announced closer to when the truck goes on sale.
The 2025 Ram 1500 introduces the new 3.0-liter Hurricane engines, achieving top power and efficiency among six-cylinder units in its class with reduced emissions. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, these engines, including a V-6 option, provide robust performance. Advanced engineering techniques contribute to their efficiency and power.
The Ram 1500 also sports a new high-torque rear axle, enhancing traction with optional differentials and a range of axle ratios for fuel economy and capability. The truck’s suspension system offers a smooth ride with an available adjustable air suspension for various driving modes.
Fresh Exterior Design
The new Ram 1500 showcases a refreshed, modern exterior that embodies Ram’s signature bold and commanding look with a more streamlined and aerodynamic profile. The updated model features advanced LED headlamps and a redesigned, assertive grille that enhances its striking presence.
Different grille designs are offered across models, providing eight unique looks. A raised R-A-M badge now takes a prominent stance to make a definitive statement.
The vehicle’s silhouette is unified by a continuous character line that links the front fender through the doors to the back fender, contributing to a cohesive side view. The cab and bed design are optimized for better aerodynamics. The rear lights across all models have a sophisticated design, with LED options that include Blind-spot Monitoring.
The 2025 model debuts a power-operated tailgate with obstacle detection, operable via a new key fob feature. It maintains the versatility of the multi-function tailgate and the superior RamBox bed storage, complete with a power outlet, now enhanced with additional features like a bed divider and adjustable cargo cleats.
Available in a palette of colors such as Diamond Black and Hydro Blue, the 2025 Ram 1500 combines functional elegance with practical innovation.
Range-Topping Ram 1500 Tungsten
The 2025 Ram 1500 Tungsten edition is designed to provide an exceptional luxury experience without compromising the Ram 1500’s renowned utility. This top-tier model introduces a new power tailgate, sophisticated LED rear lighting, and a modernized R-A-M badge to its robust features.
Inside, the Tungsten boasts an Indigo/Sea Salt interior with platinum and semi-bright metal trimmings, a suede headliner, pillars, and visors, and seats wrapped in premium Natura Plus leather that are both heated and ventilated. The 24-way power adjustable front seats include memory, massage functions, and power lumbar support, adding to the cabin’s opulence. The attention to detail is evident with the center console’s Tungsten badge, unique VIN display, and premium audio system, alongside wireless chargers and a sleek metal pedal kit, ensuring both comfort and sophistication.
Class-Leading Interior Design
The 2025 Ram 1500 redefines the standards for pickup truck interiors with a selection of high-quality materials that offer both comfort and resilience. The design team has prioritized luxurious textures, colors, and materials while maintaining functional elegance. The use of carbon-fiber, metal, and leather ensures an exclusive luxury experience that is unique to Ram trucks.
The Ram 1500 lineup showcases an array of improved colors and materials:
Bighorn/Lone Star introduces a new Gridiron paint complemented by laser-etched trim accents and Gear Embossed seat inserts available in Diesel Gray or black.
Laramie offers Chevron film trim accents and a new Bison Brown/Sea Salt Gray two-tone interior option alongside the standard black.
Rebel debuts a red/black ombre mesh insert for its standard cloth/vinyl seats.
Limited Longhorn features the Barn Wood 45 real wood veneer and an exclusive Bison Brown interior with massaging front seats.
Limited unveils a Black Ebony real wood veneer trim with an optional dramatic black/ebony red interior and massaging front seats.
Additional advancements include a push-button trailer steering control and an accessory switch bank that integrates seamlessly with the new 14.5-inch touchscreen.
Advanced Technologies Emerge
The 2025 Ram 1500 introduces cutting-edge driving technologies with active driving assist for automated driving capabilities, along with hands-free driving assist for autonomous operation on designated roadways. It also features an onboard power inverter compatible with the new hurricane engine and a digital rearview mirror for clear rear views.
Key technological enhancements include a 10.25-inch screen accessible only to the front passenger for navigation and media, a customizable head up display that provides essential driving data, and a digital instrument cluster with various driver-assist systems. The vehicle also supports dual wireless phone charging, smartphone-based digital key access, and an exclusive Klipsch audio system for an exceptional audio experience. Safety is prioritized with a comprehensive suite of features such as a parkview camera, electronic stability control, blind-spot monitoring, and a 360-degree surround view camera.
Looking Ahead: 2025 Ram 1500
We’ll see the all-new 2025 Ram 1500 early in the 2024 calendar year with other variants following. Not surprisingly, the design continues to move upmarket, but the elimination of a V8 option is certainly unexpected. Hybrid and EV variants help Ram cast a wider net. The new inline-six engine will be a tell all as it will power most models going forward.
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