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Unfortunately for Hemi V8 fans, Ram has joined its Dodge relatives in dropping the large engine from the 1500 pickup, which comes as part of an extensive refresh for the 2025 model year. While it may lose some cylinders with its new Hurricane inline-six, the updated truck actually gains more power than what was offered in the Hemi.




The Hurricane 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-six is available in two different outputs, both of which delivering more punch than before. The entry-level Hurricane produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, with the more powerful version raising that to 540 hp and 521 lb-ft of torque. The outgoing Hemi 5.7 liter V8, meanwhile, made only 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Ram also boasted that the Hurricane will offer improved fuel economy estimates, but we'll learn more about that closer to launch. The brand also claims a maximum towing capacity of 11,580 lbs for the updated pickup.


The Hurricane isn't the only option found in the 1500, however, as the truck still offers its 3.6 liter Pentastar V6. This powertrain produced 305 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque in the pre-refresh model, and it's likely that those numbers will stay as they are for the 2025 model year.





At first glance, it's clear that things have changed with the newest 1500. Up front, there's a slimmer set of headlights flanking a larger and more upright grille, which features eight different designs depending on the trim, along with a higher-positioned Ram badge. Rounding out the changes to the front is a reshaped bumper. Around back, there's a new set of taillights carrying a subtle three-dimensional effect, along with a newly optional power tailgate with an obstacle detection mechanism.


Inside, the 1500 caters to the rising crowd of luxury truck buyers, especially in its pricey new Tungsten trim. That model flaunts an attractive Indigo and Sea Salt interior color combination, which is slathered onto the quilted Natura Plus leather front seats and suede headliner. And as if those comfy front seats didn't sound decadent enough, they also feature 24-way power adjustability, four-way power headrests, and the usual heating, ventilation, and massage functions. Still not enough? The Tungsten's cabin also has a 23-speaker Klipsch Reference Premiere sound system, a pair of wireless phone chargers, and some extra ornate touches such as diamond knurling for the center console badging, shiny metal pedals, and a crystal-like shifter cap.




The interior of the latest 1500 is also packed with plenty of tech. The truck's standard 12-inch infotainment display with Uconnect 5 now has a higher-resolution screen, while higher models gain a huge new 14.5-inch infotainment display with split-screen capabilities. There's also an optional 10.25-inch front passenger display, similar to the one found in the battery-powered 1500 REV and an assortment of Jeeps. The new 1500 also has a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster placed in front of the driver, along with an available digital rearview mirror.


There's also a Level 2 semi-autonomous driving system plainly known as Active Driving Assist, but those who really don't feel like keeping their hands on the steering wheel can opt for the newly available Hands-Free Driving Assist system, which is more on par with GM's Super Cruise and Ford's BlueCruise.





Before we forget this is a truck, there are changes in store for the down-to-earth work truck variants too. The rugged Rebel trim adds mesh inserts for the seats, and the Laramie gains new chevron-inspired trim pieces and a Bison Brown and Sea Salt Gray interior color option. Big Horn and Lone Star models also have revamped trim and seat inserts, and the Limited Longhorn gains a Bison Brown interior color option with fancy Barn Wood 45 open pore wood trim. The Limited switches that out for Black Ebony open pore wood trim––which sounds like a fancy spin on the dreaded piano black trim––and that model also adds a stylish two-tone interior color combination.





The 2025 Ram 1500 will appear at U.S. dealerships starting early next year, with production set to take place at the Sterling Heights Assembly plant in Michigan. The automaker won't announce pricing until later on, but considering the extra fancy touches made to the latest truck, it will definitely surpass the current model's starting price of $38,570.


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2025 Ram 1500 Breaks Cover With Hurricane Inline-Six In Place Of Hemi V8

While the cylinders have been reduced, power and efficiency have been increased.

Unfortunately for Hemi V8 fans, Ram has joined its Dodge relatives in dropping the large engine from the 1500 pickup, which comes as part of an extensive refresh for the 2025 model year. While it may lose some cylinders with its new Hurricane inline-six, the updated truck actually gains more power than what was offered in the Hemi.




The Hurricane 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-six is available in two different outputs, both of which delivering more punch than before. The entry-level Hurricane produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, with the more powerful version raising that to 540 hp and 521 lb-ft of torque. The outgoing Hemi 5.7 liter V8, meanwhile, made only 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Ram also boasted that the Hurricane will offer improved fuel economy estimates, but we'll learn more about that closer to launch. The brand also claims a maximum towing capacity of 11,580 lbs for the updated pickup.


The Hurricane isn't the only option found in the 1500, however, as the truck still offers its 3.6 liter Pentastar V6. This powertrain produced 305 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque in the pre-refresh model, and it's likely that those numbers will stay as they are for the 2025 model year.





At first glance, it's clear that things have changed with the newest 1500. Up front, there's a slimmer set of headlights flanking a larger and more upright grille, which features eight different designs depending on the trim, along with a higher-positioned Ram badge. Rounding out the changes to the front is a reshaped bumper. Around back, there's a new set of taillights carrying a subtle three-dimensional effect, along with a newly optional power tailgate with an obstacle detection mechanism.


Inside, the 1500 caters to the rising crowd of luxury truck buyers, especially in its pricey new Tungsten trim. That model flaunts an attractive Indigo and Sea Salt interior color combination, which is slathered onto the quilted Natura Plus leather front seats and suede headliner. And as if those comfy front seats didn't sound decadent enough, they also feature 24-way power adjustability, four-way power headrests, and the usual heating, ventilation, and massage functions. Still not enough? The Tungsten's cabin also has a 23-speaker Klipsch Reference Premiere sound system, a pair of wireless phone chargers, and some extra ornate touches such as diamond knurling for the center console badging, shiny metal pedals, and a crystal-like shifter cap.




The interior of the latest 1500 is also packed with plenty of tech. The truck's standard 12-inch infotainment display with Uconnect 5 now has a higher-resolution screen, while higher models gain a huge new 14.5-inch infotainment display with split-screen capabilities. There's also an optional 10.25-inch front passenger display, similar to the one found in the battery-powered 1500 REV and an assortment of Jeeps. The new 1500 also has a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster placed in front of the driver, along with an available digital rearview mirror.


There's also a Level 2 semi-autonomous driving system plainly known as Active Driving Assist, but those who really don't feel like keeping their hands on the steering wheel can opt for the newly available Hands-Free Driving Assist system, which is more on par with GM's Super Cruise and Ford's BlueCruise.





Before we forget this is a truck, there are changes in store for the down-to-earth work truck variants too. The rugged Rebel trim adds mesh inserts for the seats, and the Laramie gains new chevron-inspired trim pieces and a Bison Brown and Sea Salt Gray interior color option. Big Horn and Lone Star models also have revamped trim and seat inserts, and the Limited Longhorn gains a Bison Brown interior color option with fancy Barn Wood 45 open pore wood trim. The Limited switches that out for Black Ebony open pore wood trim––which sounds like a fancy spin on the dreaded piano black trim––and that model also adds a stylish two-tone interior color combination.





The 2025 Ram 1500 will appear at U.S. dealerships starting early next year, with production set to take place at the Sterling Heights Assembly plant in Michigan. The automaker won't announce pricing until later on, but considering the extra fancy touches made to the latest truck, it will definitely surpass the current model's starting price of $38,570.


Image Credits: Ram

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