The 2025 Ram 1500 offers customers three engine options, including the new 3.0-liter Hurricane and 3.0-liter Hurricane High Output Straight-Six Turbo (SST) and the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 eTorque.
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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 and up to 24-inches of water fording. An all-new, ultra-premium Tungsten model joins the 2025 Ram 1500 lineup, that also includes Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Rebel, Limited Longhorn and Limited models.
The foundation of the Hurricane engine is a deep-skirt cast-aluminum block with a structural aluminum alloy oil pan. The strongest Ram engine ever utilizes cross-bolted steel main bearing caps to contain the strong rotating assembly of a forged steel crankshaft and forged steel connecting rods. During manufacturing the block is deck-plate honed to optimize the cylinder bore shape, which helps improve fuel efficiency. The 2025 Ram 1500 features a new high torque rear axle to further enhance ride quality for trucks equipped with the 3.0-liter Hurricane H/O engine.
Available in 2WD or 4WD, a traditional open or limited-slip differential automatically divides torque among the rear wheels to maximize traction available at each wheel. An available electronic locking rear differential gives the driver the ability to lock or unlock the differential on demand, providing enhanced traction to the vehicle when needed. Ram 1500 offers a 3.21, 3.55 or 3.92 axle ratio allowing customers to optimize fuel economy and vehicle capability.
Drivers will enjoy class-leading ride and handling via a double wishbone front suspension and five-link solid rear axle with available, segment-exclusive, active-level, four-corner air suspension. The adjustable air suspension enables up to five different modes: entry/exit, aero, normal, off-road 1 and off-road 2. The new 2025 Ram 1500 is reimagined with a modern, contemporary exterior design that telegraphs the bold, heroic presence Ram is known for. ■