Ram has whipped up a storm with its latest reveal, the facelifted 1500 model, sporting a newly styled design, an enhanced interior, and a revolutionary twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six engine. From the rear, this powerplant, dubbed the Hurricane, steps in for the legendary V8 HEMI, presenting two levels of vigor.
The standard model belts out 420 HP and 460 lb-ft of torque, while the performance-tuned version impresses with 540 HP and 520 lb-ft of torque.
Surpassing the previous 5.7-liter V8's 400 HP and 410 lb-ft, the Hurricane engine aligns with Chevrolet’s Silverado in terms of raw power. Ram emphasizes the twin-turbo's dual benefits of bolstered fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, with specific figures pending release.
The lineup retains the dependable 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar, unchanged at 305 HP and 271 lb-ft of torque.
The 2025 Ram 1500 has undergone a transformation, now presenting a sleek, aerodynamic profile. Attention has been lavished on the front end, featuring more streamlined headlights that extend into the grille, which itself leans boldly forward, asserting a "heroic presence."
The truck's new braking system sparkles like jewels, adding to the vehicle's three-dimensional appeal. Enhancements continue with an optional power-operated tailgate equipped with obstacle detection.
With eight grille designs to distinguish between the Rebel, Tradesman, Laramie, and the opulent new Tungsten trim, the latter boasts a unique bar and mesh style, while each model proudly displays a Ram badge above the grille.
Ram's luxury truck ambitions soar with the Tungsten model, inviting passengers into an Indigo and Sea Salt cabin adorned with quilted Natura Plus leather seats and a suede headliner. Front seat passengers are pampered with 24-way power adjustments, heating, ventilation, massage functions, and powered headrests.
Even the standard models get a tech boost, with the 12-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment system featuring enhanced resolution. An all-new 14.5-inch system is also available, boasting split-screen functionality. The pinnacle of tech offerings is a new 10.25-inch display for the front passenger, mirroring the options found in the 1500 REV.
But it doesn't stop there. The top-tier model dazzles with a crystal-inspired shifter, diamond knurling, and brushed platinum patina aluminum litho bezels, all set to the tune of an "ultra-premium" Klipsch Reference Premiere audio system with 23 speakers.
Interior design varies across the trims: the Rebel with new mesh seat inserts, the Limited with Black Ebony wood trim, the Laramie with unique "Chevron film decorative trim," and the Lone Star/Bighorn with distinctive seat inserts and trim options.
Ram's advanced technical prowess is showcased with a new Active Driving Assist feature, blending adaptive cruise control with lane centering for a more relaxed long-distance travel experience. For those desiring cutting-edge capabilities, the Hands-Free Driving Assist system offers all-speed hands-free driving, reminiscent of BlueCruise and SuperCruise technologies.
The 2025 Ram 1500 comes with an onboard power inverter, capable of delivering up to two kilowatts, enabling the use of tools or electronic devices directly from the truck bed.
Other notable features include a class-leading towing capacity of 11,580 lbs, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a digital rearview mirror.
Anticipation for this groundbreaking truck is high, with its arrival at dealerships scheduled for early next year. Produced at Sterling Heights Assembly in Michigan, the pricing details will be announced closer to the release date.