After revealing the all-electric Ram 1500 REV concept back in April, Stellantis has been largely quiet about the rest of its forthcoming, refreshed pickup lineup. However, Ford Authority spotted a 2025 Ram 1500 prototype out testing back in July, and followed that up with a Ram 1500 Rebel sighting shortly thereafter. While much of this forthcoming 2025 Ram 1500 refresh seemed to be precisely that – a refresh, with no major changes – there is one notable update in that Stellantis is ditching V8 power from the Ram lineup – even from the TRX’s successor. Yesterday, we took a closer look at the rather revolutionary 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger PHEV pickup, but now, we’ll take a deeper dive into the rest of the updated lineup.
As has been expected for some time now, the 2025 Ram 1500 has completely ditched V8 engines in favor of three six-cylinder options – the base 3.6L Pentastar V6, or two different iterations of the twin-turbocharged 3.0L Hurricane I-6. The base I-6 generates 420 horsepower and 469 pound-feet of torque, or 540 horsepower and 521 pound-feet of torque in high-output guise. All of those powerplants are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, with max towing capacity coming in at 11,580 pounds and max payload reaching 2300 pounds.
As one would expect from a refresh, the 2025 Ram 1500 will launch with a few minor exterior styling updates with a revamped front grille, standard LED headlamps for Limited trims and up, a newly optional Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS), and an update for the power tailgate that enables it to detect the presence of obstacles. The same goes for the interior and its minor appearance updates, plus a standard 12.0-inch or new 14.5-inch center infotainment screen, which are complemented by a new 10.3-inch passenger screen. Like Ford’s Pro Power Onboard feature, the 2025 Ram 1500 adds an onboard power inverter that can produce up to 2.0 kilowatts of juice and features two covered outlets inside the bed for powering other items such as tools.
Perhaps most interestingly, the TRX will live on, as expected, but with a new name – the Ram 1500 RHO, which is expected to launch in Q3 2024 with the H.O. 540 horsepower version of the Hurricane I-6 – not the outgoing, supercharged 6.2L Hemi V8 that produced 702 ponies. As for the rest of the lineup, the refreshed Ram is expected to launch at some point in the middle of 2024, followed by the RHO and the REV and Ramcharger, both of which are expected to arrive in Q4.