For its mid-cycle refresh the RAM 1500 pickup line got a few new styling tweaks inside and out, a couple of important new trim grades and the biggest news – lit loses the HEMI V8 for a family of new Hurricane twin-turbocharged inline six engines.

Yep, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 is history, we’ll just get right to that first up. For 2025 the RAM 1500 will now only offer three six-cylinder engines. The base mill will be carried over the tried and true 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque with an eight-speed automatic.

The power options are where the sea change is at. The new 3.0-liter Hurricane inline-six engine family makes its way to the RAM pickups this year in two versions. The first is a 420 horsepower unit with and 469 pound-feet of torque.

To be the most popular and most produced variant under the hood of the RAM 1500, the new inline-six has 23 more horsepower and 59 pound-feet of torque than the outgoing 5.7-liter HEMI V8 – no loss there in terms of power.

Then there is the High Output variant rated at 540 horsepower and 521 lb.-ft. of torque. It will be exclusively available in a new trim grade called RHO will be a late availability when the trucks go on sale early next year.

Both motors come with the proven 8-speed automatic transmission and will be built in the same Saltillo Engine Plant in Mexico where the V8s have been built for years. The new Hurricane Engines will allow for a maximum towing capacity of 11,580 pounds, a maximum payload of 2,300 pounds.

By now you’ve noticed a few styling tweaks for the 2025 RAM 1500, mostly details as the sheet metal remains largely the same. A new grille and headlight design are sleeker and give the truck a fresh look. A different grille theme is slated for all of its eight available trim grades.

There’s are new tail lamps at the rear and a new power opening tailgate with obstacle detection on top trims. Still available is the popular Ram Box and Multi-function tailgate options as well as the popular four-corner air suspension.

A new Tungsten trim grade now sits at the top of the line with more stuff inside and out than ever before. It’s interior gets a unique Indigo and Sea Salt color theme with knurled metal trims, sueded headliner, and high-end leather seating trims just to name a few things. Too much to list and expect it to cost boys.

The interior for all RAM 1500’s gets a number of available upgrades including a new 14.5-inch touchscreen and a segment-first 10.25-inch passenger screen like we’ve seen in the Cherokee and Wagoneer.

Going on sale early in 2024, the new 2025 RAM 1500 models will be available in the familiar trims Tradesman, Big Horn, Lone Star, Laramie, Rebel, Limited Longhorn and Limited models. Additionally the new Tungsten and RHO trims join the party later in the model year.