HURRICANE-Powered Ram 1500s On Their Way To Dealers

HEMI® Replacement, Will Soon Make Its Way Into The Hands Of Customers...

The updated 2025 Ram 1500 (DT) is heading to dealers. We recently stopped by the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) in Sterling Heights, Michigan, to find hundreds of the new pickups getting outfitted before shipping at the company’s Mopar Custom Shop. It should be good news for those eagerly awaiting the Ram 1500’s new lineup of twin-turbocharged engines.

2025 Ram 1500s at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. (MoparInsiders).

After 22 years under the hood of the Ram 1500, Ram has moved forward with introducing the state-of-the-art twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter HURRICANE I6 engine. The new engine will give owners two new options for 2025: a standard output (S/O) and a high output (H/O) variant.

For those who opt for the S/O version, the HURRICANE will produce 420 horsepower and 469 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s an improvement over the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with eTorque from last year, which made 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque. The S/O model will offer a maximum towing capability of 11,560 lbs. and a maximum payload of 1,910 lbs. on specific models. The HURRICANE S/O model can run on regular unleaded fuel, but midgrade is recommended for optimum performance.

2025 Ram 1500s at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. (MoparInsiders).

The S/O is available as an option on Tradesman and Big Horn models and standard on Sport (Canadian-exclusive), Laramie, and Rebel.

For those who want even more performance, the Hurricane H/O engine provides the Ram 1500 with 540 horsepower and 521 lb.-ft. of torque on premium unleaded fuel. That is a significant improvement in power over the outgoing HEMI, but one disadvantage exists in towing. The outgoing HEMI had a maximum towing rating of 12,750 lbs. on specific configurations; the H/O only has a maximum tow rating of 10,740 lbs. and a maximum payload of 1,370 lbs. So, for those looking for more towing capability, we suggest the S/O variant.

The H/O is standard on Limited, Longhorn, and Tungsten models.

2025 Ram 1500s at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. (MoparInsiders).

If you aren’t impressed with the Hurricane engine’s performance and are just looking for an all-around performer, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque returns for 2025 as the base powerplant. The Pentastar continues to deliver 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque while providing a maximum towing capacity of 8,100 lbs. and a maximum payload of 2,300 lbs. depending on the configuration.

The Pentastar is standard on the Tradesman and Big Horn models.

2025 Ram 1500s at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. (MoparInsiders).

All three engines will continue to be mated to smooth-shifting ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic transmissions.

The trucks are scheduled to reach dealers in a matter of days, with many listed as ‘in-transit’ now. For more information, you can contact your local Ram dealer for ordering and availability options.

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