Ram RHO Might Be Better than the TRX in Many Off-Road Situations

2025 Ram 1500 RHO

When the 2025 Ram 1500 RHO begins reaching owners and those drives begin hitting their local off-road parks, there is a good chance that this new off-road truck will prove to be better than the TRX in many off-road situations. Many of us hate the fact that the Hemi V8 engines are being legislated out … Read more

Why Hurricane’s gas mileage is impressive

MPG curve

The Hurricane six-cylinder engine is just 3.0 liters in displacement but outpowers the still-competitive 5.7 Hemi V8 used in 2023 Ram 1500 pickups. Some were disappointed in the 2025 Ram 1500’s official gas mileage figures, but a bit of research shows that the gain is really quite substantial—and hidden somewhat by the nonlinear nature of … Read more

2024 Dodge Charger Six Pack Vs the Gas 2-door Competitors

Dodge Charger Six Pack

The Hemi might not be available, but the 2025 Dodge Charger Six Pack will provide anti-EV Mopar fans with a gasoline-powered option when the next generation arrives. There will be two variations, both of which will come with the twin turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine, an 8-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel-drive. The standard output model … Read more

Hemi V8’s fate and Hurricane volume—two questions answered

Mopar engines, Hemi V8 and/or Hurricane

Two questions have been floating around Mopar circles: is the Hemi really gone, and how can they make enough of the new six-cylinder “Hurricane” engines for Ram pickups, Jeep Grand Cherokees, and Dodge Chargers? The answers are intertwined. Over the years that the Saltillo, Mexico plant has made Hemi V8s, they slowly phased in using … Read more

2024 and 2025 Dodge Charger: What You Need to Know

The Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack (shown in Bludicrous) and Dodge Charger Daytona R/T (shown in Peel Out) represent the first–ever all-electric vehicles from the Dodge brand.

This morning, Dodge introduced the next generation of the Charger – both a two-door coupe and a four-door sedan, with both battery electric and gasoline-powered drivetrain options. There is a great deal of information, with four drivetrain options across two body styles, and we will go into detail on all of them; but having gotten … Read more

In Depth: Gasoline-Powered 2025 Dodge Charger

Hurricane Twin Turbo

The next-generation 2024 Dodge Charger will arrive in mid-2024 as a battery-electric two-door coupe, followed by a battery-electric four-door sedan in early 2025. If you like the look of the 2024/2025 Charger Daytona, but you aren’t interested in an electric vehicle, Dodge will sell the gasoline-powered Charger Six Pack in early 2025. Like many other … Read more

How the Ram 1500 Hurricane Engine Compares to the Competition

2025 Ram 1500 Tungsten

The 2025 Ram 1500 lineup departs from the Hemi V8 and in its place is a pair of Hurricane inline-six cylinder engines. We miss the V8 exhaust note for sure, but the new twin turbocharged I6 engines provide great power. In fact, the high output Hurricane I6 makes the most powerful volume engine in the … Read more

Why the 2025 Ram 1500 has no Hemi

2025 Ram 1500 Tungsten

The 2025 Ram 1500 recently arrived as the first Dodge/Ram pickup in decades to have no V8 engine. Some on social media claimed these were the first of their kind to have no V8 option, which is true for Ram but not for Dodge. Dodge Brothers, after all, were all four-cylinders when the brothers were … Read more

Muscle-bound: Can Dodge and Ram jettison the Hemi and live?

Dodge Challenger Demon 170

For three decades—since the Viper—Dodge has increasingly conjured images of fire-breathing Hellcats, tire-shredding Demons, and rumbling Hemi V8s that could soundtrack an earthquake. It’s a brand built on brawn—on excess, not dependability (a word Dodge invented), safety, value, or efficiency. Yet, data shows time after time that dependability, safety, value, and efficiency are the biggest … Read more

Ram 1500 “premium controversy” is a nothing-burger

Hurricane Twin Turbo 510 Engine

Recently, another site came out with criticism that the 2025 Ram 1500’s high output Hurricane six will require premium fuel. This was their second headline; originally they didn’t mention that it was only the high output engine requiring premium. This was followed by predictable comments from readers of gloom, doom, and the inferiority of new engines. … Read more

Durango getting twin-turbo six engines, stay of execution; and Hurricane Hybrid confirmed?

2022 Dodge Durango police pursuit car (squad)

Dodge has released a statement to fleet buyers that the 2025 Durango will have the new Hurricane twin-turbo straight-six as an option; it produces more power than the equivalent Hemi, using the same grade of fuel, but uses around 10% less fuel (in the Wagoneer). It appears that the Durango will be sold with either the 400+ hp or the 500+ hp version.

For the first time, as well, Dodge announced that the Hurricane…

Retro Friday: diesel slant sixes

1977 Slant Six

When the fuel crises of the 1970s hit, American automakers were unprepared. Once Chrysler saw that big car owners were dropping their V8s in favor of newly-available slant sixes to save fuel, they authorized a two-barrel slant six to make the smaller engine more satisfactory—but could they go further? Chrysler had more than one slant … Read more