Last week, we brought you a look at the 2025 Ram 1500 Limited with the Night Edition package – a configuration that I feel creates one mean looking sport truck. Thanks to the high output Straight Six Turbo (SST) with 540 horsepower and 521 lb-ft of torque, the performance of this package is unrivaled by … Read more
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
Last week, I traveled to Austin, Texas, to drive the 2025 Ram 1500 lineup. The most controversial aspect of the 2025 Ram 1500 is the loss of the beloved Hemi V8 engines, replaced by a pair of “Hurricane” twin turbocharged inline-6 engines dubbed SST (Straight Six Turbo).The removal of the Hemi engines was not a … Read more
Last week, I traveled to Austin, Texas to drive the 2025 Ram 1500 lineup. Today, the embargo on drive impressions and pricing lifted. Unfortunately, while I came home with lots of seat time in the Ram half-ton pickups, I also came home with the worst flu I’ve had in my entire life, so I am … Read more
Earlier this week, I traveled to Austin, Texas to drive the 2025 Ram 1500 lineup. We cannot share any driving impressions until next week, but we can share images. We saw the 2025 Ram 1500 in a wide variety of trim levels—the Tradesman, Big Horn/Long Horn, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, Limited, Tungsten, and Rebel, with differing options among the trim levels. One of the trucks was a Limited with the Night Edition package, the first time we have seen this on the 2025 model year trucks.
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.There … Read more
As time goes on, some have noticed that the Ram 1500 Classic only shows up as a 2023 model in the RamTrucks.com Build & Price section. However, a bit of quick detective work shows that the 2024 Ram 1500 Classic is indeed on the site, just not in Build & Price yet. That is one mystery solved, but then there’s another question that keeps popping up—what happens to the Ram 2500, 3500, and chassis cabs after the 2024 model-year? And will the first-year 2025 Ram 1500 have Hemi V8s after all?
…As for the Ram Heavy Duty series,…
Last week, Ram finally unveiled the 2025 Ram ProMaster EV, complete with a new front-end appearance. This update does not just refresh the commercial van; it also continues the long road to making Fiat’s original van design more palatable to discerning palates.
Here are five key things to know about the ProMaster EV:
Stellantis announced this morning that the automaker has reached a deal with the “premium mobility service provider” SIXT which could see the rental car company purchase a quarter of a million vehicles for Europe and North America. SIXT is one of the largest rental car brands in Europe, but they are relatively new in the … Read more
The 2024 calendar year has arrived, so we wanted to take a quick look at the trim levels and engine availability for those different variations of the 2024 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty. As this piece is published, the 2024 Ram 2500 is available in six trim levels with two engine options and two transmissions while … Read more
In the all-important pickup category, Ram lost some ground to Ford and GM. Ford sold 750,789 F-series pickups and chassis cabs, across all size and weight classes; GM sold 555,148 Silverados and 295,737 Sierras. As happens so often, GM handily out-sold Ford in full-size pickups, but the F-series wins the title since GM split their sales across the Chevrolet and GMC brands…
During the saga of diesel-engine emissions “cheats,” first found in Volkswagens which only turned on certain pollution controls when they detected emissions testing routines, Cummins and Ram stood apart for a while as an example of how to do it well. Earlier, Cummins had met future diesel standards years before they were phased in.It turns … Read more
When the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois stopped building the Jeep Cherokee in February 2023, the plant was closed with no real outlook of it returning to production anytime soon. The recent UAW contract negotiations led to a plan for the future midsized Ram pickup to be built there, but for workers who were laid … Read more
There has been very little information about the upcoming all-electric Dodge Charger Daytona while the brand has focused on the 2023 Last Call program. The company has shown off the Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept at all of the major auto shows – most recently Detroit – but there has been very little new information. … Read more
The 2025 Ram 1500 might be coming sooner than we thought. While Ram has not provided any data on when it might launch, the 2024 Ram 1500 has gone into buildout, and none are available for ordering. (This only applies to the newer Ram 1500, not the old “DS” Ram 1500 Classic.Ram 1500 pricing and … Read more