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

Ram Professional’s new generation of full-lifespan service

Ram Professional infographic

Following Stellantis’ strategy of full service over the vehicle’s full lifespan, Ram is launching its second generation of Ram Professional commercial solutions at the 2024 National Truck and Equipment Work Truck Week show. The Ram Professional program covers all Ram vehicles, which the company claimed had the lowest cost of ownership in every segment. Ram … 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

2025 Ram 1500 Limited Night Edition: Sporty Look, Premium Power

2025 Ram 1500 Limited Night Edition

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.

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

Will Ram HD keep Hemis? and will there be a 2024 Ram 1500 Classic?

2024 Ram 1500 Classic

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,…

Stellantis Inks Deal with Booming Rental Company SIXT

SIXT

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

A Look at 2024 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Trim Lines, Engines and Pricing

2024 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel

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

Who was #1 in 2023? Trucks, vans, and minivans in the USA

2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger Tradesman

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…

Cummins paying big for Ram diesel cheats

2017 Ram 2500 with Cummins diesel

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 … Read more