2025 Ram 1500’s New Twin-Turbo Inline-Six Barely Beats Previous V8’s Gasoline Mileage

2025 Ram 1500

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For the 2025 mannequin 12 months, Ram dropped the V8s from its full-size pickup truck lineup and changed them with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six that’s out there at two output ranges. The common model makes 420 horsepower and 469 pound-feet of torque, however should you improve to the high-output engine, you get 540 hp and 521 lb-ft of torque. Each have higher specs than the outgoing 5.7-liter V8 and its 395 hp/410 lb-ft ranking besides in a single space: gas financial system.

If you happen to had assumed that the Ram 1500 dropping two cylinders, decreasing displacement and including compelled induction would give it considerably higher gas financial system than the outdated naturally aspirated V8, that will be fully comprehensible. Sadly for potential Ram patrons, it didn’t precisely work out that method.

Whereas the Environmental Safety Company rated the 2024 Ram 1500 with four-wheel drive and the 5.7-liter V8 at 18/22/19 mpg (metropolis/freeway/mixed), the same 2025 Ram 1500 with the standard-output inline-six is formally rated at 17/24/19 mpg. So that you’ll get barely worse gasoline mileage round city, barely higher gasoline mileage on the freeway and doubtless come out about even except you do little bit of freeway driving.

Improve to the high-output model, and the EPA rated the 2025 Ram 1500 at 15/21/17 mpg. On the one hand, that’s an enchancment over the ten/14/12 mpg that the 2024 Ram TRX bought, however you’re additionally giving up greater than 150 hp together with the roar of that magnificent V8.

Nonetheless, that is removed from the tip of the world for Ram. It’s all the time good to get higher gasoline mileage, nevertheless it’s not like several of the opposite turbocharged six-cylinders in different full-size vehicles are considerably extra environment friendly except you rely the hybrid model of the Ford F-150, and good luck discovering a brand new a type of for lower than $65,000. So the 2025 Ram 1500 won’t be a full-size fuel-sipper, however so long as it’s in step with its rivals, we are able to’t think about that shall be a dealbreaker for attainable patrons.

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