Ram recently debuted the 2025 1500, featuring the 3.0-liter Hurricane engine family, providing great standard power and improved fuel efficiency. However, despite the significant update to the Ram 1500 truck line, it doesn’t look like the TRX is part of the mix. And that’s probably for the better. After all, a benchmark setting, supercharged V8 truck being replaced by something with less than half the displacement and two less cylinders is probably not something that would fly with the fans. Instead, we are getting what will be called the 2025 Ram 1500 RHO.
While Ram hasn’t officially released any images of the Ram RHO, it’s still expected to largely resemble the TRX, while adding design cues from the lineup’s 2025 model year refresh. That means something like the 2025 Ram 1500 Rebel, pictured just below.
Under the hood of the 2025 Ram RHO packs a 540 horsepower from the Hurricane High Output straight six engine. Indeed, that’s no Hellcat, but it’s plenty competitive compared to your standard F-150 Raptor, which has a lesser 450 hp. Moreover, much of the Ram TRX off-road capabilities will make the transition to the Ram RHO, as well. It might even perform better without that cast iron V8 under the hood, too.
Ram 1500 RHO: Coming Q3 2024
We can expect more details on this 2025 Ram 1500 RHO closer to its release, which is expected to be Q3 2024. This change in strategy also means that the 5.2L supercharged V8-powered Ford F-150 Raptor R will go without any competition for the time being. All the while, Ford Performance plans to release a version of their potent truck with even more power than the measly 700 hp it currently has.
For 2025, the updated Ram 1500 will offer customers three engine options, including the all-new 3.0-liter Hurricane and 3.0-liter Hurricane High Output (H/O) Straight-Six Turbo (SST) engines from the Stellantis Hurricane Twin-turbo family. These are the most powerful six cylinders in the segment, but if you prefer a V6, the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 eTorque is also available. The 3.0-liter Hurricane engine is rated at 420 horsepower and 469 lb-ft of torque, while the High Output engine is rated at 540 horsepower and 521 lb-ft of torque. Capability includes a maximum towing capacity of 11,580 pounds, a maximum payload of 2,300 pounds, and up to 24 inches of water fording.