2025 Ram 1500’s New Twin-Turbo Inline-Six Barely Beats Outdated V8’s Gasoline Mileage

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For the 2025 mannequin yr, 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 accessible at two output ranges. The common model makes 420 horsepower and 469 pound-feet of torque, however in the event 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: gasoline financial system.

Should you had assumed that the Ram 1500 dropping two cylinders, lowering displacement and including pressured induction would give it considerably higher gasoline financial system than the previous naturally aspirated V8, that will be utterly comprehensible. Sadly for potential Ram consumers, it didn’t precisely work out that approach.

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 fuel mileage round city, barely higher fuel mileage on the freeway and doubtless come out about even until you do a great 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 acquired, however you’re additionally giving up greater than 150 hp together with the roar of that magnificent V8.

Nonetheless, that is removed from the top of the world for Ram. It’s at all times good to get higher fuel mileage, however it’s not like several of the opposite turbocharged six-cylinders in different full-size vehicles are considerably extra environment friendly until you depend 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 may not be a full-size fuel-sipper, however so long as it’s in keeping with its opponents, we will’t think about that might be a dealbreaker for attainable consumers.

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