2025 Ram 1500 Pickup Fuel Economy Shows Minor Gains

2025 ram 1500 pickup
2025 Ram 1500 Fuel Economy Shows Minor GainsRam
  • The EPA has published the fuel economy figures for the 2025 Ram 1500 pickups.

  • The 2025 Ram 1500 replaces the Hemi V8 platform with the 3.0-liter Hurricane inline six-cylinder.

  • The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 carries over with the same fuel-economy ratings.

Ram’s latest 1500 pickup ditches the Hemi and swaps in the turbocharged 3.0-liter Hurricane I6. While it makes more power, there were still questions about the straight-six mill. The EPA has finally answered the biggest question, revealing fuel-economy numbers for the 2025 Ram. They aren’t exactly surprising.

Starting at the bottom, the mild-hybrid 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 carries over into the new shell. In 2024, this mild-hybrid V6 traveled 23 miles per gallon combined, with a 26 highway and 20 city mpg rating. Under the updated sheetmetal for ‘25, the EPA projects the same ratings for the carryover Pentastar.


The big talk in Ram town is its new Hurricane engine platform. Replacing the Hemi, it only makes sense to compare apples to apples. The base Hemi-powered Ram made 20 mpg combined, which came from 18 city and 23 highway mpg.

A similarly equipped two-wheel-drive, base-Hurricane-powered Ram? Well, it gets 21 mpg, with 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. You can add an extra drive axle, which drags the Hurricane-powered Ram down to 19 mpg combined. However, there’s more to the story than just the numbers.

Even though that’s a meager bump in efficiency, there is something to be said for the bump in performance. The standard output Hurricane makes 420 hp and 469 lb-ft of torque. That bests the 5.7-liter Hemi by 25 hp and 59 lb-ft of torque. Again, not world-shifting figures, but more power and slightly better fuel efficiency isn’t a bad formula.

stellantis hurricane six cylinder in 2025 ram 1500 pickup
Stellantis’ Hurricane inline six-cylinder turbo.Stellantis

Now, the high-output Hurricane doesn’t really have an analog. It’s down on power compared to the fuel-hungry 6.2-liter supercharged V8 from the TRX, but it does perform significantly better on your fuel bill. The 3.0-liter Hurricane in high-output trim is good for 17 mpg combined, with 15 city and 21 highway mpg.

That’s not great, but with 540 hp and 521 lb-ft of torque, you’re not expecting naturally aspirated V6 numbers. The TRX, for those who forgot, managed a whopping 12 mpg combined, with 10 mpg city and 14 mpg highway.

All in, these gains are incremental, at least on paper. The latest numbers show that if you’re concerned about fuel consumption, the Pentastar might be your answer.

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