Ram 1500 RHO Is The New Off-Road Benchmark

May 05, 2024 - 4 minute read

New RAM 1500 RHO Off Road

Trucks are all the rage these days, and engineering a new truck that can outwork the competition is getting tougher and tougher. However, Ram has successfully won MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year award eight times since 1994, with six of those awards being from 2013 to the present. And certainly, a possible shoo-in for Truck of the Year is the 2025 Ram 1500 RHO. 

All-New Performance

The all-new Ram 1500 RHO starts at $69,995 and gives buyers the all-new 3.0-liter Hurricane High Output (H/O) Straight-Six Turbo (SST), which produces 540 horsepower and 521 lb-ft of torque. Ram claims this will give the RHO the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and 100 mph in only 11.7 seconds. The Ram RHO can also go through the ¼-mile in 13.1 seconds at 105 mph.

A Word From Ram CEO

“The 2025 Ram 1500 RHO is the latest result of a relentless pursuit to engineer, design and deliver a truck that charges into the segment head down and horn up,” said Tim Kuniskis, Ram Brand CEO – Stellantis. “All that we’ve learned from developing every truck in Ram’s legendary lineup has led us to the most capable light-duty pick-up truck, offering the best value with more horsepower per dollar than any other off-road truck.”

Truck Capabilities

The Ram RHO won’t be all about speed and straight-line performance, as it will have a towing capacity of 8,380 lbs with a maximum payload of 1,520 lbs and as much as 32 inches of water fording. It's super fast and still very practical. The RHO will be the most potent 6-cylinder truck in the segment. Thanks to that new H/O SST, the RHO is 150 lbs lighter than previous performance Ram models, which will aid in better driving dynamics and overall balance. 

New Transfer Case and Low Range

The all-new Ram RHO will feature a BorgWarner 48-13 full-time active transfer case to ensure no off-road or inclement weather conditions hamper its abilities and performance. A low range of 2.64:1 allows the RHO to rock crawl out of the box, and it can be flat-towed in neutral without harming anything. 

Suspension Upgrades

With an independent front suspension that features Bilstein Black Hawk e2 adaptive performance shocks, the shocks on the Ram RHO continuously adjust the damping forces for excellent body control and terrain isolation. The special Bilsteins easily adapt to on-road and off-road driving seamlessly to maintain the utmost comfort and performance handling. Thanks to an innovative design, the rear suspension allows the RHO to have 14 inches of rear axle travel, which is 40% greater than all other Ram 1500 models.  

Ride Height

An increased ride height of 2 inches gives the new Ram RHO 11.8 inches of total ground clearance as it sits and features 35-inch tires. 

Interior Displays

Inside, the new Ram 1500 RHO has 12-way power and leather front seats with memory and massage functions. Front passengers will also have dual wireless phone chargers. The RHO also has over 50 inches of total screens in the cabin, including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment display. A 10.25-inch passenger display that is only visible to the front passenger has three primary functions: co-pilot, which displays navigation and device management, entertainment via the HDMI port, and the ability to view all of the external cameras. A user-configurable head-up display can be as large as 10 inches and give the driver all the pertinent information available while driving, including navigation and adaptive cruise control, among other features. 

Special Features

New to the 2025 Ram 1500 will be a Level 2+ hands-free driving assist system that allows drivers to go hands-free on certain roads, can center the truck in the lane, and slows the vehicle when driving on curvy roads. Sitting below the infotainment screen will be an RHO-exclusive multifunction switch bank and the available Trailer Reverse Steer Control. 2025 Ram 1500 models can be optioned with a 900-watt Harman Kardon 19-speaker sound system with a 10-inch subwoofer. 


The new 2025 Ram RHO will be built in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and will arrive at Krusen Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in the third quarter of 2024. 

At Krusen Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we offer our customers some of the best prices and services around. With dozens of new and used vehicles to choose from, as well as new and used Hybrid and 4XE models, our excellent sales team and finance department will work hard to make sure you drive away happy. And our fantastic service department will take care of your new-to-you vehicle as if it were their own. 

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