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There is some good truck news and bad truck news to consider. The 2025 Ram 1500 is gaining an exciting new engine known as the Hurricane and it’s got tons of power. However, the Hurrican High Output engine might cost Ram 1500 owners more than expected. 

The 2025 Ram 1500 Hurricane High Output engine requires premium fuel

The 2025 Ram 1500 is dropping the beloved V8 hellcat engine for the new and advanced hurricane engine. The Hurricane engine has a standard variant and a more powerful high-output version. 

With the standard Hurricane, you get a 3.0-liter inline-six engine with 420 hp and 469 lb-ft of torque. Upgrading to the H.O. variant provides 540 hp and 521 lb-ft of torque, but there’s a catch. 

The regular Hurricane engine is compatible with 87 or 89 octane. But to achieve the better performance of the H.O. engine or to gain the extra 120 hp and 52 lb-ft of torque, you need 91 octane. 

Using better fuel is often more expensive at the gas pump. However, the official fuel economy ratings for the 2025 Ram truck haven’t been released. 

The 2025 Ram 1500 driving on the road
2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger | Ram

The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer gets an EPA-estimated 14 mpg in the city and up to 20 mpg on the highway. It got the Hurricane engine in 2023, and its fuel economy only improved to 15 mpg in the city and up to 22 mpg on the highway. 

The Hurricane engine may be a little more fuel efficient in the Ram 1500 due to its weight and size, but only time will tell. It could be a gas guzzler. 

But switching to this engine is to enhance performance and emissions instead of improving fuel economy. Maybe the Ram 1500 Ramcharger will happen to provide relief at the fuel pumps. 

Also, the Hurricane engine provides more power more efficiently with less displacement, high-pressure fuel delivery, water-to-air charge cooling, low-inertia turbochargers, and new cylinder bore coating to reduce friction, 

The 2025 Ram 1500 starts at $42,270 with the destination fee included. Upgrading to the H.O. Hurricane engine increases the cost even more, and then you need premium fuel on top of that.