Meet The New 2025 Ram 1500 RHO Performance Off-Roader

All The Goodies From The TRX, But Cheaper Than An F-150 Raptor...

Ram is again breaking boundaries with its latest off-road marvel, the 2025 Ram 1500 RHO. As the successor to the legendary TRX, the RHO promises to deliver heart-pounding performance and rugged capability while ushering in a new era of off-road dominance.

The RHO is powered by the high-output (H/O) version of the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter HURRICANE I-6 engine, which boasts 540 horsepower and 521 lb.-ft. of torque. While it may not match the TRX’s sheer brute force, it easily outmuscles its competitors, including the Ford F-150 Raptor, making it a force to be reckoned with on any terrain.

2025 Ram 1500 RHO Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).

But it’s not just about raw power; the RHO is a masterpiece of engineering designed to conquer the trails with precision and agility. With a blistering 0-60 mph time of 4.6 seconds, a top speed of 118 mph, and a quarter-mile sprint of 13.1 seconds, it’s clear that speed is in its DNA.

What truly sets the RHO apart are its off-road credentials. Equipped with Bilstein’s Black Hawk e2 adaptive performance shocks, retuned for the RHO’s weight balance, and a BorgWarner 48-13 full-time active transfer case with upgraded internals, this beast is ready to tackle any obstacle. With a Dana 60 rear axle, full-floating axle shafts, and up to 14 inches of rear axle travel, the RHO is built to handle the toughest off-road challenges easily.

2025 Ram 1500 RHO Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).

But it’s not just about brawn—the RHO boasts brains too. Inside the cabin, you’ll find a luxurious interior with creature comforts like 12-way power leather front seats with heating, ventilation, and massaging functions. Aluminum paddle shifters give drivers full control of the potent powertrain, while a state-of-the-art infotainment system with a 14.5-inch display keeps everyone entertained on the journey.

Regarding hauling and towing, the RHO is more than capable. With a towing capacity of up to 8,380 pounds and a payload capacity of 1,520 pounds, this truck has no job too big. And with 11.8 inches of ground clearance and the ability to ford 32 inches of water, no obstacle is too daunting.

2025 Ram 1500 RHO Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).

Step inside the 2025 Ram 1500 RHO cabin, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by a blend of luxury, comfort, and cutting-edge technology. Designed to cater to the needs of both thrill-seekers and everyday adventurers, the RHO’s interior is a haven of refinement and functionality.

The RHO excels in performance and prioritizes passenger comfort and convenience. With twelve-way power leather front seats featuring heating, ventilation, and massaging functions, every journey feels like a first-class experience. These seats are supportive and customizable, allowing drivers and passengers to find their ideal seating position easily.

2025 Ram 1500 RHO Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).

Behind the wheel of the RHO, drivers are in command of a potent powertrain, thanks to the inclusion of aluminum paddle shifters. These paddle shifters provide a tactile and engaging driving experience, allowing drivers to shift gears with precision and control, whether on the road or off the beaten path.

Despite its rugged exterior, the RHO’s interior is surprisingly spacious and versatile, with ample room for passengers and cargo alike. Up to three interior screens, including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch screen for the front passenger, allow everyone onboard to stay informed and entertained throughout the journey. Plus, with plenty of storage compartments and cleverly designed cubbies, it’s easy to keep belongings organized and within reach.

2025 Ram 1500 RHO Crew Cab 4×4. (Ram).

In addition to entertainment, the RHO’s infotainment system provides access to advanced driver assistance features, helping drivers stay safe and aware on the road. From adaptive cruise control to lane-keeping assist, these technologies enhance driver confidence and reduce the risk of accidents, making every journey safer and more enjoyable.

Custom badges with the vehicle identification number (VIN) and a rhino depiction add a unique touch, reminding occupants of the RHO’s rugged heritage.

Priced at $69,995, plus a $1,995 destination charge, the RHO offers exceptional value compared to its rivals, making it an enticing option for thrill-seekers and off-road enthusiasts. The RHO is available for ordering today and is scheduled to begin production in Q3 2024. 

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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Waiting for the "but it steals the TRX thunder by using the same body parts and trim pieces" posts!!!!!!

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I Love this... Quite a bargin considering. Still very quick.

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Waiting for the "but it steals the TRX thunder by using the same body parts and trim pieces" posts!!!!!!

Plenty of negativity on the FB feed. A way more affordable Off Road focused Ram for 20 to 30K less.

Oh the horror of it all.

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To all those who think that investing in the Jeep Wagoneer was wasted resources:

I am very familiar with the Wagoneer lineup because we have them available in our rental fleet. I have spent enough wheel time in the top trim Grand Wagoneer to recognize the engine and interior bits which are now going into the RHO. It is obvious the suspension pieces are unique to this Ram and the engine has been slightly upgraded. This model would not exist if it were not for the Wagoneer sharing some of the development costs.

Over the winter we sent a number of our customers out in Grand Wagoneers with the HO Hurricane six. I expect the Ram 1500 RHO to also be an all-season machine.

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