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Quick Look: 2025 Ram 1500 Sport

Canadian Exclusive Model Returns For 2025 With Updates...

Last month, I had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Canadian Exclusive 2025 Ram 1500 Sport at the Canadian International Autoshow. In the U.S., Ram dropped the Sport model as a trim when the 5th Generation Ram 1500 debuted in 2018 for the 2019 model year, instead opting to add a sport appearance package to Big Horn and Laramie models.

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In Canada, the Sport trim had long been the best-selling version of the Ram 1500, so the decision was made to keep the Sport around, slotting between the Big Horn and Laramie while offering a sport appearance package on the Laramie. Interestingly, the Sport shares a model code with the Rebel, which causes a lot of confusion as when you run the VIN on a Sport, it will come up as a Ram 1500 Sport/Rebel. I have seen a lot of confusion with exported Canadian Ram 1500 Sports online, with people buying them and thinking it’s a Canadian Rebel, which is not the case. 

With that short educational lesson out of the way, on to the 2025 Ram 1500 Sport.

Exterior:

2025 Ram 1500 Sport
2025 Ram 1500 Sport vs 2019 Ram 1500 Sport

All 2025 Ram 1500s have received a minor exterior refresh featuring new headlight and taillight designs, front bumpers, larger grilles, and wheel designs among most of the lineup. Based on what we have seen so far, it also looks like the Rams’ head logo is gone from the tailgate, replaced by RAM lettering, except for on trucks with the multi-function tailgate. 

All 2025 Ram 1500 models will now feature LED headlights as standard across the range, while Limited, Limited Longhorn, and the new Tungsten trim get an updated LED projector headlight design with adaptive lighting.

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2025 Ram 1500 Tungsten vs 2025 Ram 1500 Sport vs 2019 Ram 1500 Sport headlight comparo

While standard LED lighting is good, I have a bone to pick with the new Tradesman-Laramie headlights. In an effort that I assume is to balance costs by making the LED lights standard across the board, they have lost the LED accent lighting and the LED turn signal, which an incandescent bulb has replaced. As a result, the headlights look cheaper and more bland than the previous mid-level LED reflector headlights. 

2025 Ram 1500 Sport vs 2019 Ram 1500 Sport

Unfortunately, it doesn’t get any better in the taillight department, as it seems that all 2025 Ram 1500s below the Limited and Limited Longhorn now feature incandescent bulb taillights. This move with the headlights and taillights seems odd when many manufacturers use LED signature lighting to set their vehicles apart. It also marks the first time the Ram 1500 Sport and Laramie have not had LED taillights standard since 2013.

While I have no problem with the overall styling updates for the 2025 Ram 1500, I think this new approach to the lighting modules results in a cheaper look. 

Interior:

2025 Ram 1500 Sport vs 2019 Ram 1500 Sport

Inside, the truck gains new technologies, such as the new 14.5-inch UConnect screen and 10.25-inch passenger screen. While Ram Canada hasn’t released any information on the 2025 Ram 1500 Sport yet, we assume that the 12.1-inch UConnect screen will be standard in the Sport, with the larger and passenger screens being options. We will update this post with all the standard and optional features when official information is released. 

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2025 Ram 1500 Sport At The Canadian International Autoshow (MoparInsiders)

Interior materials also appear to be upgraded, with the truck at the auto show having stitched upper door panels (previously only available on the G/T package trucks), new trim inlays, and Alcantara sections above the armrest. 

Powertrain:

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2025 Ram 1500 Sport At The Canadian International Autoshow (MoparInsiders)

The 2025 Ram 1500 Sport at the auto show featured the 3.0 Hurricane inline six, making 420 horsepower and 469 lb.-ft. of torque. It is safe to assume this will be the only engine option available on the Canadian Sport as the Hurricane H/O seems reserved for Limited Longhorn, Limited, and Tungsten models. The reliable and smooth shifting ZF 8-speed transmission returns for duty. 

We will update this post with official information as it becomes available, but for now, let us know what you think in the comments section below. 

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Jared B

Jared founded MoparInsiders and is a 40-year-old automotive enthusiast from Vancouver, British Columbia. He took an interest in cars at a very young age and has been interested in them ever since. His hobbies include photography, videography, drag racing, and auto detailing. He currently owns and drives a 2023 Audi RS6, a 2022 GMC Sierra, and a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

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