SPOTTED: 2025 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4×4

Ram's Most Popular Entry, Returns With A New Face For The New Model Year...

As the Ram brand prepares to release its updated 2025 Ram 1500 (DT) pickup lineup, we’re finally getting our first look at the face of the Ram 1500’s most popular trim: the Big Horn (or Lone Star, if you live in Texas). Comprising a majority of the Ram 1500’s sales, the Big Horn is the linchpin of the lineup for Ram. For the 2025 model year, there are some modest changes coming to Ram’s most popular half-ton.

Exterior –

2025 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4×4. (MoparInsiders).

While the update doesn’t give the truck a completely new exterior, there’s a major update to the front-end styling treatment. A new, larger, forward-leaning grille gives the truck a bolder appearance than the outgoing model. The new grille design allows better cooling for the new optional twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter Hurricane Straight-Six Turbo (SST) engines.

The new grille design features a revised texture and now has separate “nostril” surrounds next to the R-A-M logo. Additionally, a new front bumper design looks broader, drawing cues from the current Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty trucks.

The hood design and the upper part of the grille, reminiscent of a set of Ram’s horns, are carried over from last year. The 1500 badges are still incorporated into the hood and still state the engine designation.

New reflective LED headlamps are standard and should be a welcome addition to the Big Horn for 2025. The headlamps are now slimmer in design, giving the truck a wider, more imposing look. The taillights have also been redesigned with a jeweled-like appearance. The taillights will be standard LED and will still house the optional Blind-Spot Monitoring (BSM) sensors when equipped.

For 2025, Big Horn models will be available in either Quad Cab or Crew Cab configurations. The Quad Cab is only available with a 6-foot, 4-inch box, while the Crew Cab is available in either a 5-foot, 7-inch or 6-foot, 4-inch box.

For those seeking more style, the Sport Appearance Package with body-colored grille, bumpers, mirrors, and door handles, as well as the Night Edition Appearance Package with Gloss Black grille, mirrors, door handles, and darkened bezel headlamps, both return.

Interior –

Inside the 2025 Ram 1500 Big Horn, the truck remains very familiar to the outgoing model. There’s still the same rotary shift knob located on the dash, with the truck’s four-wheel-drive (4×4) controls located around it if equipped. An 8.4-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen is now standard on Big Horn models, while the 12-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen comes on models equipped with the Big Horn Level 2 Equipment Group.

All Big Horn models will get a new Gridiron interior trim color with laser-etched decorative trim accents on the dashboard, doors, and console, and new Gear Embossed seat insert accent material in Diesel Gray or Black.

Other than that, you can expect most of the same features to return from 2024.

Under The Hood –

2025 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4×4. (MoparInsiders).

Standard on all Big Horn models is the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with the eTorque mild-hybrid system. As the only engine to carry over into 2025, the Pentastar remains unchanged from the 2024 version. The Pentastar delivers 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque.

The eTorque mild-hybrid system replaces the traditional alternator on the engine with a belt-driven motor-generator unit that performs several functions. The motor-generator unit works with a 48-volt battery pack to enable quick and seamless start/stop function, short-duration torque addition to the engine crankshaft in certain driving situations, and brake energy regeneration, improving responsiveness and efficiency.

Mated to a standard 8-speed 850RE TorqueFlite automatic transmission and a standard 3.21 gear ratio, the Pentastar in two-wheel-drive (4×2) configuration can achieve as high as 26 MPG on the highway.

Completely new and offered as an option on the 2025 Ram 1500 Big Horn is the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter Hurricane standard-output (S/O) I6. Replacing the HEMI® V8, the new Hurricane S/O delivers an impressive 420 horsepower and 469 lb.-ft. of torque and can run on 87-octane unleaded fuel (89-octane recommended for maximum performance).

The foundation of the Hurricane engine is a deep-skirt cast-aluminum block with a structural aluminum alloy oil pan. The strongest Ram engine ever uses cross-bolted steel main bearing caps to contain the strong rotating assembly of a forged steel crankshaft and forged steel connecting rods. During manufacturing, the block is deck-plate honed to optimize the cylinder bore shape, which improves fuel efficiency.

The Hurricane S/O will be a $2,695 option on the Big Horn and will be mated to the same 8-speed 8HP75 TorqueFlite automatic transmission as the HEMI was. Fuel economy numbers have yet to be released; however, the Hurricane S/O can be equipped with 3.21, 3.55, and 3.92 rear axle ratios. At its maximum configuration, the Hurricane S/O engine can deliver 11,560 lbs. of maximum towing capacity.

Pentastar-powered models will continue to have the “eTorque” name under the 1500 badge on the hood. For the Hurricane-equipped models, the eTorque name will be replaced with “SST” as shown on this Hydro Blue-colored model.

On-Board Power –

2025 Ram 1500 On-Board Power Panel. (Ram).

For 2025, the Ram 1500 Big Horn will receive an optional on-board power inverter. The new option will cost customers $995 and offers up to 1.8 kilowatts (kW) of power with two covered outlets located inside the bed. With the new Hurricane engine running while the truck is in park, customers can activate the inverter via the touchscreen or with a switch located to the left of the outlets. The engine will then ramp up revolutions per minute (RPM) to support the on-board power inverter. Ram 1500 models equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 eTorque engine can run the inverter while the truck is in motion.

Colors –

As you can see in these images, Hydro Blue will return as shown on this standard Big Horn Crew Cab 4×4 model. Ram has announced that it will have 8 mainline exterior colors for 2025. Those colors include:

  • Bright White – N/C
  • Flame Red – N/C
  • Diamond Black – $245
  • Delmonico Red – $245
  • Hydro Blue – $245
  • Billet Silver – $295
  • Forged Blue – $295
  • Steel Storm – $295

Pricing – 

Thanks to our dealer connections, we have learned a lot about the 2025 Ram 1500 Big Horn and its pricing structure. Now keep in mind, these aren’t official numbers just yet as Ram can change them leading up to a pricing announcement. 

The 2025 Ram 1500 Big Horn (Lone Star) will start at $44,935 once it hits dealer lots. The price includes the following new standard content for 2025…

  • 8.4-Inch Uconnect 5 Infotainment System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Class IV Hitch
  • Remote Start
  • Front and Rear ParkSense
  • LED Headlights
  • Froward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring (BSM)
  • Rear Wheelhouse Liner

Key Options include…

  • Four-Wheel-Drive (4×4) – $3,850
  • Crew Cab – $2,750
  • 6-foot, 4-inch Bed on Crew Cab – $300
  • 3.0-liter Hurricane I6 S/O – $2,695
  • Sport Appearance Group – $1,405
  • Night Edition Appearance Group – $2,545
  • Off-Road Group – $1,245
  • Bed Utility Group – $945
  • On-Board Power – $995
  • RamBox System – $995
  • Multi-Function Tailgate – $1,095
  • Trailer-Tow Group – $1,345
  • Towing Tech Group – $595

Big Horn Level 1 Equipment Package – $1,695

  • 8-Way Lumbar-Adjustable Power Driver Seat
  • 2nd Row In-Floor Storage Bins
  • Rear Power Sliding Window
  • Sun Visors w/ Lit Vanity Mirrors
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • 115-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet – Front Seats
  • Glove Box Lamp
  • Rear Dome Light
  • SiriusXM Satelite Radio
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Adjustable Pedals

Big Horn Level 2 Equipment Package – $2,770

Big Horn Level 1 Equipment Plus…

  • 12-Inch Uconnect 5 Infotainment System
  • 7-Inch Programmable Cluster Display
  • Power Tailgate Release
  • Drive Modes
  • Wireless Charging Pad (Bucket Seats Only)
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Security Alarm
  • 400-Watt Inverter
  • Two Rear USB Ports
  • 115-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet – Rear Seats

With production underway at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan, the 2025 Ram 1500 Big Horn is scheduled to arrive at dealers this quarter. Stay tuned to MoparInsiders.com and 5thGenRams.com for more information.

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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Really do not like what they did with the front. Headlights too small, just stuck on and that grill, it’s a mess. Trucks may not need to be beautiful, but this here is one ugly front end and a step backwards in looks for this Ram. What were you thinking?

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Really do not like what they did with the front. Headlights too small, just stuck on and that grill, it’s a mess. Trucks may not need to be beautiful, but this here is one ugly front end and a step backwards in looks for this Ram. What were you thinking?

Totally agree. They take the highest volume model and make a mess of it. That front is a smaller version of the pig nostrils grill introduced on the Classic around '16 or '17. Somebody at Ram has a bug to not use the crosshair again. It would look a whole lot better than this abomination.

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I agree, over all a sweet truck, but that grill, WTF were they thinking? Apparently they weren't. Yes I would love to see the crosshair grill back, we all know that’s not happening any time soon. But something better than this.

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