The Ram 1500 is set to receive an extensive refresh for the 2025 model year, with a long list of upgrades and changes in store to keep it competitive with the Chevy Silverado 1500. The current fifth-generation Ram 1500 initially launched for the 2019 model year, just like the current fourth-generation Chevy Silverado 1500, which means the two rivals are on roughly the same general cadence. Now, the new 2025 Ram 1500 has been caught testing as a prototype.
Despite the camouflage, we know that this particular prototype is an example of the Tungsten Edition, which will be offered as the new range-topper of the lineup. Further updates will include a new front and rear fascia, as well as some changes to the interior. Not only that, but the 2025 Ram 1500 is also expected to offer the automaker’s high-output twin-turbo Hurricane inline-six engine, rated at a stout 510 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque when cradled by the Jeep Grand Wagoneer.
The Ram 1500 has been something of a thorn in the side of the Chevy Silverado 1500 since the launch of the current fifth-generation for the 2019 model year. Most recently, sales figures for the full-size pickup segment through the first half of the 2023 calendar year reveal the Ram 1500 nipping at the heels of the Chevy Silverado in terms of sales volume, with 223,049 units sold, as compared to the 268,291 units sold for the Chevy product. Those figures yield 25 percent market share for the Chevy Silverado 1500 and 21 percent market share for the Ram 1500. Topping the list is the Ford F-150 with 382,893 units sold and 35 percent market share.
Full-Size Pickup Truck Sales - Jan-Jun 2023 - USA
|MODEL||YTD 23 / YTD 22||YTD 23||YTD 22||YTD 23 SHARE||YTD 22 SHARE|
|RAM RAM PICKUP||-8.95%||223,049||244,983||21%||25%|
|GMC HUMMER EV PICKUP||-86.79%||49||371||0%||0%|
Indeed, the close rivalry between these two pickups extends quite a bit further back as well, with the Ram 1500 outselling the Chevy Silverado in some quarters. Just a few recent examples would be Q3 of the 2022 calendar year and Q4 of the 2021 calendar year.
Naturally, we’ll keep an eye on the upcoming 2025 Ram 1500 refresh and see how it all plays out when it hits prime time, so stay tuned. In the meantime, subscribe to GM Authority for more GM competition news, Chevy Silverado news, Chevy news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.