First Look Review: Is the 2024 Ram 1500 eTorque still a good buy?

  • Last model year of the pre-facelift Ram 1500 eTorque
  • Available with eTorque mild-hybrid technology
  • Delivers an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of up to 23 MPG
  • Priced from USD 39,420 (excl. USD 1,995 destination charges)

The 2025 Ram 1500 is scheduled for launch in Q1 2024 and is days away from reaching dealerships. Before the facelifted model goes on sale, I decided to take one last look at the 2024 Ram 1500 in the eTorque mild-hybrid variant. The outgoing model should be available with some great offers ahead of the new launch. Here’s what I think about it after exploring it in person recently:


The 2024 Ram 1500 eTorque features a confident and purposeful design. I find its exterior more attractive than the facelift, thanks to the boxier headlamps featuring rectangular light modules, and the hexagonal grille with an interlocking pattern and centered brand logo. The exposed tow hooks, missing on the new model, further add to the appeal.

The black-colored 2024 Ram 1500 eTorque I saw was in the Limited trim, so it had dollops of chrome all around. An eTorque badge on the sides of the elevated hood reveals this pickup truck features mild-hybrid technology. I think the 20-inch wheels could have had a better design, as this funky look isn’t attractive, and looks like an aftermarket fitment.

At the back, the exposed dual exhaust tips give the pickup truck a sporty styling and an electrically-operated tailgate provides customers more convenience. Ram offers the 2024 1500 eTorque in the Limited trim exclusively with a crew cab and 5’7” and 6’4” bed options, and this unit had the standard-fit, short bed. It was equipped with several optional features, including power running boards, the signature Ram Box, bed lighting, deployable bed step, and spray-in bed liner.


Inside, the 2024 Ram 1500 eTorque has classic pickup truck cues such as a tall and upright dashboard, vertical AC vents, a hefty floor console, and a four-spoke steering wheel. I think it’s adequately modern and elegant, too.

The Limited trim features a 12-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12-inch portrait touchscreen infotainment system, making it an attractive choice for tech-savvy customers. The latter includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and navigation. 8-way power driver and passenger seats with heating and ventilation, heated steering wheel, and ventilated rear seats let the occupants travel in great comfort.

This particular 2024 Ram 1500 eTorque was equipped with many optional features as well. It was specified with a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, head-up display, digital IRVM, wireless charging pad, and a surround-view camera system, to name a few.

As a six-foot-tall person, I found the ingress in the 2024 Ram 1500 eTorque quick and easy, and I didn’t feel the need for a side step. The first thing I checked from the driver’s seat was all-around visibility, which turned out to be good. Having established that my head was well clear from the headliner, I began evaluating the seat comfort. The lumbar support was decent, while under-thigh support felt comfortable.

In the second row, sitting right behind the driver’s seat that was adjusted for a six-foot-tall person, I found no knee room. I felt the default angle of the backrest was upright for me. A recline function was not available. The under-thigh support and headroom were okay, but it was evident that this part of the cabin wasn’t designed for tall adults and that it would be used sparingly.


The 2024 Ram 1500 eTorque in the Limited trim is powered by the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine that produces 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard, and this particular unit has a four-wheel drive system as well.

A belt-drive motor generator unit on the engine recuperates energy during braking and deceleration and stores it in a 0.3 kWh lithium-ion Nickel Manganese Cobalt-Graphite battery. It provides a smooth start/stop function and assists the engine with up to 130 lb.-ft. of additional torque.

In this configuration with the 5’7” bed, the 2024 1500 Limited 4×4 offers a payload capacity of 1,490 lbs. and a towing capacity of 7,930 lbs. The mild-hybrid pickup truck delivers an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 18 MPG (city)/22 MPG (highway)/19 MPG (combined).


The 2024 Ram 1500 eTorque Limited 4×4 with the 5’7” bed retails at USD 65,810 (excl. USD 1,995 destination charges) before options.

TopElectricSUV says

The 2024 Ram 1500 eTorque delivers excellent performance with its electrified V8 engine, looks tough and premium, and offers plenty of utility, comfort, and convenience features. A full-hybrid system for higher fuel economy would’ve been nicer, but I think it’s still a well-balanced offering in the full-size pickup truck segment.

You can also read my first look review of the 1500 eTorque Tradesman (Work Truck).

2024 Ram 1500 eTorque FAQs

What is the 2024 Ram 1500 eTorque’s release date?

The 2024 Ram 1500 eTorque is available at U.S. dealerships.

What is the price of the 2024 Ram 1500 eTorque?

The 2024 Ram 1500 eTorque starts at $39,420 (excl. $1,995 destination charges).

Which models are the 2024 Ram 1500 eTorque’s rivals?

Competitors include the Ford F-150 PowerBoost & Toyota Tundra i-Force Max.