RAM 1500 5.7L HEMI® V8 ENGINE Overview: Performance, Towing, Mileage

RAM 1500 5.7L HEMI® V8 ENGINE

When you’re ready to rumble, a 2022 Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® will answer your call. If you want to tow it all, HEMI® V-8 power has you covered. If you want some ferocious performance, the HEMI® V-8 will rise to the occasion. But more than just powerful and capable, the latest generation of HEMI® V-8 excellence can also dominate the competition for MPG.

Learn about the benefits of a 2022 Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® V-8 below, and swing by Frisco CDJR to experience the power for yourself.

How Can I Get a 2022 Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® Engine?

The 2022 Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® V-8 engine is available on every trim except for the TRX® and TRADESMAN® HFE. The standard 3.6L PENTASTAR® V-6 engine is a great way to enjoy top-rated truck capabilities, but when you’re looking for extra oomph, our team can help you find a HEMI®-powered Ram 1500.

Ram 1500 HEMI® Engine Horsepower & Torque Specs

Ram truck enthusiasts hear two things when a HEMI® V-8 is mentioned: a classically exciting exhaust note and modern competition-shaming power. 2022 Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI® models help that tradition thrive. So that begs the question, “just how powerful is a 5.7L HEMI® V-8 engine?”

There’s more than one 5.7L HEMI® V-8 engine available; the gas-only 5.7L HEMI® V-8 engine and the 5.7L HEMI® V-8 engine with eTorque mild hybrid technology. Both develop a hearty 395 horsepower output.

Both 5.7L HEMI® V-8 engines can propel this truck from 0 to 60 mph in an estimated 6.5 seconds.

Torque is where things vary. At a glance, both engines make an impressive 410 pound-feet of torque. But, the “eTorque” label isn’t just for show. From the get-go, this electric system will provide 130 pound-feet of extra launch torque, helping to achieve the highest towing capacity of the new Ram 1500 lineup.

Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® V-8 Engine Towing Capacities

How much can a Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI® engine pull along? As you likely know, towing capacity will vary by your truck’s configuration, including cab/box layout.

But, with a 5.7L HEMI® V-8 engine and the proper equipment, a 2022 Ram 1500 can tow up to 11,610 pounds.1

Choose the 5.7L HEMI® V-8 with eTorque and properly equip your 2022 Ram 1500 to achieve a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds.1

Everything from a 32-foot camper to a 26-foot utility trailer2 can fit into this towing capacity figure, letting the 2022 Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® handle every job and adventure easily.

The specific towing capacity of your HEMI® V-8 engine-equipped Ram 1500 will vary; please consult your Ram owner’s manual for more details before you hitch up.

2022 Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® MPG Estimates

What’s better than the powerful specs and immense towing capacity of a Ram 1500? The Ram fuel efficiency. That’s right, the days of a V-8 truck needing to sacrifice MPG for power are over, and the new Ram 1500 leads the way.

Here’s how efficient this truck can be:

2022 Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® V-8 Engine MPG

With 2WD: EPA-estimated 15/22 MPG (city/highway)3

With 4WD: EPA-estimated 15/21 MPG (city/highway)4

2022 Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® V-8 Engine With eTorque MPG

With 2WD: EPA-estimated 18/23 MPG (city/highway)5

With 4WD: EPA-estimated 18/22 MPG (city/highway)6

How Ram 1500 eTorque Mild Hybrid Technology Kicks Things Up A Notch

So how does that 2022 Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® V-8 eTorque system improve MPG estimates and maximum towing capacities? With mild hybrid technology. A “mild hybrid” means that an onboard electric motor complements the gas engine. This system steps in with, as we mentioned, an extra hit of launch torque optimized for getting larger loads moving.

As for MPG, nearly all gas engines have an uneven powerband. Certain RPM ranges are better for efficiency, and others are better for power. The mild hybrid system in a 2022 Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® V-8 with eTorque intelligently uses electric power to fill the gaps where some efficiency may be lost so that you can focus on getting the job done.

Feel The Rumble Of a 2022 Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® At Frisco CDJR

Ready to see how a 5.7L HEMI® V-8 engine can make short work of every job? Swing by our Ram dealership for a test drive, and discover our equally-exciting Ram 1500 specials today.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Ram 1500 HEMI® V-8 Engine

What trims are available for the 2022 Ram 1500 with a 5.7L HEMI® engine?

For a 2022 Ram 1500, 5.7L HEMI® V-8 power is optional on the TRADESMAN®, LIMITED, LIMITED LONGHORN™, LARAMIE®, REBEL®, and BIG HORN® trims. Only the Ram 1500 TRADESMAN® HFE and TRX® trims do not offer this V-8 engine.

Does the Ram 1500 come in hybrid?

The 2022 Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® V-8 with eTorque uses mild hybrid technology to improve MPG estimates and maximum towing capacity figures. This hybrid Ram truck delivers an EPA-estimated 18/23 MPG (city/highway)5 while offering a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds.1

What are eTorque mild hybrids for Ram trucks?

An eTorque mild hybrid complements the powerful gas engine with a 48V motor generator, offering an extra hit of launch torque for enhanced towing capabilities and filling in certain powerband ranges to improve MPG figures.

How much horsepower does a 5.7 HEMI® have?

The 2022 Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® V-8 has 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, letting you enjoy a 12,750-pound maximum towing capacity1 and the ability to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in an estimated 6.5 seconds.


1When properly equipped. See dealer for details.

2Based on the typical unloaded weight of a 32-foot camper or 26-foot trailer; actual trailer or camper weight may vary – reference the loaded weight of your camper or trailer and consult your owner’s manual to ensure trailer or camper weight is below your truck’s towing capacity limit

3EPA estimated 15 city MPG / 22 hwy MPG with 5.7L HEMI® V-8, EIGHT-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, and 2WD. Actual mileage may vary.

4EPA estimated 15 city MPG / 21 hwy MPG with 5.7L HEMI® V-8, EIGHT-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, and 4WD. Actual mileage may vary.

5EPA estimated 18 city MPG / 23 hwy MPG with 5.7L HEMI® V-8 With eTorque, EIGHT-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, and 2WD. Actual mileage may vary.

6EPA estimated 18 city MPG / 22 hwy MPG with 5.7L HEMI® V-8 With eTorque, EIGHT-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, and 4WD. Actual mileage may vary.

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