Ram 1500 Towing Capacity, Engines, & More

Ram 1500 Towing Capacity, Engines, & More

The 2023 Ram 1500 towing capacity can reach an incredible maximum of 12,750 pounds.1 But there’s more to that story than the top number alone. There’s a wide range of powertrains that’ll blend efficiency with hauling strength, an innovative range of features that make towing easier than ever, and a luxurious cabin that turns those long hours on the road into a cakewalk.

Discover the 2017 to 2023 Ram 1500 towing capacity figures below, then find your next Ram truck or genuine Ram towing accessories at Frisco CDJR.

2023 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity: How It Varies

You’re probably asking, “How much can a Ram 1500 tow?” Please note that towing capacities vary with factors like cab/box configuration, optional equipment, trim level, and more. For example, the Ram 1500 Big Horn towing capacity may be lower than the Ram 1500 Tradesman towing capacity, as this higher-level trim typically weighs more.

To find the Ram 1500 towing capacity for your truck, please check your owner’s manual, enter your VIN into the Ram Trucks official website, or contact our vehicle experts.

However, the Ram towing capacity will be most noticeably affected by the engine you choose. The first engine is the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. It makes a hearty 305 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The 2023 Ram 1500 V-6 towing capacity is capable of pulling up to 7,730 pounds.1

The 2023 Ram 1500 5.7 HEMI towing capacity comes at you as a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with eTorque that makes 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque and provides a supplemental 130 pound-feet of torque at launch. It boosts the 2023 Ram 1500 towing capacity to its highest point: a maximum of 12,750 pounds.1

For diesel enthusiasts, our Ram 1500 inventory offers an available 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine that delivers the highest MPGs and makes 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. The diesel 2023 Ram 1500 towing capacity will reach 9,600 pounds1 when properly equipped.

Ram 1500 Towing Chart by Engine Type & Model Year

Both a 2023 Ram 1500 and a used model can haul impressive amounts. Here’s a deeper look:

2017 to 2023 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity Chart

Year3.6-Liter Pentastar V-65.7-Liter HEMI V-83.0-Liter EcoDiesel V-65.7-Liter HEMI V-8 with eTorque
20237,730 pounds1N/A9,600 pounds112,750 pounds1
20227,730 pounds111,610 pounds112,560 pounds112,750 pounds1
20217,730 pounds111,610 pounds112,560 pounds112,750 pounds1
20207,730 pounds111,610 pounds112,560 pounds112,750 pounds1
20196,250 pounds111,610 pounds112,560 pounds112,750 pounds1
20187,600 pounds110,620 pounds19,210 pounds110,620 pounds1
20177,610 pounds110,650 pounds19,210 pounds110,640 pounds1

2023 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity Guide: Innovations That’ll Help Out

New Ram 1500 trucks ride on a solid steel frame, but the Ram 1500 towing power is complemented by something more important: advanced features that’ll make your towing journey a seamless and safer experience.

Available Trailer Sway Control lends a hand through those wide-open, windy stretches of interstate to keep your trailer in check. Hill Start Assist and Electronic Roll Mitigation are two more benefits that ease those tougher moments when towing.

You’re likely familiar with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), but did you know that the new Ram 1500 can monitor up to 12 tires on each trailer you’re towing? A Ram 1500 in our new inventory can offer an innovative Driver Information digital display, acting as a nerve center for essential trailering data like the status of your trailer lights.

The 2023 Ram 1500 towing capacity is enhanced further by an available radar-based blind spot monitor and Rear Cross Path Detection. An available 360-degree Surround View Camera system makes hitching up a breeze and can combine with trailer-tow mirrors for unparalleled visibility. Plus, available Trailer Reverse Steering Control can handle the hardest part of trailering.

Find Your Next Ram 1500 Truck at Frisco CDJR

Whether you’re interested in your specific 2023 Ram 1500 towing capacity, need our service department to install your towing accessories, or want to experience this excellent tow-ready rig for yourself, we’re here to help. Visit our Ram dealership today to discover our Ram truck specials and get started on your journey to towing excellence.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can a Ram 1500 tow 10,000 pounds?

Yes, the 2023 Ram 1500 towing capacity can haul over 10,000 pounds1 when properly equipped and when powered by the available 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with eTorque. If you choose a Ram 1500 powered by the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with eTorque, you can find a 12,750-pound1 maximum towing capacity to crush your next job.

Is the Ram 1500 a good towing vehicle?

A new Ram 1500 is an excellent towing vehicle. It has a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds1 and combines that strength with innovative features like available Trailer Reverse Steering Control to make hauling loads easier than ever. Explore our new Ram trucks for sale today and find out how a Ram 1500 makes for the perfect tow rig.

How much will a Ram 1500 5.7 HEMI tow?

The maximum Ram 1500 towing capacity with the previously available 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine is 11,610 pounds1 when properly equipped. An upgrade over this engine, the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with eTorque is available for the Ram 1500. The 2023 Ram 1500 towing capacity will rise to a maximum of 12,750 pounds1 with this engine.

Which Ram 1500 engine is best for towing?

The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with eTorque achieves the highest 2023 Ram 1500 towing capacity, but the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine offers great towing strength with higher MPGs. The standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 can also tow up to 7,730 pounds1 while balancing value, performance, and efficiency. There is no wrong choice here.

Can a Ram 1500 tow an SUV?

Yes. The 2023 Ram 1500 towing capacity can be as high as 12,750 pounds,1 which is typically enough to accommodate an SUV towed on either a dolly or an average flatbed trailer. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine lets the 2023 Ram 1500 tow up to 9,600 pounds,1 which is often enough for a crossover SUV on a trailer.



1When properly equipped. See dealer for details.