Ram 1500 Towing Capacity, Engines & More

Ram 1500 Towing Capacity

 

For 2022, the Ram 1500 towing capacity rises to incredible new heights, a maximum of 12,750 pounds1, to be precise. 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 details behind the Ram 1500 towing capacity below, then find your new Ram truck or genuine Ram towing accessories at Frisco CDJR.

Towing Capacity of Ram 1500 Trucks Per Engine

When determining the towing capacity for Ram 1500 trucks, there are a few things to keep in mind. Towing capacities, firstly, will vary with many factors. Your truck’s trim level, cab/box configuration, drivetrain layout, optional equipment, additional loads in your truck, and several other factors will affect real-world towing limits.

To find an exact Ram 1500 towing capacity figure for your truck, please check your owner’s manual, or enter your vehicle’s information into the Ram Trucks official website.

Keeping this in mind, the Ram 1500 max towing capacity is an impressive figure that’ll rise above the competition. The figures are most noticeably affected by the engine in your next Ram 1500.

First up, the standard 3.6-liter PENTASTAR® V-6 engine makes a hearty 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, letting the new Ram 1500 tow up to 7,730 pounds1 when properly equipped.

The next engine makes its mark with a classic roar: the available 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine. It throws down 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, increasing the maximum Ram 1500 towing capacity to 11,610 pounds1 when properly equipped.

The available 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with eTorque boosts the Ram 1500 MPG figures and maximum towing capacity. It also lets loose 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque but offers up to a 12,750-pound towing capacity1 when properly equipped.

For diesel enthusiasts, there’s an available 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine that achieves the highest MPGs and torque output of the lineup; it makes 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. Choose this diesel motor, and the Ram 1500 towing capacity will reach 12,560 pounds1 when properly equipped.

Ram 1500 Towing Capacity Chart

While the figures listed above are for a 2022 model, used Ram 1500 trucks can offer just-as-strong towing capacities. Here’s a deeper look at the Ram 1500 towing capacities:

Ram 1500 Towing1 Capacity Chart

Year 3.6L Pentastar V6 5.7L HEMI® V8 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 5.7L HEMI® V8 eTorque
2022 7,730 pounds 11,610 pounds 12,560 pounds 12,750 pounds
2021 7,730 pounds 11,610 pounds 12,560 pounds 12,750 pounds
2020 7,730 pounds 11,610 pounds 12,560 pounds 12,750 pounds
2019 6,250 pounds 11,610 pounds 12,560 pounds 12,750 pounds
2018 7,600 pounds 10,620 pounds 9,210 pounds 10,620 pounds
2017 7,610 pounds 10,650 pounds 9,210 pounds 10,640 pounds

2022 Ram 1500 Towing Guide: Innovations That’ll Help Out

New Ram 1500 trucks ride on a solid steel frame, but they offer much more than just pure towing strength; they offer state-of-the-art features that’ll make your towing journeys a seamless experience.

The first is available trailer sway control. It’ll lend a hand through those wide-open, windy stretches of interstate and keep your trailer in check through every mile. 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 Ram 1500 towing capacity is made even better by available assistance like an advanced radar-based blind-spot monitor and Rear Cross Path Detection, making each lane change a confident experience.

An available 360-degree surround view camera system makes hitching up, arguably the second-hardest part of towing, a breeze and can combine with trailer-tow mirrors for unparalleled visibility.

With available Trailer Reverse Steering Control, the most challenging towing task is made easy, and you can make complete use of your Ram 1500 towing capacity without breaking a sweat or worrying about that left-right switch-up.

Get a Ram 1500 at Frisco CDJR

Whether you’re interested in your specific Ram 1500 towing capacity or want to experience this innovative, extra-strong towing rig for yourself, our team of Ram truck experts is here to help. Visit our Ram dealership today to get started on your journey to towing excellence.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Ram 1500 Towing Capacity

Can a Ram 1500 tow 10,000 pounds?

Yes, the 2022 Ram 1500 can tow over 10,000 pounds when properly equipped and when powered by the available 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine, the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with eTorque, or the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine. For example, a Ram 1500 powered by the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with eTorque offers a 12,750-pound towing capacity1 when properly equipped.

Is 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.

How much will a Ram 1500 5.7 HEMI tow?

The Ram 1500 towing capacity with a 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine is 11,610 pounds1 when properly equipped. Choose the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with eTorque, and the Ram 1500 towing capacity will rise to 12,750 pounds1 when properly equipped.

Which Ram 1500 engine is best for towing?

The 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with eTorque achieves the highest Ram 1500 towing capacity, but the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine offers similar towing strength with higher MPGs. There is no wrong choice here.

Can a Ram 1500 tow an SUV?

Yes. The 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.


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