Ram 1500 Towing Capacity
A dependable pickup like the Ram 1500 is the kind of truck you can count on to get lots of cargo through all kinds of terrain. So, how much can it tow?
To show drivers in Penn Yan, Geneva, and Watkins Glen what it’s capable of, Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram looks at the Ram 1500 towing capacity.
Ram 1500 Specs
The Ram 1500 offers four dynamic powertrains. Each one is capable of hauling a heavy trailer and lots of cargo. From its base option to a duo of solid V8 engines to an efficient diesel option, they’ll all be able to get the job done for you:
- 3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque that gets up to 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque
- 5.7L HEMI® V8 that gets up to 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque
- 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque that gets up to 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque
- 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 that gets up to 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque
All four engines work with a versatile TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission. It delivers a wide range of gears for utilizing torque and maintaining traction in any situation.
Ram 1500 Capability
The Ram 1500 puts its power to good use. Each available engine can provide you with the performance you need to pull a boat behind you on the way to your next vacation, or transport a big trailer of cargo to your job site. While the 5.7L HEMI® with eTorque offers best-in-class towing capability, all four are able to carry and control a lot of cargo behind your truck.
|5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque||12,750 pounds|
|5.7L HEMI® V8||11,610 pounds|
|3.0L EcoDiesel V6||9,290 pounds|
|3.6L Pentastar® V6||7,730 pounds|
Ram 1500 Towing Features
While the Ram 1500 is fully equipped to tow a large trailer, it also offers plenty of features to help you keep your cargo in line with your truck. To learn more, read our full vehicle review!
For example, Trailer Sway Damping monitors what you’re towing and uses corrective braking and throttle to keep everything steady and centered. You’ll also know when it’s safe to change lanes with Blind Spot Monitoring with Trailer Detection.
You can also rely on your truck to help give you a safe trip when you’re transporting cargo over steep terrain, too. Hill Descent Control maintains a safe, slow speed when you’re on your way down, whether you’re hauling a big camper or a couple dirt bikes.
The Ram 1500 also offers a Trailer Brake Controller, so drivers behind your truck will know when you’re slowing down, turning, and stopping.
While maneuvering with a trailer is easy, hooking up to it is just as convenient. An air suspension system keeps your hitch and trailer level, while a Rear Back-Up Camera helps you back your truck into place.
Test Drive the Ram 1500
To learn more about the Ram 1500 towing capacity, visit Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and take a test drive. It provides drivers in Penn Yan, Geneva, and Watkins Glen with all the power and features you need to move your heaviest cargo. Contact our team today!