How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow?

March 13th, 2021 by

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When it’s got the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, the new RAM 1500 towing capacity goes up to 12,750 pounds. But there are lots of ways to answer the question, “how much can a RAM 1500 tow?”, as there are multiple engine options that Ridgeway drivers can choose from, each with their own perks. There’s also an array of performance technology to help with the towing experience. Gunter CDJR Martinsville explores all things 2021 RAM 1500 towing capacity below!


RAM 1500 Towing Capacity: Engine Options

So, how much can a RAM 1500 tow with its base engine? The RAM 1500 is impressive even with its standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine which comes with a Torque TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission. And then there’s upper models like the new TRX for Danville and Martinsville  drivers who want a truly deluxe truck. Here’s a list of your many engine options and their perks:   

Standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6

  • 7,730-pound max towing capacity
  • 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 305 hp

Upgrade: 5.7L HEMI® V8

Many RAM enthusiasts will be familiar with HEMI® engines, of which this is a prime example. You’ll get close to the max RAM 1500 towing capacity with this engine: 

  • 11,610-pound max towing capacity
  • 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 395 hp

Available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6

Want a diesel engine? The EcoDiesel V6 boasts best-in-class diesel torque on the RAM 1500:

  • 12,560-pound max towing capacity
  • 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 260 hp

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

Powered by eTorque mild hybrid technology, this V8 achieves the max RAM 1500 towing capacity. Here are the other specs that might interest you:

  • 12,750-pound max towing capacity
  • 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 395 hp

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8

This Supercharged engine is for those Reidsville, NC drivers who prioritize speed on their truck. It’s got the most horsepower out of any RAM engine: 

  • 118-mph top speed 
  • 650 lb-ft of torque
  • 702 hp
  • 0-to-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. 

RAM 1500 Towing Technology and Equipment 

It’s not just the strength of the RAM 1500 engines that makes RAM 1500 towing a great experience. There’s quite a long list of towing features that assist the driver in addition to extra parts you can get with the help of a service center that uses OEM parts. Here’s what is available:   

Standard Towing Technology: 

  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer Light Check
  • Trailer-Tow Power-Fold Mirrors
  • Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Electronic Stability Control and Trailer Sway Control

Available Towing  Equipment: 

  • Available multifunction tailgate with signature 60/40 split doors
  • Available 360° Surround View Camera
  • Available Power-Fold Tow Mirrors
  • Available Trailer Camera Wiring
  • And more!

Find a RAM 1500 for Sale at Gunter CDJR Martinsville    

The best way to know if these powerful trucks are right for you is to see them for yourself! At Gunter CDJR Martinsville, we’re proud to carry the RAM 1500 and other great RAM vehicles in our RAM inventory. You can even apply for financing online through us! Contact us today to set up a test drive.

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