RAM Truck Engine Options

RAM Eco Diesel

Looking for a powerhouse new pickup truck in the Martinsville area? You’ve come to the right place! At Gunter CDJR Martinsville, we pride ourselves on a wide variety of top-notch vehicles from Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and RAM to suit almost every budget and lifestyle. RAM trucks are famous for their durability, their performance power, and their off-road capability, all made possible by impressive engines under the hood! How much power does a RAM truck engine have? Gunter CDJR Martinsville has all the details on your RAM truck engine options and RAM engine reliability in the guide below. Read on, then head to our inventory to start picking out your next truck!

RAM 1500 Engine Power

The light-duty RAM 1500 comes with the most engine choices of the three pickups, offering five unique powertrains that each bring their own benefits to the Danville roads. You can pick from three gasoline engines, one diesel option, and the legendary supercharged HEMI V8. Here are the specs for each of these RAM truck engine options:

3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine with eTorque

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

5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine

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

5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine with eTorque

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

3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine

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

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 Engine

  • 702 hp
  • 650 lb-ft of torque
  • 8,100-pound towing capacity

RAM 2500 & 3500 Engine Power

If you want an extra boost of power and capability, RAM offers two heavy-duty pickup trucks: the RAM 2500 and 3500. These pickups come with two engines–one gasoline and one diesel offering–that each offer increased towing and payload capabilities compared to the RAM 1500 engines. If you want to truly max out your power on the road, the powerhouse 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine delivers 850 lb-ft of torque and 20,000 pounds of tow power! Check out the full specs below:

6.4L HEMI® V8 Engine

  • 429 lb-ft of torque
  • 410 hp
  • 17,540-pound towing capacity

6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6 Engine

  • 850 lb-ft of torque
  • 370 hp
  • 20,000-pound towing capacity

How Long Can a RAM Truck Engine Last?

Now that we’ve gone over the specs for the RAM truck engine options, you may be asking an important question: how long can a RAM truck engine last? Fortunately, RAM engine reliability is famous in the pickup truck industry, and you can expect your powertrain to last for many years to come. While we can’t give you an exact number that covers all RAM pickups, the best way to maximize your RAM engine reliability is to stick to your regularly-scheduled maintenance and come in for routine appointments so our service team can make sure everything is running in the best condition possible.

Find Your New RAM Truck at Gunter CDJR Martinsville!

If you’re interested in seeing how our RAM engines handle on the road for yourself, contact our office to set up a test drive! We’ll take care of everything and get you out on the Reidsville, NC roads in no time. You can also contact us or stop by our dealership with any questions, or for more information about our RAM trucks, and a member of our team will be happy to help you.


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