How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow?

December 17th, 2020 by
2021 RAM 1500 Towing a Boat

The 2021 RAM 1500 continues to push the envelope when it comes to truck performance. So, how much can a RAM 1500 tow? Thanks to the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, the 2021 RAM 1500 towing capacity goes up to 12,750 pounds! There are plenty of other engine options with their own solid RAM 1500 towing capacity specs, so Landers Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM does a deep dive for Bossier City drivers below!

RAM 1500 Towing Capacity: Engine Options

How much can a RAM 1500 tow if you choose to stick with the base trim level? Texarkana drivers starting out with RAM trucks will get a fuel-efficient 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine that boasts 7,730 pounds of RAM towing capacity in addition to 305 hp. That’s a pretty good start, but Monroe truck enthusiasts should know about the other options and how they affect your RAM 1500 towing capacity:

5.0L HEMI® V8

Ruston RAM fans are probably familiar with the benefits of HEMI® engines. An upgrade to the available 5.0L HEMI® V8 advances your towing capacity by several thousand pounds:

  • 11,610-pound RAM 1500 towing capacity
  • 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 395 hp

5.7L HEMI® V8

As noted above, you’ll get the most powerful towing capacity on this V8 engine, thanks to extra torque and advanced technology:

  • 12,750-pound RAM 1500 towing capacity
  • eTorque mild hybrid technology
  • 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 395 hp

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

The 2021 RAM 1500 boasts a best-in-class diesel torque with this remarkable engine, netting you nearly the max RAM 1500 towing capacity:

  • 12,560-pound RAM 1500 towing capacity
  • 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 260 hp

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8

This V8 represents the fastest of the RAM 1500 engines and is available exclusively on the unmatched new 2021 RAM 1500 TRX:

  • 8,100-pound towing capacity
  • 118-mph top speed
  • 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds
  • 650 lb-ft of torque
  • 702 hp
2021 RAM 1500 Towing Camper

2021 RAM 1500 Towing Features

A superior towing experience is one that is supported by the whole vehicle, including the technology features and safety assistants. The RAM 1500 provides these and more, with standard Hill Start Assist and other great tools to help you stay on course when you’re towing:

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

Test Drive a RAM 1500 in Bossier City Today

These towing specs testify to the success of the RAM 1500, especially when compared to rivals like the Ford F-150. Landers Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM is proud to carry it in our inventory, which we regularly update with new vehicle specials. Additionally, our parts department can help set you up with all the gear you need to get serious work done in Bossier City. Go ahead and contact us today to set up a test drive in the new RAM 1500!

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