RAM Towing Capacity Guide
When it comes to work-ready capability and proven performance, the robust lineup of Ram trucks is ready to tackle any job – big or small. From a long day of work at the job site to a relaxing weekend of recreation, every Ram truck is engineered to a higher standard than most. You’ve come to the right place if you’re curious about which Ram pickup truck offers the towing capacity to fit your specific needs. Germain Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Sidney has assembled this handy reference guide to help you make an informed decision as you shop for your next Ram truck.
Ram 1500 Towing Capacity
3.6L Pentastar® V6
Standard on Ram 1500 Tradesman® and Big Horn® trim levels, this balanced powertrain benefits from the added capability and efficiency of eTorque. Wide-range variable valve timing and two-step variable valve lift work in tandem to deliver enhanced power and fuel economy. With almost 90 percent of peak torque available from 1,800 to 6,400 RPM, the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 is an economical yet capable way to tow your biggest toys.
Horsepower / Torque – 305 HP / 269 LB-FT
Max Towing Capacity – 7,710 pounds
5.7L HEMI® V8
As capable as it is legendary, the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine has the performance specs that help it live up to its iconic namesake. One of the most recognizable engines in the full-size pickup segment, the 5.7L HEMI® V8 incorporates Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and a Multi-Displacement System (MDS)/FuelSaver Technology to maximize efficiency.
Horsepower / Torque – 410 HP / 395 LB-FT
Max Towing Capacity – 11,610 pounds
5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque
Featuring all the muscle of the 5.7L HEMI® V8 plus the added responsiveness and efficiency of the Ram eTorque system, this potent powertrain is work-ready and capable of towing even your largest equipment. In addition to a supplemental 130 lb-ft of eTorque, this remarkable engine boasts a maximum driving range of up to 527 miles.
Horsepower / Torque – 410 HP / 395 LB-FT
Max Towing Capacity – 12,750 pounds
3.0L EcoDiesel V6
Innovative and economical, the available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine gives the Ram 1500 remarkable capabilities you simply won’t find on any of its competitors. Technological highlights of this groundbreaking engine include a water-cooled turbocharger with variable geometry turbine, cylinder head intake ports, and an exhaust gas circulation system. Best-in-class torque ratings combined with standard Active Grille Shutters for added efficiency round out the compelling list of benefits for the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6.
Horsepower / Torque – 480 HP / 260 LB-FT
Max Towing Capacity – 12,560 pounds
6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8
Available exclusively on the Ram 1500 TRX, the 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 is the most powerful factory engine ever installed on a half-ton pickup truck. Able to rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in an astounding 4.5 seconds, this purpose-built monster is ready to thrill and defy your expectations.
Horsepower / Torque – 702 HP / 650 LB-FT
Max Towing Capacity – 8,100 pounds
Ram 1500 Available Towing Equipment
Trailer Reverse Steering Control
For additional control and confidence when backing up your trailer, this innovative feature streamlines the trailer reversing process by letting you steer with the Trailer Steering Knob as the system controls the truck’s steering wheel.
Trailer 360° Surround View Camera
Take the uncertainty out of towing with the available Trailer 360° Surround View Camera. This clever feature delivers unobstructed views of what’s next to, behind, and even above your trailer using a sophisticated network of cameras.
Trailer-Tow Power-Fold Mirrors and Blind Spot Monitoring System
Working in tandem, these advanced mirrors provide extra vision and an additional layer of protection from obstacles remaining unseen in your peripheral vision. At the touch of a button, these mirrors can fold to reduce your truck’s width when parked in a tight space.
Active Driver-Assist Technologies
Regardless of the weather or road surface conditions, a collection of available trailer towing technologies helps keep you one step ahead of danger. Available features include Electronic Stability Control, Trailer Sway Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, and Hill Start Assist.