2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

December 31st, 2020 by
2021 RAM 1500 Towing Camper

The RAM 1500 towing capacity makes it a breeze to haul bulky items and heavy trailers all over the state. Its towing capacity varies based on engine choice, but when you opt for the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, you can tow up to 12,750 pounds for work or fun.

With five engine options and a wide selection of performance-enhancing features, it is easy to create a RAM 1500 perfectly tailored to your needs. So, how much can a RAM 1500 tow with each engine? Opelika Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram explores its performance specs in depth below.

RAM 1500 Towing Capacity: Engine Specs

Whether you opt for the standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 gas engine or are interested in upgrading to the eTorque Mild Hybrid System, you never have to worry that your RAM 1500 isn’t up for the challenge. How much can the RAM 1500 tow based on your engine of choice? Check out the specs below:

Standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6

The standard V6 on the RAM 1500 is paired with a class-exclusive TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission. What else can you expect from the base engine?

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

Available 5.L HEMI® V8

If you need a bit more towing power, selecting the 5.7L V8 can boost towing power to 11,610 pounds. What’s more, you can also take advantage of the iconic capability you’ve come to expect from HEMI engines.

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

Available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6

Achieve best-in-class diesel torque and diesel towing capacity with this optional upgrade. .

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8

The class-exclusive eTorque mild hybrid technology enhances performance and fuel economy figures. Take advantage of an extra 130 lb-feet of torque. If you are looking for the most towing power, this is the engine configuration for you.

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

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8

For the ultimate in speed, the 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 can go from 0 to 60 in just 4.5 seconds!

  • 118-mph top speed
  • 650 lb-ft of torque
  • 702 hp

How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow When Properly Equipped?

If you want to reach the maximum RAM 1500 towing capacity of 12,750 pounds, consider adding available towing features for more confidence on the roads of Phenix City. These advanced features make for stronger and safer 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!

Experience the RAM 1500 Today

When you need a pickup that is up for any task you throw its way in Opelika, you can’t go wrong with the RAM 1500. Contact us today for more information about this perennial favorite, and be sure to take a look at our new vehicle specials for savings on your next ride. Curious to know how this model compares to the competition? Explore the 2021 Ford F-150 towing capacity to see which vehicle better meets your needs.


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