2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

August 9th, 2021 by

2021 RAM 1500 Towing at Construction Site
Looking for a new truck that’s as capable as you are? Meet the 2021 RAM 1500. This tough truck excels in many areas, towing included. But what exactly is the 2021 RAM 1500 towing capacity? The RAM 1500 can tow up to 12,750 pounds when properly-appointed, depending of course on which trim and powertrain configuration you choose. Read on or contact us now at Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT to learn more!

How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow by Trim?

Now you know that the new RAM 1500 maximum towing capacity is 12,750 pounds, you may be curious to hear about what kind of towing capacity you can expect across the RAM 1500 model lineup. From base models with the standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 gas engine to models with the available eTorque Mild Hybrid System, it’s easy there are plenty of options in-store, and each impacts towing capacity differently. Here are the details:

Standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6

The standard RAM 1500 V6 comes paired with a class-exclusive TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission and offers these specs:

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8

Want 11,610 pounds of towing capacity? This base HEMI® V8 offers it, and more:

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

Available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6

Get best-in-class diesel torque and diesel towing capacity with the EcoDiesel V6 RAM engine, which also gives you close to the maximum towing capacity:

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

This engine pairing boasts eTorque mild hybrid technology, which not only adds torque, but also allows for the max. Towing capacity:

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

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8

The supercharged HEMI® V8 RAM 1500 engine rockets from 0-to-60 mph in just about 4.5 seconds. It also boasts these specs:

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

How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow When Properly Equipped?

As you can see above, properly-equipping the new RAM 1500 light-duty truck for the max towing capacity of 12,750 pounds requires the eTorque engine. But there are other features that, even if they don’t increase the quantifiable RAM 1500 towing capacity, still add to the overall towing experience. Here are just some worth mentioning:

  • Trailer Light Check
  • 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
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer-Tow Power-Fold Mirrors
  • Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Available Trailer Camera Wiring
  • And more!

Your Next Tow-Ready RAM Truck Awaits at Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT!

Now that you know more about the answer to the question “How much can a RAM 1500 tow?”, we invite you to browse our new RAM inventory to find your next truck in-stock. Then, whenever you’re ready, call (937) 347-5155 to book a test-drive!

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