How Much Can a Ram 1500 Tow?

Exterior view of the 2021 RAM 1500 towing a trailer

Drivers across the country respect Ram trucks for their exceptional capacity, so ‘how much can a Ram 1500 tow?’ is a common question. We’re proud to say this exceptional half-ton truck can haul up to 12,750 lbs. around Brooklyn Park and beyond when properly equipped, but the exact tow rating is going to depend on how your model is equipped.With that in mind, read on to check out:

  • RAM 1500 Towing Capacity by Engine
  • RAM 1500 Towing Features

RAM 1500 Towing Capacity by Engine

As ever, Forest Lake drivers have a wide range of engines from which to choose when they opt for the Ram 1500. Here’s how specs and tow ratings break down:Standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6

  • Makes up to 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.
  • Tows up to 7,730 lbs.

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8

  • Makes up to 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.
  • Tows up to 11,610 lbs.

Available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6

  • Makes up to 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of best-in-class diesel torque.
  • Tows up to 12,560 lbs.

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

  • Makes up to 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.
  • Tows up to 12,750 lbs.

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8

  • Makes up to 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
  • Tows up to 8,000 lbs.


RAM 1500 Towing Features

Each Ram 15000 engine is paired with a class-exclusive TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission for responsive performance while towing whether you’re crawling through the city or accelerating at speed on the highway heading into Roseville. Further standard and available towing features include:

  • 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
  • Multifunction Tailgate with Signature 60/40 Split Doors
  • 360° Surround View Camera
  • Power-Fold Tow Mirrors
  • Trailer Camera Wiring


Experience Ram 1500 Power and Capability Firsthand by Visiting Our Minneapolis Showroom Today

The best way to understand just what kind of power the Ram 1500 can summon is by visiting us today for a test drive. Whether you want to arrange yours, talk through our latest Ram 1500 specials, compare the RAM 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado, or find out how to get car financing with bad credit, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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