How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow?

2021 Ram 1500 Towing

If you’re curious about the 2021 RAM 1500 towing capacity and are ready to potentially upgrade to one today, then you’ve come to the right place. When equipped with the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, the 2021 RAM 1500 towing capacity maxes out at a whopping 12,750 pounds. That’s more than enough to haul job site equipment to Tyler during the workweek, or your family camper to your favorite Longview-area campsite over the weekend. While it’s important to keep in mind that the RAM 1500 towing capacity is based on the engine that you select, there are also a number of tools necessary to reach its maximum towing capacity. Find out more about how much a RAM 1500 can tow and more with Peters Chevrolet Buick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, then contact us to schedule a test drive. 

How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow with Each Engine? 

The standard engine for the 2021 RAM 1500 is a strong 3.6L Pentastar® V6 gas engine, but there are several other configurations to suit your driving needs in Marshall. No matter how great of a RAM 1500 towing capacity you’re after, there’s an engine that can make it happen. Find out how much a RAM 1500 can tow with each of its five engines, below. 

Standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6

This base-level engine is paired to a class-exclusive TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission, enabling it to churn out the following specs:

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8

Upgrade to a V8 unit to enjoy a RAM 1500 towing capacity of 11,610 pounds. As a HEMI® engine, this configuration also puts out some seriously impressive specs on Marshall roads:

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

Available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6

Prefer diesel power? The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 will bring you just shy of the maximum RAM 1500 towing capacity. Take a look and see the impressive diesel torque for this configuration, here:

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

With this upgrade, you’ll also get class-exclusive eTorque mild hybrid technology, which takes you up to the maximum towing limit of 12,750 pounds. 

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

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8

If you want to leave friends and coworkers in awe of your pickup, you’re going to want to bring home a RAM 1500 TRX, which is standard-equipped with this Supercharged HEMI® V8 unit. This model achieves near-instantaneous torque and a thrilling 702 hp! 

  • 8,100-pound max towing capacity
  • 118-mph top speed 
  • 650 lb-ft of torque
  • 702 hp
  • 0–60 mph: 4.5 seconds

RAM Towing Equipment 

With the following towing equipment, you’ll be able to easily reach the maximum RAM 1500 towing capacity. You’ll appreciate them from behind the wheel, too, as these features provide a better view of your surroundings and help you get going in tough towing situations:

  • 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!

Don’t Wait to Enjoy Your New RAM 1500 Today

If you’re impressed by what you’ve seen on paper for the RAM 1500 towing capacity, then it’s time for you to let us show you how easy it can be to own and maintain your RAM 1500. You can take advantage of our selection of new vehicle specials for more ways to save as well so that you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank while conquering your worksites. And we’ve got plenty of car buying tips, for added ways to save. 


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