How Much Can a Ram 1500 Tow?

October 2nd, 2018 by

Ram 1500 towing trailer through mountain roads
How much can a Ram 1500 tow? Properly equipped, the light-duty 2019 Ram 1500 has a max towing capacity of 12,750 pounds. This earns it a Best-in-Class V8 Engine Towing* capacity. All-new for 2019, the Ram 1500 offers greater capabilities than the 2018 Ram 1500, as well as improved fuel-efficiency for the workdays ahead. Learn more about the new Ram 1500 towing capacity and other specs below!

Ram 1500 Engines & Capacities

The 2019 Ram 1500 is offered with three engines, each bringing their own unique performance capabilities to the table. Each engine gets paired with a standard Class-Exclusive TorqueFlite® 8 speed automatic transmission. Here’s a quick look at their specs:

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine with eTorque: Produces 205 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Towing capability maxes out at 7,730 pounds.
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine: Produces up to 395 hp, 410 lb-ft of torque, and tows a max of 11,610 pounds.
  • 5.7L HEMI® Engine with eTorque: Produces the same figures shown above, but boosts towing to 12,750 pounds.

Depending on the trim, payload capacity ranges from 2,100 to 2,300 pounds.

More Features for Easier Towing

When it comes to towing, the 2019 Ram 1500 doesn’t rely on stark engine power alone. This light-duty pickup offers some of the best features in its class to help you tow a camper or equipment through Clear Lake. Here’s a few examples:

  • TorqueFlite® Transmission: This transmission works in tandem with the eTorque mild hybrid system to help the Ram 1500 earn up to 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway.
  • Largest-in-Class Brakes: The Ram 1500 features 14.9-inch brakes for greater stopping power on Houston and Pearland roads.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection: This available system watches your blind zones, and automatically accounts for trailer length.

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