How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow?

October 23rd, 2019 by

2020 Ram 1500 towing a boat

How much can a RAM 1500 tow? When properly equipped, this light-duty 2020 RAM 1500 has a max towing capacity of 12,750 pounds, earning a Best-in-Class V8 Engine Towing* capacity. Clear Lake-area truck buyers can learn more about the new RAM 1500 towing capacity and other specs below!

RAM 1500 Engines & Capacities

Houston buyers will have three engines to choose from, with each offering their own unique capabilities and performance. Each engine is paired with a standard Class-Exclusive TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission. Below is a quick rundown on the engine specs:

  • 3.6L V6 24V VVT eTorque Engine —produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Towing capability maxes out at 7,730 pounds.
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI® MDS VVT Engine—produces up to 395 hp, 410 lb-ft of torque, and tows a max of 11,610 pounds.
  • 5.7L V8 HEMI® MDS VVT eTorque Engine—produces the same figures shown above, but boosts towing to 12,750 pounds.
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine—produces up to 260 hp, 480 lb-ft of torque, and tows a max of 12,560 pounds—the highest diesel tow rating in the class.

Depending on the RAM 1500 trim level, payload capacity ranges from 2,100 to 2,300 pounds.
2020 Ram 1500 Rebel multifunction tailgate

More Features for Easier Towing

When it comes to towing, the new RAM 1500 does not depend on stark engine power alone. This light-duty pickup provides incredible features in its class that help you safely and confidently tow a camper or equipment through the Clear Lake area. Here are a few examples:

  • TorqueFlite® Transmission: This transmission works in tandem with the eTorque mild hybrid system to help the RAM 1500 earn up to 20 mpg city/25 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.
  • Multi-Function Tailgate: This available tailgate has a 60/40 split gate, offering more ways to access the bed while still being able to handle demanding loads.

Test Drive the 2020 RAM 1500 in Webster!

Want to know more about 2020 RAM 1500 trim levels, towing capabilities, or to experience everything it can do firsthand? If it’s time to take your daily drives around the Houston and Pearland areas to new levels, stop by Clear Lake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT and our sales team will help you find the pickup truck that fits your lifestyle and budget. You can get an estimate on your monthly payments using our car payment calculator. Give us a call for additional information or to set up an appointment.

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