2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

December 17th, 2020 by

2021 RAM 1500 Towing a Boat
How much can the 2021 RAM 1500 tow? This tough truck is among the most capable on the market, thanks in large part to its generous 12,750-pound towing capacity when equipped with the available RAM 1500 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine. That’s far from the only engine offered in the RAM 1500 lineup, though. In fact, there are five. What’s more, there are even more trim levels to choose from, including the new RAM 1500 TRX, which boasts a supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8. Wondering how much the RAM 1500 can tow with each engine? Learn more below with Vande Hey Brantmeier and don’t hesitate to contact us with questions!

2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity by Engine Choice

From the standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 gas engine to upgrades like the eTorque Mild Hybrid System, it’s easy to customize the 2021 RAM 1500 performance for your toughest tasks. Whether you need the max RAM 1500 towing capacity for jobs near home in Green Bay, or the fuel-saving perks of diesel power, there’s a 1500 engine for you. So, how much can a RAM 1500 tow with each engine? Check out the specs below:

Standard Engine – 3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque

The standard RAM 1500 V6 engine comes mated to a TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission, and offers the following specs:

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8

There’s nothing like the power you experience from behind-the-wheel when your RAM is equipped with a HEMI® engine. Here’s what the RAM 1500 5.0L V8 provides in the way of specs:

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

Available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6

Best-in-class diesel torque and towing capacity can be had when you opt for the RAM 1500 equipped with its available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6:

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

With eTorque mild hybrid technology, this available 5.7L HEMI® V8 is as efficient as it is capable. This RAM 1500 engine also happens to boast the highest-available towing capacity:

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

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8

The available supercharged HEMI® V8 is the engine for you if you’re looking for almost instantaneous torque and a peerless 0-to-60-mph time of just 4.5 seconds, plus these specs:

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

How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow When Properly Equipped?

12,750 pounds! Now you know more about the maximum 2021 RAM 1500 towing capacity when equipped with the available 5.7L V8 engine. But, how else can you equip your RAM 1500 to get maximum towing results — not to mention a towing experience that’s easier and more comfortable overall? Here are some RAM 1500 features that complement its towing capabilities:

  • Trailer-Tow Power-Fold Mirrors
  • Trailer Light Check
  • Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Electronic Stability Control and Trailer Sway Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Available 360° Surround View Camera
  • Available multifunction tailgate with signature 60/40 split doors
  • Available Trailer Camera Wiring
  • Available Power-Fold Tow Mirrors
  • And more!
2021 RAM 1500 Towing Camper

Find Your Next 2021 RAM 1500 at Vande Hey Brantmeier

Looking to experience the 2021 Dodge RAM 1500 towing capacity for yourself on Appleton or Manitowoc streets? Browse our new RAM inventory online now! Then, whenever it feels safe and convenient for you, visit our Chilton RAM dealership for a test drive, or simply take the next steps towards driving home in your next RAM 1500 by applying for financing online.

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