2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

January 31st, 2021 by
2021 RAM 1500 Towing Camper

When properly equipped, Hood River drivers can expect the RAM 1500 towing capacity to reach up to 12,750 pounds with the optional 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine. But how much can a RAM 1500 tow across its five engine options and configurations? Read on for more details. Then apply for financing and reach out to schedule for a test drive.

RAM 1500 Towing Capacity and Engine Specs

So, how much can the RAM 1500 tow across its five engine options? Read on for a quick break down of the RAM 1500 towing capacity figures Goldendale, WA drivers can expect from each drivetrain:

Standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6

The standard engine includes a TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission that helps the 1500 achieve.

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

Available 5.0L HEMI® V8

This engine takes your RAM 1500 towing capacity up to 11,610 pounds. It also includes:

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

Available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6

With best-in-class diesel torque and diesel towing capacity, opt for the EcoDiesel V6, and you’ll enjoy:

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8

With class-exclusive eTorque mild hybrid technology, this drive increases torque by 130 lb-ft, all while increasing fuel economy:

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

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8

Want to drastically up your speed and acceleration? The supercharged HEMI® V8 will do the trick with a 0-to-60 mph time of just 4.5 seconds. Basically, you can take this truck to the track:

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

How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow When Properly Equipped?

Take a quick look at a few highlighted towing and hauling features on the RAM 1500:

  • Trailer Light Check
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Trailer-Tow Power-Fold Mirrors
  • Electronic Stability Control and Trailer Sway Control
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • 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!

Experience the RAM 1500 Towing Capacity in Person

Portland drivers looking to experience just how much a RAM 1500 can tow in person can give CH Urness Motor Company in The Dalles a call at (541) 705-4360. We’ll happily break down all the RAM 1500’s utility and performance features, so you know just how much it’s going to offer you on the job site. If you have any questions about the truck buying process, don’t forget to check out our truck buying tips for more helpful reads! Wondering if you can save while still piloting the impressive RAM 1500? Check out our rotating RAM 1500 lease deals! Looking to add more utility to your RAM vehicle? Learn more about the RamBox® Cargo Management System with our dealership.


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