2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

December 11th, 2020 by

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The RAM 1500 is one of the most trusted light-duty trucks among Rice Lake, WI and Hayward shoppers. Over the years, this truck has offered something unique for every kind of prospective pickup buyer or lessee. And with an impressive towing capacity and ample features, the 2021 RAM 1500 is no exception to that rule. So, just how much can a 2021 RAM 1500 tow? Depending on the engine, your next RAM 1500 could tow as much as 12,750 pounds.

Five engine options exist in the 2021 RAM 1500 lineup, so whether you need higher efficiency and less towing, or more power, or the top towing capacity, there’s a RAM 1500 for you. We can help you find one with the perfect colors, towing capacity, and options at Don Johnson Motors!

2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity by Engine

Though a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 gas engine is standard (and, we should mention, wildly popular with Rice Lake-area truck shoppers), that’s far from the only RAM 1500 engine available for 2021. Upgrades include an engine with a fuel-saving eTorque Mild Hybrid System, diesel options, and of course your pick of HEMI® V8s. But how much can a RAM 1500 tow with each engine? Check out how the 2021 RAM 1500 towing capacity varies based on the engine you choose below:

RAM 1500 Towing and Power with the Standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6

The standard RAM 1500 V6 engine comes paired with a class-exclusive TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission, as is the case with all other engines. Here’s what kind of power and towing specs it boasts:

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

RAM 1500 Towing and Power with the Available 5.0L HEMI® V8

With an impressive 11,610-pound towing capacity and a considerable bump in power output, this HEMI® engine has it all for the Cumberland shopper with high demands:

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

RAM 1500 Towing and Power with the Available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6

Looking for one of the most efficient trucks that’s also fully capable of heavy towing and hauling tasks? Consider the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel V6:

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

RAM 1500 Towing and Power with the Available 5.7L HEMI® V8

With class-exclusive eTorque mild hybrid technology, this RAM HEMI® V8 engine also happens to offer the maximum RAM 1500 towing capacity:

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

RAM 1500 Towing and Power with the 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8

The supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 RAM 1500 engine goes from 0-to-60 mph in about 4.5 seconds. It also is capable of towing around 8,100 pounds:

  • 8,100-pound towing capacity
  • 118-mph top speed
  • 650 lb-ft of torque
  • 702 hp

How Much Can a 2021 RAM 1500 Tow When Properly Equipped?

You can boost your RAM 1500 towing capacity to the 12,750-pound maximum by choosing the right engine and options. And, speaking of towing options, there are plenty available in the new RAM 1500 lineup that are worth mentioning, including but not limited to:

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