2018 Ram 1500: Towing and Payload Specs

When you consider the towing specs and features of the 2018 RAM 1500, it becomes clear why this is such a favorite among critics and drivers alike.

Take full advantage of:

  • Up to 10,640 lbs. of towing

  • Up to 1,900 lbs. of payload

  • Up to 395 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque

  • Integrated trailer hitch

  • Trailer sway control

  • Class-exclusive active-level™ four-corner air suspension

Not hard to see why the RAM 1500 has the highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup. Let’s see what else it offers.

2018 RAM 1500 Towing and Payload

10,640-Pound Towing Capacity

Properly equipped, the RAM 1500’s maximum tow rating places it close to the front of the segment and handles anything thrown its way.

1,900 Max Payload

The RAM 1500 is made to let drivers pile everything into the bed without worrying about exceeding the payload rating, hence the high number.

420 lb-ft of torque

What happens when you equip a class-leading half-ton with a diesel powerplant? You have up to 420 lb-ft of torque at your command.

395 hp

If you’d rather prioritize horsepower over torque, look to the thunderous 5.7L HEMI V8 to rein in up to 395 hp.

The 2018 RAM 1500 is Built Around Heavy-Duty Towing

You can tell some half-ton trucks are made more for vanity than for capability –the 2018 RAM 1500 isn’t one of them. Its herculean towing and payload specs are just one reason why.

Want another? Look to its potent range of first-class engines:

  • 5.7L HEMI V8: Makes 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6: Combines its 240 hp, 420 lb-ft of torque output with a Best-in-Class 29 highway mpg and 754 highway driving range.

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6: Makes 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.

Class-Exclusive TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission uses its wealth of gear ratios to adjust perfectly whether towing at a crawl or passing on the highway, and an Integrated Trailer Hitch connects seamlessly to the truck body for a secure connection. If sway is detected, Trailer Sway Control automatically brakes individual wheels and adjusts engine power to correct. The vehicle even offers Class-Exclusive Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension.

2018 Ram 1500 Grill

The 2018 RAM 1500 Awaits at Don Johnson Motors

Whether you need to tow heavy between Rice Lake and Hayward or enjoy a snappy drive through the center of Cumberland, the new RAM 1500 will speak to you. To speak to us, contact Don Johnson Motors today to discuss anything from trim levels to financing options.

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