How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow?

A 2020 RAM 1500 Towing a Boat

It takes a powerful pickup to command the roads of Lexington and Georgetown, so just how much can a RAM 1500 tow? The 2020 RAM 1500 towing capacity clocks in 12,750 pounds – the best in the V8 class! How does the latest model combine rock-solid performance with high-tech features? Let’s find out:



RAM 1500 Engine Options

Great performance starts with a great engine, and the RAM 1500 offers four different configurations to explore. Whether you’re looking for a robust V8 engine or an EcoDiesel option in Nicholasville, the RAM lineup will give you plenty of options with a payload capacity ranging from 2,100 to 2,300 pounds:

3.6L V6 24V VVT eTorque Engine 

  • Power: 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing capability: 7,730 pounds

5.7L V8 HEMI® MDS VVT Engine:

  • Power: 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing capacity: 11,610 pounds

5.7L V8 HEMI® MDS VVT eTorque Engine:

  • Power: 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing capacity: 12,750 pounds.

3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine

  • Power: 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing capacity: 12,560 pounds (best in class)

RAM 1500 Towing Features

The RAM 1500 towing capacity figures showcase its impressive strength, but this light-duty pickup offers serious refinement on the roads as well – thanks to top-notch technology. Not only will you have the muscle to tow heavy campers and equipment, but you’ll also navigate with peace of mind with the following features on board:

  • TorqueFlite® Transmission: Paired with the eTorque mild hybrid system, this transmission allows the RAM 1500 to reach a fuel economy up to 20 mpg city/25 mpg highway.
  • Largest-in-Class Brakes: The RAM 1500 is equipped with the largest brakes in its class at 14.9-inch brakes, which aids in superior stopping power in any road condition.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection: Optional for 2020 models, this feature keeps an eye on your blind spot at all times while automatically accounting for your trailer length.
  • Multi-Function Tailgate: Optional for 2020 models, this tailgate features a 60/40 split design to give drivers easier access to the bed.

Find Out More with Dan Cummins Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

You know how much can a RAM 1500 tow, but what else does this pickup have to offer drivers? We’ve only scratched the surface of its capabilities, so contact us with your questions and we’ll be happy to help. Our showroom is open in Paris, but we also offer options like curbside service and home delivery for your convenience!

Want to learn more? Be sure to compare the RAM 1500 vs. RAM 2500 today or learn about RAM 1500 special editions.

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