2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

September 30th, 2021 by

2021 RAM 1500 at Construction Site

If you’re looking to upgrade to a brand-new truck, but want to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck, then finding out how much a RAM 1500 can tow is going to make it easy for you to decide. The RAM 1500 towing capacity varies, depending on which engine option you select. So whether you’re curious about the RAM 1500 V6 towing capacity, or you’re looking to get the most power possible out of the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, you’ll be able to find the right choice with the RAM 1500. Looking for efficiency or a speed boost on the Old Town highways? You’ll find what you need between five engine options and a wide selection of performance-enhancing features. This year’s 1500 adds the all-new TRX trim, which features a supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 engine. Also, new for 2021, is a trailer tire pressure monitoring system. So how much can a RAM 1500 tow with each engine? Find out more about the RAM 1500 with Chiefland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT, and then contact us to schedule a test drive, so you can experience it for yourself. 

RAM 1500 Towing Capacity and Engine Specs

From the standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 towing capacity, to upgrades like the eTorque Mild Hybrid System, it’s easy to customize the 2021 RAM 1500 performance for your toughest tasks. If Trenton drivers are needing to max out the RAM 1500 towing capacity, or enjoying the fuel-saving benefits of a diesel engine, you’ll be able to find the RAM 1500 that fits your needs at Chiefland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT. Check out the specs of the different RAM 1500 engines below: 

Standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6

Like every other RAM 1500 engine, the standard V6 comes paired with a class-exclusive TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission.

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8

Boost towing power to 11,610 pounds, and enjoy the legendary capability you expect from HEMI® engines. 

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

Available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6

Achieve best-in-class diesel torque and diesel RAM 1500 V6 towing capacity with the available EcoDiesel V6.

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

Available 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque

Featuring class-exclusive eTorque mild hybrid technology, this system enhances both performance and efficiency for an extra 130 lb-feet of torque. If you need the max RAM 1500 towing capacity, this is the one to choose.

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

6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8

If your jobs call for speed, then you’ll want this powerhouse under the hood. The supercharged HEMI® V8 delivers near instantaneous torque for a maximum speed of 14,600 rpm and a 0-to-60 time of just 4.5 seconds. 

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

How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow When Properly Equipped?

Optional towing features can make heavy-duty towing and hauling tasks easier — and boost your RAM 1500 towing capacity to the 12,750-pound maximum. Whether you’re hitting the road with your camper trailer in tow or hauling valuable supplies to your Bronson job site, these advanced features make for stronger and safer towing:

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

Find Your RAM 1500 Today at Chiefland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT

If you’re ready to experience what the RAM 1500 has to offer, and discover the best-in-class performance available with this iconic truck. Our finance department is ready to show you how easy owning a RAM 1500 can be, and the first step is applying for financing online today.


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