How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow?

December 27th, 2019 by

A 2020 RAM 1500 towing a boat

How much can a RAM 1500 tow compared to its competition in the light-duty pickup class? When equipped with the Quad Cab, the eTorque-assisted V8 engine, rear-wheel drive, the 3.92 rear axle ratio, and the class IV hitch, the RAM 1500 hits a best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds. The 1500 also earns a Best-in-Class V8 Engine Towing capacity among light-duty pickups. Read below to learn about all 4 engine options, including how the HEMI V8 engine boosts power and provides excellent fuel efficiency at the same time.

The team at Cornerstone Auto hope you find this overview of the RAM 1500 towing capacity to be useful, but feel free to contact us with any further questions! Check out how RAM trucks stack up against Ford, and car-buying tips from our team of experts.

2020 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity and Engines

The RAM 1500 was fully redesigned for 2019 with an impressive list of powertrain, tech, and safety enhancements. New for the 2020 model year is a 3.0L diesel engine that boosts the max RAM 1500 towing capacity to 12,750 pounds. Depending on your trim, payload capacity ranges from 2,100 to 2,300 pounds, and all engines come paired with an automatic 8-speed transmission. Check out the specs for all 4 engine options:

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine with eTorque
    • Max horsepower — 305 hp
    • Max torque — 269 lb-ft
    • Max towing capacity — 7,730 lbs
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine
    • Max horsepower — 395 hp
    • Max torque — 410 lb-ft
    • Max towing capacity — 11,610 lbs
  • 5.7L HEMI® Engine with eTorque
    • Max horsepower — 395 hp
    • Max torque — 410 lb-ft
    • Max towing capacity — 12,750 lbs
  • 3.0-liter Diesel Engine
    • Horsepower — 260 hp
    • Max torque — 480 lb-ft
    • Max Towing Capacity — 12,750 lbs

2020 RAM 1500 Towing Features

Where the RAM 1500 offers power, it also provides safety to match. Whether you’re towing a camper for your yearly wilderness excursion or hauling supplies to Elk River job sites every day, RAM 1500 towing features like the following hold everything steady:

  • TorqueFlite® Transmission — This transmission system works in tandem with the eTorque mild hybrid system, helping the RAM 1500 earn up to 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway.
  • Largest-in-Class Brakes — The RAM 1500 features 14.9-inch brakes for greater stopping power on Elk River roads.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection — This available system is an extra set of eyes on blind zones, and automatically accounts for trailer length.

Explore 2020 RAM 1500 Configurations with Cornerstone Auto!

Reach out if you’d like to ask an expert, “How much can a RAM 1500 tow in all configurations?” Our team is happy to help you build the RAM 1500 with exactly the features you need to make tough tasks easier. Browse our inventory of pre-owned and new RAM trucks, and then schedule a test drive today! If you need more towing power, check out the Ford F-250.

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