Ram 1500 Towing Capacity
The Ram 1500 is a rugged and muscular truck. The fact that it’s built to take on any challenge gives it the potential to become a valuable ally as you haul larger items and equipment around Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie, TX.
Here at Rockwall Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR), we want to show you some of the ways this impressive pickup truck can be there for you with its engine capabilities, towing capacity, and other related aspects to towing. Our team wants to show you the impressive Ram 1500 towing capacity. Take a look!
Various Configurations of the Ram 1500
The towing capacity that you’re able to get out of the Ram 1500 ultimately depends on how you configure your truck. So, before diving into the weight that this truck can tow, we want to go over the various trim levels, engine options, cabs, and box lengths you can choose when building your new Ram 1500.
The Ram 1500 comes with eight trim levels for you to select from, each coming with either the 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain. These trim levels are Tradesman, Tradesman HFE, Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel, Limited Longhorn, Limited, and TRX.
Cabin and Box Sizes
Depending on which trim level you get, you can have a few configurations for your truck. The Ram 1500 has two cabins: the Quad Cab and Crew Cab. Both can seat a maximum of six people inside. The Quad Cab has a 6-foot, 4-inch box, while the Crew Cab has the option for the same box or a 5-foot, 7-inch bed.
The Ram 1500 comes standard with the 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine with eTorque that delivers 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque.
There are also three variations of a V8 engine available to you in the Ram 1500.
The available 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine ups the power of this pickup truck with 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. You can also get the available 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque. This Mild Hybrid Technology System doesn’t sacrifice any of that power while it provides you with even better fuel efficiency.
The most powerful engine available for the Ram 1500 is the supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 engine, which delivers 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
The last engine option is the available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine with 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. With diesel as an option, you get more torque if you need it.
Ram 1500 Towing Capacity
Depending on the engine as well as the design options you choose, the 2022 Ram 1500 has a wide range of towing capacities.
The 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque in the Ram 1500 will give you the maximum amount of towing capacity. With these engines, you’ll have up to 12,750 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped.
The available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine has slightly less towing capability at 12,560 pounds when properly equipped. The other V6 engine—the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with eTorque—has a maximum towing capacity of 7,730 pounds.
Another high towing capacity option is with the 5.7L HEMI® V8. When properly equipped, this engine can tow a maximum of 11,610 pounds. You also have a few other towing capacity options depending on the optional Ram 4×4 features, cab size, trim level, and other factors.
Ram 1500 Features That Help Out When You’re Towing
The Ram 1500 allows you to make use of several features that are sure to come in handy whether you plan on hauling a camper, an ATV trailer, a boat, or machinery you’re going to need for the worksite. Among these are the available chrome tow hooks and trailer reverse steering control.
There’s also the standard Trailer Sway Damping and the standard Traction Control. Trailer Sway Damping uses sensors to correct the throttle and adjust brake pressure in order to make sure the trailer and truck stay aligned.
The Traction Control feature can detect and manage wheel slippage. It accomplishes this by distributing the appropriate amount of brake pressure to the wheel that’s doing the slipping. It also provides the wheels with the most traction with extra torque.
Notable Safety Features
When it comes to safety, the Ram 1500 certainly has your back when you’re towing.
One primary example is the standard Hill Start Assist. This useful tool comes into play in the event that you’re parked on the upside of a hill and are now ready to get going again. While you’re moving your foot from the brake pedal to the gas pedal, Hill Start Assist continues to apply the brakes for an extra moment. This action effectively prevents you from inadvertently rolling back down the hill.
Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection is another vital aspect of the Ram 1500 in terms of safety. This available feature boosts your awareness by letting you know when a vehicle has entered one of your blind spots. It comes in handy when you’re changing lanes or backing in or out of a parking spot or driveway.
The standard ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera is another powerful ally that will be useful when you find yourself having to throw the Ram 1500 into reverse. It provides you with a clear picture of what’s going on directly behind the truck via a video display on your dashboard.
The available 360o Surround View Camera also has the potential to take your overall awareness up a notch.
Find Out More About the Ram 1500
Regardless of the configuration of the Ram 1500 you personally choose, you know you’re getting a truck that can handle the job. This powerful vehicle can tow whatever recommended load you bring along for your day of work or play around Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie, Texas.
If you want to learn more about the Ram 1500 towing capacity as well as the truck’s other impressive features, all you have to do is stop in and see us at Rockwall CDJR.
Schedule your own test drive of the Ram 1500 today.