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 potential to become a valuable ally as you haul larger items and equipment around Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie. Here at Rockwall CDJR, we want to show you some of the ways this impressive pickup truck is able to be there for you.
Namely, we’ll be going over what it can do in regard to its engine capabilities, towing capacity, and other aspects related to towing. At Rockwall CDJR, we want to show you the impressive Ram 1500 towing capacity.
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 wanted to go over the various trim levels, engine options, cabs, and box lengths you can choose from when building your new Ram 1500.
The Ram 1500 comes with six different trim levels for you to select from, each coming with either the 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain. These trim levels are the Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Rebel, Laramie Longhorn®, and Limited.
Cabin and Box Sizes
Depending on which trim level you get, there are a few different configurations you can have 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 two variations of a V8 engine that are 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. And you can also get the available 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque. This Mild Hybrid System doesn’t sacrifice any of that power while it provides you with even better fuel efficiency.
Ram 1500 Towing Capacity
Depending on the engine as well as the design options you choose, the 2019 Ram 1500 has a wide range of towing capacity.
The 4×2 Quad Box Ram 1500 will give you the maximum amount of towing capacity. With this configuration, you’ll get up to 12,750 pounds of towing capacity in the Tradesman trim level, and 11,610 pounds in the Big Horn/Lone Star.
The 4×2 Crew Cab with the 5-foot 7-inch box will afford you a max of 11,540 pounds of towing capacity across all six available trim levels. The Crew Cab with the longer, 6-foot 4-inch bed, which is available in every trim besides the Rebel, has a towing capacity of 11,530 pounds if you equip the truck with the 4×2 drivetrain.
When it comes to the 4×4 Ram 1500, the towing capacity will be 11,470 pounds with the Quad Box. The 4×4 Crew Cab will be able to tow a maximum capacity of 11,340 pounds with the 5-foot 7-inch box, and 11,240 pounds if it has the 6-foot 4-inch bed attached.
Ram 1500 Features that Help Out When You’re Towing
The 1500 allows you to make use of several different features that are sure to come in handy whether you plan on hauling a camper, an ATV trailer, a boat, or some machinery you’re going to need for the worksite. Chief among these are the available Chrome Tow Hooks as well as the available Trailer Brake Control.
There’s also the standard Trailer Sway Damping and the standard Traction Control. The Trailer Sway Damping uses sensors to correct throttle and adjust brake pressure in order to help you make sure the trailer and truck continue to stay aligned.
The Traction Control feature is able to detect and manage wheel slippage. It accomplishes this by distributing appropriate amounts 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 1500 certainly has your back whenever you’re towing.
One primary example in this important area is the available Hill Start Assist. This useful tool comes into play in the event that you’ve been 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, the Hill Start Assist continues to apply the brakes for an extra moment. This action effectively prevents you from inadvertently rolling back down the hill.
The Blind-Spot with Cross-Path Detection is another vital aspect of the Ram 1500 in terms of supportive safety. This available feature boosts your awareness by letting you know when a vehicle has entered one of your blind spots. It has the potential to come in handy whether 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 can certainly make itself useful whenever 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 image display on your dashboard. The available 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 specific configuration of the Ram 1500 you personally choose, you know you’re getting a truck that can handle the job of towing whatever recommended load you bring along for your day of work or play around Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie.
If you want to learn more about the Ram 1500 towing capacity as well as a few of the truck’s other impressive features, all you have to do is stop in and see us at Rockwall CDJR. You can also schedule your own test drive of the Ram 1500 if you’d like.