2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

October 20th, 2020 by

2021 Ram 1500

The RAM 1500 towing capacity varies depending on the engine you choose, but you can tow up to 12,750 pounds with the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine. Looking for efficiency or a speed boost on the Grand Island 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? Join Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for an overview of RAM 1500 performance specs, towing features, and more!


RAM 1500 Towing Capacity and Engine Specs

From the standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 gas engine to upgrades like the eTorque Mild Hybrid System, it’s easy to customize the 2021 RAM 1500 performance for your toughest tasks. Whether you need the max RAM 1500 towing capacity for jobs near home in Hastings, or the fuel-saving perks of diesel power, there’s a 1500 engine for you. So how much can a RAM 1500 tow with each engine? Check out the specs 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.L 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 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

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 Lexington jobsite, 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!

Lease or Finance a 2021 RAM 1500 for Sale in Kearney 

Ready to experience best-in-class RAM 1500 power? Browse our RAM 1500 inventory online, explore the RAM 1500 trim levels, and then contact us to learn more about online buying services. Apply for financing and schedule a test drive at home in Holdrege today!

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