Across its eight available trim levels, there’s plenty of variation in the details of the 2023 Ram 1500. Despite utilizing a similar engine and transmission, the differences of these eight trim levels also includes some variation in the Ram 1500 towing capacity.
Regardless, the Ram 1500 has plenty to offer drivers looking to tow or haul around Worcester, Auburn, or Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Below, our team at Harr Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) has broken down everything you need to know about the Ram 1500, its towing capacity, and overall performance.
Understanding where the Ram 1500 towing capacity comes from begins with knowing a bit more about this powerful pickup’s general performance. That starts with its roster of incredibly reliable engines.
Across all eight trims, you’ll find four unique engines, including:
Which engine you find under the hood depends entirely on the trim level you choose. Each one, however, delivers the unparalleled power you’d expect out of a truck like the Ram 1500. Consider the standard engine of the Ram 1500. The 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with eTorque churns out an impressive 305 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.
However, if you upgrade to a more premium trim, you’re looking at a significant boost in power. For example, the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine provides up to 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
If that’s still not enough, you may want to opt for the 6.2L supercharged engine of the TRX trim. This will help you capture every eye on the road ahead as you surge forward with 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
Now that you know where the Ram 1500’s power comes from, it’s time we got around to the towing capacity of this tried-and-true pickup.
Ultimately, your towing capacity is going to depend not only on the trim level you choose, but also the cab size you couple with it. On the Ram 1500, there are three cab sizes to choose from. There’s a 6-foot-4-inch Quad Cab, a 5-foot-7-inch Crew Cab, and a 6-foot-4-inch Crew Cab. Not all three are offered with every trim level, although the majority give you the option. Some trims even give you the choice between a 4×4 or 4×2 drivetrain.
With all these various options, pinning the Ram 1500 towing capacity to a single number is a bit complicated. So, it’s much easier to provide a range. In the Ram 1500, when properly equipped, towing capacity ranges anywhere from a maximum of 7,730 pounds with the standard V6 to 12,750 pounds with the 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque. Payload peaks at 2,300 pounds when using the same 5.7L HEMI®.
Whether you’re hauling the family boat or loading up a large moving trailer, the Ram 1500 towing capacity makes it all possible.
To help make your towing experience that much easier, the Ram 1500 also comes loaded with intelligent technology to enhance towing safety. That includes standard assistive safety features, like Electronic Stability Control and Trailer Sway Control.
It also includes a suite of intuitive technology you can control from the central touchscreen display. Some of the tech you can look forward to includes:
With all these features—and more—towing in the Ram 1500 isn’t just easier, it’s far safer as well.
For safe and reliable towing around Worcester, Auburn, and Shrewsbury, MA, the Ram 1500 is a top option. To learn more about all the possibilities of the Ram 1500 towing capacity, you can easily schedule a test drive with the team at Harr CDJR.
Contact our team or visit us to schedule your test drive today.