What is the Towing Capacity of a Ram 1500?

Given that the suspension of a Ram 1500 is the same is consistent throughout the 1500 trims, it is the engine and axle ratio that determines the maximum towing power of your 1500. Smaller engines and low axle ratios translate into lower towing capability. Horsepower and torque play a significant role in towing tables.

The three engines used in the Ram 1500 provide three different towing capacities. The standard 3.6 Liter V-6 engine provides the least amount of towing ability at 7600 Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) and 760 Tongue Weight (TW). The 5.7-Liter V-8 engine is capable of towing 10,420 GTW and 1,043 TW. The 3.0-Liter V-6 Turbo Diesel engine tops out its towing capacity at 8,960 GTW and 896 TW.

Come to Poway Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram for a complete look at the difference engines and axle ratios make in towing capacity.



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