How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow?

October 1st, 2020 by


If you’re looking for a high-performance pickup near Westlake, you’re probably familiar with the new RAM 1500. However, you may be wondering, “how much can a RAM 1500 tow?” The 2020 RAM 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds, earning it a Best-in-Class V8 Engine Towing* capacity. Learn more about the 2020 RAM 1500 towing capacity with Covert Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, below. 

2020 RAM 1500 Engines 

The 2020 RAM 1500 has several available engine options, each engine equipped with their own performance capabilities. Each 1500 engine is paired with a standard Class-Exclusive TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission. Depending on the trim level you opt for, the RAM 1500 has a payload capacity that rangers from 2,100 pounds to 2,300 pounds. Check out the RAM 1500 engine specs:

3.6L V6 24V VVT eTorque Engine Upg I

  • Produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque 
  • Maximum towing capacity of 7,730 pounds 

5.7L V8 HEMI® MDS VVT Engine

  • Produces up to 395 hp, 410 lb-ft of torque
  • Maximum towing capacity of 11,610 pounds

5.7L V8 HEMI® MDS VVT eTorque Engine

  • Produces up to 395 hp, 410 lb-ft of torque
  • Maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds 

3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine

  • Produces up to 260 hp, 480 lb-ft of torque
  • Maximum towing capacity of 12,560 pounds—the highest diesel tow rating in the class

2020 RAM 1500 Towing Equipment 

In addition to powerful engines, the 2020 RAM 1500 also offers Round Rock drivers towing equipment to make the task even easier. Take a look at some of the towing equipment you can look forward to, below:

  • TorqueFlite® Transmission: This transmissionworks inconjunction with the eTorque mild hybrid system that helps the RAM 1500 achieve 20 mpg city/25 mpg highway. 
  • Largest-in-Class Brakes: The RAM 1500 features 14.9-inch brakes for greater stopping capabilities on Leander roads. 
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection: This available system monitors your blind zones and automatically accounts for trailer length. 
  • Multi-Function Tailgate: This is an available 60/40 split gate that offers more ways to access the truck bed while handling large loads.

Test Drive the RAM 1500 at Covert Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Today!

Now that you know more about the 2020 RAM 1500 towing capacity, get more answers to frequently asked questions, such as “what is the RAM EcoDiesel?” If you want to experience this powerhouse vehicle for yourself, contact us to arrange a test drive in the RAM 1500. Or, better yet, browse our new RAM 1500 inventory to find the configuration that best fits your needs in Leander!

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